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Friday, 4 May 2018
Community Safety #cyberbullying #femaleaggression Sex Tape Former AFL Player Dane Swan ''Image-based sexual abuse is detestable, no matter the gender'' Herald Sun May 3, 2018 #imagebasedabuse #reputationaldamage #socialaggression #socialknowledge as power
extremely frustrating to those of us who devote time to arguing for
authentically respectful treatment of women — because it is in everyone’s
interests — is when women go about demolishing empathy for that cause.''
reputational damage is #reputationaldamage and breaking laws about what is now
known as #imagebasedabuse is despicable no matter the gender or status of the
This is classic
female aggression #socialaggression #socialknowledge as power seeking to damage
another person's #reputation to manipulate how others view her target
Commonwealth law it is an offence to “use a carriage service to menace, harass
or cause offence, or for the purposes of a threat”. It is also an offence to
“knowingly or recklessly use a telecommunications service in such a way as
would be regarded by reasonable persons being, in all the circumstances,
Maximum Penalty 3 years Imprisonment
Wendy Tuohy: Image-based sexual abuse is detestable, no matter the gender
Wendy Tuohy, Herald Sun
I STARTED the week with a column suggesting, based on a series of scandals around treatment of women by AFL men, the league needs to put respect and responsibility into practice.
But it must also be said that women circulating non-consensual sexual images of male players is contemptible.
If we are to condemn the player who non-consensually shares a picture of a topless girl with his Premiership medal around her neck on social media, we must condemn a woman sharing sexual imagery of a male player as loudly.
Nathan Broad was rightly castigated and punished for sharing the topless image last year.
Now a woman who allegedly shared a sex tape of Dane Swan should be held just as strictly to account.
Yes, a young woman unused to dealing with the spotlight (namely the girl in the medal shot) is likely a more emotionally vulnerable target than a famous and successful male footy champion, Swan.
But reputational damage is reputational damage and breaking laws about what is now known as “image-based abuse” is despicable no matter the gender or status of the victim.
Swan stands to be financially impacted, possibly seriously, by this footage going all over social media, it could affect his post-playing career now he is relying on his personal brand.
He works with kids in footy clinics; the risk of him suffering from this is real.
What is extremely frustrating to those of us who devote time to arguing for authentically respectful treatment of women — because it is in everyone’s interests — is when women go about demolishing empathy for that cause.
The person who has allegedly shared non-consensual sexual footage of Dane Swan has damaged far more than her own standing among people who know who she is, and the former football player has now made an official police complaint.
By distributing the video, she will have impacted the goodwill of people flexible and open-minded enough to acknowledge that what is permissible in the treatment of women around footy, and generally, has changed.
If what is alleged is true, it is tacky, and quite frankly, infuriatingly dumb behaviour.
I hope anyone silly enough to consider similar illegal activity is comprehensively dissuaded by the anger being generated by this.