Gender Equalization in Computer-Mediated Communication

Gender Equalization in Computer-Mediated Communication

Rosalie J. Ocker (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-87828-991-9.ch112
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Abstract

While traditional face-to-face (FtF) forms of interaction have proven disadvantageous to females in mixed-sex settings, computer-mediated communication (CMC) holds the promise of helping to level the playing field between the sexes, at least in terms of equitable communication between genders. However, evidence from resent research shows that gender inequalities persist. The objective of this article is to shed light on why the promise of gender equalization in CMC is not evidenced.

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