A new Note to Self episode on two teens charged as adults for consensual sexting in North Carolina.
Last year they covered the Cañon City incident.
A fabulous long-form article on selfies by Rachel Syme up at Medium. I think I’ll assign this next time I teach New Media.
Men who [are anti-selfies] want to police what women can do with their bodies, when they are allowed to love themselves, all under the guise of “being concerned.” About what, exactly? Exploitation? Identity theft? The ogling of other men? This isn’t necessary! Concern is little more than a smokescreen for policing women’s behavior. Concern is both oppressive and nefarious.
… The women writing [anti-selfie] posts are trying to separate themselves from the kind of women who would kiss the camera, not realizing that the binary they enforce — the good feminists, the bad feminists — is one that has been handed down to them by the powerful in order to keep women at each other’s throats for so long that they forget to overtake the patriarchy.
New book review by Eleanor Bader at Reality Check: “Is the ‘Panic’ Over Sexting Really Warranted?”
Book review by Noah Berlatsky in Reason magazine: The Misguided War on Sexting: America is taking a punitive approach to teens who send each other explicit messages—and it’s backfiring.
For anyone assembling a 3rd year review or tenure binder, make a copy and include this.