Thursday, September 4, 2014

Let's Talk About This Internet Scandal


So let's talk about this internet scandal shall we? More than 100 female celebrities have had their personal photographs leaked onto the internet. It's being called one of the largest internet hacks of all time with victims including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton. So my question is simply:

When is this going to stop?

To begin, these private photos being published around the web is not just a scandal. It's a crime.
However, what truly rattled me about this internet breach is the fact that the links to these private photos are coming up on my Facebook timeline! With online magazines and blogs like Perez Hilton reporting the story with added links, and even uncensored images, the public has had the ability to further share these illegal images and further share in the crime. With people sharing these images it only further perpetuates the surrounding culture of excusable sexual harassment.

Seeking out these photos, and additionally sharing, these links only continues the abuse and victimization of these women and more in the future. Report these links and spread the word. Don't actively seek out these photos just to see what they look like. To take it down to the simplest level: What would you do if these photos were of you? We cannot casually share images like this on websites, magazines and our Facebook profiles and expect this harassment to disappear in the future. Efforts to condemn and stop the spread of crimes like these make a difference.

I hope that all of the women who have been victimized during this attack are appropriately supported by friends, family, fans and the authorities and I sincerely hope that more people take a stand against this inappropriate and inexcusable behavior.

What do you think of this "internet scandal"?

Emily

2 comments:

  1. I am so thankful for this post! It's so important for people to understand how wrong it is to share these images and pass them along. You should use this for Undeniable!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

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    1. Thanks Connie, I didn't think about that! I'll pass it along!

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