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Khosy Mawar Sani


The discourse that is scattered on social media raises various problems such as the discourse
of virginity. The discourse of virginity that is rife on social media, especially Instagram,
makes women as the other party feel disadvantaged, especially in the realm of a patriarchal
society. The Instagram account @agrimerinda which was spearheaded by Agri Merinda
dismissed the discourse on virginity and the negative stigma attached to non-virgin women
and their sexual morality. The purpose of this study was to analyze the discourse on virginity
on the @agrimerinda Instagram account. This study used a qualitative method with Michel
Foucault's archaeological and genealogical analysis. The results showed that the
@agrimerinda account had the power to spread knowledge of sexuality and virginity
massively and progressively across all Instagram features which were later agreed upon by
its followers. The discourses presented by this account are related to virginity, including
knowledge of sexuality (sex education), women's sexual morality, myths and values of
virginity. The discourses presented by Agri Merinda aim to change the taboo against nonvirgin women and make the narratives of sexuality and virginity a part of knowledge.
Keyword: Discourse, Instagram, Virginity, Sexuality

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Sani, K. (2021). DISKURSUS KEPERAWANAN DALAM INSTAGRAM (STUDI WACANA AKUN @agrimerinda). Paradigma, 10(1). Retrieved from https://ejournal.unesa.ac.id/index.php/paradigma/article/view/40697