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Holmdahl, Jessica
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Holmdahl, J. (2018). En komprimerad syn på ätstörningar i regionala vårdprogram: en multimodal kritisk diskursanalys av hur ätstörningar realiseras genom bilder och flödesscheman. In: D. Wohjan, C. Seiler Brylla & G. Westberg (Ed.), Kritiska text- och diskursstudier: (pp. 101-122). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola (6)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En komprimerad syn på ätstörningar i regionala vårdprogram: en multimodal kritisk diskursanalys av hur ätstörningar realiseras genom bilder och flödesscheman
2018 (Swedish)In: Kritiska text- och diskursstudier / [ed] D. Wohjan, C. Seiler Brylla & G. Westberg, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, no 6, p. 101-122Chapter in book (Refereed)
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Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018
Series
Text- och samtalsstudier från Södertörns högskola ; 6
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Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34940 (URN)978-91-88663-34-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved
Milles, K., Holmdahl, J., Melander, I. & Fugl-Meyer, K. (2018). 'Something That Stretches During Sex': replacing the word hymen with vaginal corona to challenge patriarchal views on virginity. Gender and Language, 12(3), 294-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Something That Stretches During Sex': replacing the word hymen with vaginal corona to challenge patriarchal views on virginity
2018 (English)In: Gender and Language, ISSN 1747-6321, E-ISSN 1747-633X, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 294-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although there is no scientific proof of a breakable membrane in the vagina, virginity controls are causing great suffering to women worldwide, and hymen (re) constructions are carried out in many countries. The hymen is called modomshinna 'virginity membrane' in Swedish, which can reinforce the idea of a breakable membrane. In their work against female sexual oppression the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education launched a new term, vaginal corona. The aim of our study is to evaluate this initiative. By conducting a survey directed at youths and health professionals at youth clinics in Stockholm, we were able to show that knowledge of the new word had spread and that changes in the oppressive cultural beliefs connected to virginity and female sexuality in part can be connected to the word. The study thus supports the claim that initiatives aimed at changing vocabulary can be effective in changing cultural concepts. Feminist language activism initiatives are thus usable as part of feminist political work to promote women's sexual rights and gender equality.

Keywords
Feminist Language Activism, Hymen, Vaginal Corona, Patriarchy, Sexual Rights
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Specific Languages Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36715 (URN)10.1558/genl.31894 (DOI)000447928800004 ()2-s2.0-85055795375 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-08 Created: 2018-11-08 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K., Holmdahl, J., Melander, I., Hjortek, L. & Fugl-Meyer, K. (2017). ”Den som töjs under sex": Ordet slidkrans som sexualpolitiskt verktyg. HumaNetten (38), 128-140
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2017 (Swedish)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 128-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33824 (URN)
Projects
Slidkransen som sexualpolitiskt verktyg. KISH-projekt (samarbete mellan KI och SH)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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