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Fictional consent and rape culture meet the internet.

Updated: Apr 15

The aim of the “Share the knowledge” initiative is to create a diverse, inclusive, and participatory knowledge network on human rights. Within this segment, we share valuable and interesting academic papers. Readers have the chance to deepen human rights-related topics and to get some ideas for further studies.

On occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we share the academic paper of Benedetta De Rosa, a newly graduated from the master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance. The essay was submitted as the final paper for the course of Gender EU Politics and Globalization on the 28th June 2023.

In her research, Benedetta analyses the phenomenon of non-consensual distribution of intimate material in Italy, with the aim of deconstructing victim-blaming mechanisms and empowering women. The sociological analysis conducted by Benedetta shows that this specific form of digital violence is socially and politically underrated, while society places responsibility for violence prevention on women rather than the perpetrators of violence.

The following work is the intellectual property of Benedetta De Rosa and any attempt to pass her work off as your own may have academic and legal consequences.

De Rosa - Final Essay
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