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Revenge porn site being sued. But are the women to blame too?

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Mariana Taschinger
Mariana Taschinger
Mariana Taschinger had just turned 18 when she reluctantly sent topless photos of herself to her then-high school boyfriend, whom she had been in a relationship with for more than a year and a half

How Marianna Taschinger’s life fell apart. Revenge sites come under legal scrutiny.

Websites referred to as revenge porn where jilted lovers post solicitous images of each other as operated by texxxan.com and website hosting company godaddy are now facing the wrath of at least a dozen women who have brought a class action suit for  running risque images of them on the web.

Offered one woman, Hollie Toups after topless photos of her ended up on the web courtesy of a former disgruntled boyfriend:

“I couldn’t breathe, and then I started crying uncontrollably because I felt really helpless. Knowing that someone could, with a click of a button, take whatever information they wanted from you is really troubling. It almost makes me want to shower with my clothes on.”

The lawsuit claims the sites are “designed to cause humiliation and emotional distress.”

Offers class action lawyer John Morgan:

“This is a form of cyber human trafficking, or as it has been termed, ‘revenge porn,’ has been termed ‘cyber rape,’ because they take photos of women for the purpose of dehumanizing them, for the purpose of degrading them, and they go even further.”

That said what makes this suit particularly discerning is the fact that the suit is also going after the websites’ subscriber lists in an effort to tear away the mask of anonymity from the people who prowl the sites and the content providers.

“[The subscribers] should be held accountable because they are logging on, they are putting their credit card in, they are paying to see us exploited,” Toups said. “And again, if there weren’t those degusting people paying, then maybe there wouldn’t be a website.”

Some of the photos had been of underage girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

One of the site’s victims, 27-year-old expecting mom Kelly Hinson, told the Chronicle that last week she was shopping at a Walmart when a man walked up to her and said, ‘You’re Kelly, right?’ and then went on to explain how he had saved pictures of her, which were taken by her late ex-boyfriend, onto his computer.

‘I literally ran off. I ran off,’ Hinson told the paper.

Yet some also wonder if all this could have been avoided had the offended party been more responsible and simply not shared solicitous images with others that risked one day making their way on the web. Then again that too might be akin to blaming the owner of a house for having the audacity not to lock their front door to only  then later complain that they were robbed, which is to wonder who ultimately is responsible for the violation of such images and what is it about our culture that tacitly allows such victimization to continue?

Then there’s this via yahoo:

But Eric Goldman, director of the Santa Clara University School of Law’s High Tech Law Institute, said the women’s legal case is weak because courts have ruled repeatedly that websites and Web hosts like GoDaddy.com are not legally responsible for material other people post.

“The plaintiffs can’t win against the Web hosts, against the Texxxan.com website and against the subscribers due to a law that Congress enacted that said the only people liable for content online are the people who post it,” Goldman said.

Texxxan has for its part offered the following: “We are now assessing the situation and will do our best to make the best decisions pertaining to this issue that will hopefully benefit all individuals involved.”

Offered one commentator on the web:

And people wonder why 50% of marriages end in failure? It’s because women emulate the worthless sluts they see on TV and are constantly competing with each other over losers. No guy wants to sign up for life with a Paris Hilton clone, but he sure will plow it for a year or two biding time. Turn off the TVs ladies, and realize that anything special you actually have to offer to a real man will come from within yourself.

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  • MountainTops

    Look Deniz, you seriously sound psychologically disturbed. Are you aware of that? The truth is, I don’t enjoy saying mean things to people, even if they really pretty much f**k.ing deserve it. You sound like a real asshole, but I tend to wonder if you’re really just unhappy instead.

    You don’t sound like you are happy. Why don’t you give yourself the gift of more happiness this holiday season?? Surely you can think of a few ways to do that. If you need to talk to someone, then talk to someone. Talk to a friend, or go to a shrink. There’s nothing wrong with counseling. Everyone needs someone to talk to. You seem to have a lot of hate and anger at the ready and that’s pretty unhealthy. Why not try to do something about that? Do you really hate the world that much, Deniz? And if so, why?? That doesn’t seem like a very nice or comfortable place to be in. Personally, I wouldn’t be happy if I felt that way all the time.

