• Characterizations of Feminism in Reformed Christian Online Media

    Author(s):
    Valerie Hobbs (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Christianity, Corpus linguistics, Feminism, Religion
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Evangelical Christianity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6ST7DW95
    Abstract:
    The term “culture war” is often used to describe the relationship between evangelical Christianity and movements like feminism. Given the increasing dependence of religious groups on online media, analysis of the discourse therein offers an effective means of examining patterns within Christian discourse about feminism. The current study examines a corpus of 147 articles from a popular online North American Reformed Christian news site, focusing on what feminism is most frequently associated with and counterexamples to these characterizations. Feminism was consistently connected with false theology, breakdown of marriage/traditional gender roles, promiscuity and nontraditional sexuality, abortion, anti-Christian cultural change, and liberal politics. However, a minority of dissenting voices suggests that some are allowed to express cautious support of feminism.
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