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

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 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 …”

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Tune in Today at 9am EST to The Marc Steiner Show


Delegate Jon Cardin and I will be guests on the Marc Steiner show today at 9am EST. Tune in live or listen to the podcast later.

We will be discussing Maryland’s proposed  Revenge Porn legislation that was unanimously passed by the House Committee and is now being reviewed by the Senate committee.

More information is available on Marc’s website: The Marc Steiner Show :: The Marc Steiner Show.

‘Revenge porn’ could mean jail time in Md. |

“Posting nude photos of your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend online may soon land you behind bars in the state of Maryland. House of Delegates are voting this week on whether to make “revenge porn” a crime. The bill may then head to the state senate.

“There was a lot of shame and embarrassment,” said victim Annmarie Chiarini. “I did not choose to have my sexuality broadcast.”

She’s calling for change after a bitter breakup nearly destroyed her life when an ex-boyfriend auctioned off a CD of nude photos of her on eBay. The single mother of two and respected English professor in Maryland was humiliated.

“I was just absolutely shocked that someone who I had trusted so much would betray me such a vile and vicious manner,” she said.

Chiarini’s sense of safety shattered when her former lover then posted the racy photos he promised were for his eyes only, on a pornography website.

“The danger became really real at that point,” she admitted.

Watch the video or read the transcript via: ‘Revenge porn’ could mean jail time in Md. |

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