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Pennsylvania Might Be Second State to Criminalize Cyber-Flashing

September 30, 2019 / Sarah Coble

Pennsylvania could follow Texas to become the second US state to make cyber-flashing illegal.
Philadelphia County state representative Mary Isaacson told Infosecurity Magazine that she plans to introduce a bill to ban the unsolicited electronic transmission of sexually explicit and obscene images in the Keystone State at the end of October. Isaacson sent a memorandum to all 203 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on September 20, calling for them to co-sponsor her proposed legislation."Despite the success of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment remains a serious problem in our society, particularly due to online forms of sexual harassment. 20% of women and 10% of men ages 18 to 29 report having been sexually harassed online," wrote Isaacson in the memorandum, before calling on members to "please join me in combatting online sexual harassment and ensuring the dignity of all Pennsylvanians."