“Harassment is harassment no matter where it happens,” she said in a statement. What is punishable in real life must also have consequences on the Internet. In Germany there is already such a “Dick Pic” paragraph.
“Anyone who allows pornographic content to reach someone else (sic) without being asked to do so will be punished with imprisonment for up to one year or with a fine,” says Article 184 of the German Criminal Code. In Austria, only forwarding the pictures, but not sending them, is currently punishable. Numerous women are affected: 41 percent of the female millennials surveyed had received an unsolicited penis picture at least once, the broadcast quoted a survey by the YouGov institute from 2018.
The information website – which also features a few pixelated “dick pics” – is now calling for a separate paragraph in Section 218 of the Criminal Code, which deals with sexual harassment and public sex acts.