Hetero-sexy representation by young women on MySpace: the politics of performing an 'objectified' self

Dobson, Amy Shields (2011) Hetero-sexy representation by young women on MySpace: the politics of performing an 'objectified' self. Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge, 25 .

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Author Dobson, Amy Shields
Title Hetero-sexy representation by young women on MySpace: the politics of performing an 'objectified' self
Journal name Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-0445
1326-7965
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 25
Editor Alison Bartlett
Place of publication Crawley, WA, Australia
Publisher Centre for Women's Studies, University of Western Australia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this article, I offer a categorisation of ‘hetero-sexy’ material found on a sample of MySpace profiles maintained by young Australian women, aged between 18 and 21. By ‘hetero-sexy’ (a term discussed below) material I mean imagery, iconography, and decorations on the profiles that appear, in terms of aesthetics and the visual appearance of bodies, to reinforce current notions of feminine gender performativity as ‘sexualised’, and seem to be appealing to a similar gaze economy as that produced in conventional heterosexual pornography... The purpose of this article is to open up some questions about the ways in which this viewing premise of self-production and choice in one’s own mediated representation could, and perhaps should, affect feminist interpretations of these hetero-sexy (new) media representations. I offer a textual analysis of hetero-sexy material from MySpace profiles that draws from feminist performance theory and explores the meaning of hetero-sexy icons as visual representations of women.
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