More than a sex crime: a feminist political economy of the 2014 iCloud hack

  title={More than a sex crime: a feminist political economy of the 2014 iCloud hack},
  author={Stephanie Patrick},
  journal={Media, Culture, and Society},
  pages={39 - 55}
This article examines the media framing of and relations to the 2014 iCloud hack, wherein hundreds of female celebrities’ private photos were stolen and distributed online. In particular, I problematize the reading of this event as merely signalling the misogyny of ‘toxic’ online cultures and contextualize it as part of a larger political economy of female celebrity. I argue that, while the growth in feminist discourses emanating from both the mainstream media and celebrity women is encouraging… 
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