    Why not go about trying to feel better? Then surely you wouldn’t feel the need to be so resentful of vaginas. I feel the need to stick up for my reproductive organs and the people who have them. Do you -really- think vaginas are the problem Deniz? And if so, why?? Why do you have such a problem with vaginas?? You do realize that only very insecure and cowardly men take on misogynist attitudes, right? You may think that’s working out great for you, but I don’t believe it. That’s a rough way to live. It’s all just a cover for emptiness. All outwards bravado, but inside, just a lot of feelings of inadequacy. I suggest you would be happier if you felt differently. Like with me, I don’t have a problem with dicks. (Just POS scum, but that goes for males and females, but dicks themselves, no way. Fine wiener is always welcome in my house.) So why do you have such a problem with vaginas?? Are you in the closet, and hate yourself for being gay, so you refocus your feelings outward so the problem becomes “out there” instead of with you? Well I’m sorry if that’s the case, and that’s something you’ll have to work our for yourself, but hopefully in time, you can feel differently. Self-acceptance and self-forgiveness are necessary first steps in any life worth living. I mean, if you’re gay, you’re gay, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, it’s just part of life, but don’t try to over-compensate by going stark raving bonkers at so-called “feminists”. First of all, they/we didn’t do it to you! And second, there’s nothing wrong with it! F*_ck the bigots, some of them may be nice people in other ways, but they’re also ignorant. Leave the ignorant to their ignorance. And don’t hate on women because you’re ashamed of being gay, because that’s the height of ignorance as well! Just be proud of who you are. It’s nothing to be ashamed of!

    And if you are honestly NOT gay then, (while I would find that hard to believe (too much knee-jerk vitriol w/foaming at the mouth against me or others like me for no real reason)), I really seriously hope you can start to feel better soon, and find a way to find love and acceptance for yourself anyways, whatever your issue is. Then you won’t feel the need to have such senseless and hateful attitudes towards other people just because of something utterly arbitrary like gender. Most people are good people, a relative few are scum and I hope will one day rot in hell, but most are pretty decent. That’s the worldview I ascribe to, do you? I also hope that someday soon you can learn what real love and empathy means. I can see that you didn’t appear to have any at all for the victims in the situations described in this article, and I find that very disturbing. What if something like this, or even more serious, happened to someone close to you?? It could be a friend, a relative, or if you have kids, your very own child. How would that feel in that case?? Would you turn on them and pop off with blame and condemnation and hatefulness?? Well that wouldn’t make you a very good friend or family member now, would it?? Would you honestly feel good treating someone else that you actually knew that way?? I hope the answer is no f*ucking way. And I think that’s something to think about.

  • Lily_ZzTop

    WHAT’S WITH ALL THE HATE AND ANGER DENIZZZZZZZZZZ?? I HEAR THAT’S VERY UNHEALTHY.

    BI.TCHES REALLY GOT YOU DOWN LATELY HUH?? YEAH… YEP I HEAR YA. YEAH, WHO DOESN’T HATE BI.TCHES?…TELL ME ABOUT IT! BI.TCHES CAN BE SUCH BI.TCHES HUH? SHA… DON’T HAVE TO TELL ME BRO!

    BI.TCHES!! RIGHT?? RIGHT! SHA. TOTALLY!

    WELL, THIS COULD JUST BE A RANDOM SHOT IN THE DARK… JUST HAZARDING A WILD GUESS N ALL, BUT I’S BETS THAT IF YOU TOOK TO BRUSHING YOUR TEETH ONCE IN A WHILE AND GOT A JOB… NOTHING CRAZY MIND YOU… I WOULDN’T WANT YOU TO HURT YOURSELF, BUT U KNOW, JUST A LITTLE SUMPIN…. U MIGHT HAVE SOME BETTER LUCK WITH DOZE BIT.CHES. I KNOW, THAT’S A LITTLE OUT THERE N ALL.. BUT NEVER HURTS TO TRY, HUH?

