Man, it is exhausting to read so many different variations on blaming women who had private pictures of themselves stolen from them and shared all over the internet for milions of strangers to gawk at and pass judgment on.
But I suppose I get it. I mean, apparently some people always make excellent choices in every aspect of their private and professional lives. And they are shocked and appalled when other people make choices they deem as not being excellent. And they maybe don’t feel so bad for someone who makes a choice they wouldn’t make themselves.
And so, these people who make great decisions all the time and about everything, they have no sympathy for women who — gasp! — took some naked pictures of themselves in private and had the audacity not to delete them but instead to save them somewhere that might not be 100% secure from hackers who are doing everything possible to steal naked pictures of women and post them all over the internet.
Because nudity is bad and wrong and shameful, first of all. And second of all, if you have any expectation of privacy, you can never take a photo of yourself.
The real criminals here are the ladies, obviously, because they made a bad choice according to people who are morally upstanding and perfect in every way. Not the actual criminals who hacked into the cloud, violated their privacy, and shared stolen photos all over the internet. That’s apparently to be expected, according to fine citizens of the internet. If you don’t know this and you take a naked picture of yourself, or if you do know this and you still take a naked picture of yourself, you’re a moron who gets what she deserves.
Having said all of the above in an angry, sarcastic tone, let me say one thing very clearly: It shouldn’t be so difficult to recognize that women can do whatever the hell they want to do in private, including taking naked pictures of themselves, and that the men who steal those photos and post them on the internet are the ones who are doing something wrong.