I've no problem with people posing nude. If you pose for money or if you pose for fun I'm fine with your choice. There is a proviso that such posing is consensual and not taken under duress or pressure or anything similar, but apart from that I'm fine with people's so choices.
I don't think badly of people who so pose. It is their free and willing choice and I'm fine with that. I suppose a lot of it is the fact that if they pose for fun it's none of my business, and if they pose for money it's their job. In my limited world I've met ex models who have posed in the nip and all have been intelligent and down to earth. Don't get me wrong there will be some 'wrong 'uns' and nightmares out there but it's just I've never met them.
However I find the posting of nude or sexual images of people without their consent on the Internet utterly despicable. It must be humiliating in the extreme. Once things are on the Internet it's there for ever. Such infamy can destroy lives and the shame could lead some to suicide.
For a ex-partner to post such images or video of the ex is a truly awful and hateful thing for anyone to do to another.
I'm not sure if creating a new law making 'Revenge Porn' illegal with serious prison time for the poster is a good idea.
How do you know if it is revenge porn?
Such posts are of images or videos of a person taken when they and the poster were in a relationship. That is it was consensual. If it wasn't consensual or if such recordings or images where taken without the knowledge of the person concerned that is different and is rightly a crime already.
If such images or videos where willingly given to the ex partner or taken by the person then they own copyright and can do what they like with the images. As long as they don't sell the material as they would require a model release form by the model to be signed.
If they cannot post such images or videos of another without such a consent form being signed this would make posting any video or image of anyone online illegal. This would be a bad thing. It would ban most of Facebook, more importantly it could be used to stop people taking images of police, poltiicans, or officials behaving badly unless they have a signed form in which that person gives legal consent to post their image.
It would massively impact freedom of expression to all of us.
There is also a danger that a vengeful individual can accuse an ex partner of posting what they say is revenge porn and get them thrown in jail as revenge rather than any wrongdoing by that individual by posting images or video of themselves using the identity of their hated partner.
I can foresee the battle between freedom of speech and expression, copyright, international and American law, the hunger of the tabloids for another crusade to sell to their dwindling audience, and feminism based on ill defined and idiotic law to be a nightmare.
I support all those innocent victims shamed by their ex and would have thought a restraining order through the courts stopping the posting of such material before the event is the best way to stop their pain.
However ill drafted laws by politicans who don't know how the Internet works and a fondness of banning things and trying to gain electoral advantage isn't the way to help the victims of this vile practice.