    AND, JUST BEING REALLLLLY KOOO-RAYZY HERE, BUT YOU MITE WANNA COOL IT ON ALL THE FEM-BASHING….JUST ANOTHER CRAZY IDEA, JUST THROWING DARTS OUT AT IDEAS HERE, TOTAL EXPERIMENTATION MIND YOU….. BUT I’M SURE THERE AS LEAST ONE WOMAN IN THE WORLD THAT WENT THROUGH A FEW THINGS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAD A PLACE IN IT, JUST MAYBE SOMTHIN TO KEEP IN MIND, U KNOW MAYBE….OR MAYBE NOT…. I HEAR IT’S KIND OF AN ORDEAL (BUT SHA, THOSE ARE PROBABLY ALL JUST EXAGGERATIONS AND SHIZT), AND NOT ONLY THAT, U KNOW, CALL ME NUTS, BUT IM JUST NOT SO SURE HOW MUCH THAT ATTITUDE IS REALLY HELPING YOUR CAUSE ALL THAT MUCH….WITH DA BITCHEZ I MEAN… I MEAN, U KNOW HOW DOZE BITCHEZ ARE AND SHIZT…

    BUT YOU KNOW, WHATEVER WORKS FOR U MAN. I’M SURE YOU’RE A REAL SWELL GUY. YEAH I MEAN, RIGHT! SOUNDS LIKE THINGS ARE COMING ALONG REAL SOLID FOR YOU, MAN. I’M SURE BEHIND ALL THAT FOAMING SPITTLE IS A REGULAR MR. ROGERS. NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT. U GOT THIS…. CLEAR DAT, CLEAR DAT!

  • Lily_ZzTop

    HA HA HA. NICELY PHRASED. NO DOUBT YOU’RE SADLY TRUE ON BOTH COUNTS.

  • Lily_ZzTop

    HEY DENIZ, WHY DO YOU HATE WOMEN SO MUCH??

    IS IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PREEMIE D.I.CK??? YOU *DO* KNOW THAT’S NOT OUR FAULT, RIGHT??

    OH WELL F& &K IT, JUST KILL YOURSELF! A QUICK, SIMPLE, AND CLEAN SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM THAT SEEMS TO BE YOU!!

  • Lily_ZzTop

    LOLOL.

  • Lily_ZzTop

    IS THAT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE?? WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO ENGAGE IN ‘SLUT” SHAMING?? SHOULD PEOPLE, MALE OR FEMALE, BE ALLOWED TO BE INTIMATE WITH THEIR PARTNER, WITHOUT FEAR THAT SOMEDAY JUST BECAUSE THEY BROKE UP, THOSE **PRIVATE** PICTURES WILL BE DISPLAYED TO THE WORLD?? LOOK, I DON’T GIVE TEN MILLION *F7UCKS* WHO SEES ME, IM PROUD OF WHO I AM, AND WHAT I GOT!! IF PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO LOOK, HELL, MORE POWER TO *ME*!! HOWEVER, NOT EVERYONE FEELS THAT WAY. AND THAT’S NOT THE POINT!!!

    THE POINT IS, PRIVACY IS PRIVACY!!!! WHETHER OR NOT THE PEOPLE WHO’S PICTURES WERE SHOWN MINDED OR NOT, THE ISSUE IS, THEY WERE NOT ASKED BEFOREHAND, ERGO, IT IS A VIOLATION OF PRIVACY, PERIOD!!! I DON’T THINK ALL DUDES ARE BAD, PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, AND MOST PEOPLE ARE GOOD. BUT ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME THAT THESE DICKLESS *COWARDS* WHO POSTED THEIR EXES PHOTOS ONLY DID IT OUT OF SOME INNOCENT-MINDED, SWEET LITTLE ATTEMPT AT A *PRANK*?? PLEASE!!

