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elusive February 7th, 2014 8:36am

Have you ever heard of revenge porn (see article telling the stories of three women affected by it)? Do you think it should be made illegal?

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duey in a fools paradise
02/07/14 4:35 pm

What in the hell is wrong with people nowadays? First, since when does dating one guy for a period of time make you comfortable to send naked pics? And what the hell is wrong with a guy that would post those pics everywhere? Just tells me he is scum!

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elusive Sactown
02/07/14 4:44 pm

Some of the women dated these guys for four years. That's a long time to not have invested trust in them.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/07/14 2:13 pm

last I heard stalking was frowned upon. this is digital stalking, just because it's electronic and difficult to police doesn't mean it should be ignored our condoned by not dealing with. difference between this and regular stalking is that

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/07/14 2:15 pm

there is proof... actual digital proof. granted it may be hard to put it upon the correct person but that's what law enforcement gets paid for, right? Get the proof, assign the guilty party and nail their ass to a wall.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/07/14 2:15 pm

I'm tired of victims continually being victimized through no fault of their own.

elusive Sactown
02/07/14 2:48 pm

Ugh thank you!!!

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/07/14 2:51 pm

happy to let a good rant loose every now and then

elusive Sactown
02/07/14 3:28 pm

I followed you for that lovely rant. I love your questions. You seem new. If so, welcome!

EarlyBird Portland
02/07/14 1:56 pm

When my kids were young, I constantly read these stories to them. I beat it over their heads that no matter how much you trust/love/like someone, things change. I don't think these things can be banned I think there needs to be awareness.

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EarlyBird Portland
02/07/14 1:57 pm

And guess what! I sleep easy every night knowing there is nothing of me that could get out.

elusive Sactown
02/07/14 2:48 pm

My mom did that to me too. I'm glad I listened.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
02/07/14 1:11 pm

Here's an idea, Don't allow anyone to take pictures of you that you would not show your children.

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elusive Sactown
02/07/14 2:53 pm

If read the article, the woman and her boyfriend had a long distance relationship. She explains "we had the technology and we used it". I can't blame her for finding any way to be romantic with her long distance bf.

elusive Sactown
02/07/14 2:53 pm

Although I do agree. If you don't take nude photos they won't be put up on the internet.

MrWolfe Nashville
02/07/14 1:10 pm

No ban because the movie/picture is usually made consensually...but criminal prosecution if it can be proven someone is using it to harm a former love interest

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Rocker saved by grace
02/07/14 9:07 am

That should be an assumed risk when a person allows another to take dirty pictures of them. With that said, I think the person posting it should hold the most responsibility.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/07/14 7:53 am

The problem I see with banning it, is how? Making posting a picture of someone without consent illegal would mean virtually never posting any picture with people in the background. It should be treated like any other form of harassment.

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elusive Sactown
02/07/14 2:55 pm

I don't think it would be too difficult. If you can block websites showing child pornography and other acts, you should be able to shut down the web host who hosts (and boasts) revenge porn.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/07/14 3:16 pm

Sure, you could do that, but what about the millions of sites where the picture might be posted without being specifically for the purpose of 'revenge' porn? The millions (or more) sites for 'regular' amateur porn? It will still be out there.

elusive Sactown
02/07/14 3:21 pm

That is very true Zod. I think it's specifically the revenge sites I'm talking about. They encourage the offender to tag her photo with her full name, where she works, a link to her FB profile, etc.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/07/14 3:37 pm

Yeah, I was looking at it in the broader sense of using the InterWeb in general for revenge. I don't know how you would shut down the revenge revenge sites either though, without being able to define very clearly what is legally unacceptable.

Torfin Never Behind
02/07/14 3:37 am

This is straight up harassment and should be treated as such.

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rainman1088
02/07/14 2:01 am

As a libertarian, I don't really believe in banning much, but this one I do. You can ruin someone's life emotionally and professionally. A while back, I read an article about a teacher that was fired for it. It's terrible

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elusive Sactown
02/07/14 2:18 am

I've heard of several women losing their jobs, or the job opportunity, or finding, etc.

elusive Sactown
02/07/14 3:14 am

I am also libertarian, and feel the same.

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/07/14 2:00 am

It should be be absolutely illegal, and punishable with actual term in jail.

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elusive Sactown
02/07/14 1:39 am

I read the article in a Cosmo magazine and it made me sick. What kind of asshole does that? This is the exact reason why I will never allow risqué photos of myself to be taken.

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