Facebook’s move to counter revenge porn isn’t enough to protect women

"But while Facebook’s effort is admirable, at this point it’s also just stanching a bad wound. More than 65 per cent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 said they would non-consensually share intimate images and sexts to make their friends laugh or “for fun,” according to distressing research submitted by Shaheen Shariff, an associate professor of education at McGill University, to a report tabled last month by the Commons standing committee on the status of women.

The study asked children and teens to weigh in on a common scenario: A young woman sends her boyfriend an intimate video or photograph in trust. The boyfriend turns around and posts everything online. “Fifty-one per cent said it was not okay for her to be upset because she brought it on herself, supposedly,” Shariff told the committee."