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

Journal article


Hall, Matthew and Hearn, Jeff 2017. Revenge pornography and manhood acts: a discourse analysis of perpetrators’ accounts. Journal of Gender Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1417117
AuthorsHall, Matthew and Hearn, Jeff
Abstract

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.

KeywordsDiscourse analysis; Gender studies; Masculinity; Pornography; Revenge pornography; Social Media; Technology; Violence
Year2017
JournalJournal of Gender Studies
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN09589236
14653869
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1417117
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622049
hdl:10545/622049
Publication dates26 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Jan 2018, 12:03
Rights

Archived with thanks to Journal of Gender Studies

ContributorsUniversity of Derby, Ulster Univeristy, School of Health and Social Care, University of Derby, Derby, UK and Department of Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
File
File Access Level
Controlled
File
File Access Level
Open
Permalink -

https://repository.derby.ac.uk/item/93059/revenge-pornography-and-manhood-acts-a-discourse-analysis-of-perpetrators-accounts

Download files

  • 14
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

“Upskirting,” Homosociality, and Craftmanship: A Thematic Analysis of Perpetrator and Viewer Interactions
Hall, Matthew, Hearn, Jeff and Lewis, Ruth 2021. “Upskirting,” Homosociality, and Craftmanship: A Thematic Analysis of Perpetrator and Viewer Interactions. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10778012211008981
Being limitless: A discursive analysis of online accounts of modafinil use
Hall, Matthew, Forshaw, Mark and Montgomery, Catharine 2020. Being limitless: A discursive analysis of online accounts of modafinil use. in: Palgrave Macmillan/ Springer.
Chemically modified minds: Substance use for cognitive enhancement
Hall, Matthew, Forshaw, Mark and Montgomery, Catharine 2020. Chemically modified minds: Substance use for cognitive enhancement. Palgrave Macmillan/ Springer.
‘When there's no underbrush the tree looks taller’: A discourse analytical examination of how men account for genital grooming
Hall, Matthew 2019. ‘When there's no underbrush the tree looks taller’: A discourse analytical examination of how men account for genital grooming. in: Norton.
On-line constructions of metrosexuality and masculinities: A membership categorisation analysis
Hall, Matthew, Gough, Brendan, Hansen, Susan and Seymour-Smith, Sarah 2017. On-line constructions of metrosexuality and masculinities: A membership categorisation analysis. in: Equinox Publishing.
“This is my cheating ex”: gender and sexuality in revenge porn.
Hearn, Jeff and Hall, Matthew 2018. “This is my cheating ex”: gender and sexuality in revenge porn. Sexualities.
Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons select committee: The Women and Equalities Committee 'Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places inquiry'.
Hall, Matthew and Hearn, Jeff 2018. Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons select committee: The Women and Equalities Committee 'Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places inquiry'. Parliament UK.
Posting selfies and body image in young adult women: The selfie paradox.
Grogan, Sarah, Rothery, Leonie, Cole, Jenny and Hall, Matthew 2018. Posting selfies and body image in young adult women: The selfie paradox. The Journal of Social Media in Society.
Research consideration when investigating psychological factors and health-related issues in online contexts
Hall, Matthew and Grogan, Sarah 2017. Research consideration when investigating psychological factors and health-related issues in online contexts. in: Routledge.
‘I’ve got a very dichotomous difference in the way that I perceive myself’: Positive and negative constructions of body image following cancer treatment
Grogan, Sarah, Mechan, Jayne, Persson, Sofia, Finlay, Sive and Hall, Matthew 2017. ‘I’ve got a very dichotomous difference in the way that I perceive myself’: Positive and negative constructions of body image following cancer treatment. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317730896
Revenge pornography: Gender, sexuality and motivations
Hall, Matthew and Hearn, Jeff 2017. Revenge pornography: Gender, sexuality and motivations. Routledge.
Looking at men and masculinities through information communication technologies, and vice versa
Hearn, Jeff and Hall, Matthew 2017. Looking at men and masculinities through information communication technologies, and vice versa. in: Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Geschlechterforschung (IZG).
Disability, discourse and desire: Analyzing online talk by people with disabilities
Hall, Matthew 2017. Disability, discourse and desire: Analyzing online talk by people with disabilities. Sexualities. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460716688675
Chemically Modified Bodies: The Use of Diverse Substances for Appearance Enhancement
Hall, Matthew, Grogan, Sarah and Gough, Brandan 2016. Chemically Modified Bodies: The Use of Diverse Substances for Appearance Enhancement. Palgrave Macmillan.