Colleges and Universities Where Twitter Use Is the Most Derogatory Toward Women

twitterResearchers at examined tweets on the social media platform Twitter made on or near the campuses of 1,537 colleges and universities. More than 2.4 million tweets were analyzed.

The researchers examined the content of the tweets to determine the number of instances where tweets included derogatory language regarding women. They found that Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau had the highest percentage of content derogatory toward women of any of the more than 1,500 universities included in the analysis. The State University of New York at Cortland ranked second and the University of Rhode Island ranked third.

Other colleges and universities ranking in the top 10 of institution’s where tweets offensive to women were most common were the University of North Alabama, Marygrove College in Detroit, Dillard University in New Orleans, Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida, Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, Worcester State University in Massachusetts, and Wichita State University in Kansas.

Researchers conducted the same analysis but did not include tweets that included the word “bitch.” Albert Magnus College ranked first with the highest percentage of derogatory tweets about women that did not use the word “bitch.” Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, ranked second and Clemson University in South Carolina was third.

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