Non-consensual pornography and victim blaming. The role and responsibility of society

Author/s Matteo G.P. Flora, Edel Margherita Beckman
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/2
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 111-124 File size 147 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2021-002007
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The boundary that separates real life from virtual life depends mainly on how much one can influence the other. In fact, the more the two dimensions influence each other, one becoming the longa manus of the other, the more difficult it will be to keep them separate. As always and is now more evident, what happens online also has off-line consequences for individuals. Among the various crimes that can be committed online there is also Non-Consensual Pornography (or Non-Consensual Pornography), one of the worst forms of sexual exploitation and violation of privacy (as well as intimacy) perpetrated online, with consequences that also extend off-line, hitting the victim at 360 degrees. The term Non-Consensual Pornography is used by the scientific community to indicate the illegal sharing of sexually explicit images or videos, intended to remain private, without the consent of the person represented, in order to cause harm to the victim. This article lists the main problems identified in over 18 months of constant work in the field of combating Non-Consensual Pornography, addressed in the experience of PermessoNegato APS, a Non-Profit of Social Promotion that offers technological and legal support to the victims, processing not only the statistics of the types of intervention, but also the main psychological consequences of the phenomenon on the victims.

Keywords: Article 612-terC.p.; online shaming; gender-based offence; victim blaming; digital signature; revenge pornography; non-consensual intimate image; consent culture.

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Matteo G.P. Flora, Edel Margherita Beckman, Non-consensual pornography e victim blaming. Ruolo e responsabilità sociale in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2021, pp 111-124, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2021-002007