Was it prudent of Jennifer Lawrence to take pictures of herself nude in the first place? Y/N?

Skatologist

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I wonder if everyone who posted here has not looked at the photos. I feel like it would be wrong to blame her and look at the photos, or worse, defend her and then look at the photos.



One conversation I wonder if people are having is to blame people who looked at the photos. The hacker is obviously horrible for stealing the photos and posting them online....but aren't you the ones looking at the photos without her permission?

Isn't that kind of the same as walking into her iCloud account and accessing the photos yourself? The hacker just opened the door for you.

I haven't looked at any naked celebrity photos.

I refuse to if it's not in an article, and even then, I really try to just scroll past it. I even try to avoid celebrity nudes too myself. I usually know it is without their consent and knowledge, so I don't bother. I would probably feel disgusted with myself if I ever met them and had done...you know what. So I tend to avoid those practices for myself, but I try not to judge others when they do it, but if a person like Ms. Lawrence is against her personal images being online, I'm for her telling people to not spread it/do anything wrong with it.
 

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I have not looked at the photos.

Adults in adult relationships share photos like this between themselves and, in a secure relationship that involves some measure of trust, it's healthy and fun for everyone involved.

I am 100% positive non-celebrity adults in adult relationships have taken similar pictures with their iPhone, unaware that it's backing up everything to the cloud, because like most people they just scroll straight through those disclaimers so they can start using their phone.

This is a cautionary tale to those non-celebrity adults, but consenting adults who are both celebrities and not celebrities should be able to have secure relationships with people they trust where occasionally they see each other and pictures of each other naked. Whether it's "prudent" or not, I don't think this should be difficult to grasp.
 

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I'm a bit of an asshole, and I'm going to lay some blame on the victims. Victims. Jennifer Lawrence was NOT the only one. I think there was at least five confirmed victims, mixed with quite a few fakes. The reason I feel some blame should be placed on them, is because as has been said, this is the digital age. Information moves fast, some of these victims have not known a world without the idea of cellphones being everywhere. When news keeps popping up, more and more about Celeb photo leaks, and you are a celebrity, pay attention, you could be next. Now I get that they may have simply been unaware of iCloud having all their shit, and if that's all there is to it, that sucks, however if they knew they were putting their stuff up on the internet, what have we always said? Once it's on the internet, you can't get rid of it, it stays on the internet. It doesn't matter how "secure" the server, by being on the internet, or in the "cloud" your information has now become that much more vulnerable, and this is NOT Amazon with your credit card information, or Sony, or any store, this is a folder on the internet we're talking about. And the weird "thing" the U.S. has with celebrities, you need to be extra careful. If you're not, then please accept the situation, hope the person who hacked into your information gets found and prosecuted, and hope tomorrow is a better day.

The hacker, is at fault, don't think I don't think they are. They found a way to get something that was not theirs, something that was a depiction of someone else, something that was meant to be an intimate moment, and released that to the public without the celebrities' permission. That's not okay. And I looked at those pictures, and that's not okay on my end, I admit that.

When Kirsten Dunst posts a twitter message calling out iCloud for not being secure enough with her pictures, even though I think she should be a little more careful where she lets data like that move to, I feel for her, I feel bad, she didn't deserve this, none of them did. They could, should, take more precautions though, we are talking about some bits of data, this is not rape, this is not them being mugged, we are talking about what data you allow on the internet. The cloud, the internet of all damn places.

Anyways, I'm tired that it's "Jennifer Lawrence", I'm tired that "consent" is the word used most often, I'm tired that it's either the victims fault or it's the hacker and the pervs who saw the pictures faults, I'm tired that it is some how unacceptable to state the simple fact that these celeb leaks keep happening, I'm tired that no one seems to care about all the non-celebrities this must happen to, I'm tired of this with us or against us attitude surrounding so many things, I'm tired that people cannot seem to grasp that Jennifer Lawrence was not the only one and by shining such a huge spotlight on her like that you not only amplify the fact that her pictures were leaked you also unintentionally shrug away the other celebs whose pictures were also leaked, I'm tired that it seems so prominent an idea that the US damn near has a straight up fetish that is simply nudity and yet when we act that way it comes as a surprise - not saying we shouldn't try to change or overcome it - just stopped being so shocked that it happens sometimes, I'm tired that no one believes there weren't any penises in these pictures, I'm tired the idea becomes "so what if she takes a picture of her breasts!?" when there were close ups between some of these ladies legs and even penetration, also of note Reddit just raised some nice cash for some cancer research I think it was prostate because of this.
 

lapan

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I personally wouldn't save those kinds of pictures on a cloud save, but that's just me
 

carnex

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I hear "victim blaming" all the time, and this is perfect example where that phrase is used so wrong it's sad.

