Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification
AbstractThis paper analyzes the criminal offence of the non-consensual distribution of intimate images (what some call “revenge porn”). Focussing on the debate currently underway in Canada, it notes that such an offence would fill a grey area in that country’s criminal law. Arguing, more broadly, that the criminal law has an important expressive function, the paper posits that the offence targets the same general type of wrongdoing—sexual objectification—that undergirds sexual assault. While not all objectification merits criminal sanction, the paper explains why the non-consensual distribution of intimate images does and why a specific offence is legitimate. View Full-Text
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Mathen, C. Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification. Laws 2014, 3, 529-552.
Mathen C. Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification. Laws. 2014; 3(3):529-552.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mathen, Carissima. 2014. "Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification." Laws 3, no. 3: 529-552.