Reading The Panoptic Effects of Femicide Through Twitter: The Case Turkey

Aka A.

SOCIOLOGY MIND, vol.13, no.1, pp.1-23, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4236/sm.2023.131001
  • Journal Name: SOCIOLOGY MIND
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-23
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Femicide is the killing of women or girls by "deadly power and hostile intentional targeting" because of their gender. In fact, femicide is mostly the result of constant violence against some women by mechanisms that condone general patterns of discrimination against women and impunity for perpetrators. In this study[1], three emotions (pain, anger, despair) will be analyzed through tweets about the prevention of femicide in Turkey. In this context, the study has two related aims. The first of these is to identify and evaluate the deep traces left by femicides in the social memory. The second is to discuss the legal, socio-political and individual measures that should be taken immediately to eliminate this brutal form of punishment. In the study, 79491 tweets were for  quantitative effect analysis; qualitative analysis was conducted on 14214 individual tweets ranked in terms of impact. The most basic finding of the study: In tweets with emotional content; It has been determined that emotions occur simultaneously and together and are closely related to each other. These feelings, on the other hand, are the findings pointing to the existing individual and structural causes of femicide and suggested solutions.