I really hope the next celebrity who’s hacked/betrayed by an ex/accidentally uploads a sext to Twitter uses it as an opportunity to teach young women about taking and sharing intimate photos.
It’s great that we live in a society that women are sexually liberated but I think we really can forget certain issues that surround the nude selfie trend.
We almost need a safe sexting discussion in schools as much as safe sex. There must be so many high school girls feeling pressured to take naked photos because, as we always hear on Tumblr, “everyone is doing it” but we never talk about that in case we’re “slut shaming”.
If you have the confidence to photograph your naked body, fine.
If you feel pressurised to do it, please DON’T and please never ever pressurise someone else to do it.
I feel like the Jennifer Lawrence story could have been a real opportunity to educate people about the risks of taking naked photos, but whenever that’s brought up, it’s shot down by “NEVER BLAME THE VICTIM!” instantly.
Saying “loads of people do it” does not mean a discussion of risks is irrelevant either. In fact, it means a discussion is needed even more.
We all have control over our bodies but we have no control over what happens to any photos we take, and it’s extremely naive to believe otherwise.
What the hacker has done is awful but please don’t put more people at risk by blocking out all discussion of the potential consequences.
i wouldn’t even want to see this face on my worst enemies
Boy: Wanna go out sometime?
Me: No, I’m sorry. I’m really trying to focus on my career right now.