All Women Belong in the Kitchen, and Other Dangerous Tropes: Online Misogyny as a National Security Threat

  • Citation: Hunter, Kyleanne, and Emma Jouenne. “All Women Belong in the Kitchen, and Other Dangerous Tropes: Online Misogyny as a National Security Threat.” Journal of Advanced Military Studies 12, no. 1 (2021): 57–85.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict and Security
    • Keywords:
    • North America
    • United States
    • misogyny
    • online radicalization
    • U.S. military
    • ISIS
    • incel movement
    • women

Online misogyny is an under-studied form of information warfare. Often dismissed as “boys will be boys,” online misogyny has been allowed to percolate and create communities that have far-reaching impacts. The impacts of online misogyny are not confined to the internet. In this article, the authors show how the ubiquitous nature of online misogyny poses a national security threat. We explore three diverse case studies: the United States military, the incel movement, and ISIS to demonstrate the far-reaching nature of the security threat. Though the nature of the security threats is different, the intervening cause—unchecked online misogyny—is the same.

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