    IT WAS DONE MALICIOUSLY, AND THESE PIECES OF SHIT KNEW IT!!! IF THESE GIRLS *WANT* TO POST THEMSELVES ONLINE, CLOTHED OR NOT, THAT IS *THEIR* BUSINESS!!! *NO ONE* HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE THAT DECISION FOR THEM!!

    IN THE AREA OF THE LAW, IT’S CALLED “PREMEDITATED WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT”. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THIS WAS!!! NOT TO MENTION, AN *OUTRAGEOUS** BETRAYAL OF TRUST!!

    PEOPLE LITERALLY HAVE *NO* MORALS ANYMORE, AND MALICIOUS VICTIMIZATION, NOT TO MENTION VICTIM BLAMING AND SHAMING HAS REACHED RECORD LEVELS!!! YOU CAN THINK IT’S OKAY, BUT THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU HAVE QUESTIONABLE ETHICS!!

    IM NOT SAYING THESE GUYS SHOULD BE CASTRATED OR PUT ON DEATH ROW, BUT MOST IF NOT ALL KNEW *EXACTLY** WHAT THEY WERE DOING, AND THEY DESERVE TO PAY A SERIOUS PRICES!! IF IT WAS UP TO ME THEY WOULD ALL HAVE TO ROT IN JAIL FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS WHILE THEY THOUGHT ABOUT EXACTLY HOW “FUN” AND “WORTH IT” IT WAS TO DO POTENTIALLY SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, FOR NO F&&CKING REASON, OTHER THAN THEY’RE A WORTHLESS DIRTBAG!!

    I MEAN HOLY FKKING SHI_T!!! WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GODD8AMN BREAKING UP WITH SOMEONE AND MOVING FUKKING ON?!?!??! HAS THAT SOMEHOW NOW BECAME PASSE??? IT’S JUST NOT THE “COOL” THING TO DO ANYMORE IN AMERICA’S MORALLY-DECAYED “YOUTH” CULTURE TO SIMPLY “BREAK UP” WITHOUT DOING SOMETHING POTENTIALLY VERY DAMAGING TO YOUR EX???

    SERIOUSLY, THIS ENTIRE CURRENT GENERATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE NEEDS SO MUCH PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP, IT’S RIDICULOUS!! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU ALL! YOU’RE ALL A FUKKING BUNCH OF MINI-SOCIOPATHS!! THIS TYPE OF THING PLUS BULLYING… IT’S LIKE A NEW SHOCKING STORY COMES OUT EVERY DAY!! YEAH, KIDS WERE JERKS WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL (90S) BUT NOT LIKE THIS!! THIS SH*IT I HEAR ABOUT ALL THE TIME IS FUKKING CRAZY! I DONT FUKKING KNOW, YALL ARE SO FUKKING DISTURBED IN THE BRAIN…. GOOD LUCK MAKING IT TO 30… COLOR ME SHOCKED IF MORE THAN HALF OF YOU DO!

    JESUS, IS IT JUST BECAUSE I’M A GEN-XER?? I FU&CKING GUESS!!! I ACTUALLY REMEMBER A TIME WHEN THE INTERNET WASN’T EVEN *HERE*, AND SOMEHOW PEOPLE MANAGED TO HAVE FUN, AND YES, HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE! ALSO A TIME NOT THAT F&CKING LONG AGO WHEN THE INTERNET WASN’T SUCH A FU%CKING COLLECTION OF PREDATORS!! I SWEAR TO FKKING GOD, IT PASSED THE POINT OF INSANITY A LOOOONG TIME AGO. IT JUST NEEDS TO END, AND THAT’S IT. IT’S *NOT* OKAY, MOST PEOPLE WILL *NOT* TAKE KINDLY TO THEIR *PRIVATE* PICTURES BEING MADE PUBLIC, AND THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO!!

