Women across the world have one thing in common … what I am talking about is this: if a woman has had erotic photographs taken of her by a sexual partner, these will, at some point appear on the internet â€“ usually without her knowledge.
She says that it happens more often than you can imagine.
Time and time again, I have received pictures of men having sex with their ex-girlfriends, in some shape or form; my hard drive is filled with images of anonymous women I will never meet; women whose readily identifiable images are freely available to all on the internet.
I bet none of these women gave their consent for their pictures to be used in this way.
She explores some of the reasons of why this happens.
Being so disposable, having their image being a mechanism for a man to exploit, well, I guess in this day and age – where womenâ€™s bodies are sexualised commodities for capitalism – itâ€™s no surprise that their consent isnâ€™t asked; why should men think of getting permission when itâ€™s so acceptable to profit off these images in mainstream society? What would make a man think differently, when he is surrounded by images of women in various states of undress, selling everything from magazines to cars?
And she also provides some answers.
So whatâ€™s the answer? Iâ€™m afraid thereâ€™s only one: if you donâ€™t want to run the risk of your erotic pictures being shared on the internet, then you canâ€™t EVER let any be taken. Seriously.
Overall, that’s one nicely written post. Go read it.