Female military service members are being forced to deal with male service members sharing nude photos of them, reports Vice. The photos were shared through a secret Dropbox account, which reportedly contained hundreds of photos of women throughout all five branches of the armed forces.
Vice describes the images as selfies or images taken by another party. They note that some images also appear to depict the servicewomen engaging in sexual activity. Some of the explicit photos are juxtaposed with fully-clothes images of the women, in an attempt to degrade them further. Dropbox has since deleted the offending folder and its contents.
"It’s been reported through NCIS and the appropriate measures have been taken," said Capt. Christopher Harrison, a Marine Corps spokesperson, to the Military Times. "I believe the site has been taken down."
This is the second time that the Marines have dealt with a non-consensual nude photo sharing or “revenge porn” scandal. Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting broke the story of a secret Facebook group called Marines United that shared explicit images of female service members. Some of the nude images were tagged “legacy,” meaning they originated from the first revenge porn scandal.
Congress passed a law in December 2017 that made the "wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images" a criminal offense, subject to military court-martial and dishonorable discharge. 97 Marines were implicated in the original scandal following an investigation; seven were later court-martialed.
The images in the current scandal come from a similar Facebook group that sprung up when Marines United was shut down after the initial scandal broke. Vice ominously notes that there are several other closed male-only Marines Facebook groups that may be trading similar material.
Refinery29 has reached out the Department of Defense and representatives for the Marines for comment.
Full article: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-illegal-marines-still-sharing-221500528.html
Food for thought:
SMH!!! So, less than a decade ago, it was considered a Courts Martial offense to engage in non-consensual consensual nude photography, now it's considered "Illegal" to share?!🤔😮🤐🤨 So, if this is the case, why did the Board for Correction of Navy Records recently decline my clemency request, in light of the "Fat Leonard" prostitution-fraud-bribery scandal, and now this? Wow!! Hypocrisy at best!!
But, when you take the high-road on issues like this, Karma has an interesting way of working things out, to give you a satisfactory peace of mind!! 😇💞 For the Record... It was a Female JAG Officer who exploited the alleged nude pictures, and considered me a "Black Cloud," who was impeding her promotion opportunities!!", were her exact words, if my memory serves me correctly. But I'm sure you can read through my record of trial to read her testimony!! Yet my hunches are, there's likely a Feminist Group linked to this!! Veterans talk....... when they try to encourage you to join their Gender War, Hate Bandwagon!!!!!!! 💞💝💞💋