‘This is my cheating ex’: Gender and sexuality in revenge porn

Jeff Hearn, Matthew Hall

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalSexualities: Studies in Culture and Society
Volume22
Issue number5-6
Pages (from-to)860–882
Number of pages23
ISSN1363-4607
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14.11.2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 514,1 Sociology
  • discourse analysis
  • gender violence
  • ICTs
  • revenge pornography
  • sexuality
  • social media
  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising

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