Under no circumstances would I ever send a woman a d*** pic, not just because I have heard multiple women privately LAUGH at guys who did that, but because I don’t want to ever take a chance on them getting out. That being said, I am not in favor of this law simply because I don’t think every dumb, bad or foolish thing that people do should be illegal…
As states push to criminalize the sharing of intimate photos to get revenge on former sex partners, Texas is teaming with Bumble to crack down on people who send unsolicited nude images on dating apps and elsewhere in cyberspace.
The new Texas law banning so-called cyber flashing comes after state Rep. Morgan Meyer of Dallas collaborated with the Austin-based social and dating application company to shepherd a bill earlier this year.
…The law set to take effect Saturday forbids what is often characterized as technology-enabled sexual harassment. It makes electronic transmission of sexually explicit material a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 if the person who received it hasn’t given consent.
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Meyer said the law targeting unwanted images will apply to text messages, email, dating apps and social media.
A 2017 survey by Pew Research Center found women encounter sexual harassment online at much higher rates than men. The study found 21% of women ages 18 to 29 report being sexually harassed online compared to 9% of men in the same age group. Roughly 53% of those women said someone has sent them explicit images they didn’t ask for.
On a personal note, during my lifetime, although I have never sent any woman a naked picture, I’ve had at least half a dozen REAL women send me nude pictures without me asking. You’re having a nice conversation, it’s late at night, things get a little flirty and next thing you know, you’re looking at a woman’s naked body. Should that be a crime?
That being said, I know this is a bigger problem for women than men but is criminalizing some dork sending an embarrassing picture of his junk to a woman in the unlikely hope that she will be turned on and reciprocate the right way to go? I don’t think so.