Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Women who use social media are often subjected to blatant sexual harassment, facing everything from name calling to threats of violence. Aside from being disturbing, what does this abuse tell us about gender and sexual norms? And can we use the Internet to resist, even transform, destructive misogynistic norms? Exploring the language of shaming and …

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The Emotional Labor of the Professional Dominatrix

Through research on the emotional labor of the professional dominatrix, this case study highlights the importance of an inductive approach for exploring new topics and uncovering the complexities of lived experiences. This case study also demonstrates the value of using mixed qualitative methods, including conducting in-depth interviews and analyzing the content of written memoirs and …

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A Constellation of Stigmas: Stigma Management and the Professional Dominatrix

In this article, we explore stigma management among dominatrices, a relatively understudied profession within the literature on sex work. Our analysis is based on in-depth interviews with current and former dominatrices and published memoirs and blogs written by women who have worked in the industry. We argue that the professional dominatrix occupies a unique position …

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‘The World Turned Upside Down’: Emotional Labor and the Professional Dominatrix

The professional dominatrix, who has been underrepresented in the literature on sex work, complicates our understanding of the emotional labour of sex work. The professional dominatrix is paid by clients to perform the role of the dominant in scenarios involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadomasochism, and ‘fetishism.’ Unlike other sex workers, who must often feign …

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What Can You Do with That Degree? College Major and Occupational Status of College Graduates over Time.

While income inequality among college graduates is well documented, inequality in occupational status remains largely unexplored. We examine whether and how oc- cupational specificity of college majors is related to college graduates’ transition into the labor market and their subsequent occupational trajectories. Analyses of NLSY79 indicate that occupationally specific degrees are beneficial at the point …

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Gender and Value Orientations: What’s the Difference!? The Case of the U.S. and Japan.

This paper analyzes gendered social identity in Japan and the United States, countries with comparable postindustrial economic systems but distinct cultural traditions. Using national surveys (1995), we find gender differences in value orientations to be neither systematic nor consistent. They often dis- appeared after controlling for demographic and human-capital variables, though not so often for …

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New Evidence on College Remediation

(2006). Journal of Higher Education. 77(5), 886-924. With Paul Attewell, David Lavin, and Thurston Domina   http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00221546.2006.11778948