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News

Graduating Ducks
Are you a graduating duck with questions about commencement? Head over to the university...Read more
Dr. Carmela Alcántara
On Friday April 23rd from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (Pacific time), Dr. Carmela Alcántara will present in the...Read more
Steve Ramirez
Please join us for our 1 st Spring Colloquium lecture by Professor Steve Ramirez of Boston...Read more

Events

May 7
Socioeconomic Inequality and Child Brain Development11:00 a.m.

Socioeconomic disparities in childhood are associated with differences in cognitive and socio-emotional development during a time when dramatic changes are occurring in the brain....
May 7 11:00 a.m.–noon

Socioeconomic disparities in childhood are associated with differences in cognitive and socio-emotional development during a time when dramatic changes are occurring in the brain. Recent work has focused on understanding the neurobiological pathways through which socioeconomic factors shape development. A theoretical model will be presented whereby differences in the home language environment and family stress likely impact particular brain systems, which in turn support distinct neurocognitive skills. Evidence for the model, as well as ongoing and future work testing aspects of the model, will be discussed. Finally, Baby's First Years, the first clinical trial of poverty reduction in early childhood, will be introduced.

May 10
Oregon Blockchain Group Spring Recruitment10:00 a.m.

The Oregon Blockchain Group is excited to announce the formal opening of our 2021 spring recruitment period! The OBG is open to students of all majors, including Business...
May 10 10:00 a.m.

The Oregon Blockchain Group is excited to announce the formal opening of our 2021 spring recruitment period! The OBG is open to students of all majors, including Business Administration and Computer Science. Please check out our new website and application form to apply. Applications are due on May 12th.

May 13
School of Languages and Global Studies Seminar: Jun Lang2:00 p.m.

Straight man cancer and little fresh meat: female discursive empowerment in Chinese social media. With the boom of networked digital communication, verbal misogyny permeates...
May 13 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Straight man cancer and little fresh meat: female discursive empowerment in Chinese social media.

With the boom of networked digital communication, verbal misogyny permeates Chinese social media, reflecting and reinforcing sexism in the larger gender order (Jing-Schmidt & Peng 2018). At the same time, a new generation of Chinese women are seizing digital platforms to counterstrike misogyny and patriarchal authority in gender discourse warfare (Lang 2020). They coined the label ‘straight man cancer’ to refer to men who harbor misogynistic views toward women, condemning male privilege. They also created the label ‘little fresh meat’ to refer to an alternative, effeminate type of masculinity, expressing an anti-macho aesthetic and rhetoric through linguistically sexualizing men.

This study uses corpus data from social media, supplemented with survey data on the perceptions of the social meaning of these labels. The corpus finding shows that ‘straight man cancer’ is more often collocated with words showing emotional negativity while the collocates of ‘little fresh meat’ are relatively positive. The survey data on female language user perceptions shows that ‘straight man cancer’ is perceived significantly more negative than ‘little fresh meat’ (X2 = 168.62, p <.001), converging with the corpus finding.

I argue that the creation of these labels demonstrates a newly awakened sense of discursive empowerment of Chinese women, giving women a voice in gender discourse where they challenge the traditional model of masculinity supported by patriarchal authority. This study has implications for both gender research and social actions toward gender equality.

Jun Lang is a PhD candidate at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Her research interests include language and gender, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, and second language acquisition. This study is a part of a work-in-progress dissertation project that explores women’s roles in gender discourse in post-reform China.

 

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