#MeToo Goes Global: Media Framing of Silence Breakers in Four National Settings

Jesse C. Starkey, Amy Koerber, Miglena Sternadori, Bethany Pitchford

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Abstract

This article reports the results of a qualitative media framing analysis of news coverage about #MeToo in four national contexts: the United States, Japan, Australia, and India. Comparing media coverage of a woman who became associated with #MeToo in each country reveals four media frames: brave silence breaker, stoic victim of an unjust system, recovered or reluctant hero, and hysterical slut. By identifying these frames, and their cultural variations, we add to understanding of #MeToo as an international social movement that has crossed national and cultural barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-461
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Communication Inquiry
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

Keywords

  • #MeToo
  • hashtag activism
  • media framing
  • qualitative content analysis
  • silence breaker

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