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Ban Revenge Porn UK

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

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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. 

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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.)

This petition was delivered to:
  • Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
    David Cameron MP


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