Posts tagged "revenge porn"

Mantrum: Revenge Porn The Fault Of Feminism, Says Moron

And pretty much every other problem he has, duh. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 6, 2015

John Oliver Takes On Internet Harassment In This Week’s “Last Week Tonight”

On last night’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver tackled the topic of online harassment, especially Twitter threats, revenge porn, and YouTube comments telling certain British news show hosts that they have spider-hands.

Oliver dives, in particular, into the fact that law enforcement is woefully underprepared to deal with rape and death threats, highlighting a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 22, 2015

Google Will Now Remove Revenge Porn Upon Request

Definitely a step in the right direction.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

Operator Of Revenge Porn Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Notorious San Diego creep Kevin Bollaert was just sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted back in February of 21 accounts of identity theft and six accounts of extortion. The former operator of the non-consensual porn site “UGotPosted” posted pictures of nude women along with their personal information from jilted ex-lovers as a…

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015

Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

Of Course Redditors Are Whining About The Site’s Revenge Porn Rule

You may have heard about Reddit’s new take-down policy, which states the following:
No matter who you are, if a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity, sexual excitement, or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, is posted or linked to on reddit without your permission, it i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

The Internet’s “Most Hated Man” Is Going To Prison

The man the BBC once called the “Net’s most hated man” is facing years behind bars after pleading guilty to several charges involving “revenge porn” site IsAnyoneUp.com. Hunter Moore, 28, pleaded guilty to federal computer hacking and identity theft charges in Los Angeles yesterday and is expected to be sentenced to between two and seve…

By: Newser / February 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton Pulls The Grandma Card In Support Of Vaccines

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2015

Of course Hillary Clinton supports vaccines, she’s sane. [Associated Press]
The man behind the revenge porn web site YouGotPosted is facing up to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

How A Danish Activist Reclaimed Her Body After Her Ex Posted Revenge Porn

HECK YEAH to this: Danish activist Emma Holten’s ex-boyfriend released “intimate photographs” to a creepshots web site three years ago, and she’s reclaiming her agency over her body by publishing topless photos for which she has given her consent.
The photos depict her in the process of doing everyday tasks like reading or brushing…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast]
A law against revenge porn with a sentence of up to two years in prison has been proposed in the UK. [Marie Claire]
Even if two parents share…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in “revenge porn” photos posted to their site. As she tells Cosmopolitan.com, a man she had hung out with three times created a fake profile with photos of Ali’s head photoshopped onto pornographic images.  Ali’s original…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

Arizona Gets Strict On “Revenge Porn”

This week, Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a law cracking down on so-called “revenge porn,” classifying it as a sex offense. “Revenge porn” consists of sexual photos or videos which are posted online without the person’s consent. Generally speaking, ex-boyfriends or jilted partners post intimate images or videos of ex-girlfriends, which go up along…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2014

FBI Arrests “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore

Justin Bieber isn’t the only icky person put behind bars today. The FBI arrested “revenge porn king” Hunter Moore, 27, who allegedly hosted the website IsAnyoneUp.com, where men would submit scantily clad photos of their exes, which were then posted with the women’s names and addresses. Moore is accused, with Charles Evens, 25, of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2014

True Story: I’ve Been Called The “Erin Brockovich” Of Revenge Porn

I felt like Will Smith in “Enemy of the State.”

I was being hunted, harassed and stalked by criminals with technological expertise. I had been thrust into an unexpected war. I felt exposed, vulnerable and alone on the front line. I had awoken a hideous network of villains and saboteurs, who were i…

By: Charlotte Laws / November 24, 2013

League Of Legends Gamer Posts Revenge Porn Of Girlfriend Because She Played The Game As A Character He Didn’t Like

Who knew a surefire way to incite rage in your  nerd boyfriend was to pick the “wrong” character when playing the video game League of Legends? According to The Daily Dot, when LoL gamer XJ9 — described as a “a very skilled League of Legends player who could be pro if not for his emotional problems” — found out his girlfriend…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2013

8 Sexting Rules To Avoid Starring Naked In Someone’s “Revenge Porn”

Hunter Moore, the founder of Is Anyone Up?, a website that posts “revenge porn,” is rich because of women and men and their not-so-smart sexting decisions. When a couple breaks up, one person in the couple can ruin the other’s life just by contacting Moore. Sure, he is an awful human being, but the fact that he ha…

By: The Stir / April 8, 2012