Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr1

Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr1

Techniques and Data

Research Matter

Within my initial browsing of Tumblr, We pointed out that there was clearly an extremely active, available, and vocal LGBTQIA community that challenged even personal notions of sex and sex. Therefore, when conceptualizing this research, I was most enthusiastic about the ways Tumblr bloggers openly build their identities—often through labeling practices—and the implications of the construction that is open of identities. Consequently, we desired to respond to the next question that is guiding “In exactly exactly what methods do LGBTQIA Tumblr bloggers build and discuss their sex and intimate orientation identities? ”

Test Selection

In order to examine identification construction on Tumblr, We selected an example of Tumblr bloggers by choosing 10 community-defined hashtags agent of this LGBTQIA spectrum: #gay, #girlswholikegirls, #bi, #ace, #queer, #lgbtq, #nonbinary, #gender fluid, #genderqueer, and #trans. These hashtags were plumped for as they are commonly found whenever LGBTQIA that is browsing content Tumblr. Although we decided on tags based on the LGBTQIA acronym, there’s no tag for “lesbian” but alternatively “girlswholikegirls. ” Once I first attempted to get information underneath the #lesbian hashtag, we noted that, since Tumblr posseses an active Not Safe/Suitable for Work (NSFW) community (Tiidenberg, 2012, 2013, 2014a, 2014b), this search returned mainly pornography instead of articles created by users who defined as lesbian. Continue reading “Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr1”