Comment of the week: on revenge porn | Dawn Foster | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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“This week, Annmarie Chiarini chose a comment by Florence5 on her article on revenge porn:

“I have heard of this type of thing before, and it’s awful, as is the victim-blaming and the pitiful response from the police. She should take civil action against him, go to a lawyer, not the police, sue the bastard, make his life a misery until he stops. As a mother of a 15-year-old daughter (who is very tech-savvy), I have already had this discussion with her and her friends that you never ever take compromising pictures of yourself, you don’t let anyone else, because this follows you the rest of your life. Don’t let anything out there you wouldn’t want your boss to see (or your constituents, customers, etc.).
I admire Annmarie’s work to get this outlawed, but there is also a proactive lesson here for us, our children etc. Talk to them about this kind of thing and make sure they understand the possible consequences.”

Annmarie explains why she chose this comment:

“This is one of the more difficult aspect of this issue – what to tell our children. I have lost sleep over what I will tell my son and daughter, and I can think of only one solid parallel to illustrate my decision to tell them not to share intimate images. When the birth control pill was introduced, it afforded people a new sexual freedom. Sexuality changed … for the better. But then stories of HIV and Aids started making headlines. There was a risk. Unprotected sex could result in a death sentence. Sexuality changed – people became less trusting and learned about dental dams. Now this new risk has entered the discussion that will again change sexuality and challenge trust in intimate relationships. So just as I will tell my children to use condoms, I will advise them not to share intimate images.””

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Comment of the week: on revenge porn | Dawn Foster | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

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  1. MR F CHIARINI

     /  November 25, 2013

    This is all to wonderful. I love seeing your name in a headline!!!!!!!

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