Victim blaming is blaming victim for something happening to them that they had no influence on.

Exploration of causes and possibilities of prevention is rubbing shoulders but the line is clear. There is no blaming, just flat out statements.

If I was to say that Jeniffer Lawrence caused or enabled or helped etc violation of her privacy leak of those pictures by third party by taking them you would be right that I was blaming the victim of a crime.

On the other hand if I say that taking pictures of that nature is risky and potentially dangerous for ones public image so that people, including victims of that crime, should be more careful and thoughtful about their action I'm not blaming the victim. I'm exploring the events and drawing what I see as helpful conclusions.

There is a big difference between these two.

Person can put itself in increased risk of something perfectly voluntary and obliviously. It does not affect the crime what so ever, but not stating the obvious risk in also not right. Not right to the future victims of the same crime.
 

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Am I the only one who remembers that massive movement in public schools and media where we were told as teenagers to not take pics of ourselves and upload them places because people might get their hands on them, especially with phones? Or that personal information could be leaked if you're too open about your private life on Facebook? People taking nude pictures of themselves isn't the issue because everyone does that, but posting and saving them in places where they can be accessed by hackers is. If you're going to save nude photos, a cloud or a external save space of any kind is the worst place to do it. You may as well stick them on a adult forum.

No one, unless if they're exhibitions or something, asks or wants to have their images shared everywhere. That is a given and should be respected. However the MOMENT you put your personal information and private images on the internet be it in a information cloud or something else, people can and will find some way to access and use it for whatever reason. Now the blame goes squarely on the company for keeping that information private in the first place and the people who got their hands on the images. Jennifer however, like everyone else on the internet, should and needs to show more foresight when it comes to personal information. If this were some random guy that has his photos pasted on the internet, no one would care because it happens all the time; TJ or the Amazing Atheist had that happen to him a few months back and no one cared. Same with Dylan Sprouse and all the other male celebrities that have had their images hacked and shared on the internet. Her status as a celebrity, female or otherwise, doesn't make her immune to the darker regions of online because this sort of thing happens to almost anyone that have taken pictures of themselves; just look at the adult regions of Tumblr or 4chan. I don't think all the nude pictures on either site were posted with the owners' consent.

The issue lies in both poor internet security and bad decisions, not people taking nude photos.
 

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Rocket Girl said:
If you want something safe, don't keep it in your house. I can easily break in and steal it and then you'd only have yoursef to blame. That's all there is to it.
So thinking ahead and taking precautionary measures is bad? Most people don't go around carrying all their money with them. It's still bad and against the law to pickpocket but it's common sense not to do that since it's easier to pickpocket ant to break into a bank for example.

You know what's also a common sense? Not holding personal items in public places even if they are behind the key. Keys get stolen.
 

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Rocket Girl said:
carnex said:
Rocket Girl said:
If you want something safe, don't keep it in your house. I can easily break in and steal it and then you'd only have yoursef to blame. That's all there is to it.
So thinking ahead and taking precautionary measures is bad?
I didn't say it was bad. Straw man.

carnex said:
Most people don't go around crying all their money with them. It's still bad and against the law to pickpocket but it's common sense not to do that since it's easier to pickpocket ant to break into a bank for example.
It's easy to steal a credit card. You don't have one of them, do you?

carnex said:
You know what's also a common sense? Not holding personal items in public places even if they are behind the key. Keys get stolen.
I guess that means you've never parked a car in a public place before. Cars get stolen, right?
Now who's strawmaning here? And yes, what you are pointing out constantly is that people would not have to take measures of precaution. And while it's a nice goal to have, it's not gonna happen. People are good but also people are bad and some will take any opportunity that swings their way.

P.S. my car have 3 step activation. I can't afford another right now so I made sure its bloody hard to relieve me of my property.
 

