Hate speech against religious queer women : Socio-democratic influences on civic participation in [Oslo] Norway
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Original versionSønsteby, M. K. (2020) Hate speech against religious queer women : Socio-democratic influences on civic participation in [Oslo] Norway (Master's thesis). University of Agder, Kristiansand.
In this thesis, the topic of hate speech and its implication on queer religious women was studied. The thesis explored the socio-political and democratic issues of hate speech, and ensued to answer the overall research question, -How is hate speech towards religious queer women influencing their civic participation in society? -How is democracy affected if minority perspectives are left out of the equation? Evaluating the issue of discriminatory prejudice against religious queer women, the impact of empowering a minority group provides a more diverse understanding of identity and the positive effect on the society as a whole (Escobar, 1992; 1995; Cornwall, 2003; Smith, 1990). Thus, interviewing employees of organisations working directly and indirectly with queer religious women, the perspectives and understanding from a minority perception underlined the thesis. The thesis actively utilized previous work by governmental funded reports (Fladmoe, Nadim & Birkvad, 2019; The Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, 2018; Eggebø, Stubberud & Karlstrøm, 2018) on the topic, to show a broader understanding of the issue.
Master's thesis in Global Development and Planning (UT505)