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New Age Sexual Aggression: An Introduction to Revenge Porn  

Author:  Kathryn A. Branch.; Emily Johnson.; Elizabeth Dretsch.

Source: Volume 08, Number 03, Winter 2016 , pp.217-222(6)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Branch, Johnson, and Dretsch describe the rising tide of revenge porn, a new form of sexually aggressive behavior made possible by recent advancements in internet technology and the prevalence of social media. What exactly defines revenge porn? The authors clarify the definition of this troubling phenomenon while addressing the myriad ramifications for its victims. While several states have attempted to crack down on the issue, most still have a long way to go in creating a solution that is sensitive to the victim’s needs.

Keywords: social media; sext messages; victim blaming; internet terms of service

Affiliations:  1: University of Tampa; 2: University of Tampa; 3: Troy University.

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