Media Activism: Reinterpretation Digital Sisterhood by @mubadalah.id, @muslimahfeminis, @cherbonfeminist on Social Media Instagram in Indonesia
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- Digital Sisterhood; Instagram; Islamic Feminism; Media Activism
This article problematizes forms of negotiations and strategies of Islamic feminism in social media activism in three Instagram accounts: @mubadalah.id, @muslimahfeminis, and @cherbonfeminist. The main focus of this research is Muslim women’s digital contestation over opposing views on polygamy and sexual violence in Indonesia. These accounts use reinterpretation strategies to undermine patriarchal dominance embedded in Islamic religious texts. They are used to present alternative and more constructive ways in understanding Al-Quran and hadith especially in polygamy and sexual violence cases. In addition, there is a sense of digital sisterhood through their social media activism, and this is constructed through the reliance on personal narratives. Furthermore, hashtags are used as a tool in their media activism to articulate Islamic feminism ideology. In this case, Instagram as a form of social media focusing on visual contents has become a platform for a feminist counter-voice in the context of Islamic feminism to encode alternative and demystify meaning-making processes on polygamy and sexual violence.
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TY - CONF AU - Aurora Nurhidayah Rifani AU - Shuri Mariasih Gietty Tambunan PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Media Activism: Reinterpretation Digital Sisterhood by @mubadalah.id, @muslimahfeminis, @cherbonfeminist on Social Media Instagram in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 52 EP - 60 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.008 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.008 ID - Rifani2021 ER -