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California lawmakers this month passed the first law aimed at "revenge porn sites" websites. Such sites feature naked pictures of women posted without the women's permission by their contemptuous ex-husbands or ex-boyfriends, The New York Times reports.

The California law makes some forms of revenge posting a misdemeanor punishable by jail time or a hefty fine. Revenge porn sites sometimes include identifying details or other information about the photos' subjects, often making them unemployable and the target of stalkers who threaten their well-being and peace of mind.

While many call for federal legislation imposing civil or criminal penalties on the people who operate, host, or post to the revenge porn sites, experts say such legislation often faces opposition that stems from a blame-the-victim attitude that holds women responsible for allowing photographs to be taken in the first place. Read the full article from The New York Times.

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