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My heart goes out to these women

Whoever did this is just a real piece of shit. They had no right to go through people’s private pictures just to bring themselves more entertainment. And if you stop supporting these women because of it then you’re just as bad. They did nothing wrong and don’t deserve the inevitable backlash that will be directed toward them.

It’s sucks and it’s terrible but Scarlett Johansson got through it.

“They were sent to my husband (ex Ryan Reynolds),” adding, “There’s nothing wrong with that.” Johansson defended her photos again, telling VF, “It’s not like I was shooting a porno. Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”

Anne Hathaway got through it.

It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment, and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it…

And I have no doubt that these women will as well. If you’re confused as to who I’m taking about, then here you go: Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Lady Sybil, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Brie Larson, Kirsten Dunst, Becca Tobin, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hope Solo, Teresa Palmer, Kristen Ritter, Mary Eizabeth Winstead, McKayla Maroney and a few more. 

It’s disgusting and appalling and everyone just needs to go send these women (and the guys that are rumored to have leaks as well) some love and support because I can’t even imagine what they’re going through right now. I doesn’t matter if it was women’s or men’s leaked pictures. It’s not okay. Period. End of discussion.

A bunch of celebrity nudes are being leaked today, so far the list consists of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ariane Grande, Brie Larson, Krysten Ritter, Teresa Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hope Solo, and more to come apparently. I feel terrible for all of these people. 

When people ask my why I’m a feminist it’s because when peoples extremely private photos get leaked by some sick fuck, people respond like this. They are not hoes or narcissistic for taking such photos or is it something for you to creepily jack off over. They are women who took these photos in the privacy of their own home, perhaps to share with a loved one. For whatever reason just because they’re a celebrity doesn’t make it ok to leak and spread such sensitive photos. So let’s be proactive about this - unfollow and report any blogs that post these offensive images and show people that this is not an alright thing to do.

STOP THE VICTIM SHAMING!!!
This isn’t a scandal. This is yet another reminder that when it comes to mass media and public opinion, women are expected to fit in the box which was neatly designed for them, and are instantly shamed when they fail to remain within those tight constraints of what is and isn’t allowed to be tied to their carefully crafted image. This is another backhanded strike at feminine independence, at respected ownership of one’s own body, and at women’s embrace of their own (once again, private) sexuality.
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The Myth of Female Celebrity Privacy

 written by Audrey Leclerc via Feminasty.net

THOUGHTS ON THE LEAKED PHOTO "SCANDAL"

Recently, news broke that a whole host of female celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and many others, had their computers and iCloud accounts hacked and nude photos of them were leaked online. Surprisingly, in the short time that this blog has been active, I’ve had messages asking if I have links to the photos and why I haven’t posted about this.

My intention was to ignore these posts, but it got me thinking about this and the general trivialisation of the matter by the media.

My thoughts on this are simple, this is not a celebrity scandal, this is not some random red carpet wardrobe malfunction to be gleefully mocked as a way to make ourselves feel better. This is quite simply a crime and the women involved in this are innocent victims of this heinous act.

If you kept your bank records online and your computer was hacked and the details leaked all over the internet, you would report it to the police. This, in my eyes, is no different. It is an invasion of privacy, the photos are private data and this is theft.

Already the internet has started calling this event The Fappening which is just another example of the trivialisation of this malicious act.

Some of the women have come out and said that the photos are fake, some have admitted them to be real, others have apologised for even taking the photos. It is the latter of the three which I think is wrong. These women have nothing to apologise for, they have done nothing wrong, the content of their private photos have nothing to do with anyone else and have no place being publicly displayed on the internet.

We live in a society where when these acts of theft occur by cyber peeping Toms, which belittle and demean their targets, the onus appears to be on the women to apologise and it is the victim that is condemned. It is this gross attitude that allows the hackers, who are stealing the private property of others, to escape punishment.

Celebrity or not, male or female, it does not matter. If you take private photos, explicit in nature or otherwise, and store them on your own personal computer with no intention to release them publicly and they are stolen from your computer and released online, you have not done a thing wrong. You have been the victim of a crime, and in this case a sex crime, and those who are responsible should be caught and punished.

I am posting this because I think it is important to air my views about this matter after receiving messages. I will not be posting links to the photos. This is not a scandal. The only scandal I can see is the way this is being treated by the media. This is a crime and it should be handled as such.

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Written by @marcus_bernard

ONE MOVIE PER DAY - Winter’s Tale, 2014 (4/5 stars)

We are all connected. Each baby born carries a miracle inside. A unique purpose and that miracle is promised to one person and one person alone. We are voyagers set on a course towards destiny, to find the one person our miracle is meant for. But be warned: as we seek out the light, darkness gathers and the eternal contest between good and evil is not fought with great armies… But one life at a time.