Anonymous said: So.. the whole thing about laws banning revenge porn or passing around nude photos without consent, does that apply to non-photo shoot nude photos celebrities or are they still public property and not people/or some weak excuse about it being too vast stop, even though stealing their music and movies somehow isn't? .... -.-
The laws vary from state to state, but they don’t reach nearly far enough when it comes to actually protecting people. A big hole in the law is that you can’t hold the website or internet service provider accountable, so once the pictures are out there, it’s hard to track the source and harder to prosecute those who refuse to stop re-posting the photos.
There is a presumption in our society that women’s bodies are there specifically for consumption. This carries over into female celebrities, whose image is commodified. They are believed to be property of the public and treated as such, making people feel entitled to all of them, including images that the general public was never meant to see.
I think, too, that some people relish the fact that these photos were meant to be private; such a public shaming of a celeb adds to their enjoyment of the spectacle.
This story brings to light some of the issues that women face in rape culture, including the commodification of our bodies, body shaming, sexuality shaming and victim-blaming.
james franco gets busted for soliciting sex from an underage girl. media: franco made a mistake, and has apologized. he hopes to move past this incident and focus entirely on his career from now on.
jennifer lawrence’s nude photos are stollen from her phone. media: when will these actresses learn to control themselves?? this scandal has surely damaged what remains of her career!