Victims of revenge porn and other image abuse online are set to get the same legal rights to anonymity as those who are raped under plans being drawn up by the Government.
Because if anonymity is needed – they’re identifiable – then it’s not going to work, while if they’re not identifiable from the images then why is it necessary?
It’s also more than a bit dodgy as a piece of legal reasoning. Rape anonymity is because of the vicious crime committed against them and the interaction of that with ideas about purity etc. The whole point is that the act itself, the sex, was involuntary. But revenge porn and so on, the act was entirely voluntary – otherwise it would be rape of course- it’s the sharing that is the supposed crime.
Which might not amount to quite the same justification, eh?