WATCH: The most perfect smack down of online misogyny.

john oliver takes on revenge porn

As usual, John Oliver nails it.

In a segment on his show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the 38-year-old English comedian turned his brilliant eye to a topic we are all well too familiar with: online harassment.

Oliver took down revenge porn and harassment of women on the Internet in an incredible 16-minute segment where he revisited old cases of men posting their ex partner’s naked photos online without consent, only to have the women be told “turn off your computer and ignore it”.

In extreme cases, if a website is posting your images and asks for copyright proof that the photos are of you before they will delete them, women have been forced to take photos of their naked body and send them to an office in Washington D.C. where copyright is then approved or denied.

john oliver takes on revenge porn
In old cases where men post their ex partner’s naked photos online without consent, the women are told to just “turn off your computer and ignore it”.

The segment also took data from a 2006 survey that shows women receive 25 times more sexually explicit or threatening messages per day than men, which isn’t surprising at all. But it’s still horrifying to think of.

“We all know the internet is an incredible tool, but like most tools, it can be used as a weapon,” Oliver said.

“We’ve allowed things to get to a place where women can fear for their lives for something they’ve said online and find themselves mailing their genitals to Washington in order to maintain their privacy.”

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Thank you, John Oliver. As always.

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