I really wish Tumblr would let us choose our own thumbnails (or at least disable them) when linking to things.
Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.
Source: lnthefadeRoxane Gay: There will always be another leak, because there is always curiosity in the bodies of nude celebrity women. There is always danger in being an Other
I’ll let Roxane Gay have my last word on this issue.
acmesalesrep said: People have a right to expect that private pictures are theirs and theirs alone. Taking pictures does not forfeit one’s right to privacy.
Yes. I agree.
But once you become a celebrity you give up that right.
Those aren’t my rules.
That is just what happens.
No, you don’t give up that right, at least not as far as private matters are concerned. People just act like you don’t have it. There’s a huge difference.Source: vasolinejesus
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
Especially if it violates or humiliates her in the process. That’s what these clowns get off on. It’s not about nudity; it’s about taking control from another person. Why do you think these jackasses, and their friends in the tabloid press, only go after women who have not chosen, say, to do a naked photo shoot? While criticizing women who have made that choice? And while ignoring men entirely?
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