“Enough of this PC-crazed Nonsense”: The Backlash Against Gender Equality as Personified by Emma Watson

Smith, Angela (2020) “Enough of this PC-crazed Nonsense”: The Backlash Against Gender Equality as Personified by Emma Watson. In: Gender Equality in Changing Times: Multidisciplinary reflections on struggles and progress. Palgrave, London, pp. 131-151. ISBN 9783030265694

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Abstract

This chapter explores some of the ways in which the concept of “political correctness” can be challenged and, indeed, dismissed. It focuses particularly on the way in which UN HeForShe campaigner Emma Watson has been attacked for her stance. As the chapter suggests, we can employ linguistic analysis to better understand how gender equality messages are being dismissed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Culture > English Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Depositing User: Angela Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 06:59
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 06:59
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12409
ORCID for Angela Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2013-8395

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