    I GUESS POS’S WON’T CHANGE UNLESS THEY’RE FORCED TO, SO I GUESS STIFFER PENALTIES FOR PURPOSEFUL MALICIOUS BEHAVIOR IS WHAT’S FUKKING NEEDED TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM OTHERS WHO FEEL PRIVACY DOESN’T MATTER!!!

  • Lily_ZzTop

    THANKS ALEXIS, HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Lily_ZzTop

    WHY?? FYI THIS IS MOUNTAIN TOPS. I’M NOT AFRAID TO BE HARDCORE WHEN THE SITUATION REQUIRES IT. NEITHER SHOULD YOU. HOW DO YOU THINK SCUMBAGS GET AWAY WITH ALL IT DOES?? FROM GOOD PEOPLE DOING NOTHING! IF YOU DON’T CARE, FINE. BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME. PEOPLE GOT TWO METHODS TO FIGHT WRONGS IN THIS WORLD, WORDS, AND VIOLENCE. I WOULD PREFER TO USE WORDS, BUT IF THAT DOESN’T CUT IT, THEN I GUESS IT’S TIME TO STEP IT UP. BRINGING A KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT, WILL LEAVE YOU NOTHING BUT SHOT DEAD. IT’S UNFORTUNATE, BUT THAT’S OFTEN TIMES THE TRUTH. NOT EVERYONE HAS THE DECENCY OR MORAL FIBER TO RESPECT OTHERS’ RIGHTS, WHETHER ITS ABOUT REVENGE PORN OR OTHER SH&T. YOU BEST BELIEVE I’M GOING TO STAND UP FOR ME, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO DESERVES, IN WHATEVER WAY IT TAKES. IF MORE PEOPLE TOOK THAT ATTITUDE, MORE FILTH WOULD BE IN THE GROUND, (OR IN LESSER CASES, THEY WOULD BE FORCED TO STOP), WHERE THEY BELONG.

  • Lily_ZzTop

    HEY, SHOULD YOU REALLY BE WALKING AROUND BREATHING??? I HEAR THAT’S QUITE DANGEROUS FOR SINGLE-CELLED ORGANISMS.

    HAVEN’T YOU FOUND A TALL, TALL BUILDING TO THROW YOURSELF OFF OF??? DOESN’T YOUR RACIST, REDNECK SISTER-FUCKING A$$ GET TIRED OF ALL THE ENERGY IT TAKES TO BE SUCH MISOGYNIST??

    MY MY MY!! WHY I DO DECLARE!!…. LOOKY LOOKY AT ALL THE FINE TROLLS THAT SPEED OUT OF THE WOODWORK WHEN A WOMAN TAKES A STRONG STAND??? HEY… I KNOW, I KNOW…IT’S TRAUMATIZING TO BE SUCH WORTHLESS SCUM, AND IT’S EVEN *MORE* TRAUMATIZING TO BE ATTACHED TO SUCH *TINY* (TINY!!!) PENISES!!! BUT YOU KNOW WHAT??? THAT’S REALLY NOT MINE OR WOMANKIND’S FAULT, NOW, IS IT??? IT’S NOT OUR FAULT YOU’RE SUCH A WORTHLESS *LOSER*…. SO STOP FOAMING AT THE MOUTH ALREADY, SHIT-FOR-BRAINS, STOP BLAMING US FINE, STRONG LADIES FOR YOUR FAILINGS, AND GO GET YOUR F&CKING RABIES SHOT ALREADY, PIG!!

    ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS MY 2 FRONT TEETH, AND YOU’RE CORPSE IN THE MORGUE!! TOO HARSH?? UH… NO.

    TA TA!!

