Underground Nude Sharing Website Must be Taken Down

Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor

Earlier this week, I received a text from a high school friend saying, “Have you seen this? This is seriously messed up,” with a link attached. Allowing my curiosity to take over, I of course, clicked on the link. What I found was sickening. The link brought me to a website where boys exchanged explicit photographs of high school and college-age girls.

This link brought me specifically to a thread for girls from my hometown in New Hampshire. I only had to scroll through a couple images to find a girl I knew and then another and another. I realized immediately that these women had no idea. To top it all, these pictures had disturbing captions like “She’s such a slut, there has to be more out there somewhere, Post em up boys,” and “I’ll post three more of her if someone else posts a picture of [name of girl].” All the pictures and comments were posted anonymously. These boys hide behind their screens, using anonymity to act in repugnant ways. The part about all of this is that the site isn’t just for one school, or even one state — boys across the entire country are in on this.

The website has two rules: no full names and no minors. This is a weak attempt at legal protection from the site owners. What they ignore is that many of the states have laws against the non-consensual dissemination of sexual images, often denoted as revenge porn. These laws prohibit the act of distributing photos or videos depicting individuals in sexually suggestive or explicit circumstances without consent. As of 2017, 38 states, including New Hampshire, have specific laws outlawing the distribution of revenge porn. In the state of New York, this bill has unanimously passed through the Senate and now must go through the House of Representatives.

However, even if these actions weren’t illegal, they would still be undeniably wrong. The boys clearly know this because if this was acceptable, why would they need to post anonymously? I don’t care if a girl sent the image to a bunch of different boys or if she has a reputation; spreading those pictures without her consent is a violation of her privacy. In doing so, these individuals are commodifying her body even more than society already does. A woman’s body is not a currency; it is not to be traded or bartered or negotiated. These boys, the same ones who probably claim they respect women completely and kiss their mom on the cheek at night, continue to secretly operate their sick and perverted online market, showing complete disregard for morality and basic values.

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I know that bringing this to the attention of the public will inspire more terrible people to seek out the site and view the images. However, if nothing is ever said, then these boys will continue to operate under the radar, which is unacceptable. This needs to stop now.

Opinions expressed on the editorial pages are not necessarily those of WSN, and our publication of opinions is not an endorsement of them. Email Tyler Crews at [email protected]

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I understand that this article has good intentions, but I feel as though this issue should not be brought to social media more than it already has. This website is being used to exploit other girls, many of who wish this to be kept secret. By exposing this website on social media, the pictures are becoming more talked about, and therefore more people will post these kinds of pictures. I stand behind freedom of speech and that people should be able to talk about whatever they feel and it is a very well written article, but I do not think that it should be exposed to social media for the sake of the young women who are being targeted on the website.

  2. I agree with the previous comment, but from a journalistic standpoint, could you say with 100 percent certainty that these were all boys committing this act of revenge or is there a possibility that jealous ex’s that may be girls are complicit as well?

    You seem to indicate that only boys do this, while I would agree the propensity is high, unless you can say with 100 percent certainty, then you need to except that its not only boys who are participating in this illegal or low moral act.

  3. Lol of course this states boys are trading pics boys are this doing this boys boys boys uhh well ya should do some more research since there is an exact website posting male nude pics and women so called trading them around and I’m sorry but in my eyes you’d never ever have to worry bout ur sex videos or pictures being posted anywhere if you never sent them to people or allowed ur self to be filmed so really in my eyes u send me a picture consensually that picture becomes mine to do with as I please it’s now my property u gave it to me so that’s on u same as now guys nudes are being posted on Isheadog.com u don’t have any place to stand and pretend your all the victims don’t send nudes they won’t be posted as long as ur sending nudes to each other there will be a site for world to see you can bet on that

  4. Lol I love it boys will continue boys need to be stopped boys this is acceptable boys boys boys haha the exact same site is there for women to do the same so stop pretending ur innocent first off if u were wouldn’t be nudes of u to post second there’s 1,000s and 1,000s and 1,000s of nude guys posted on site for women so when you going to write articles and complain about your own or is it just us that are despicable

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