Unsolicited penis pics should be made criminal: UK legal review

Unsolicited penis pics should be made criminal: UK legal review

Pending new legislation in the UK, the only hot date a “d–k pic” will get you is one in court. The Law Commission, a legal review agency under Parliament, has suggested that unsolicited nude photographs sent electronically — what they’ve termed “cyberflashing” — should be made punishable by law. The new report, published Wednesday, noted that the crime of indecent exposure is covered under the Sexual Offenses Act in the UK, but whether the act includes digital imagery is unclear in the legislation. “Cyberflashing can cause serious harm. It is often experienced as a form of sexual harassment, involving coercive sexual intrusion by men into women’s everyday lives,” the commission wrote in a summary of their report. They go one further to clarify that their recommended classification of the offending incident would say that the cyberflasher had either intentionally or negligently elicited “alarm, distress or humiliation” on their victim. The report goes on to define many internet slang phrases, including the term “d–k pic”: “Strictly speaking, this is [a] photograph that a person has taken of their penis. The term …
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