persistently male-dominated social arrangements in different times and places 2. it is the societal intent of the act that gives the meaning to the act and separates it from sex 3. compulsory heterosexuality might come in the form of social pressures that ensure that women marry men and bear children no matter what else they do 4. “as long as women serviced men, what else they did was inconsequential” 5. if sex between women is unimportant because compulsory heterosexuality keeps women under male control, then women might have the opportunity to do a lot of things with their bodies without punishment of social disapproval 6. if sex between women could not only be accommodated but could prove useful in some way, then once again women might have the opportunity to do a lot of things with their bodies without punishment or social disapproval. a. Ritual initiation 7. Emphasize the benefits of love between co-wives for the family and community 8. Sex between women might also serve to titillate and satisfy men Title: Teen girls, sexual double standards and ‘sexting’: gendered value in digital image exchange Author: Jessica Ringrose, Laura Harvey, Rosalind Gill, Sonia Livingstone Date: 2013 Keywords: 1. Slut-shaming 2. “sexualisation” 3. “self-objectification, particularly for girls and women, is re-interpreted not as oppressive but as constituting a prime site of sexual liberation, value and pleasure.” 4. “girls are positioned as lacking vigilance in their uses of social media” 5. victim-blaming 6. tits and bum are the prime bodily properties or codes of attractiveness which signal value, and these operate in radicalized and classed ways 7. “it appears to be a major compliment to be asked for photos” 8. “I think it’s the girls fault most of the time” 9. skets
Question: to explore gender inequities and sexual double standards in teen’s digital image exchange and to develop a critique of postfeminist media cultures. What would it mean for us to live in a world where teen girls could unproblematically take, post, or send an image of their breasts to whomever they wished? Methods: conducted an experiment to demonstrate the continued double standards enforced by teen sexting. Argument: 1. we are witnessing increased objectification and ‘sexualisation’ of men, through widespread consumption of images idealized sexy masculine bodies 2. sexting has given rise to widespread public and policy concern regarding the potential risks 3. sexting images fall foul of laws on pornography and has amplified public anxieties over
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