OUR VIEW: Revenge porn: A sickening act of cyber-bulling

Imagine having someone point out a website to you and, to your shock, you see photos of yourself — explicit photos — that were meant to be private.

“I was appalled. I thought it was terrible,” says a 22-year-old woman from North Attleboro who had it happen to her.

“It’s awful. It’s disgusting,” is how Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney describes it.

Their characterization is an appropriate one for websites which show explicit photos of young women posted without their consent. Staff Writer Kayle Canne’s front-page story today details the pain suffered by the local woman at the hands of those who put up a website.

One thread from the website, specific to North Attleboro, had nearly 200 posts and more than 100 photographs and videos of local women in sexual positions. The images were seemingly shared with or taken by former boyfriends or lovers.

Males posting to the site often rate the attractiveness of

Read more at: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/opinion/our-view-revenge-porn-a-sickening-act-of-cyber-bulling/article_619c3c54-0eaf-550e-82bb-034b24be363c.html

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