The beginning of the autumn semester brought me into contact with Jessica Ringrose's research on sexting and the related practices of shaming going on in the daily, digitally mediated practices of some adolescents. This past month has brought into stark relief the ways in which shaming and symbolic violence are manifested as actual, heinous, unimaginable violence and violation of another human being.
Here, I've curated a selection of artifacts -- articles, media, and more -- that touch on various aspects of shaming. These aren't intended to sensationalize, glorify, or horrify. They are meant, simply, to educate, inform, and generate further inquiry. I'll continue to add more over the next few weeks, as well.
- On "slut-shaming" -- a collection of cites inspired by a youth-produced radio piece
- Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A - by Courtney Stein
- On the murder of Delhi student Jyoti Singh Pandey.
- As a Girl in India, I Learned to Be Afraid of Men - by Mira Kamdar
- Purity culture is rape culture - by E.J. Graff
- On shame and (mis)understanding "the other"
- Literacy, speech, and shame: The cultural politics of literacy and language in Brazil - by Lesley Bartlett
- Concerning identity - by John Berger
- and related video of Berger reading from the piece