From a Whisper to a Shout: How Social Media Activism Is Challenging Abortion Stigma (Paperback)

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Abortion remains legal in the US, but access has been slowly eroded since prohibition was ruled unconstitutional nearly fifty years ago. Simultaneously abortion remains culturally stigmatised – it is kept secret and presumed shameful. But feminist activists are working to increase access and challenge this stigma. 


Numerous organisations and campaigns are challenging abortion stigma using the internet and social media and intersectional feminist sensibilities. 

From A Whisper to a Shout takes a closer look at four of these organisations – #ShoutYourAbortion, Lady Parts Justice, #WeTestify, and The Abortion Diary – and how they are integrating feminist tactics, social media, and political strategies to challenge abortion stigma and promote abortion access.

About the Author


Elizabeth Kissling is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University near the Montana border. She received her PhD in Speech Communication from University of Illinois. Her research interests are Postfeminism, feminist cultural studies, media representations of women's reproductive and sexual health, reproductive justice, women's health.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781912248025
ISBN-10: 1912248026
Publisher: Repeater
Publication Date: April 17th, 2018
Pages: 300
Language: English