I take my stand on the proposition that the publication of nude and/or sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the subject is a form of rape.
And I take my stand that this is a vile statement that devalues actual rape.
This not art. This is not speech.
Who is to define what is and isn't art and speech? You? Me?
This is humiliation. This is malice. This is revenge. This is greed. This is crime. Revenge porn
Then call it these things. Stop trying to make it something it isn't, and admit you consider stopping these to be much more important than freedom of speech.
Free speech cannot survive in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. Free speech has to mean something more than the adolescent's desire for instant sexual self-gratification.
No it can't. It also can't survive in a world of arbitrary rules about what is and isn't "fee speech". However, the adolescent's desire for instant self gratification is perfectly legitimate.
I am sick and tired of the geek playing the censorship card when anyone asks him to behave like an adult.
But people are advocating censorship, and narrowing what freedom of speech is in order to rationalise it as something other than censorship!