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Famous Women Point Out Exactly Why Leaking Nude Photos Is So Very Wrong

This past Sunday, a 4chan user posted nude and revealing photos online, supposedly hacked from the iCloud accounts of numerous female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Lea Michele and more. While some outlets have reported this leak as a juicy celebrity “scandal,” it’s more accurately described as a sex crime.

For more celebrity reactions including Mary E. Winstead and Kirsten Dunst go here. 

There are a few different issues that a criminal act like this brings up, but before I get into them it’s necessary to make one thing clear: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies. These images - which I have not seen and which I will not look for - are intimate, private moments belonging only to the people who appear in them and who they have invited to see them. To have those moments stolen and broadcast to the world is an egregious act of psychic violence which constitutes a form of assault.


The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate the pain of that crime and you continue to do so anyway, you are consciously deciding that your enjoyment, your rights and perhaps even just your curiosity are more important than the safety and dignity of the people you’re exploiting. That out of the way, let’s get a few other things straight.

When nude photos are shared without permission, that woman is a victim of sexual harassment. She does not deserve to have her privacy invaded, and she is no less worthy of respect.

Never share leaked photos; your participation in this crime will only increase the suffering of the victim. If you know the perpetrator of such a crime, notify the police immediately; although there may be little than can be accomplished legally, the more that we discuss the need for regulation, the more likely it will be created.

Above all, never condemn them for taking nude or sexually explicit photos, as if that’s the biggest issue. Support her right to share photos of her body with whomever she wishes, without fear of mass publication of her private life.

anonymous asked:

See, the fucking thing is, she was POSING IN THE PICTURES. So obviously they weren't taken against her consent. If she didn't want them posted at all, she shouldn't have taken them.

Let me stop you RIGHT THERE.
What Jennifer Lawrence does with her body is HER OWN DAMN BUSINESS.
This is a classic example of victim blaming (x) and you, sir, or ma’am or whatever, are wrong.

It’s a simpel question of consent, yes they were taken with it, but the sharing was NOT CONSENTUAL. Consent has not been given, and as in all cases like it, the result is a violation and a crime. 

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Jennifer Lawrence and half of Hollywood seem to have had their nudes leaked.  Lets talk about that, rights to privacy, and I’d love to know your opinions on this.

My heart is breaking over this sudden influx of “leaked” pictures of various celeb women. They didn’t deserve to have their privacy invaded. They didn’t deserve this kind of attention that they didn’t want. I hope that they can all get past this, I can only imagine having private photos of myself being passed around like candy. I am so upset.