What is sexual surveillance and why does it matter

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Dr. Nicole Shephard for GenderIT.org

Sexual surveillance, you may have guessed, cannot simply be reduced to a distinct instance where x happens to y (f.ex. where men surveil women). Instead, we can think of the expression “sexual surveillance” as a shorthand to talk about an assemblage of several interdependent gendered, sexualised, and racialised modes and effects of surveillance. And suddenly, the last question becomes the most useful one because it prompts us to think about all the ways in which intersectionality is relevant to surveillance.

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