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"Porr är inget för tjejer" – en kvalitativ studie om hur pornografi kan påverka unga kvinnor i deras identitetsskapande

Dalvallen, Diana LU (2012) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
“Porn is not for girls” – a qualitative study concerning how pornography affect young women in shaping their identities

The aim of this study is to enrich the understanding of how pornography affects young women. What does it mean to be female? How do young women relate and communicate about pornography? What kind of influence does pornography have on young women’s identity development? Is pornography important? The study is based on four interviews with women aged 20-25 years and analyzed through the theory of feminism and gender. I found that the young women in my study all have ambivalent feelings towards pornography and the female sexuality, here referred to as a Madonna-whore issue. None of the women consume pornography on any high... (More)
“Porn is not for girls” – a qualitative study concerning how pornography affect young women in shaping their identities

The aim of this study is to enrich the understanding of how pornography affects young women. What does it mean to be female? How do young women relate and communicate about pornography? What kind of influence does pornography have on young women’s identity development? Is pornography important? The study is based on four interviews with women aged 20-25 years and analyzed through the theory of feminism and gender. I found that the young women in my study all have ambivalent feelings towards pornography and the female sexuality, here referred to as a Madonna-whore issue. None of the women consume pornography on any high or even mid high levels as they feel that pornography just “isn’t for girls”. I also found that the women in my study have difficulties relating to pornography and accepting it as real although they also experience positive aspects of pornography such as a resource for sexual inspiration. (Less)
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Dalvallen, Diana LU
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SOPA63 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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sexual identity, female sexuality, feminism, gender, pornography
language
Swedish
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3051047
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  abstract     = {“Porn is not for girls” – a qualitative study concerning how pornography affect young women in shaping their identities

The aim of this study is to enrich the understanding of how pornography affects young women. What does it mean to be female? How do young women relate and communicate about pornography? What kind of influence does pornography have on young women’s identity development? Is pornography important? The study is based on four interviews with women aged 20-25 years and analyzed through the theory of feminism and gender. I found that the young women in my study all have ambivalent feelings towards pornography and the female sexuality, here referred to as a Madonna-whore issue. None of the women consume pornography on any high or even mid high levels as they feel that pornography just “isn’t for girls”. I also found that the women in my study have difficulties relating to pornography and accepting it as real although they also experience positive aspects of pornography such as a resource for sexual inspiration.},
  author       = {Dalvallen, Diana},
  keyword      = {sexual identity,female sexuality,feminism,gender,pornography},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Porr är inget för tjejer" – en kvalitativ studie om hur pornografi kan påverka unga kvinnor i deras identitetsskapande},
  year         = {2012},
}