Sat, 20 Oct | Anglia Ruskin University

Tackling Image-based Abuse and “Revenge Porn”

ARCMedia is proud to sponsor a Round Table, 'Tackling Image-based Abuse and “Revenge Porn,”' which emerges from ARCMedia co-director Dr Tanya Horeck's research on image-based abuse in the age of social media. This event is held in the context of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, on Saturday 27 Oct
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Tackling Image-based Abuse and “Revenge Porn”

Time & Location

20 Oct 2018, 19:00
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK (Lab 002)

About the Event

This roundtable hosted by ARC Media addresses the growing social issue of image-based abuse in the digital era. There has been a dramatic rise in digitally based crimes – from “revenge porn” to “upskirting,” and “sextortion.” Bringing together a range of experts, from the fields of education, cultural studies, law, criminology, and film and media studies, we will discuss and debate how best to tackle this complex topic. Digital abuse is an issue that effects everyone: young people, parents, educators, and the broader community. During this open forum we will discuss key issues including the responsibility of social media platforms to deal with image-based abuse; ways to protect yourself in a 24/7 digital media environment and the relationship between online and offline forms of violence.

Roundtable Participants:

Dr Tanya Horeck (Anglia Ruskin University), Chair

Professor Jessica Ringrose (Professor of the Sociology of Gender and Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)

Professor Ringrose’s talk, “Resisting rape culture through feminist survival memes,” will focus on how women and girls use images of messages (pain memes) to document sexual violence and fight back. Her research analyzes Tumblr campaigns which respond to technologically facilitated sexual violence.

Dr Kelly Johnson (Durham University, member of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse)

Dr Johnson’s talk, “Victim experiences and perspectives on the non-consensual taking or sharing of intimate images,” explores dimensions of the victim experience and draws from her research on responses to violence against women and girls.

Folami Prehaye, activist and founder of the website VOIC (Victims of Internet Crime),

Folami Prehaye’s talk, “Image Based Sexual Abuse – Challenging Perceptions,” questions why society feels it necessary to attach blame, stigma and additional stress to those who decide to speak out against those who have committed a crime.

Julia Chan, doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Julia Chan’s talk, “Surveillance and the Non-consensual Sexualized Image,” will focus on exploring some of the connections between image-based sexual abuse, surveillance culture, and capitalism.

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