Essential labels? Gender identity Politics on Hong Kong Lesbian Mobile Phone Application Butterfly

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Abstract

In her mid-40s, Kar Yin logs on to the Hong Kong les application Butterfly every other day. She posts photos of her daily meals and everyday objects she finds fascinating on the mobile phone application. She checks the discussion boards and briefly browses through them so as to get a sense of what are the most popular topics and the most debated issues in Hong Kong les communities. Topic threads of ordinary objects and seemingly mundane everyday life are also intriguing to her. The app itself has also contributed to building novel excitement in Kar Yin’s relationship with her partner of 15 years. Her partner who works long hours also goes on the application whenever she can to check in on Kar Yin’s daily activities via the photos uploaded.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of New Media in Asia
EditorsLarissa Hjorth, Olivia Lhoo
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter23
Pages263-274
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781138026001
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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TANG, T. S. D. (2016). Essential labels? Gender identity Politics on Hong Kong Lesbian Mobile Phone Application Butterfly. In L. Hjorth, & O. Lhoo (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (pp. 263-274). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
TANG, Tse Shang Denise. / Essential labels? Gender identity Politics on Hong Kong Lesbian Mobile Phone Application Butterfly. Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia. editor / Larissa Hjorth ; Olivia Lhoo. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016. pp. 263-274
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