Recent legal scholarship: Criminalize nonconsensual sexting only

Recent work from Weronika Kowalczyk argues that anti-sexting legislation should target nonconsensual sexting only:

The scope of [proposed Ohio bill] H.B.132 should be limited to encompass only nonconsensual sexting, as this limitation would still successfully deter the form of sexting that causes harm to its participants and society, while allowing teens to maintain their freedom of expression with regard to non-harmful consensual sexting.

This key distinction between consensual and nonconsensual sexting is too often missing from new laws, media coverage of sexting, and even a lot of legal scholarship.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s