I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:
Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts or genitalia.
As a corollary to that general rule, I would add that I don’t see anything wrong with looking at pictures of breasts or genitalia of people who have invited us to do so. There seem to be plenty such pictures for us to get a reasonably good grasp of, like, the diversity of unclothed human anatomy without having to look at people who wish we wouldn’t.
This seems pretty straightforward to me. Yes, the photographer(s) who photographed Kate Middleton’s grainy distant breasts were violating her privacy. But so do people who choose to look at those pictures.
So maybe we can just agree not to? And this goes not only for princesses, I would argue, but also for people who send things to their romantic partners, who turn out to be jerks and release those photos publicly. Or people whose phones are hacked. etc.
In this world where most every curiosity can be satiated, it seems to me genuinely heroic to resist the urge to look at everything that can be seen, and instead to respect the wishes of those who feel violated or hurt by the availability of images they wish were private.
Seemed a good day to reblog this.
Right so you all know that I’m not exactly a current events blogger, but Jennifer Lawrence is dear to my heart because she seems like a delightful human being and it bothers the fuck out of me how she was the darling of the public for all of six months and then as soon as someone fresher and more interesting came along everyone started taking the piss out of her like the hypocritical sap sucking attention whores they are.
There is nothing. Wrong. With. Having. Nude. Pictures.
There are a lot of reasons for people to take/have nude pictures taken of themselves. They might do it for art, they might do it for a partner, they might do it for themselves. They might do it to be sexy, they might do it because the naked body is generally aesthetically pleasing - whatever. All of those reasons are totally legitimate.
None of them make you a bad person, none of them make you a slut or a porn star wannabe or any other label that’s generally used to shame a woman for her sexuality.
What’s more, I really, really don’t want to hear the “well if you don’t want them to go public you shouldn’t have them taken” bullshit. Sorry, but everyone in this world deserves privacy and I don’t think anyone should live their life in constant fear of “what happens if this goes public?”
So anyone who thinks this reflects badly on Jennifer Lawrence can fuck right off.
(edit: of course this came from 4chan. of course it did.)