Meaning of revenge porn in English:

revenge porn


(also revenge pornography)
mass noun
  • Revealing or sexually explicit images or videos of a person posted on the internet, typically by a former sexual partner, without the consent of the subject and in order to cause them distress or embarrassment.

    ‘she's been campaigning for a change in the law since she first became a victim of revenge porn’
    • ‘he uploaded the photos to scores of revenge porn sites’
    • ‘She called for tougher revenge porn laws, which would mean that she thinks her ex-boyfriend leaked the video.’
    • ‘Jacobs has been lobbying to change state and federal laws about revenge porn.’
    • ‘A similar case - this one a class action suit - was filed in January by 17 women victimized by revenge porn.’
    • ‘Or maybe you've gone there already, after a sext went astray or an image sent in love ended up being used as revenge porn.’
    • ‘Misogyny and revenge porn online is explosive and corrupting.’
    • ‘Hate speech, revenge porn and other abusive content can have real and devastating consequences for the victim.’
    • ‘Officers are particularly concerned about under-18s (children, in the eyes of the law) falling victim to revenge pornography.’
    • ‘In response to a question from Maria Miller, Cameron suggested the government is considering action on revenge pornography.’
    • ‘The Government is urgently considering the possibility of new laws to tackle revenge pornography.’
    • ‘There are still over 40 sites devoted exclusively to revenge porn and many more porn sites with devoted revenge porn hubs.’