“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
Pages (from-to)860-882
Number of pages23
JournalSexualities
Volume22
Issue number5-6
Early online date14 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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