The purpose of the present study was to investigate the social construction of women's corrective facework after experiencing gender based street harassment. A thematic analysis using open coding was used to explore, examine, and identify themes within the data. Three major themes were revealed in the data and they are 1) a resistance against a cycle of facework, 2) public spaces without accountability, and 3) disproportionate responses from men. In addition to the three themes, I will present an interpretation of Twitter as a public journal used to resist normative realities of gender based street harassment. These results are important to add to the limited research on the effects of gender based street harassment on women's lived experiences.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
Communication; Interpersonal Communications Track
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Knapp, Emily, "What #NoWomanEver Wants To Hear: The Social Construction of Corrective Facework After Street Harassment" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5781.