“This is my cheating ex”: gender and sexuality in revenge porn.

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Hearn, Jeff and Hall, Matthew 2018. “This is my cheating ex”: gender and sexuality in revenge porn. Sexualities.
AuthorsHearn, Jeff and Hall, Matthew
Abstract

Revenge pornography is the online, and at times offline, non-consensual distribution, or sharing, of explicit images by ex-partners, partners, others, or hackers seeking revenge or entertainment. In this article, we discursively analyse a selected range of electronic written texts accompanying explicit images posted by self-identified straight/gay/lesbian (male-to-female, female-to-male, male-to-male, female-to-female postings) on a popular revenge pornography website ‘MyEx.com’. Situating our analysis in debates on gender and sexuality, we examine commonalities and differences in the complex and sometimes contradictory ways in which gender and sexuality are invoked in posters’ accounts of their motivations for revenge pornography.

KeywordsDiscourse analysis; Gender violence; Revenge pornography; ICT; Sexuality; Social media
Year2018
JournalSexualities
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1363-4607
10.1177/1363460718779965
1461-7382
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623151
hdl:10545/623151
Publication dates14 Nov 2018
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Deposited23 Nov 2018, 14:24
ContributorsUniversity of Huddersfield, Örebro University, Hanken School of Economics, University of Ulster and University of Derby
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