Otter signs … revenge porn law, more – Eye On Boise – Spokesman.com – March 20, 2014

Add Idaho to the list of states with a Revenge Porn bill on the books!

Otter signs safe boating act amendments, HOA limits, Epi-Pen bill, anti-gun-seizure bill, revenge porn law, more – Eye On Boise – Spokesman.com – March 20, 2014.

Read House Bill 563 text via: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/H0563.pdf

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Al Jazeera America Tonight “Harassed online: What can you do?”

““I will destroy you” were the last words Annmarie Chiarini’s ex-boyfriend said to her, before he put a CD of 88 naked photos of her up for auction on eBay. Fourteen months later, the 42-year-old single mom received an anonymous email directing her to a profile on a porn site where she found the nude pictures, her full name, the college where she works and a solicitation for sex. The ex-boyfriend then put the images on a DVD and mailed copies to Chiarini’s boss, her parents and her son’s elementary school teacher.”

Watch part one of the the interview here:
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2013/12/-revenge-porn-victimdescribeshopelesshelplessfeelingspartone.html

And part two here:
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2013/12/-revenge-porn-victimdescribeshopelesshelplessfeelingsparttwo.html

Taking a Stand against Revenge Porn and Internet Exploitation in the Digital Age — Everyday Feminism

An excellent article by Danica Johnson!

“Sometimes revenge porn doesn’t include personal information or naked photos – but it can still be damaging. I know – from personal experience.

A few summers ago, on the way home from a fantastic beach vacation with a group of close friends, I got a call that broke my heart.”

 

Read the full article here:

Taking a Stand against Revenge Porn and Internet Exploitation in the Digital Age — Everyday Feminism.

Canadian women deserve more than a ‘revenge porn’ law – The Globe and Mail

Bravo, Michael Plaxton, for writing this very enlightened commentary!

“The effectiveness of revenge porn as a form of, well, revenge, depends entirely on the perception that a person who engages in consensual sexual activity has done something shameful. Destroy that perception and one kicks the legs out from under the impetus to distribute revenge porn in the first place. Yet no one suggests that the government should take steps to transform the widely-held (if often implicit) attitude that people, particularly young women, who engage in sexual conduct have somehow degraded or diminished themselves and are therefore suitable subjects for mockery or humiliation. It is much easier to craft criminal legislation that addresses one effect of a slut-shaming culture.

To a point, that is fair enough. It is no small matter to change social norms, and we do not want to leave women exposed to public ridicule while we engage in the long and arduous process of education. In 1992, when the rape shield provisions were debated in Parliament, it was frequently argued that changes to the Criminal Code alone would not transform social attitudes treating women as passive sexual objects. Education was needed to change the culture at its core, and not only at its criminal edges.”

Read the full commentary here:

Canadian women deserve more than a ‘revenge porn’ law – The Globe and Mail.

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