If You Want a Picture, You Must Ask


Texas State Capitol, South Facade. Courtesy of the Texas State Preservation Board.

A female-focused dating app named Bumble, based in Austin, Texas, founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd, has lobbied Texas legislators successfully to pass the “cyber-flashing act.” The act

… bans the electronic transmission of unwanted visual material depicting any person’s “intimate parts” as well as the “covered genitals of a male person that are in a discernibly turgid state”.

(Arwa Mahdawi, “Put it away: Texas passes law banning dick pics,” The Guardian, 9-7-19)

Good job, Texas. Let’s work on mass shootings now.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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