Hashtag Feminism
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Hashtag Feminism research

Compiled list of scholarly research on hashtag feminism and feminist digital cultures (updated periodically). All articles are behind a paywall. If you’d like access, reach out to authors directly and request a copy (Google article > Find author/affiliation > Email them). Know of research not listed here? Reach out. For a running list of publications and studies on #MeToo, visit The Department of System Sciences at Stockholm University.


Elwood, S. & Leszczynski, A. (2018). Feminist digital geographies. A Journal of Feminist Geography, 25(5), 629-644.

Myles, D. (2018). ‘Anne goes rogue for abortion rights!’: Hashtag feminism and the polyphonic nature of activist discourse. New Media & Society

Khoja-Moolji, S. (2015). Becoming an “Intimate Publics”: Exploring the Affective Intensities of Hashtag Feminism. Feminist Media Studies15(2), 347.

Conley, T.L. (2014). From #RenishaMcBride to #RememberRenisha: Locating Our Stories and Finding Justice. Feminist Media Studies14(6), 1111. 

Clark, R. (2014). #NotBuyingIt: Hashtag Feminists Expand the Commercial Media Conversation. Feminist Media Studies14(6), 1108. 

Rentschler, C. A. (2017). Bystander intervention, feminist hashtag activism, and the anti-carceral politics of care. Feminist Media Studies17(4), 565–584.

Berridge, S., & Portwood-Stacer, L. (2015). Introduction: Feminism, Hashtags and Violence Against Women and Girls. Feminist Media Studies15(2), 341.

Tuzcu, P. (2016). “Allow access to location?”: Digital feminist geographies. Feminist Media Studies16(1), 150–163. 

Fadnis, D. (2017). Feminist activists protest tax on sanitary pads: attempts to normalize conversations about menstruation in India using hashtag activism. Feminist Media Studies17(6), 1111.

Horeck, T. (2014). #AskThicke: “Blurred Lines,” Rape Culture, and the Feminist Hashtag Takeover. Feminist Media Studies14(6), 1105. 

Kim, J. (2017). #iamafeminist as the “mother tag”: feminist identification and activism against misogyny on Twitter in South Korea. Feminist Media Studies17(5), 804.

Valente, M., & Neris, N. (2018). ARE WE GOING TO FEMINISE THE INTERNET? The role and impact of online activism for feminisms in Brazil. Sur: Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos15(27), 101–116. 

Titus, D. (2018). Social media as a gateway for young feminists: lessons from the #IWillGoOut campaign in India. Gender & Development26(2), 231–248.

Bowles Eagle, R. (2015). Loitering, Lingering, Hashtagging: Women Reclaiming Public Space Via #BoardtheBus, #StopStreetHarassment, and the #EverydaySexism Project. Feminist Media Studies15(2), 350.

Rodino-Colocino, M. (2014). #YesAllWomen: Intersectional Mobilization Against Sexual Assault is Radical (Again). Feminist Media Studies14(6), 1113. 

Thrift, S. C. (2014). #YesAllWomen as Feminist Meme Event. Feminist Media Studies14(6), 1090–1092. 

Righetto, H. (2018). Hashtag feminism: the impact of hashtags on the fourth wave of feminism in Brazil. (MA Dissertation). (PDF).

Conley, T.L. (2018). Framing #MeToo: Black Women’s Activism in a White Liberal Media Landscape. Media Ethics, 30(1).

Keller, J., Mendes, K., & Ringrose, J. (2018). Speaking ‘unspeakable things’: documenting digital feminist responses to rape culture. Journal of Gender Studies27(1), 22. 

Conley, T. L. (2017). Decoding Black Feminist Hashtags as Becoming. Black Scholar47(3), 22–32. 

Kitsy Dixon. (2014). Feminist Online Identity: Analyzing the Presence of Hashtag Feminism. Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol 3, Iss 7, Pp 34-40 (2014), (7), 34.

Villesèche, F., Muhr, S. L., & Śliwa, M. (2018). From radical black feminism to postfeminist hashtags: Re-claiming intersectionality. Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization18(1), 1–16. 

Clark, R. (2016). “Hope in a hashtag”: the discursive activism of pass: #WhyIStayed. Feminist Media Studies16(5), 788–804. 

Klinker, M. J. (2016). #Solidarity Is For White Women: Hashtags as a Bridge to Feminist “Pasts.” Radical Teacher, (104), 82–84. 

Kuo, R. (2018). Racial justice activist hashtags: Counterpublics and discourse circulation. New Media & Society20(2), 495. 

Kangere, M., Kemitare, J., & Michau, L. (2017). Hashtag activism: popularizing feminist analysis of violence against women in the Horn, East and Southern Africa. Feminist Media Studies17(5), 899.

Baer, H. (2016). Redoing feminism: digital activism, body politics, and neoliberalism. Feminist Media Studies16(1), 17–34. 

Jackson, S. J. (2016). (Re)Imagining Intersectional Democracy from Black Feminism to Hashtag Activism. Women’s Studies in Communication39(4), 375–379.

Jackson, S. J., & Banaszczyk, S. (2016). Digital Standpoints. Journal of Communication Inquiry40(4), 391.

Barker-Plummer, B., & Barker-Plummer, D. (2017). Hashtag Feminism, Digital Media, and New Dynamics of Social Change: A Case Study of #YesAllWomen

Rentschler, C. (2015). #Safetytipsforladies: Feminist Twitter Takedowns of Victim Blaming. Feminist Media Studies15(2), 353.

Banet-Weiser, S., & Miltner, K. M. (2016). #MasculinitySoFragile: culture, structure, and networked misogyny. Feminist Media Studies16(1), 171. 

Higgs, E. T. (2015). #JusticeforLiz: Power and Privilege in Digital Transnational Women’s Rights ActivismFeminist Media Studies15(2), 344. 

Mahali, A. (2017). ‘Without community, there is no liberation’: #BlackGirlMagic and the rise of Black woman-centred collectives in South Africa. Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity31(1), 28.

Risam, R. (2015). Toxic femininity 4.0. First Monday, 20(4).