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1. A scandal emerged in Australian news, about risque and revealing photos
of more than 400 Adelaide women and teenagers — some allegedly under
the age of consent — being shared online, without permission, by a US
2. The Adelaide Advertiser this week revealed police were investigating
after hundreds of Australian women and teenagers had their nude images
shared plastered on a US “revenge porn” website.
3. One of the victims messaged the site's moderator, and his reply was
shocking: “F--k off you autistic whore ... you cannot do anything to
stop us,” the user responsible for sharing the photos replied.
4. But it wasn't the person who made the website that caused the biggest
ruckus. Apparently, the villain here is Channel 7's Sunrise, who put
this massage on their Facebook fan page.
5. Clementine Ford, a well-known commentator and women’s advocate, was
appalled with the station putting the blame on the victim and defending
the sexual predators responsible for sharing the revenge pornography.
Her bathroom selfie saying "Hey Sunrise, Get Fucked" has reached over
40,000 shares, 203,000 likes and 46,000 comments.
6. The battle with the disgusting website continued. After some victims
asserted they were under the age of consent and the sharing of images
therefore constituted child pornography, it prompted a message from the
person responsible for the website. “Trying to use imaginary child
pornography to further your own ends is disgusting, if it
worked on some other sites it certainly will not work here,” the
moderator wrote. “(This site) is hosted in the United States, not
Australia ... the United States, for its part, still has some freedom
7. The moderator told the women they should approach “the owners” of the
photos and seek their deletion, “instead of drivelling nonsense about
how 25-year-old women are 11”. The officials made it clear that there's
not much they can do about it: "We tell kids that as soon as you choose
to share an image, you lose control of it — but then an offender is
prosecuted for this crime and they don’t even go to jail." - said
Internet safety advocate Sonya Ryan, from the Carly Ryan Foundation