Cyberbullying and Woman Oppression
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- Cyberbullying, Ideal Body, Instagram, Woman
Based on Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII) data, the number of cyberbullying in 2019 is 49%. Cyberbullying is a growing problem associated with act of giving comment intending to ridicule, do body shaming, and harassment against someone through digital communication, such as social media. Based on the phenomenon, it is important to analyze and to describe cyberbullying practices towards woman on the Instagram social media in Indonesia. The data were based on the results of identification of comments on the Kekeyi @rahmawatikekeyiputricantika23 Instagram account. Rahmawati Kekeyi is famous for face makeup tutorial videos in 2018. Kekeyi often gets cyberbullying because her facial and physical appearance is considered not an ideal body. Relating to cyberbullying, this study also identifies cultural factors that contribute to cyberbullying of woman. The method used in this study was critical discourse analysis in order to describe forms of cyberbullying that discredit woman. The results of this study indicated that the act of cyberbullying cannot be separated from the strong perspective of the dominant discourse about the ideal body. Idealization such as a slim, white, and tall body, also sharp nose towards woman has been oppressing a woman’s body. In particular, negative stereotypes given through comments as an attempt to express the body of woman who is considered not ideal. After analyzed, it can be concluded that cyberbullying is addressed to woman who physically does not has the ideal body like the dominant construction formed by beauty standard in society. The using of social media has been open the door for bullying for woman
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TY - CONF AU - M. Zaenul Muttaqin AU - Ninik Tri Ambarwati PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Cyberbullying and Woman Oppression BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 545 EP - 553 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.083 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.083 ID - Muttaqin2020 ER -