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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As states push to criminalize the sharing of intimate photos to get revenge on former sex partners, Texas is teaming with Bumble to crack down on people who send unsolicited nude images on dating apps and elsewhere in cyberspace.
The new Texas law banning so-called cyber flashing comes after state Rep. Morgan Meyer collaborated with the Austin-based social and dating application company to shepherd a bill earlier this year.
“They had a number of people who were using the app complaining about the sending of these images and they quickly realized there was no recourse,” Meyer said, recalling how Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd approached him about crafting a measure. “There was nothing that could be done. It wasn’t a criminal offense — although it was definitely digital sexual harassment.”
The law set to take effect Saturday forbids what is often characterized as technology-enabled sexual harassment. It makes electronic transmission of sexually explicit material a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 if the person who received it hasn’t given consent.
Meyer said the law targeting unwanted images will apply to text messages, email, dating apps and social media.
A 2017 survey by Pew Research Center found women encounter sexual harassment online at much higher rates than men. The study found 21% of women ages 18 to 29 report being sexually harassed online compared to 9% of men in the same age group. Roughly 53% of those women said someone has sent them explicit images they didn’t ask for.
Caroline Ellis Roche, Bumble’s chief of staff, said the company plans to take the legislation to the federal level and other states in hopes of enacting it more broadly.
The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative reports that 46 states have laws tackling so-called revenge porn, but almost none combat unsolicited sexually explicit images.
A handful of other states have laws criminalizing the electronic messaging of lewd content, but most of them are linked to the sender’s intentions.
Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have laws against cyberstalking, which is defined by intent to harass, said Pam Greenberg, a senior fellow for the National Conference of State Legislatures. In South Carolina, it’s illegal to anonymously send any lewd content without the consent of the person receiving it.
Bumble, which bills itself as a feminist dating app where women make the first move, isn’t the first dating app company to take on a legislative effort.
 

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inferus

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About time. WHY do men think unsolicited dick pics are a good idea? The only time I think a dick is pretty is when I’m already attracted to its owner.

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Maybe it makes you feel sexy, but aren’t men bright enough to realize women don’t want you whipping it out so fast?

I don’t mind a pic from a dick that’s been of good service.
Some guys thick they're Loki with his magical staff when they're really oxygen deprived by something swollen beyond it's value.
 
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Sudonim

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I don't know about this law. Sounds like it could potentially open a can of worms that should be left closed.

From my experience, if you want people to stop sending unwanted dick pics..laugh your ass off when they do send them. They'll never send another. It's that easy. No needing to file police reports or go to court.
 

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Ducky

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Lolol you guys dickin around over here

Their should be some sort of ticket system for husbands/male other halves too. Every time they just whip it out because they’re proud :p

I actually think this is good. It’s like indecent exposure, but electronically. It should be punishable too.
All the guys sending random dick pics should just start up their own site and share with each other. Lololol hmmmm maybe I’m on to something. Anonymous dick pic sharing site
 

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JackBurton

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Seems like a very slippery slope. I mean a LOT(most?) of these "dating" apps are purely for sex hookups, and that isnt some hidden fact either, it's all very open and up front. The most popular from what i understand is tinder. If two people intiially start talking after using tinder, and the dude very quickly throws a cock across the void, that is a logical and sensible progression. Tinder afterall is purely for sex. It's like picking up a prostitute and then somebody crying foul cuz the dude whipped his dick out.

I get it with a dating service like the one the article mentions.

You gotta admit, as wonderful as vajayjays are, they are some funky looking things as well!
If you're gay.
 

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Ripley

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From my experience, if you want people to stop sending unwanted dick pics..laugh your ass off when they do send them. They'll never send another. It's that easy. No needing to file police reports or go to court.
The problem is the deluge of unsolicited dick pix that women get— it’s not just one bad guy sending them all.

Pro tip: if she hasn’t seen your dick in person, don’t send her a pic.
 

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TX Leather Face

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Seems like a very slippery slope. I mean a LOT(most?) of these "dating" apps are purely for sex hookups, and that isnt some hidden fact either, it's all very open and up front. The most popular from what i understand is tinder. If two people intiially start talking after using tinder, and the dude very quickly throws a cock across the void, that is a logical and sensible progression. Tinder afterall is purely for sex. It's like picking up a prostitute and then somebody crying foul cuz the dude whipped his dick out.

I get it with a dating service like the one the article mentions.



If you're gay.
Kinda think you are. Always disgruntled. You need to trade the Jergens in for a real woman. It doesn’t matter
Seems like a very slippery slope. I mean a LOT(most?) of these "dating" apps are purely for sex hookups, and that isnt some hidden fact either, it's all very open and up front. The most popular from what i understand is tinder. If two people intiially start talking after using tinder, and the dude very quickly throws a cock across the void, that is a logical and sensible progression. Tinder afterall is purely for sex. It's like picking up a prostitute and then somebody crying foul cuz the dude whipped his dick out.

I get it with a dating service like the one the article mentions.



If you're gay.
not familiar with tinder but I bet you’re a good member on Grindr.
 

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Old Man Metal

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“They had a number of people who were using the app complaining about the sending of these images and they quickly realized there was no recourse,” Meyer said, recalling how Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd approached him about crafting a measure. “There was nothing that could be done. It wasn’t a criminal offense — although it was definitely digital sexual harassment.”
I'm calling bullshit. It's your site/app. You absolutely can police it. In fact, that's one of your duties as a cyber-landlord. It's called Terms of Service. Ever hear of it?

Not defending unsolicited dick pics, but that's utter bullshit.

Bumble, which bills itself as a feminist dating app where women make the first move,
You don't say.
 

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CalicoJack

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I've never sent an unsolicited dick pic, and the solicited ones were always awkward.

Trying to get the best angle, the right lighting - it's not easy. Presentation is everything - what kind of background should I take it against? Should I use effects like fireworks in the background? Should I make it a video set to "Enter Sandman"? There's too much to think about.

In all seriousness, though. Don't send dick pics unless you're specifically asked.
 

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JackBurton

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Another slippery slope aspect of this involves prank pics where you take a picture of your hand with thumb clinched against your palm but super up close so it looks like it could be a shaved poon, or do the same with your armpit or something like that.

Could taht be prosecuted?

I really hate this law.
Not surprising it's Texas. Texans LOVE regulations and rules and govt intrusion, so long as it doesnt involve gawd(provided were talkin traditional Christian belief systems) or their guuuhns. Stupid fucking hicks, i hate them so much, especially the whites.
 

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Sudonim

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The problem is the deluge of unsolicited dick pix that women get— it’s not just one bad guy sending them all.

Pro tip: if she hasn’t seen your dick in person, don’t send her a pic.
Lets be real, most females dont get dick pics from hanging out at good places. Your male friends aren't flooding you with pictures. They are generally from strangers in places that have more to question than seeing a naked mole rat.

Allowing ultra femenists groups to gain footholds in making laws doesn't do the rest of us normal females any good. These same groups are the ones who want female characters taken out of games because boobie bounce is to realistic. These are the same groups that strive to set women back in what we've achieved because they hate men. It's like letting incels make laws...
 

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Satanica

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If you really want to make a good impression, send them puppy or kitten pics. I can pretty much guarantee 99% of women will swoon over these and they will get you laid quicker than dick pics.
 

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