    (OH, PSST!!! I’VE HAD PLENTY OF GREAT SEX FROM VERY NICE-LOOKING *HUMANS* THANK YOU VERY MUCH! NOPE, NO LIE…. DON’T NEED TO, THOUGH I COULD GIVE A F&CK WHO KNOWS IT OR NOT. YOU, ON THE OTHER HAND, MUST SURELY BE GETTING TIRED OF SCREWING ALL YOUR SHEEP, GOATS, PETS, AND YOUR TOOTHLESS, SCRAGGLY SISTER BY NOW, DON’T YA THINK??? SH*ITE, I GUESS IF I WAS IN YOUR SHOES I’D BE FOAMING AT THE MOUTH, PSYCHO-NUTBAG CRAZY TOO!! BEING YOU MUST REALLY BE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST F&UCK-OVER!!)

    YIKES!!!

  • DENIZ

    OOOHHH FEMINIST LIKES TO TALK TOUGH OR IS IT JUST THAT SHE GETS HER DAILY FIX OF FEMTARD ORGASMS BY TALKING DIRTY ,THAT THE ONLY WAY THIS FMEININST WILL EVER HAVE AN ORGANISM NOT EVEN A DOG LET ALONE A MAN WILL EVER FUCK HER, YOUR GUTTER MOUTH HAS SPEWED THE PUTRID FEMTARD CESSPOOL PACKED INTO YOUR LITTLE SHITPOT FEMINIST BRAIN ,ILL BE GOOD TO YOU AND HOPE THAT YOU FINALLY SUCCEED IN YOUR LIFE LONG AMBITION AND DREAM OF GETTING RAPED BY A HUMAN AND NOT JUST DOGS YOU FEMINIST SCUMSACK!

  • DENIZ

    FEMINIST BAS”TURD” POSING AS Roger Dodger PLS REMOVE THE BIG DICK THAT HAS PENETRATED YOUR BRAIN its CAUSING YOU TO spontaneously go into uncontrolled orgasmic drivel spewing FEMTARDS fits , YOUR RETARDED FEMINIST BRAIN IS SUFFERING FROM DELUSIONS OF MODERNISM YOU THINK THE RETARDED FEMINIST SHHIT YOU PULL IS MODERN YOU ARE JUST A REGRESSIVE FEMINIST TRIBAL OGRE WHO USES LESS OF BRAINS AND MORE OF YOUR FAT TITS AND ASS TO GET BY AND JUST BECAUSE YOU UGLY FEMINISTS CANT FIND MATES DOESNT MEAN OTHERS ARE LIKE YOU GO SUCK ON YOUR FATHERS DICK CAUSE HES THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL HAVE YOUR FAT FEMINIST ASS !

  • Melting Granite

    i think gfrevenge site are all models, not really amateur submitted.

  • js

    I have never taken these kind of pictures for this very reason BUT does that make a guy who do this any less of an asshole….no. It is exactly like saying your aee blaming the home owner which basically excuses the robber who is actually the one doing something illegal. Also I know this is kind of a horrible point but these guys are ruining it for other guys because now girls are not going to be willing to take these pics anymore…..so who loses then fellas.

  • bubbabooey

    Then not only did you inflict those horrific, vomit-inducing images on your already traumatized ex, but the rest of us as well! Some people just want to see the world burn. Oh the humanity.

  • Morgan

    Why would you be annoyed by me telling the women to avoid nude photos?

    Are you one of those guys who post them on the net to get your kicks?

    Why else would you give me stfu?

  • urlacker

    this guy

  • urlacker

    stfu now cmon

  • urlacker

    stfu

  • urlacker

    god ur totally right urlacker, this is so stupid and gfrevenge is a great pron site

  • urlacker

    brett favres dick is all over the internet and hes not sueing anybody. nuff said

  • Morgan

    AS I POSTED PREVIOUSLY:

    Ladies, do NOT give anyone a nude or compromising photo of
    yourself. Then you won’t have to worry about nude photos of you appearing on the net.

  • pete

    Why don’t you stop playing the innocent bystander / cringe-worthy hapless victim? These are NOT rape cases,period.so whatever happened , they happened with mutual consensus.And if these women were such morons to send nude pictures of themselves , then they have been rightly served.God has given you common sense..It’s no rocket science to discern that if you roam around naked you will get unwanted attention…so stop putting the blame wholly on those asshole boyfriends and acknowledge that the girls are responsible too for the shit they have landed themselves in…btw stop using caps lock, all of us have good eyesight.

