Revenge pornography and manhood acts: a discourse analysis of perpetrators’ accounts.
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AbstractRevenge 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.
CitationHall, M. and Hearn, J. (2017) 'Revenge pornography and manhood acts: a discourse analysis of perpetrators’ accounts', Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1417117.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalJournal of Gender Studies