Gender Mainstreaming Campaign as a Casualty of the Online Disruptors and Other Gender-Based Humors: A Discourse Analysis and Deconstruction Through Education (74418)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Jason Chavez

Friday, 24 November 2023 11:20
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 701
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The cultivation of gender-based humors in social media rise new questions on how to deconstruct explicit language use that reinforces discriminatory undertone. With strong discriminatory culture, language is a powerful tool that hampers how people perceived gender and development efforts in social media. This research study investigated the detrimental impacts of gender-based humor in social media on gender mainstreaming campaigns. There were 28 language teachers and GAD advocates who participated in focus group discussion and individual interviews. Discourse analysis shed light on the linguistic mechanisms through which gender-based humor perpetuates stereotypes, reinforces gender biases, and hampers progress towards gender mainstreaming. The findings of the study emphasized the crucial role of language teaching in enhancing gender mainstreaming efforts. Integrating gender-sensitive pedagogies into educational curricula to foster gender consciousness, analytical reasoning, and conscientious language use could disable explicit discrimination in gender. By fostering a deeper understanding on the power dynamics embedded in language, educational institutions can empower learners to challenge and deconstruct gender-based humor. Through linguistic education, individuals can develop the skills to recognize and dismantle harmful stereotypes, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and equitable community.

Authors:
Jason Chavez, Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University, Philippines


About the Presenter(s)
Dr Jason Chavez is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00