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A Maria da Penha Law for the internet? Gender, sexuality, violence, and internet in the debates about revenge porn

Grant number: 15/03866-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Heloisa Buarque de Almeida
Grantee:Beatriz Accioly Lins de Almeida
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/18386-3 - A Maria da Penha law for the Internet? Gender, sexuality , violence, and Internet in the debates about revenge porn, BE.EP.DR


This research aims to reflect on the discussions about "revenge porn": improper disclosure of intimate and/or erotic content. I propose to follow how the category has been defined in different contexts in which it is deployed; scrutinizing the symbolic disputes at stake in its construction and in attempts to turn "revenge porn" into a new facet of violence against women, as well as a criminal classification covered by the Maria da Penha Law. It is in this sense, I intend to understand the debates about "revenge porn" as articulators of "sexuality limits" (Gregori, 2008) that involve expansion and restriction of sexual normativities, the defining of boundaries between abusive and desired, and the articulation of conventions regarding gender and sexual norms . (AU)

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ALMEIDA, Beatriz Accioly Lins de. It leaked on the internet: women, technologies and rights amongst nudes and (possible) leaks. 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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