Revenge porn 'makes you feel you've lost control of your life', says victim

A victim of revenge porn says it made her feel like she had lost control of her life.

The Law Reform Commission is drafting new laws to help those who have been victimised.

Their work could see images taken off the internet without the need for court orders and bring in extra offences to prosecute offenders.

At the moment, revenge porn, which involves uploading intimate photos online without consent, is not a crime in this country.

Activist Emma Holten, a victim of revenge porn, said that being targeted is a devastating feeling.

"The strongest emotion for me was this extreme sense that I've lost control of my own life," she said.

"I think we all care about what people know about us, we all think about what we share on social media, or what we tell people about ourselves.

"And then when you lose control of yourself in this way, you feel that: 'Is this all people are ever going to talk about me? Will I ever be able to have a regular life, a regular family, a regular job?'".

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