Delegate proposes bill criminalizing revenge porn – MyEasternShoreMD

“For Jeanne Yeager, executive director for the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence serving Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties, revenge porn is another form of emotional abuse. She thinks Cardin’s proposal is a step in the right direction to confronting the evolving forms of emotional abuse brought on by the prevalence of social media.

“I think what I like about this bill is that it’s cutting-edge, and it’s going to help us now address something that’s only going to get more frequent and more abusive as technology expands,” she said in an interview on Friday, Nov. 1.

Yeager said abuse is about power and control, often gained through repeated put-downs, and acts of humiliation and sexual degradation. She said after a relationship is terminated, revenge porn allows someone to continue the cycle of emotional abuse, the hardest form from which to recover.

“It attacks who you see yourself as — in terms of being a mother, in terms of being a woman, in terms of being an employee. Everything is destroyed,” she said.”

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Fighting Revenge Porn – WJLA7 News

November 7, 2013

ABC7 WJLA

Fighting Revenge Porn

By Rebecca Cooper

Follow this link to see the video of my interview with Rebecca:

http://www.wjla.com/video/2013/11/fighting-revenge-porn.html

Victims of revenge porn deserve real protection | Holly Jacobs | Comment is free | theguardian.com

My ex-boyfriend was the first one to put me out there, exposing me in my most intimate moments. He did it for control. He did it for revenge. He did it for whatever reasons perpetrators normally have for stalking, harassing, and violating others.

At no point was I allowed to escape and move on. The internet made it possible for my ex and strangers to reach into my life, no matter where I was, and destroy everything I was trying to build. And nobody was willing to stop him.

I was the second person to put myself out there. When I couldn’t stand hiding anymore, having changed my name and lived in fear for years, I took back control of my life. I took it back by saying:

Yes that’s me in those pictures, in that video, and I am not ashamed. I have a right to live my life and not be afraid.

That was the birth of End Revenge Porn, which turned into the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). Every step in building CCRI has been a learning experience, both in the logistics of starting an organization and in how a movement takes on a life of its own.

We have barely begun, but we find ourselves buoyed by overwhelming support, even as we receive a stream of hateful messages from strangers. This is a culture war, but it is one I have faith we will win, perhaps more quickly than our opposition expects.”

 

Read the full article by the amazing warrior woman, Holly Jacobs here:

Victims of revenge porn deserve real protection | Holly Jacobs | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

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.

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