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One in every five Australians have suffered revenge porn abuse
A survey of more than 4200 people in Australia has revealed that "revenge porn" is growing in the country on a large scale.

The results of the research have once again urged citizens to push for tougher laws to protect victims of "revenge porn".

As per the research, 1 in every 5 Australians have fallen prey to 'revenge porn'. This includes abusive behaviour, taking intimate photographs without consent & threatening to share them on social media, etc.

The research was conducted by Academics at Monash University and RMIT University. As per the research, while men and women were equally likely to be targeted, but men were more likely to be perpetrators, 33 per cent of the victims being identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Also, half of the victims were from minority groups.

The survey also said that the most common type of abuse was taking intimate images without consent and then threatening to share them on social media.

In order to tackle the problem of 'revenge porn', the researchers have recommended that Australia should declare image-based abuse a federal crime. It has also suggested that a helpline similar to the one established in the UK in 2015 should be created to assist the victims of 'revenge porn'.

"Image-based abuse has emerged so rapidly as an issue that inevitably our laws and policies are struggling to catch up," said lead researcher Dr Nicola Henry.

"This is not just about 'revenge porn' – images are being used to control, abuse and humiliate people in ways that go well beyond the 'relationship gone sour' scenario," Henry added.

It has also cited public support for making 'revenge porn' a federal crime. As per the research, four out of five Australians agree that sharing nude or sexual images without permission should be a crime.

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