Datum: 03-06-2020Tijd: 15:30 - 17:00Locatie: online
Extremist organisations are often extremely conservative or extremely
revolutionary. This has big implications for the ways gender is being thought
and practiced by extremist organisations and individuals. However, it is only
recently that gender has emerged as a way to understand extremism by
researchers and policymakers. To contribute to our understanding of gender’s
role in extremism DareGender is currently working on a mapping of the Danish
manosphere and digital spaces promoting extremist and anti-feminist and
anti-equality views and agendas. We see how these groups often promote and
organize digital violence and harassment and target women and minorities and
those speaking up for gender equality.
In collaboration with Cybernauterne, a network working with
cybersecurity, digital literacy and digital defense for activists, our goal is
to use this mapping to gain more knowledge and insight in what role gender and
ideas of masculinity and manhood can play in the radicalization process of
individuals and groups in digital spaces. The current mapping
also focuses on how a deeper
understanding of the dynamics of gender and extremism can inform prevention
strategies both seeking to prevent violence in digital and physical contexts.
The presentation will outline the project and give our initial
thoughts and overview of how to see the links between gender and extremism. We
hope this can be used as an outset to discuss the role of gender in the
prevention of violence and extremism.