J Tyran

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The whole "victim blaming" argument is beginning to aggravate me, not in this case specifically but in general. In an ideal world people would never be victims of anything but we don't live in that world and people do have to take some responsibility for the level of risk they expose themselves too, in the ideal world people should never be burgled for example.

People that are burgled are victims, some arsehole decided to enter someones property and steal/trash their stuff. Yet what do you do when you leave your house? You make sure its secure, you make sure the windows are shut and locked and you lock your doors. Security concious people may even have an alarm and/or CCTV. Either way you have the responsibility to look after yourself and your home, if someone goes out to work all day and leaves a ground floor window open and some arsehole notices and gets in its not their fault because arseholes shouldn't be burgling houses but they have to accept some level of responsibility for not looking after themselves as well as they could have.

People are dicks, there are people in the world that want to take or destroy your stuff, your liberty or dignity. They want to humiliate people, they want to advance themselves at the expense of others. Other people want to forcibly take what they want sexually from another, others want to act out sick desires.

There are even some that want to take someones life.

Thats the world we live in, no people shouldn't be victims. No-one should ever get assaulted, no-one should ever be raped. Houses shouldn't get broken into, cars shouldn't be stolen and people shouldn't be victims of identity theft. Vengeful Ex's shouldn't distribute revenge porn and people shouldn't be bullied so relentlessly that suicide seems to be the only escape.

As much as we want to we cannot live in a world where none of this happens, all we can do is minimise the risks of becoming a victim and sort out the people that commit these crimes. Taking responsibility for the level of risks we can control is not the same blaming someone for becoming a victim, when people try to shut down the discussion by throwing down "your victim blaming" are doing a terrible disservice and maybe even putting people at risk by trying to silence what could be good advice for looking out for yourself.

Not sure who Jennifer Lawrence is but if someone distributed naked pictures of her thats terrible and I feel sorry for her, she should have the right to her own privacy and that includes having nude pictures taken. Was it prudent to take them? I cannot answer that, I feel that she should have been able to have them taken and never have to worry but in these days of celebrity exposure its become a common thing over the last decade or so. The digital age of being able to quickly copy and distribute images has made it worse, even if a celebrity has such pictures and the person they give them to completely honour that trust things can still happen.

Computers get hacked, phones lost/stolen and how many times have we seen tech/customer service invading peoples privacy by stealing data or images? You get incidents [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/jump/7.393044.15871917] where staff at phone shops where not just transferring someones data from a customers old phone to the new one they copied it and stole images, anyone wanting to take pictures of themselves that might be compromising or revealing should consider these issues especially if they are digitally created/stored (which most photos are now).
 

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We're only young, dumb and full of cum once, and before we know it we become old, boring and shooting blanks. I wished I had taking some nude pics of myself when I was young.
 

carnex

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Let's break it down.

Rocket Girl said:
Measure of precaution? You mean like having information stored behind a password that was hacked, to enter a server that was promised to be secure?
Online storage has been prove vulnerable over and over and over again. It's safe with huge bulletproof glass window. Might be bulletproof but there are more effective means and they are publicly available and can not be controlled.

Rocket Girl said:
What do you use for your house? A key? They can be stolen. Locks can be picked.
True, but not all keys and not all locks are the same. Simple investment into better lock can save your bacon. It's a small investment worth several orders of magnitude more.

Rocket Girl said:
I hope you don't use Steam - those servers can be hacked.
You are right, that's why I have nothing precious there. Just games, that I have alternative copies of in any case (which is 100% legal).

Rocket Girl said:
Your credit card can be scanned.
Yep, that's why people use debit cards.

Rocket Girl said:
Anything you've ever typed into a computer can be retrieved.
Not really. There are one click solutions that take care of that. Also, don't do things you have to hide in places that are risk prone. [/quote]


Rocket Girl said:
I can go on and list more, but I'm sure you get the picture. Just because it involves sex and just because the victims are women, doesn't mean you can blame them. Or do I need to actually type out the entire list?
Don't bother, chances are it will be futile.

Rocket Girl said:
Oh and you lied about it being in public. Saying the server that was protected against hacks is public space is like saying a bank vault is public because someone broke into it.
Let me repeat myself. Clout storage is like a safe with big glass bulletproof window.

Now, you can make it more secure with two step activations and keep your passwords safe, unique, long and impersonal and than that glass window will get one heck of an upgrade. But who will bother with that a? I mean it's bad to abuse other is it not?