THE ROLE OF DIGITAL INFLUENCERS IN FOURTH WAVE FEMINISM: A STUDY OF THE FEMINIST ACTIVISM OF @SALONI CHOPRA AND @ARTWHORING

Yashika Sharma

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It is assumed that the second phase of feminism was professed to be affected by the working- class women, and considered the privileges of educated white women. The catchphrase of second wave feminism ‘the personal is political’ perceived the political variety of women. It set about in 1963 with Betty Friedan. The central role of these women’s liberation was the indestructible hopefulness that women could collaboratively designate each other. Robin Morgan asserted, “women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We are not inherently anything but human.” The women’s feminist who evidently went ahead with the third phase of feminism was Rebecca Walker proclaiming, “I am the third wave.” Third wave women’s activists concentrated explicitly on awareness-raising. Commenced in the initial 1990s, third wave searched for to interrogate and recovered the plans concerning masculinity, femininity, sexual orientation, magnificence, and so forth. The second wave feminism fractured above the interrogation of adultery and sexuality in the culture of the media though the third wave women’s activists situated the articulations like ‘whore’ and ‘bitch’. Third wavers represented their genre as culturally manifold vis-a-vis the second wave. Andrey Heywood determines that, “socialists feminists have not believed that women simply face political or legal disadvantages that can be remedied by equal legal rights or the achievement of equal opportunities. Rather, they argue that the relationship between the sexes is rooted in the social and economic structure itself”(Heywood25). Third wave feminism constructs allocation for dissimilar identification in an individual, such as bisexual, transsexual, and so forth. Second wavers repudiated that every women portions some familiar experiences. On the contrary, third wave feminists were slighter subjective than several precursors. Fourth wave feminism, a development of women activists that started all through 2012. It is indicated next to a focal point on the utilization of World Wide Web tools. Digital media play a salient part for women in discoursing and expressing an opinion, and more involved in public and social media. Social media consists of all digitals platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and so on where people share messages, posts, pictures, contents, blogs, and so on. Concerning fourth wave women’s activists, social media acts as a political ground that permits digital feminist activists to share their encounters, thoughts and spreads mindfulness among young females and women. It relates to feminist activist to reach wide number of audience constructively. As Ealasaid Munro affirms that, “contemporary feminism is characterised by its diversity of purpose, but the reliance on the internet is a must.” A great
deal of data that bring out in the digital media helping women to acknowledge their rights through pictures, memes, contents, blogs, and so on.


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