"Revenge Porn". A gender understanding of a (misunderstood) offence

Author/s Elisabetta Stringhi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/2 Language Italian
Pages 32 P. 33-64 File size 272 KB
DOI 10.3280/SD2021-002002
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This paper discusses the criminal offense of non-consensual dissemination of sexually explicit images and videos under Article 612-ter of the Italian Criminal Code as a form of gender-based violence. According to this assumption, a gender approach is crucial for both a socio-logical understanding of the phenomenon and prevention purposes. After an in-depth review of the relevant sociological, IT and legal literature, as well as of the Italian law and case-law, the essay tries to suggest a series of preventive measures and, additionally, support measures for the offended parties.

Keywords: Revenge porn - Deepfake - Gender-based violence - Cyberviolence - Manosphere - Cyber misogyny

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Elisabetta Stringhi, "Revenge Porn": lettura di genere di una fattispecie (incompresa) in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 2/2021, pp 33-64, DOI: 10.3280/SD2021-002002