Interviewed Guest on BBC 2 current affairs programme Timeline (30 March 2017)
— Timeline (@bbctimeline) March 30, 2017
My comments on problems with term ‘revenge porn’, in Why You Should Think Twice Before Using the Term ‘Revenge Porn’ (29 March 2017)
Huffington Post blog: ‘Revenge Porn’ Is A Form Of Sexual Assault (19 March 2017)
Blog in EveryDay Victim Blaming: You might also be intereted in our It’s It’s Abuse: let’s call it image-based sexual abuse (9 March 2016)
My comments in The Guardian on need for anonymity for complainants of image-based sexual abuse (19 July 2016)
You can watch the video here.
In this article Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley argue that ‘The law must focus on the many and varied harms suffered by the victim – and less on the intention of the perpetrator. For it is only by doing this that it will avoid the genuine justice lottery in the current law.’
Read the Holyrood article here: More than just ‘revenge porn’_ tackling the misuse of private sexual images _ Holyrood Magazine
Clare responds to the reports of a rise in ‘revenge’ pornography in the Metro Radio News.
Revenge pornography is probably on the increase, we don’t really know statistics for definite but it’s certainly a growing phenomenon. People are now more aware that there is a law against revenge pornography so they are not suffering in silence.
Clare McGlynn takes part in a Oxford Rights Hub podcast. Listen here.
Clare McGlynn in this Press Association video speaks about the limitations of the new revenge porn laws. One of the problems with the new law is that it does not cover pictures taken in public spaces.
Clare McGlynn notes that the new revenge porn laws do not cover “what’s called ‘upskirting’, taking pictures up women’s skirts in public places and then distributing them without their consent.”
The new law on revenge pornography, therefore, will only have a limited impact. The real challenge is to try to change the culture in which women’s sexual autonomy is not respected and in which the distribution of private images – a fundamental breach of privacy – is condoned. Clare McGlynn
Clare speaks to Metro Radio about ‘upskirting’ taking place in the North East.
while the law is a welcome addition in the array of legal tools with which to tackle the abuse and humiliation of women, what is really needed is cultural change: a shift in societal attitudes so that it is not just the breach of someone’s privacy by maliciously distributing private images – sexual or otherwise – that is condemned, but also the culture of hostility and aggression that feeds and underpins it. Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley
End Violence Against Women (EVAW) comment on the new law.
Rape pornography provides the cultural context in which sexual violence proliferates and is not taken seriously. The Government must now publicise the new law and work with the police and prosecutors to ensure its effective implementation.Clare McGlynn
Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley (The University of Birmingham) argued that any forthcoming laws on revenge porn had to focus on consent.
Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley cautioned that any new legislation should not distract political and public focus away from the harm of revenge pornography.