A Response to Aubrey Burris’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute’
Response to Aubrey Burris, Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute
In her thoughtful note, Aubrey Burris notes that revenge porn is readily compared to sexual harassment, domestic violence, and cyber-rape. Her note highlights that nonconsensual pornography fuels tactics of domestic abuse and sexual violence, creating an additional means of controlling and humiliating women in relationships. She argues that using intimate images as a means of controlling women’s bodies, reputations and lives is just one of many destructive results that justify criminalizing such behavior. While her points are accurate, she skims over complexities of domestic violence when progressing to her argument that existing laws fail to adequately address the problem of revenge porn. Read More.