  • Hey, Deniz. The eighties called and they want their ‘z’ back. The Stone Age also came knocking and asked you to return your Stone Age attitudes towards women. Stop blaming others for problems they don’t cause. As for your hypocritical accusations of perversion, I could bet and win back all the money in the world that you can be found pathetically jerking off to images of women (or is it men) just like the ones you put down. Don’t throw stones when you live in your mother’s glass basement.

  • I wouldn’t suggest lack of modesty is relevant. It’s pretty clear this situation involves people having sex, and “modesty” can’t be maintained (unless your idea of sex is a sheet with a hole in it). I think prudence might be what’s in order here. After all, people can turn on you. I would say prudence can help you avoid the wrath of people after they turn mean on you.

  • Judging and degrading someone for behavior that does not hurt others is far different than judging someone who DOES hurt others – intentionally at that! The commenter (Alexis) was clearly referring to the former, not the latter. If you can’t process such an implication without the commenter having to explicitly write every single word of it into the comment, that’s unfortunate for you. You should learn to accept that human society has a common communication paradigm in which obvious facts or statements are not always explicitly laid out for you. This paradigm allows human beings to communicate much more efficiently and quickly. Of course, there are some people with either mental disabilities or personality disorders that give them trouble dealing with this paradigm. While that is unfortunate, it is possible for you to find counseling that can help you overcome any deficit you might have with comprehending the subtleties of identifying implied ideas within an average conversation.

  • Not to side with him? Then don’t. The author *explicitly* blames the victims. He says their behavior was akin to trusting strangers by leaving your house unlocked. It’s fair to assume these compromising photos were not entrusted to strangers, they were entrusted to someone who supposedly was close and should have cared about the person who was allowing them to have the photographs. (Actually, sometimes these people *steal* the photographs. They are *not* always trusted to have them, but they get their hands on them anyway.) And who the hell are you to say women (or men) don’t have pride if they share intimate photographs with a loved one? You’re assumption in that regard is disgusting. Good and decent people with self-respect are entitled to share intimate photos of themselves. Maybe they wanted memories for later in life, maybe they wanted to experience a fantasy together. Just because that’s not your cup of tea in your self-repressed corner of the universe does not mean these people have no self-respect. The fact is, the people who posted the photos have no respect for others – period. That’s where the problem started and where it ended. Stop blaming people who did nothing morally or legally wrong. Use your brain as it was meant to be used – assign responsibility for posting the photos online with the people who actually posted them online. PERIOD.

  • I got revenge on my ex in slightly different way. I posted nude pictures of *myself* online to remind her what I looked like. When she saw them, she threw up all day. Now that’s revenge!

  • Alexis D

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Alexis D

    That’s the stupidest, most absurd freaking thing I have ever heard. You aren’t pointing out an incosistency, you’re making a childish argument on the level of “I’m rubber, you’re glue.”

    A person who posts intimate photos they clearly know were meant only for them, in an environment they clearly know is designed to degrade the person in the photos, is not the moral equivalent of someone who says “sure, I like you, I want you to have naked pictures of me.”

    No, both thoughts are not valid. It is completely invalid to think it is remotely OK to abuse someone’s trust that way, just as it is completely invalid to creep on a woman and pronounce her a “slut” or whatever, because her douchebag of an ex decided he could make a few bucks selling her naked pics/footage.

    I honestly don’t know how you can think you’re making a solid argument here. You are beyond absurd.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yptXkLglKkA

  • Caleb

    Sorry, but if you say he becomes part of the problem by participating in judging and degrading someone, then you are in the same sentence making yourself part of a problem as you judge and degrade the one’s who post the photos. I’m not saying I agree with either side, just pointing out an inconsistency.

    Both thoughts are valid. It takes a real piece of work to post intimate photos from a past relationship to a public website. But if you want to give your partner intimate photos in the first place, you should be 100% sure they are not the type of person who would do such a thing.

