Over the influence : why social media is toxic for women and girls--and how we can take it back
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New York, NY : Alcove Press, 2024.
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9781639106684
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310 pages ; 21 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Alcove Press, 2024.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781639106684

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-299) and index.
Description
"In Over the Influence, communication professor and CNN Opinion contributor Kara Alaimo reveals how social media is affecting every aspect of the lives of women and girls—from our relationships and our parenting to our physical and mental well-being. Over the Influence is a book about what it means to live in the world social media has wrought—whether you’re constantly connected or have deleted your accounts forever. Alaimo shows why you’re likely to get fewer followers if you’re a woman. She explains how fake news is crafted to prey on women’s vulnerabilities. She reveals why so much of the content we find in our feeds is specifically designed to hold us back. And she explains how social media has made the offline world an uglier place for women. But we can change this. Alaimo offers up brilliant advice for how to get over the influence—how to handle our daughters’ use of social media, use dating apps to find the partners we’re looking for, use social networks to bolster our careers, and protect ourselves from sextortionists, catfishers, and trolls. She also explains what we need to demand from lawmakers and tech companies. Over the Influence calls on women to recognize and call out the subtle (and not-so-subtle) sexism and misogyny we find online, reject misinformation that is targeted to us because of our gender, and use our platforms to empower ourselves and other women"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Alaimo, K. (2024). Over the influence: why social media is toxic for women and girls--and how we can take it back (First edition.). Alcove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alaimo, Kara. 2024. Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls--and How We Can Take It Back. Alcove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alaimo, Kara. Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls--and How We Can Take It Back Alcove Press, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Alaimo, Kara. Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls--and How We Can Take It Back First edition., Alcove Press, 2024.

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