Women and Women’s Rights Narratives on Polish Twitter in Light of the Abortion Issue

In this paper, I highlight the main frames appearing in the discussion of the abortion
issue on Polish Twitter. Drawing on previous studies of the public discourse in Poland, I suggest
that it is important to discuss it in its historical context. Detailed analysis of the data shows that the
public sphere in Poland is consistently polarized and highly politicized. Discussing these findings, I
argue that it is crucial to not only further analyze the frames prevailing in the discourse, as they can
lead to measurable changes in public opinion, bu t also to better understand the platforms used for
this purpose and see them as discursive places with specific platform vernaculars. The presented
research focuses on the discussion that took place on Twitter from October 20 till November 15,


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