Proceedings of the International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)

A New Softporn? Challenges to Religious Symbols as Form of Fashion Communication in Social Media

Authors
Rino F. Boer, D Melsa N.
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Rino F. Boer
Available Online October 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.48How to use a DOI?
Keywords
softporn, fashion, religious symbol, perception
Abstract
Today social media are not only media for individual interaction but also for the construction of personal and community identity. The problem sometimes emerges when the construction of personal identity is in conflict with social values in public. This research focuses on the phenomenon of Jilboobs and those who wear skimpy dress on social media. It is called a soft pornography or softporn. Examples of both dress styles can be easily seen and students frequently see in their life and in society. The research questions are: Are there any differences in the perception of each dress style towards the figure of Muslim women among men students? And which one is more unacceptable as a representation of Muslim women either those who join in Jilboobs community or those who wear skimpy dress particularly the perception of men students who are studying in the tradition of Islamic education? Persons will speak with their dress. Dress style is symbolic form of communication; individual expression, social status, and religious magical conditions as dimension of independent variable (X). The research used the dependent variable (Y) with the perception concept, i.e. sensation, attention and interpretation. This research used survey on quantitative approach. Total respondents amount 109 students who are studying in the State Islamic University in Jakarta, and therefore, they have good understanding about Islam. It can be concluded that the respondents think that the two groups are significantly different; and the respondents are significantly unacceptable with the existence of Jilboobs compared to women who wear skimpy dress. This means that softporn associated with the use of certain religious symbols has greater rejection than the display that has been porn content from the beginning. Welcome to New Softporn Era!
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Proceedings
International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2018
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978-94-6252-553-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.48How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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