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Over the Influence by Kara Alaimo
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Mar 05, 2024 | ISBN 9781639106684

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Praise for Over the Influence:
“A clarion call for thoughtfulness and action on a vital issue facing girls and women, Kara Alaimo’s Over the Influence is a captivating must-read for anyone who cares about misogyny, the internet, and the confluence between them. It is also indispensable, impeccably researched, and eye-opening reading for any parent navigating social media with their children—which is to say, all of us.”
—Kate Manne, author of Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women and Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

“Social media promised us a better, more connected, more empathetic world. Instead, it’s brought insecurity, humiliation, sexualization, and sometimes even violence—at least to women and girls. That’s the case Kara Alaimo makes in her important book, which everyone who has ever downloaded a social media app, or who cares about the future of society, should read.”
—Jill Filipovic, author of The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Over the Influence is the ultimate guide for any mom seeking to help her daughters—and herself—more safely navigate an internet that is stacked against women. I’ll be recommending it to all the parents in my life.” 
—Nina Jankowicz, author of How to Be a Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note
Chapter 1: Girl Meets Instagram
Chapter 2: The Face in the Filter
Chapter 3: Social Media and Women’s “Perpetual State of Wrongness”
Chapter 4: Plenty of Catfish
Chapter 5: Sex Crimes and Murder in the Time of Social Media
Chapter 6: Digital Housewives
Chapter 7: Misinformation for Mommies
Chapter 8: How Anti-Vaxxers Target Women
Chapter 9: The Flounce
Chapter 10: Meta Misogyny
Chapter 11: The #Feminist Fallacy
Appendix: How to Be Savvy On Social Media

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