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'Last Kid Left' Is A Summer Read For People Who Hate The Light

Rosecrans Baldwin's new novel, <i>The Last Kid Left</i>, probably shouldn't have come out as a summer novel.<p>At first glance, it has all the hallmarks of a beach read: Summer, a shore town in New Hampshire full of tourists and locals, a murder (double murder, actually) and an investigation which take up …

This new book on consent will change the way you think about rape culture

Changing rape culture can feel like daunting task. Which is why one author, Kitty Stryker, set about writing a book to start the conversation. Now …

13 True Crime Books As Unbelievable As HBO’s 'Mommy Dead and Dearest' Documentary

True crime has the tendency to lend itself to over-dramatization and spectacle. While true crime books, television shows,podcasts, and movies have …

7 Super Romantic Summer Reads

We’ve all heard that spring is the season for love, but there’s nothing that says those hot and heavy summer flings can’t turn into the real thing. Whether you’re craving a sizzling storyline or just looking for the ultimate beach read, we’ve got seven novels that fit the bill. Pro tip: Incorporate …

Dad's Spot-On Comic Offers An Important Message About Consent

This comic tackles a difficult-but-necessary topic.<p>Illustrator Chris Grady has made a name for himself with his online comic series, Lunarbaboon, which documents everyday life with his partner Danielle and their two children ― 6-year-old Moishe and 1-year-old Matilda.<p>His latest comic, titled …

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Hacker who stole nude photos of celebrities gets 18 months in prison

Ryan Collins ran a two-year phishing scam to gain the passwords of more than 100 people, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Avril Lavigne<p>The hacker who stole nude photos of female celebrities in 2014 has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, officials announced on Thursday.<p>In a court …

Pornhub is going after 'revenge porn'

Pornhub announced that it would implement a new online submission form to replace the previous policy of accepting takedown requests via email, according to The Verge .<p>Revenge porn, the term for sexually explicit images are posted to the web without consent, has become a hot-button issue . Several …

Why We Need to Stop Calling It "Revenge Porn"

Thoughts on how to finally eradicate internet trolls.<p>Despite 2014 being one extremely kick-ass year for feminism (see: Emma Watson's UN speech, Beyoncé's feminist declaration at the Grammys, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize win, and Laverne Cox's <i>Time</i> cover, to name just a few), there was one space where …

Judge sentences 'revenge porn' hacker to 2 years in federal prison

A man who admitted to stealing nude photos from women's email accounts and selling the images for publication on a website was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison.<p>In addition to the 25-month prison term, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered Charles Evens to pay a $2,000 fine …

At least 200 children, some as young as 11, have been victims of 'revenge porn' in past nine months

Police deal with almost five cases a week where intimate photos of under-18s are shared without consent, figures obtained by The Telegraph reveal<p>At least 200 children, some as young as 11, have been victims of “revenge porn” in the past nine months.<p>Police deal with almost five cases a week where …

The dark reality of revenge porn

For Sarah, it was a phonecall from a friend that first alerted her to the news. “I just think it’s really wrong that all these men who used to work with you, and are supposed to be your friends, are just passing these pictures of you around,” she said, her voice soft and sympathetic. “I said, …

Civil Rights

Revenge porn and the morality police: stop blaming women for being alive | Gabrielle Jackson

This patronising assumption that it’s only stupid girls who are victims of revenge porn shows a stunning lack of understanding of the issues<p>Bicycle theft is a common and intractable crime and yet I’ve never heard a police officer come out and say: “If you don’t want to have your bike stolen don’t …

Revenge porn: Stop naming victims and treat this like the distressing sex crime it is

Let’s start this with a question. Do you think victims in the following cases have anonymity?<p>When they’ve been raped<br>• When they’ve been sexually touched without their consent<br>• When intimate images of them have been shared online without their consent<p>If I didn’t know better, I would have assumed that …

Why there's no 'silver bullet' for ridding the web of revenge porn

Rachel wasn't sad when she broke up with her boyfriend; she was relieved. Although the relationship had started well, her partner had become …

Microsoft took action on 63% of 'revenge porn' requests

It's called "revenge porn."<p>Both Microsoft and Google announced new policies last summer to remove "revenge porn" from their search engines if the victim fills out a form and requests it. Microsoft will even take the photos off of the internet entirely if the content is within its reach, like if …

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Microsoft took action on 63% of ‘revenge porn’ requests

It happens a lot: two people break up, one of them is angry and post private, explicit photos and videos of the other person online.<p>It’s called “revenge porn.”<p>Both Microsoft andGoogle announced new policies last summer to remove “revenge porn” from their search engines if the victim fills out a …

Inside the Torturous Fight to End Revenge Porn - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

What makes revenge porn such a sinister crime? | Eva Wiseman

Online abuse is threatening to overwhelm the police. But new legislation is a long time coming – and in the meantime there are more effective ways to prevent it<p>It is a year since revenge porn became a crime. Last week a father was arrested after posting pictures of women online (including one who …

Women's Equality Party launches new campaign to tackle revenge porn and protect women online

The Women’s Equality Party is spearheading a new campaign to protect women’s rights online. The ‘e-Quality’ campaign, which launches officially tomorrow, will seek to protect women on the internet, and calls for cross-party co-operation in creating new legislation to specifically address harmful …

Revenge porn ruins lives, so it's time to stamp out this crime

I can only imagine the horror of realising that intimate photos that were taken consensually but privately had been plastered across the internet or have been sent to family, friends and work colleagues. From a purely mathematical calculation of probabilities it is unlikely that I will ever have to …

Dear Revenge Porn Victims, It Gets Better

“You think right now that it is the end of the world but, trust me, it isn’t.”<p>“Shit,” Chiarini realized. “She’s going to pee all over the house if I …

Hillary Clinton Tells Powerful Millennials What She'll Do About Revenge Porn

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made an appearance at a Beautycon Media-sponsored town hall.<p>Before Hillary Clinton's town hall for digital content creators began Tuesday afternoon, "Let's Get Loud" played as a hordes of Millennials in bodycon dresses and fashionable suits took …