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REVENGE PORNOGRAPHY 2Revenge PornographySummaryThe need to take stern steps to curb revenge pornography is increasing as days roll. Revenge pornography is on the rise despite efforts by the government in Australia and other countries globally (Henry & Powell, 2015). By definition, revenge pornography is the act of distributing sexual content without owner’s consent (Hall & Hearn, 2018). Currently, revenge porn is a global menace. However, Australia is ranked as one of the most affected countries at theglobal stage by revenge porn. Revenge porn is a great threat in the country and there is need to come up with strategies to ensure that the matter is under control. A report by the senate committee in Australia revealed that most children in the country are exposed to revenge porn and this is a threat to their psychological wellbeing. Further, Academic researchers in the country also reveal that one out of ten people have had their nude orsemi-nude photos posted online (Albury et al., 2013). On the other hand, one out of five people have received threat on the same issue. Several academic types of research advocating for criminalization of revenge porn categorize it mainly as a gendered form of sexual abuse because the majority of the victims are women. It can also be categorized as a new trend in domestic violence. It implies that post or share these explicit materials can be used as a means to maintain power and control over the victims. Moreover, there are cases where the victims have felt depressed and a shamed to an extent that they have taken their lives (Patton, 2015). Lastly, revenge porn is not only meant to revenge against a past relationship, but researchers also reveal that in some cases, revenge porn result to blackmail where victims are forced to pay some amounts to have their images or videos removed from the online platforms. It is an implication
REVENGE PORNOGRAPHY 3that this is not only a social matters, but it also hurt people economically in addition to being a fraud (Henry, Flynn & Powell, 2019). Therefore, there is an urgent need to address the matter. Existing government legislation against revenge pornRevenge porn is a global menace. As a result, different countries are waging a legal war to combat the rising trend of revenge porn. Australia is one of such countries which have come up with different legal bills to combat revenge porn. At the global stage, United Kingdom and United states are leading in taking stern legal action against revenge porn (Madden, 2019).In Australia, the parliament has passed the legislation whose aim is to protect the citizens from people distributing non-consensual intimate images and videos online. The legislation, which is also known as the Enhancing the online Safety (Non-consensual sharing in of intimate images) bill of the years 2018 aimed to penalize those who are guilty of perpetrating revenge porn. Under the legislation, an individual could face civil penalties of up to AU$105,000 and

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