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ever they want. Today, we share many things on the internet, such as text, information, identity, and – yes – intimate images. People have the right to do so, and it is not the violated person who should change his or her behaviour. Women and others should not suppress their desire to share material of an intimate or sexual nature. The person who passes on photos or information is the criminal, and he/she must be forced to change behaviour whether it is sharing photos or videos, hacking or suchlike. Note: From 2011 to 2015, the number of reports on illegal sharing of private images online has more than doubled, and the development seems to move towards tripling. nnThe third wave of feminism dates to the 1990s, and some have called it an ‘academic feminism’. The third wave can be SOCIAL STUDIES AND GENDER EQUALITY 23 seen as a criticism that gender is perceived as something specific with different attributes. This wave thus criticises those who look at gender as a biological phenomenon. Gender and sexuality are much more than biology, according to this wave. Gender is invented by society, among other things through our language, where we construct certain gender views such as ’boys’ gifts’ and ‘girls’ gifts’. This perception of gender is wrong, because our gender and sexuality are something we humans are entitled to define. Today, there are many other legitimate gender identities and sexual orientations, such as gays, lesbians, queers, transsexuals, bisexuals and omnisexuals. nnThe fourth wave of feminism began around 2008 and can be briefly described as a break with the sexualisation of women. We can introduce the wave with the following questions: Why should a young woman be called a whore because she kissed two or three boys at a high school party? Why are women generally shamed if they have an active sex life, whereas men who score many women have high status? And why are there other rules for women’s sexuality than for men’s? The so-called fourth wave of feminism has many aspects, but aims to liberate women’s sexuality. The wave has created debate about Twerk Queen Louise, Nikita Klæstrup’s dresses and Emma Holten’s attitude to revenge porn. Often this form of feminism does not limit itself to women, but appeals to all people to free themselves from prejudices and act out their sexuality as they want to, but with responsibility and respect for others. 1.3 Social studies is based on current knowledge, empirical knowledge, methods, concepts and theories We have enrolled the three main disciplines of social science to investigate the question: “What is the status of gender equality in Denmark at the end of the 2010s?” We have presented various as


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