LIFESTYLE
09/10/2013 12:55 BST | Updated 11/10/2013 05:39 BST

'Revenge Porn' Websites Which Torment Hundreds Of Women May Be Banned In New York (VIDEO)

'Revenge porn' websites - where disgruntled ex-lovers can post sex tapes online - could be banned in the state of New York, if three legislators succeed.

The practice is seen as being extremely misogynistic towards women, with sites using derogatory and deeply insulting language.

Bekah Wells, wrote on the Women Against Revenge Porn website: "Someday...lawmakers will wake up and see the unauthorized publication of a woman's nude body for what it really is: Harassment. Pure and simple."

In an email to HuffPost UK Lifestyle, she added: "I have the utmost faith that New York will pass a solid, effective Revenge Porn bill simply due to the fact that Miami law professor, Dr. Mary Ann Franks, has been an integral part of New York's bill drafting process. She is simply brilliant. If anyone can protect victims from a legal standpoint, it's her."

Earlier, HuffPost Tech wrote: "only one state (New Jersey) has actually managed to pass a law targeting the practice, while the legal lines between sites like Facebook and Instagram, dedicated "revenge" sites and who owns the images posted there remains unclear."