Salon Article – Doxxing Internt Babes: “She Wanted It”

“Doxxing is the Internet’s ultimate form of slut-shaming – and, as this latest case shows, it doesn’t just happen to women who have taken a naked photo of themselves. All it requires is being a woman on the Internet. Whether it’s the outing of an unwitting Olympic volunteer or the doxxing of a woman who dares to anonymously volunteer herself as masturbation material, there is a common theme here and it’s a sense of sexual entitlement. It’s the belief — conscious or not — that women’s bodies, their identities, do not belong to them. It’s the double-edged sword of sexual desirability: You become more of a woman — but less of a human.”

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It’s Still Easy to Get Away With Revenge Porn

And while the debate continues over what further revenge porn laws, if any, will be implemented, Toups says remaining vocal is key.

“If this has happened to you, just yesterday or five years ago, don’t be afraid to speak out, ” she says. “It’s a new issue that a lot of people aren’t aware of yet, but that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing.

“Jacobs agrees: “There are plenty of resources out there. It can seem like frustratingly slow progress, but it is progress — and we can’t ignore that.”

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Governor Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing revenge porn in California – Washington Post

Senate Bill 255, which takes effect immediately, makes it a misdemeanor to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission with the intent to cause emotional distress or humiliation. The penalty is up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.”

By Associated Press,October 01, 2013

Governor Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing revenge porn in California – Washington Post.

Fourth Estate : Ex lovers victimized with revenge porn

“It’s a travesty people are so cruel to release pictures and videos of those they once cared about. Just because a picture was taken and given consensually does not automatically give the right to release the image for any reason, especially for retaliation.

“Those who might think, ‘Well, you shouldn’t have taken those photos,’” said NBC News writer Suzanne Choney, “aren’t living in the real world of what has become, especially for a younger generation, a cultural, technological phenomenon as normal as tweeting and texting.”

This is absolutely true. The current generation, who were raised their whole lives with powerful technology, are not as afraid or skeptical as the generation before them. Without a fear of technology and what it can do, there is a failure to see the powerful repercussions one seemingly small decision can cause.

Revenge porn isn’t going to go away overnight and laws should be in place to protect images that are taken in private with the intention they stay private.

Regardless, if anyone thinks the pictures should never have been taken, a person shouldn’t have to suffer great emotional distress for years due to a choice made in trust, whether it was a mistake or not.”

via Fourth Estate : Ex lovers victimized with revenge porn.

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