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Youth, Gender and Pornography in the Nordic Countries
During recent years, pornography has become increasingly more visible in the media. The phenomenon is usually referred to as "pornophication of public space" and has created a fierce debate in the Nordic countries, as well as concern among parents and teachers on what effects the increasing - and not always voluntary - exposure to pornography might have on children and teenagers. The study’s primary focus is the increased spread of pornography, and what effects this might produce on young girls’ and boys’ interpretations of gender. The study aims at revealing possible connections between teenagers’ exposure to pornography and their attitudes towards gender and power.