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Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent
by Amy Adele Hasinoff
University of Illinois Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-252-03898-3 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09696-9 | Paper: 978-0-252-08062-3
Library of Congress Classification HQ27.H367 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.70835

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Sexting Panic illustrates how anxieties about technology and teen girls' sexuality distract from critical questions about how to adapt norms of privacy and consent for new media. Though mobile phones can be used to cause harm, Amy Adele Hasinoff notes that criminalization and abstinence policies meant to curb sexting often fail to account for the distinction between consensual sharing and the malicious distribution of a private image. Hasinoff challenges the idea that sexting inevitably victimizes young women. Instead, she encourages us to recognize young people's capacity for choice and recommends responses to sexting that are realistic and nuanced rather than based on misplaced fears about deviance, sexuality, and digital media.
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