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Revenge Porn: The Abominable Act of Victimizing the LGBT People

Non-consensual pornography or more colloquially – Revenge Porn, is a boutade today. LGBT people are the likelier victims, conceivably.

In a recent public health research, some abominable and cringe-worthy truths came out about the revenge porn. Turns out, it is more prevalent and rampant than it seems. What is perceived as a sporadic internet phenomenon is more like an epidemic lately. Much to everyone’s dismay, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals [LGB] are at the receiving end of this, mostly.

Revenge Porn: Insight

Center for Innovative Public Health Research carried out a study on the bizarre phenomenon. Horrifying data and numbers surfaced. Accordingly, 4 percent of internet users in the US are the victims of such actions. The said 10.4 million population have had a tormenting experience as a result of such outrageousness.

Non-consensual pornography refers to the act of threatening to leak or leak someone’s nude pictures or videos without their consent. Not only does this evoke revulsion, but also gets one thinking. For instance, the offender is quite often the partner of the victim. This brings the issue of trust and honor into question, of course.

Keeping the issue of heterosexuals aside, LGB are facing this far too often. The same study has it that the total of 15 percent LGB internet users have first-hand experiences with the revenge porn. Furthermore, 7 percent confess that their image/video uploaded by the offenders too. Not to mention, this is one of the many problems faced by the LGB community in the internet.

Cause and Precautions

Due to loopholes in the security of gadgets, most images/videos end up with the miscreants. Commonly, these serve as the means to blackmail the person in the image/video, but don’t make it to the internet. In some cases, however, the purpose is bigger than a blackmail.

The simplest method is to avoid recording explicit content knowingly. In case the recording is done, it’s best to safeguard it as it’s a liability. Letting the officials know soon after getting any threat might do some good too. In any circumstance, falling victim to such an act of dereliction is never an option.

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