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Sexting PanicRethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent$
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Amy Adele Hasinoff

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038983

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038983.001.0001

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Beyond teenage biology

Beyond teenage biology

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(p.49) Chapter 2 Beyond teenage biology
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Sexting Panic
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Amy Adele Hasinoff

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038983.003.0003

This chapter examines the implications of the dominant discourse about the unruly biology of adolescence. In particular, it challenges the notion that sexting is the result of teenage hormones and still-developing brain structures dangerously alchemizing with new technologies. The chapter first considers the developmental model of sexuality in relation to teen biology, along with alternatives to the teenage biology model of youth sexuality. It also discusses peer pressure and “crazy teen trends” as explanations for adolescent girls' sexual behavior. The chapter complicates biology-based assumptions about teens' irrational brains, raging hormones, and fixed trajectory through sexual development as explanations for sexting. It argues that using teen biology as a sympathetic explanation for sexting can divert attention from malicious privacy violators.

Keywords:   biology of adolescence, sexting, hormones, brain, youth sexuality, peer pressure, adolescent girls, sexual behavior, sexual development

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