We can only hope the US soon follows suit. And because of this, she is supporting the Holly Jacobs Cyber Civil Rights Initiative — which Jacobs founded after her own experience of revenge porn forced her to change her name. And the average non-consensual pornography victim has very few resources to manage the fallout of that involuntary fame. The hack jeopardized my physical safety, my career, my sense of self-worth and every relationship I have had or will have. Ultimately, reclassifying the offence as a privacy violation will better protect women and hopefully result in more convictions. What matters is not why the perpetrator disclosed the images; it is that the victim did not consent to the disclosure.
Allison. Age: 26.
What matters is not why the perpetrator disclosed the images; it is that the victim did not consent to the disclosure.
Kendra. Age: 30.
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This is exactly why the term revenge porn should be changed, Heard argues, because it is focused on intent rather than consent. Luckily, in the UK, we have specific laws around revenge porn that make partaking in it a criminal offence in and of itself. At the time, hundreds of nude images of celebrities were shared across websites like 4chan and Reddit. The organization is fighting to change legislation around revenge porn, as it is currently classed as harassment rather than an invasion of privacy.