Mary Anne Franks, Prof. of Law, University of Miami, presents:
Nonconsensual pornography is a massive problem: according to a recent study, 1 in 8 social media users in America has been victimized by threats or posts of private, sexually explicit images without their permission. With the click of a button, a victim's most private and intimate moments can be transformed into sexual entertainment for millions of strangers. Victims, the majority of whom are women, have been harassed, fired from jobs, and forced to move from their homes. They routinely suffer intense anxiety and depression, in some cases leading to suicide.
Prof. Franks will be speaking on her efforts working with federal and state lawmakers to criminalize nonconsensual pornography - aka "revenge porn."