Intimate revenge video puts Swede behind bars – The Local

“Sweden has struggled with the new “revenge porn” trend, in which one person sets out on purpose to degrade or embarrass a former partner by publishing videos or images of their sexual contact. 

Swedish psychologists have said the behaviour was a way to express power, as well as to deal with negative feelings. The trend is also common among the younger generation.

“The times that I’ve encountered this, it’s been about disappointment, revenge, and jealousy from the boy’s side,”  Olof Risberg, psychologist at the boys’ mental health clinic Pojkmottagningen in Stockholm, told the Aftonbladet newspaper earlier this year.

“But it’s also about power. There is power in exacting revenge.”

 

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Crossover deadline to limit new bill filings; Senate committee to take up revenge pornography bill – Daily Journal

Come on, Senate…do the right thing…Approve this bill and show that Maryland’s appointed officials truly care about their constituents.

“Del. Luiz Simmons’ bill criminalizes the Internet posting of any pornographic images intended to hurt another person, such as an ex-lover. The bill sets maximum penalties of two years’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

If the committee advances Simmons’ bill, it will be just a Senate vote away from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s desk.”

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Crossover deadline to limit new bill filings; Senate committee to take up revenge pornography bill – Daily Journal.

Ban revenge porn: the story so far – The Yorker

“The only responsibility someone could take is that you’ve put yourself in a potentially vulnerable position. In the same way that if you’re walking down the street with your mobile phone out, you’ve put yourself in a potentially vulnerable position for somebody to take it. Just because you’re in a position where you could be taken advantage of doesn’t mean that you should be. It’s not your fault if someone comes and nicks your phone. It’s not your fault if you’re walking through a bad neighbourhood and you get mugged. So why is it your fault if you’ve trusted a person because of the situation you’re in? To then be taken advantage of, it’s not your fault. I think it’s just people trying to justify the fact that maybe they’ve had that malicious thought at one point.”

Read the full article via Ban revenge porn: the story so far – The Yorker.

5 Horrifying Ways an Ex Can Ruin Your Life With Nude Photos | Cracked.com

J.F. Sargent managed to infuse a little humor with the very serious issue of being a victim of Revenge Porn. A great article that makes a few salient points…thanks, Sarge!

“Professor Annmarie Chiarini, Anisha Vora, and Dr. Holly Jacobs have a few things in common: They’ve all had explicit photos of themselves shared online, and they’ve all decided to do something about it. In August of 2012, Jacobs started EndRevengePorn.org and quickly found out that the concept of pornography as vengeance is even stranger than it sounds when we type it out like that. Working with Vora and Chiarini, she discovered that …”

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_20953_5-horrifying-ways-ex-can-ruin-your-life-with-nude-photos.html#ixzz2vkblHwiT

 

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