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Gay people are over 8 times more likely to be victims of ‘revenge porn’ than straight people

Gay people are over 8 times more likely to be victims of ‘revenge porn’
Lesbian blogger Chrissy Chambers calls for end to revenge porn

Gay people are over eight times more likely to be victims of ‘revenge porn’ than straight people.

The trend for evenge porn, posting nude or nearly nude photos of a person online without that person’s consent, is skyrocketing according to a study by the Center for Innovative Public Health Research.

One in 25 Americans have either been threatened with or been the victims of revenge porn, but the statistics get a lot higher with LGB users.

The study found 17% of LGB internet users were threatened with or were victims of revenge porn, against 2% of straight internet users.

And around 4% of US users, roughly 10.4 million Americans, have been a victim of ‘revenge porn’ through threats or actual posting of sensitive images.

Amanda Lenhart, a Researcher at Data & Society Research Institute, said. ‘Nonconsensual pornography can have a devastating and lasting impact on victims, so it’s vital that we understand how common this is and who is affected.”

‘Our findings show that particular groups—such as young adults and lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans—are not only much more likely to be victims of nonconsensual pornography, but are more likely to experience a range of online harassment and abuse.

‘This includes other types of privacy violations, such as having their online or phone activity monitored, or having their passwords stolen or coerced by others.’

 

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