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Defying Shame: Shame-relations in digital sexual assault

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Th is article gives voice to Mathilde, Karen and Amalie: Th ree young women who had intimate images of themselves shared non-consensually online. Th eir experiences help build a framework for categorizing digital sexual assault (DSA), as well as giving insight into how shame, in cases of DSA, connects to social media affordances. Th e empirical data was produced during four creative writing work-shops. Th e participants described their experiences during these workshops and they collectively developed strategies for defying shame. Th is article analyses their experiences of shame, their shame-defying strategies, and the role that social media played in forming types of aggressors and assault experiences. I present what I call the onlooker as a digitally augmented aggressor and I show how this aggressor infl icts shame through the look, as described by Sartre. Th is results in a discussion of imaginary, progressive contra-shaming, which is one of the four coping strategies that showed empowering potential in relation to DSA.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMedieKultur
Vol/bind36
Nummer67
Sider (fra-til)100-120
Antal sider21
ISSN1901-9726
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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