Ban Revenge Porn UK
  • Petitioning David Cameron MP

This petition will be delivered to:

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
David Cameron MP

Ban Revenge Porn UK

    1. Heather Robertson
    2. Petition by

      Heather Robertson

      York, United Kingdom

For more information contact Heather Robertson or Charlie Reeve through our website or twitter. 

www.banrevengeporn.com

@BanRevengePorn

#BanRevengePorn

Revenge porn is the intentional sexual humiliation of ex partners by posting intimate and naked photos/videos on-line. The jilted ex often writes malicious and damning remarks about the subject and provides their personal information to open them up to further abuse from website users.

This is a phenomenon that usually affects women but does affect men also. 

The abuse of trust, and public humiliation that is associated with acts of revenge porn is something that should be illegal. Women/men affected are made into involuntary porn stars and the abuse that follows, from users of revenge porn websites, adds to the distress of the victim.


Sites that host these images have a large amount of internet traffic through them, meaning that a person's intimate photo can have tens of thousands of views in only a couple of days. The more hits the page has, the higher up in a Google search it appears, sadly for some women this means that searching their name reveals the photos. Future employment, relationships, friendship and families are all affected by acts of revenge porn. 

It is also an increasing concern that the distribution and publishing of these images online has become part of domestic abuse and the threat of such can put pressure of people in abusive relationships not to break free of them. 

Internet crimes require modifications to the law, this type of behaviour needs to be recognised as a sexual offence and harassment of a sexual nature. The conduct violates the victims dignity, degrades and humiliates them with the intent to do so. 

Please show your support by signing this petition.

Many thanks.

(David Cameron is already in the process of legislating against the porn industry, this is not a petition associated with any reform of internet filters or legitimate porn industry publications. This petition is aimed at the malicious and immoral use of personal images to humiliate and abuse victims.)

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Telegraph coverage

      Heather Robertson
      Petition Organizer
      What would you do if your ex posted naked photos of you online against your will? One British woman is fighting back

      Heather Robertson is setting up the campaign "I got irritated that for something that was affecting her life all I could use was copyright law," says Robertson. "The fact is that websites don't care about civil claims so we want to make it criminal.

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Twitter

      Heather Robertson
      Petition Organizer

      Tweet us @BanRevengePorn and keep up the good fight! #BanRevengePorn

    5. Shiny New Website Up and Running

      Heather Robertson
      Petition Organizer

      Get the latest news and follow the campaign at http://www.banrevengeporn.com/

    6. Comment Piece in Bad Housekeeping

      Heather Robertson
      Petition Organizer
      Into the World of Revenge Pornography

      For the last 7 weeks I have become immersed in the world of revenge pornography - watching as lives are ruined by self professed "Revenge Jedis" that take voyeuristic pleasure in exploiting female sexuality to punish someone after a break-up.

    7. One & Other cover the cause

      Heather Robertson
      Petition Organizer
      York Woman Spearheading Fight Against "Revenge Porn"

      Whats on in York? Events in York, Local News Yorkshire, Things to Do in York, York Region News provided by Oneandother.com

    8. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Keisha Saez METHUEN, MA
      • 2 days ago

      sexual offence

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    • Rachel Doherty BALLYMENA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      It's an issue that is becoming more and more relevant with the technology of today that can greatly adversely affect the lives of men and women, and should be illegal!

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    • Rachel Christie PETERBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      IT'S A SEX OFFENCE. It affects real people in a real and dangerous way. It should be illegal. It needs to be illegal.

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    • Caroline Kulas LONDON, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      I think it's clear that revenge porn it's just wrong and disgusting.

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    • Zoe Wright READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      It is sexual harassment and should not be tolerated

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