Classic Episode: The Revenge Porn Wars


Sometimes termed "cyber rape," revenge porn refers to sexually explicit images and videos nonconsensually shared on the Internet. Cristen and Caroline chart the horrifying rise of revenge porn, why it happens, how it affects the victims and how the digital laws are evolving to criminalize it.

End Revenge Porn -- endrevengeporn.org

Women Against Revenge Porn -- womenagainstrevengeporn.com

Army Of She -- armyofshe.com

Without My Consent -- withoutmyconsent.org

Episode sources:

"Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore Was Arrested, But Not For Hosting Revenge Porn" by Jessica Roy. Jan. 27, 2014. TIME. http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/27/revenge-porn-king-hunter-moore-was-arrested-but-not-for-hosting-revenge-porn/

"The history of revenge porn that led to Hunter Moore's arrest" by EJ Dickerson. Jan. 23, 2014. The Daily Dot. http://www.dailydot.com/crime/hunter-moore-arrested-indicted-california/

"A Brief History of Revenge Porn" by Alexis Tsoulis-Ray. July 21, 2013. New York. http://nymag.com/news/features/sex/revenge-porn-2013-7/

"Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women" by Kira Cochrane. Sept. 21, 2012. The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2012/sep/22/creepshots-revenge-porn-paparazzi-women?newsfeed=true

"Americans Are Sexting More Than Ever Before But Exploiting Each Other Less" by Amanda Hess. Feb. 11, 2014. Slate. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/02/11/sexting_and_revenge_porn_pew_finds_that_americans_are_sexting_more_but_forwarding.html

"A Victim Speaks -- Standing Up to a Revenge Porn Tormentor" by Jessica Roy. May 01, 2013. Beta Beat. http://betabeat.com/2013/05/revenge-porn-holli-thometz-criminal-case/

"I Was a Revenge Porn Victim. I Don't Want Anyone Else to Face This" by Annmarie Chiarini. Nov. 19, 2013. The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/19/revenge-porn-victim-maryland-law-change

"Victims are taking on 'revenge porn' websites for posting photos they didn't consent to" by Lorelei Laird. Nov. 01, 2013. American Bar Association Journal. http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/victims_are_taking_on_revenge_porn_websites_for_posting_photos_they_didnt_c/

"The Women Who Want to Make Revenge Porn Illegal" by Lauren Panariello. Cosmopolitan. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/revenge-porn-shutting-it-down

"Our Best Weapon Against Revenge Porn -- Copyright Law" by Amanda Levendowski. Feb. 04, 2014. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/02/our-best-weapon-against-revenge-porn-copyright-law/283564/

"Israel Outlaws Revenge Porn" by Sheera Frankel. Jan. 07, 2014. Buzzfeed. http://www.buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/israel-outlaws-revenge-porn

Academic insights:

"The criminalization of 'revenge porn'" by Cynthia J. Najdowski and Meagan M. Hildegrand. January 2014. The Judicial Notebook. American Psychological Association. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/01/jn.aspx

"Criminalizing Revenge Porn" by Danielle Keats Citron and Mary Anne Franks. 2014. Wake Forrest Law Review. http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2424&context=fac_pubs

Topics in this Podcast: pornography, sexual assault awareness month, best of 2014 headlines, sexting, sexual harassment, Technology, nudity, Valentine's Day