Jennifer Lawrence & All Women Have Sole Ownership of Their Body

I'm going to be straight to the point with this one--hacking anyone's phone or computer (including celebrities) and sharing their private photos is a crime. Anyone who searches for and looks at those photos is not only supporting a crime, they are violating these women's privacy and bodies.

You already know what I'm talking about. Hackers stole nude photos belonging to a long list of celebrities. According to TMZ Jennifer Lawrence's reps confirm they are real saying,

"This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

These were photos meant to stay on these celebs' personal phones and computers, some of which were deleted awhile ago. Another celeb victim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, wrote:

"Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves."

The fact that having photos (yes, even the nude kind) on your personal phone or computer is a risk nowadays doesn't mean there is something wrong with the photo-takers. There is something wrong with this world. Let's not get confused about who the victim is in this situation. Women shouldn't be responsible for the slimy, dishonest people ready to exploit their bodies. In fact, they *can't* be responsible for these people and that is why women have to be way more careful than men. But I'd argue that having a photo meant for your husband (ex. Winstead) live on your personal property and then be deleted, is pretty darn careful.

Regardless if a woman is being careful or not, the bottom line is this: she is the sole owner of her body. She has the right to decide what her body does and by whom it is viewed. The ideology of those who don't believe this can lead to abuse against women which can include exploitation, objectification and even violence & rape.

If you're one of those people who thinks that's what comes with being a celebrity, I'd challenge you to rethink your thought process. Yes, there are down sides that come with being a celeb like: not being able to go to IHOP at 2:00 AM after the bar closes without swarms of people coming up to you (best case) or the paparazzi catching your hot mess self scarfing down a mickey mouse waffle (worst case). But, having someone commit a crime against you should never be tolerable regardless of how much you make or how famous you are.

These hackers should, and I'm confident will, be responsible for their disgusting actions.

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