Saturday, 20 September 2014

One Rule For Women, Another For Men.

This post is not going to be my usual make up, film or book review as I am opting for a more serious topic this time.

 

Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Jennifer Lawrence are just three women out of many who have had photos stolen from them, all of which show the stars being naked or being caught in intimate moments. Long story short on August 31st nearly 200 photos of nude celebrities (mainly women, mind you) were posted online and started circulating around social media websites like Twitter and Tumblr. Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Ariana Grande were also victims amongst this scandal. They were taken from Apple's cloud services suite iCloud and text messages, address books and various other data was also most likely to be stolen as well.

I think this is absolutely disgusting, it is completely humiliating for them. People think it is hilarious to look and share them with their friends, objectifying the very person in the photos. Thankfully many celebrities and public figures have spoken out about this outrage like actress Lena Dunham who told people over Twitter not to view the pictures as it "violates these women over and over again" and The Amazing Spiderman star Andrew Garfield also had plenty to say about it "It's this violent, abusive violation of womanhood -- of divine woman hood.. it's violent, and it's misogynistic, and it's revolting.."

He's completely right. And not only that, I am absolutely outraged at how two faced people can be. 


Last year, former Disney star Dylan Sprouse had his nudes leaked all over Twitter and many complimented and went gooey eyed over him yet during this 2014 scandal, I've seen hundreds of tweets slut shaming the women in the photos, calling them whores, sluts, slags and disgusting for taking such photos. Yet everybody was either laughing with Dylan or worshipping him in his photos. How is that fair? You don't even know these women and what they do in their private lives.

Take away all the glitz, glamour and fame these women are just human beings at the end of the day. Their pride and dignity have been damaged because some idiot decided to hack them. People are victim blaming, saying 'it's their fault' and/or 'they're in the media spotlight, they should be used to it' no, no, no. It is NOT their fault and it doesn't matter what their job is, their privacy has been violated and these photos are clearly things they've shared with a husband, a lover or even just for themselves.  

The fact men and women can get two completely different reactions over the same thing just angers me. We say that we're are overcoming patriarchy and women are respected more and more these days. We're not. Women are still being degraded, objectified and viewed different completely to men. We're still a hugely patriarchal society and it doesn't help that the media are ready to leap onto anything that could tarnish a celebrity's image. 

If you look at the photos and/or share them, you are further degrading the very people you idolize. Don't be a part of this mess and have some respect for the women. Don't look, don't share and definitely don't slut shame.

Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

66 comments:

  1. Ahmen sister! So glad to see people pointing out this blatant double standard!! What makes me more enraged is when people have the audacity to say it's the victims fault because they took the pictures and should have know they were vulnerable to hacking. News outlets seemed more interested in the fact the images had been linked, not the implications it has on those involved and on women in wider society.

    Jess
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  2. Such a good point. I totally agree it's not fair how we are labelled sluts and men are labelled "lads" or whatever. I've got nothing against men it's just it annoys me how women are seen differently to them. I blame the media personally for the label we are given. Great topic btw :) bronny xXx

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    1. Yeah I agree. I don't have anything against men but just how they're viewed compared to us. Thanks for reading. :) x

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  3. i completely agree with you. such a sad society that we live in. as a woman i see how the world views us and how we are compared to men these days. uggh....

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  4. I share you opinion too. Although we try to believe in a nice ilussion of equality, women still have to persuade and prove they are as clever and talented as men.

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  5. Hey, thanks for commenting on my blog.
    You have a very interesting post here. I agree that this was a disgusting violation. However I do not think women vs men is some sort of battle. I know we're not exactly equal but I don't think women need to "prove" anything to men. In my opinion sexism is focused upon so much that we lose the essential part of it. It is such a touchy subject nowadays that the leak of nude women over nude men is given so much more hype as if women are affected more by this than men.
    Marian ^_^

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    1. I can see your point, Marian. Thanks for reading :)

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  6. Ye I totally agree with this post. It must be so embarrassing to have nude photo's leaked, they shouldn't be allowed to be shared. x

    LauraThinksAbout

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    1. Must be so humiliating! Thanks for reading anyway :)

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  7. i really hate this double standard! there's nothing wrong with these women having nudes, the person who stole them is the only one to blame!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  8. I completely agree and I'm glad someone posted about this issue as it's only going to get bigger. It's disgraceful the way some people treat others before they even know them, especially online! I reckon social media has to take some of the blame and should find a way to prevent the images being shared so easily. xx

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    1. I know! The fact twitter is allowing such images to be shard around, even when the celebrities are actually on there aswell. It's disgusting. Thanks for reading x

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  9. Really nicely put! :) (y)


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  10. Great post, I agree with you completely - double standards!!

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  11. Double standards are standard in this world unfortunately! But in my opinion - men and women aren't 'equal'. Don't get me wrong, I think we're both not better nor worse, but we're just different. We should start accepting each other in stead of constantly criticizing each other! And that's not a men-women-thing, but a people thing.

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  12. ohh this is so great! hope you're having a great day!

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    1. Aw thankyou and thanks for reading also! Hope you're having a great day too!

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  13. I agree! No one should be slamming them or calling them names - these were private pictures.

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    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  18. Love the post...and you are absolutly right!!

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  19. Brilliant post, I completely agree...women's nudes are so much more press-covered and slated than mens. x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  20. I totally agree with you, there's a huge double standard in society today.

    ANIKA MILLER // UK FASHION AND STYLE BLOG

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  21. It is disgusting!! I seriously am so upset about this whole thing. It's really great you wrote about it. It's an important issue to deal with.

    Christina
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    1. It really is. Thanks for reading x

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  22. Great post. I'm glad somebody wrote about it :)
    Nilla Forever

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  23. Great post! Love the old hair of Vanessa Hudgens! Wanna follow each other? Just let me know!
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    Sarah

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  24. I agree with you. It's insane how different the reactions have been. Yes, their fame should make them more cautious with sensitive things such as these photos but at the same time they shouldn't be deprived of taking them if they like. It's a major violation of privacy and makes me sad that these women, who are most likely already embarassed have to hear nonsense from people they don't even know on the subject matter.

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  26. I can't agree with you more! The first thing I thought of was Dylan's scandal (or lack of one) compared to how outrageous the comments are on articles describing the invasion of privacy into these ladies' lives.

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  27. This is one of those controversial things that hopefully one day we'll be able to overcome, sadly there's not enough people that see things the way we do and we're stuck in this vicious cycle.
    I wish Emma Watson all the success in the UN with her campaign cause I know that's what she's fighting for: equal rights for men and women. Anyways, since your posts are so awesome I guess all I have to say (after my two cents) is that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award!!

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    Take care,
    Rubi

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    1. I love Emma Watson and her recent UN speech, she's such a motivating public figure for young people/the next generation etc. I love it. And thankyou! Thanks for reading.

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  28. Always great to meet a blogger who dares to tackle all there is to being a woman instead of just our outer appearance (even though thats a lot of fun too ;). Rights of women concern us all!. Thx for a great post!
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  29. Loved this post! Totally agree with you :) xo

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  30. I think you nailed it with this post. I'm glas you wrote about this topic. Great post.

    LEJA

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  31. This post was so well written. I 100% agree with you. It is horrible what happened to these women and it is horrible that there is such a double standard.

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