Sex Roles (2016) 74:266–267 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0577-2 BOOK REVIEW Gendertrolling: How Misogyny Went Viral. Karla Mantilla. Santa Barbara, Praeger Press, 2015. 268 pp. $48.00 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-4408-3317-5 Jennifer D. Rubin Published online: 22 January 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 In August 2014, an amorphous group of social media users that is mostly perpetrated by men and that is aimed to publicly coordinated a harassment campaign against women in the shame women over a long duration of time. Rather than fram- gaming industry under the Twitter hashtag #Gamergate. Sup- ing these behaviors as a new or idiosyncratic practice that porters of #Gamergate stated that the movement's goals were emerged with the Internet, Mantilla contends that gendertrolling arises from the same misogyny that fuels to protect video game culture from increasing influence of feminism and social justice ideologies. However, the violent Boffline^ forms of street harassment, sexual harassment in andsexualizedlanguageusedby#Gamergatesupporterssug- the workplace, and date rape. She strongly supports this claim gests that the movement’s underlying intent is to stifle by articulating commonality among historical and contempo- women’s participation in online gaming and social media rary examples of misogyny: gendertrolling, like Boffline^ ha- communities. In many respects, #Gamergate is a proxy
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