Social Media And Gender: Pinterest

This essay on the trends in women adopting social media, focusing on Pinterest, highlights the gendered attitudes about blogging and other internet activities that tend to foreground “masculine” activities over “feminine” activities. I wonder: is it truly possible for a website or a blogging topic to be gendered? I know men who bake and women who enjoy motorcycles, so why would stereotypes be so lively on the internet?

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About Jeana


Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.