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As a lawyer, I see the devastating effects of “revenge porn” every day—Katie Hill won’t be the last politician subject to it

Are we really going to let image-based abuse be the price of admission for being a young female elected official?

By Ann Olivarius  

Clearly, the law needs to catch up. But a culture change is needed too. Photo: PA

The tragi-comic difference between a female politician felled by a consensual, but “unethical” same-sex relationship and the male politicians (and CEOs and religious leaders) surviving numerous credible allegations of sexual assault and harassment is hard to ignore.

But what effectively killed Katie Hill’s career in Congress wasn’t so much her relationship with a congressional aide (unethical as that may have been because of the power differential) — it was revenge porn. I should…

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