"Revenge Porn"... REALLY?

I know the title of this post sounds a little "heavy", but if you know me you have to know that I am about to make fun of someone. Namely the media for covering such a ridiculous story, but more so  the stupid people, or should I say "victims" as they were referred to in ABC News' coverage of this topic, who would even show their face in this coverage. If you do not know what "Revenge Porn" (or Cyber Rape as it was affectionately referred to on TV) is, it's when a jilted "significant other" posts the naughty pictures you sent to them of yourself from your cell phone onto the Internet. There are apparently websites dedicated to these life choices. And people can sign up and pay money to see your pictures posted on the Internet without your knowing. There are females (and I'm sure males who are smart and don't want to be recognized on national news) who actually showed their faces on TV, crying out for help to stop these pictures from being posted on the Internet. They have even gone as far as to file a law suit against the websites who allow people to post these pictures, most of the time anonymously. Does ABC really see these girls as "victims"?

Now in the story, these "victims" admit to sending their pictures to their ex-boyfriends via their cell phone/email/web cam, whatever. How about we use some common sense. The attention to this story just proves how awful and stupid people are becoming. How about for 1 second girls (and boys), you use your brain. A guy showing off the picture his girlfriend sent him of her boobs is nothing new. Do I think it is right? Of course not. Someone close to me once said, after his friend showed him a picture that the girl he was dating sent him via phone, "I am not sure who has more respect for her, you or herself". Well said...

Once you send that picture you  have put yourself out there. It's like making a sex tape. Even if you are married to the person, one day that marriage might end, and unless you have the only copy, it's probably going to be leaked somewhere. Or at one point in time another person might see said movie. At one point the interviewer asks one of the girls "What would you say to a girl who's boyfriend is requesting her to send pictures to him?". The girl smartly replies "I'd tell her to find a new boyfriend".  It's kind of funny how hindsight is 20/20.

I have kindly posted the video onto this post so you can watch this entertaining news story. I am not some cold hearted human being, I promise. My heart does break when there are REAL injustices in the world. It's just I have a problem with stupid people like this... Mommy Spooner

XXX.com Revenge: Lawsuit Filed Against 'Revenge Porn' Sites: ABCNEWS.COM - Women whose most intimate photos wound up online with their information are fighting back.

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