How Social Media Affects Gender Equality


by : 
Riya S.


This project focuses on how social media is being used to empower women. Despite efforts to use social media platforms to promote social good, women and women’s rights issues are aggressively being shamed on social media in an attempt to shut these efforts down. This problem negatively impacts all women, because women are impacted by the effects of both systemic and specific sexism in their daily lives, and social media is a powerful tool that can be used to help solve (or worsen) issues like gender inequality. A possible cause of this problem is that there has not been a comprehensive study of how social media can best be optimized for users to promote gender equality and support feminism. Through survey-based research, this study will investigate how people use social media and how social media can be used effectively to promote social justice issues.