Ethics and Information Technology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 133-142

First online:

Cyberstalking and Internet pornography: Gender and the gaze

  • Alison AdamAffiliated withInformation Systems Research Centre, University of Salford

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This paper is based on the premise that the analysis of some cyberethics problems would benefit from a feminist treatment. It is argued that both cyberstalking and Internet child pornography are two such areas which have a `gendered' aspect which has rarely been explored in the literature. Against a wide ranging feminist literature of potential relevance, the paper explores a number of cases through a focused approach which weaves together feminist concepts of privacy and the gaze.

cyberstalking feminist ethics Internet pornography privacy the gaze