OPINION: Don’t blame victims of nude photo scandal

WE SHOULD not be levelling blame at the women whose personal photos have been posted online without their permission or knowledge.

At least 12 Toowoomba women are among 700 Queenslanders whose nude and explicit photos were made available to download or view from a New Zealand-based online storage device.

They are the victims.

>> Blogger says nude photo victims must take action

As Toowoomba blogger Susannah Birch says on today's front page, at no point is it okay to blame the people in the photos.

Their photos were shared with people they trusted.

That trust was broken when the photos were distributed to others without their consent.

Those who shared the photos and posted them online are the only ones who should be held to account. They are the perpetrators.

The women who have been victimised and had their personal photos shared with the world need to come forward and make an official complaint to police.

It is the only way to put a stop to this disgraceful activity.



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