On the outside, I am a 6’ tall, 350lb bald, pierced, tattooed, bearded—bear of a man. On the inside though, I am a little 5th grade boy who still laughs at burps, farts & whenever somebody says boobies.
This morning on the news I heard that someone from 4-chan hacked into Jennifer Lawrence’s computer & stole some personal nudes that she had on there. For a split second the 5th grader inside of me giggled with delight. Then the adult me stepped up & got ticked off.
So let’s hash it out here:
Jennifer Lawrence is not property. She is not a commodity, she is not a way to make money. Jennifer Lawrence is not a female existing in a male world, she is a human existing in a human world. Even if she has an amazing physique, that is no excuse for people to oogle over it and see only the person on the outside.
Jennifer Lawrence has the right to take all the photographs she wants, clothed, unclothed, and even dressed as a cowgirl riding a sloth. She also has the right to dictate which photographs are for the general public, and which are private. So don’t even think for a minute of saying “she took nudie pics, she deserves to have them out there” because that my friend, is rape culture plain & simple.
IT’S ALL ABOUT CONSENT
Consent is a magical thing & attractiveness or celebrity, or sobriety, or length of skirt in no way influences or alters consent, ever!
Jennifer Lawrence did not consent to have her private pictures stolen or released; it is not a scandal, it is a crime! The coward from 4-chan stole them, & released them because he saw Ms. Lawrence as property, as belonging to the public & to him. She does not. Ms. Lawrence belongs only to herself & she gets to dictate her life.
So even though I think that Jennifer Lawrence is an amazing actress and a beautiful, intelligent and wonderfully sarcastic woman, I, AS A DUDE, WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO SEE HER NAKED!
SHE DID NOT CONSENT TO IT.
I’m hoping that many other people join me & say NO. Because it’s contributing to rape culture, it’s contributing to the exploitation of women & we as humans are bigger than that.
Ms Lawrence, I am sorry a coward stole your private photos & released them. I am even more sorry that our society accepts it.