Texas passes new “Dick Pic” Law

As a woman, I can tell you there is nothing worse than waking up to 20 dick pics in your email, or my DMs. It’s the worst.

According to a YouGov poll from 2017, 41 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 35 have received an unwanted dick pic.

But what can you do? You can call the guy out and try and shame him, but if you did that you’d be posting a whole slew of dick pics on your timeline and who wants that?

Currently, the consequences of being one of the men who’ve sent such a photo are limited. Sure some dating apps might ban you but for the most part, there are no real consequences for a guy who does this.

Until now.

HB 2789 was introduced in Texas which would make it a class C misdemeanor to send such pics. A class C misdemeanor may not seem like much but it does come with a fine of up to $500 per offense.

The bill passed and will go into effect on September 1, 2019.

Other states including New York are considering similar legislation.


A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the creation of the criminal offense of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material.        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:        SECTION 1.  Chapter 21, Penal Code, is amended by adding Section 21.19 to read as follows:        Sec. 21.19.  UNLAWFUL ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VISUAL MATERIAL. (a) In this section, “intimate parts,” “sexual conduct,” and “visual material” have the meanings assigned by Section 21.16.        (b)  A person commits an offense if the person knowingly transmits by electronic means visual material that:              (1)  depicts:                    (A)  any person engaging in sexual conduct or with the person’s intimate parts exposed; or                    (B)  covered genitals of a male person that are in a discernibly turgid state; and              (2)  is not sent at the request of or with the express consent of the recipient.        (c)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.        (d)  If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section or the other law.        SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.



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Texas passes new “Dick Pic” Law

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  1. So what if someone text you a link to a twitter post a with a dick pick of a tranny flashing boobs with dick in hand which is probably never erect anyways, but it is offensive to most of the globe inhabitants Except Goeff Hobson down the street from the Trinity St Clair trap house of infamy that is.

    How does this law views the offense when the recipient is a Texas resident and sender is not from Texas ?

    Speaking of Trannys, why is Geoff not made famous on google ? He is responsible for killing Violet Rain.
    Mike Please get on this ASAP

  2. Skeet, Mike is retired and does not post regularly anymore. I would suggest contacting Kelli Roberts at [email protected]. What you are suggesting would probably be very interesting to her and she does do investigative journalism.

    As for the subject of this article, it seems to me that unsolicited dick pics would be indecent exposure and prosecutable under the applicable state law. I would like to see a couple of these creeps sent to state prison for their asshattery. If I stick out my dick and start jacking off in a public park here in Michigan I would be liable to life plus (IIRC) five years in state prison. Why is it any different doing it in an unsolicited e-mail?

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