SPOTLIGHT: Issues and Ideas

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How Religious Conservative Women Use YouTube to Perpetuate Gender Roles

According to the Pew Research Center, around 7 in 10 American adults have at least one social media account, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The most widely used platform, however, is the video-sharing site, YouTube. In fact, YouTube is the second most visited website, after Google Search. It is no surprise, then, that YouTube has become an incredibly useful tool for individuals to share what they think about a variety of hot topics — from politics to religion. In this presentation, I will analyze the use of YouTube by religious, conservative women in the United States, who have taken to the video-sharing platform to broadcast to young women the “right” way they should live their lives. More specifically, I will explore how these women mobilize their beliefs about a woman’s traditional role in society through their popular YouTube channels.

Facilitator

christina pimenta

Cristina Pimenta

FAU, PhD Candidate

This meeting takes place on Zoom. The zoom links are sent via email in your membership update letter, and again an hour before each event. To get access to our programs, visit our registration page.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How Religious Conservative Women Use YouTube to Perpetuate Gender Roles

Christina Pimenta

This meeting takes place on Zoom. The zoom links are sent via email in your membership update letter, and again an hour before each event. To get access to our programs, you may become a member.