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THE PROBLEM

Fighting against image-based sexual abuse – also known as revenge porn – is unbelievably hard.

Victims are often told that they “shouldn’t have taken the pictures in the first place”, and if you go to court, you’ll meet the next hurdle: victims and prosecutors often have to resort to outdated laws when trying to combat image-based sexual abuse. Those laws are old and inefficient. Unfortunately, there is often no legal alternative at all.

I want to change that.

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“I don’t know what you’re talking about” – Read here what image-based sexual abuse is.

ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

Photo Credit: Caecilia Rasch

I am Marthe Goudsmit. I studied law and philosophy at Leiden University. When I was a student, several big cases of image-based sexual abuse were widely reported in the media. I was annoyed by friends who saw no harm in looking at these photo’s, and realised quickly that the law could barely protect victims (mostly women). In October 2018 I began my doctorate studies at the University of Oxford on the criminalisation of image-based sexual abuse.

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ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

Photo Credit: Caecilia Rasch

I am Marthe Goudsmit. I studied law and philosophy at Leiden University. When I was a student, several big cases of image-based sexual abuse were widely reported to the media. I was annoyed by friends who saw no harm in looking at these photo’s, and realised quickly that the law could barely protect victims (mostly women). In October 2018 I began my doctorate studies at the University of Oxford on the criminalisation of image-based sexual abuse.

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THE GOAL

Respect privacy. End image-based sexual abuse.

VICTIM’S STORIES

After being a victim of image-based sexual abuse, Emma Holten took other images and published them. It may seems counterintuitive, but the result is that she reclaimed control over the visibility of her body. Although this didn’t solve the crime, she at least managed to distance herself from the crime. Because most victims don’t know how to do this, it is most important that image-based sexual abuse is a crime. Read more.

CHANGE THE WORLD TODAY

As long as image-based sexual abuse is legal, victims continue to be blamed & perpetrators face no consequences, none of us are truly safe.
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