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Revenge pornography and manhood acts: A discourse analysis of perpetrators’ accounts

Hall, Matthew and Hearn, Jeff (2017) Revenge pornography and manhood acts: A discourse analysis of perpetrators’ accounts. Journal of Gender Studies, N/A . [Journal article]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1417117


Revenge pornography (hereafter, revenge porn) is the online, sometimes offline, non-consensual distribution, or sharing, of explicit images of someone else by ex-partners, partners, others, or hackers seeking revenge or entertainment – also referred to as non-consensual pornography. The vast majority of revenge porn is committed by men on women ex-partners. In this paper we discursively analyze men’s electronic texts accompanying their posting of explicit images on arguably the most popular revenge porn specific website MyEx.com. Situating our analysis as a contemporary form of online gendered violence and abuse, we show the complex ways in which manhood acts are invoked by men to account for their practices. The impacts on victims/survivors and possible interventions are also discussed.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:discourse analysis, gender violence, masculinity, pornography, revenge porn, social media, ICTs
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
ID Code:39248
Deposited By: Dr Matthew Hall
Deposited On:22 Jan 2018 09:25
Last Modified:22 Jan 2018 09:25

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