  • A A

    Don’t forget that nude pictures can end up online in numerous ways. Hacks, virus, stolen phones, improperly erased photos etc..

  • Daisy

    JESUS. DO PIECE OF SHIT WRETCHED SATAN SCUM DISGUSTING CUM DRIPS LIKE YOU TRULY EXIST???? STOP POLLUTING THE PLANET WITH YOUR PRESENCE YOU VILE EVIL TROLL HORSECOCK DEEP THROATING FAGGOT DICK SUCKING SCUM BAG!!! WHY HAVENT YOU KILLED YOURSELF YET??? YOU ARE TRULY WORTH LESS THEN A CUM DRIP!! YOU REALLY ARE VILE.

    PLEASE TAKE YOUR WRETCHED KIND OF THE HUMAN RACE ALREADY, IT HAS ENOUGH SOCIOPATHS AND EVIL-DOERS. YOU ARE JUST A VILE PIECE OF HORSE VOMIT.
    YOU LIKE TALKING HARD CORE?? HOW’S THIS, BITCH!!

    I HOPE YOU GET GANG-RAPED BY A VILE DEMON-CREW OF GANG-THUGS, AND YOURE TWISTING WRETCHED CORPSE SET ABLAZE. I WOULD HONESTLY CHEER AT THAT, YOU MISO-GYNISTIC POND SCUM FILTH.

    YOU SPEW FILTH WITH SUCH EASE. SO I DO TOO, RIGHT BACK AT YOU, SCUM ROLL!! WHAT SCUM YOU ARE. PEOPLE LIKE YOU NEVER DESERVE TO LIVE. THE BEST THING YOU COULD EVER DO IN THIS LIFE IS KILL YOURSELF!!

  • DENIZ

    these wannabe hookers and two dollar sluts suddenly fell so helpless and humiliated that they start moaning so much that they cant breathe ohhh poor whores , we are supposed to feel sorry for these sacks of shit skanks , they didnt fell shame and helplessness when they indulged in their perverted sex fetishes and put pictures of it on the web

  • Alexis D

    Maybe women, or men, or anyone, should have a reasonable expectation that personal photos will be respected as personal space.

    People should be able to decide that they want their partners or whoever in their life to have intimate pictures of them without being judged for it. It’s a perfectly valid decision.

    To deliberately violate someone’s trust by later publicizing those pictures in a deliberately degrading context is abusive. If you were the boyfriend/girlfriend/whoever, you KNOW they were meant only for you. The person in the picture does not deserve to be judged.

    And when you take this position, you become part of the problem, because you are participating in judging and degrading someone. These “revenge” websites would be less of a problem if people were not so eager to pile on and be creepy & judgmental. In fact, if the predominant reaction was, appropriately, to heap scorn on the slimeball who published them while being totally- again, appropriately- non-judgmental of the person in the photo, I think you’d see “revenge porn” sites wither like dandelions doused in RoundUp.

  • It is disgusting that anyone without honor would post photos of other people without their knowledge.

    But ladies, PLEASE, don’t give anyone a nude or compromising photo of yourself. Exercise some modesty and you won’t have to worry about nude photos of you appearing on the net.

  • Not to side with an obvious slime ball, but the website guy does have a point. If these women would not allow themselves to be photographed naked, or in compromising situations, then there wouldn’t be any images to post on these “revenge” websites to start with! Ladies, if a guy has to have a picture of you naked, and just can’t live without it, maybe that’s not the type of guy you want to be around, or, if you just have to give in and allow such a picture to be taken, how about YOU getting a nude picture of the guy, so just in case things go bad, at least you too might have something to post on the internet. It just might surprize you to find out most of these scumbags would NEVER allow themselves to be photographed in a comprimising position, but they don’t have even the least bit of a problem wanting you to put yourself in that type of situation!! Think Ladies, THINK!! And have a little pride in yourself!!