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12 Reasons Why Gender Matters to Understanding Teenage Sexting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Sexting becomes a problem of safety when teens, regardless of gender, coerce, share and sell images with no respect or regard for the feelings or rights of the people in them. Sexting illustrates the tremendous pressure kids feel to act sexually -- either coercively, dominantly, or submissively, as an exhibition of gender status.

Q and A With Charlotte Laws About Her Romance With Tom Jones and Her Memoir, "Rebel in High Heels"

Charlotte Laws | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

My new memoir, Rebel in High Heels, chronicles my life, including my battle against revenge porn, my party crashing escapades and my three-year relationship with singer Tom Jones.

Porn Website Makes It Easier For Victims To Remove Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

Pornhub, one of the Internet's most popular porn websites, is making it easier for victims of "revenge porn" to get their videos removed. Pornhu...

The End of Revenge: Our Fascination With Getting Even

Tim Suttle | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Tim Suttle

America is a revenge culture: Revenge the television series, revenge porn, revenge games in sports...vengeance is a mainstay of foreign policy and a thematic obsession for film, television, and female pop-musicians.

A Primer On Online Misogyny: 'Revenge' Porn Is Only One Dimension

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

While it is safer and comforting to think that men looking at women in these ways is not a question of power "looking," "taking," and sometimes "sharing" women and images of women, these images are, and always have been, political acts with social consequences.

Online Harassment Is Nothing New. So Why Haven't Laws Caught Up?

Beth Winegarner | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Beth Winegarner

I'm a female who's been online since 1991, which means my adult life is peppered with online harassment stories the way a country dog is peppered with ticks. I wanted to be left alone, and it was clear that my own say-so wasn't going to be enough, so I explored my options.

What to do When You're the Victim of Revenge Porn

Patrick Ambron | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Patrick Ambron

Unfortunately, we see an alarming amount of revenge porn cases every month. Based on our experience working with this issue, we put together a guide that can hopefully inform, prevent, or at least help the victims of revenge porn fight back.

Revenge Porn Is More Than a Violation of Privacy It Is Digital Sexual Assault

Olivia Wilson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Olivia Wilson

The narratives we're listening to as revenge porn reaches mainstream news aren't just about victim blaming, they're about negotiating a new age of digital interactions and an ugly manifestation of how women are viewed and treated.

John Oliver Nails Just How Terrifying The Internet Can Be For Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women

If you think that harassment isn't much of an issue on the Internet, John Oliver says you can thank your "white penis" for that lovely, non-threatenin...

How to Defeat 'Revenge Porn': First, Recognize It's About Privacy, Not Revenge

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Mary Anne Franks

That so many states are taking this issue seriously is tremendous progress. It is crucial, however, to ensure that the laws being passed truly protect victims and that they are clear, principled, and constitutionally sound. Unfortunately, many of these state laws do not fulfill these criteria.

Google Finally Takes A Stand Against Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology

The company will honor requests from revenge porn victims to take down Search results linking to sensitive content.

YouTube Star Fights to End Revenge Porn (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Shira Lazar

YouTube fans know Chrissy Chambers as one half of the singing duo BriaAndChrissy, whose music and comedy-themed channel has racked up an impressive 350,000 subscribers.

Revenge Porn Site Operator Sentenced To 18 Years

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man who operated a "revenge porn" website and then charged victims to remove nude images and personal information was s...

The ACLU's Frat House Take on 'Revenge Porn'

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

What explains the view that disclosing information about a person's medical history or financial status, regardless of motive, is destructive and should be punished by law, but that disclosing pictures of a person's naked body is trivial and should not be punished unless motivated by a desire to harm the victim?

'Boys Will Be Boys': The Lie That Keeps It All Going

Megan Maas | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Megan Maas

Why have we turned and looked the other way after studies reveal that sexual assault is a common occurrence among many fraternities (2, 3, 4)? Are we really just fine with chalking it all up to "boys will be boys?"

Twitter Bans Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women

Taking a stand against trolls everywhere, Twitter has banned revenge porn. The social media platform updated its rules Wednesday, adding a new guid...

#WhoWillYouHelp PSA Empowers Bystanders To Help Prevent Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women

"When you do nothing, you're helping him. But when you do something, you help her." That's the key message in a new campaign from the Ontario gover...

Seek and Destroy: FAQs on Divorce, Revenge Porn and Social Media Slamming

Don Schweitzer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Divorce
Don Schweitzer

Since social media has gained popularity, keeping a low profile during any change in relationship status, especially a divorce is more complicated. A person's Facebook relationship status can turn into celebrity-like gossip just by a simple change of marital status or removal of "couples" photos.

'King Of Revenge Porn' To Plead Guilty

AP | Posted 04.20.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of a "revenge porn" website who posted stolen nude photos online has agreed to plead guilty to hacking and identity ...

UK Cracks Down On Revenge Porn

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Posting explicit images of former lovers online — so-called "revenge pornography" — has been made a crime in Britain. Queen Eli...

Revenge-Porn Website Owner Convicted, Faces Up To 20 Years

AP | Posted 04.05.2015 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man has been convicted of running a "revenge porn" website where people posted nude pictures of their ex-lovers, who th...

Dana Liebelson

U.S. Government Takes Unprecedented Action Against Revenge Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission made an unprecedented move against "revenge porn" on Thursday, reaching a settlement with the alleged opera...

This Woman Is Using Nude Photos To Fight Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.19.2015 | Women

A hacker put nude images of Emma Holten on the Internet -- but she refuses to be ashamed of her naked body. A new photo series featuring Holten nu...

Kim Bellware

Illinois Gets Harsh New 'Revenge Porn' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology

Illinois became the latest state to criminalize "revenge porn," crafting what its creators hope will become a model for federal legislation. Gov....

Fight for the Right to Take Nude Photos

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The surest way to avoid ever having your most private photos shared publicly is to not take them in the first place. This is the philosophy behind the most common advice given to teens, among whom the rates of "sexting" continue to rise. Trust no one. Share nothing. Even better: Take nothing. It's ridiculous logic.