'Revenge porn' law passes…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  I disagree in some circumstances.  I believe that those type of photos (ect) are private, and that it is an “unspoken” agreement to not share them.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think posting revenge porn is a horrible thing to do.  It’s just evil.  I just don’t think it should be legislated for the reasons you said.  This is only if the pictures were voluntarily shared/taken. Call me cynical, but I assume if you send nude pictures to someone there’s a very big chance those pictures are going to be shared with other people.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@stardustintheeyes:  I dunno, I have seen far too many horrible things happen to people because of “revenge porn” so while I think you have a good point about why it shouldn’t be legislated, I can’t really get myself to be unhappy about it. 

Especially given that so many of these are taken by really naive youngsters who later have their lives shattered by revenge porn for a stupid lapse in judgement. I am really glad that group is protected in some way. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Easy way to fix this, don’t send someone pictures you wouldn’t want plastered on the internet. Tada! Then it is totally illegal if they post it. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think that if a person is going to be sending pictures like that and not want the risk of it getting passed around it should be sent to you SO. I don’t think it’s right to send a picture to people you are in a relationship with. Maybe that’s just me but IMO it defintly should only be to SO

Post # 9
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11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@stardustintheeyes:  It isn’t enough.

Laws in general are there to protect ourselves and others from dumb decisions and moments. Taking a naked photo of yourself and putting it out into the world is one of those dumb things you can do that will very likely come back to haunt you. Young and foolish or old enough to know better, either way that doesn’t give anyone the right to abuse your trust and post the photos.

I recently found Myex.com and was completely disgusted at the human race for even considering such a thing. I have never sent a naked photo but that doesn’t mean I don’t have compassion for anyone in this crappy situation. Selfies should be included…I mean come on how else are these photos being acquired? It is like putting a band-aid on a bleeding artery, doesn’t even do enough.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@stardustintheeyes: I generally agree you do those types of things at your own risk. But, I think it’s really shitty of people to share those to get revenge on someone when there was an implicit understanding that the images would not be shared. Far too many people get hurt by this and I think it’s fine to pass a law to try and discourage doing this. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  I’ve always felt that if you don’t want naked pictures of yourself to be seen, don’t send naked pictures.  As the saying goes, if you play with fire….

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@abirdword:  Well said.

I think it’s a terrible thing for someone to send out “revenge porn” but I also think that people should be a bit smarter about taking nude pictures and sending them out.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was listening to a report about this on NPR last night, and they interviewed a woman whose picture was posted with her workplace listed, including her boss’s contact information. She ended up having to leave her job for fear of stalking and actually changed her name in the end. Her ex went to extremes and posted images of her many places, including on HER Facebook profile, so she was able to use a cyberstalking/harrassment law to stop him, but most people only post one or two pictures, so those laws don’t apply.

Do I think there’s an unspoken agreement that those pictures are private? Sure. But I also think there’s a general understanding that you shouldn’t take things that belong to other people, make decisions about what they can do with their own body, or harass them for what they believe. Unfortunately, human nature means we need to make laws regarding these types of things.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@stardustintheeyes:  If someone is sending naked photos of themselves out to the world (or even a partner who they end up breaking up with) them it is their own problem. The way you conduct yourself in life is your choice and you need to understand that every action has a reaction…and consequence.

Hopefully you aren’t sleeping with a dbag who is going to do something stupid with the pictures, but if you are sleeping with a stupid dbag then I can’t imagine you are too smart either. It’s the internet, the electronic age, and people need to be cognoscente of the content they choose to share. It can REPOSTED believe it or not (duh).

I have no sympathy for people who are the engineers of their own misery and do stupid things.

ETA: people do nasty stuff in breakups all the time. Are we going to make laws that everyone has to be nice? Give me a break. Don’t do stupid things and then stupid things can’t come back and bite you in the ass.

I’m pretty sure my mother and grandma never acted like porn stars and made movies and pictures of themselves. Just because the technology exists doesn’t mean it should be used for that. He wants to watch? Get a mirror. Seriously, people.

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