Image-based Sexual Abuse: News

Interviewed Guest on BBC 2 current affairs programme Timeline (30 March 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)

Video: Strengthening the Law on ‘Revenge Porn’ (July 2016)

pic_online videoIn this video produced by Durham Law School, Clare McGlynn discusses strengthening the law on ‘Revenge Porn’.

You can watch the video here.

More than just ‘revenge porn’: tackling the misuse of private sexual images (October 2015)

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

Reports Of ‘Revenge’ Pictures And Videos On The Rise (July 2015)

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

‘Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law’

Clare McGlynn takes part in a Oxford Rights Hub podcast. Listen here.

Call to extend revenge porn laws (23 April 2015)

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.

Video on Press Association

Video: Call to extend revenge porn laws

New revenge porn laws should be extended to cover the cruel craze of “upskirting” (23 April 2015)

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.”

Belfast Telegraph: Call to extend revenge porn laws

Caution over new revenge porn law (22 April 2015)

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

Daily Mail: Caution over new revenge porn laws

New Laws Needed To Tackle ‘Upskirting’ (21 April 2015)

Clare speaks to Metro Radio about ‘upskirting’ taking place in the North East.

Metro Radio: New Laws Needed to Tackle ‘Upskirting’

The new law against ‘revenge porn’ is welcome, but no guarantee of success (The Conversation, 16 February 2015)

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

The Conversation: No Guarantee of Success

EVAW: Rape pornography and revenge pornography criminalised (12 February 2015)

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
Read the full article here.

The Law must focus on consent when it tackles revenge porn (The Conversation, 23 July 2014)

Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley (The University of Birmingham) argued that any forthcoming laws on revenge porn had to focus on consent.

The Conversation: Law must focus on consent

Durham Law Professors welcome proposed action over revenge pornography (17 July 2014)

Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley cautioned that any new legislation should not distract political and public focus away from the harm of revenge pornography.

Durham GLAD News: welcome proposed action over revenge pornography

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