Be Smart, Not Afraid When Sexting

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Your personal pictures are like your personal financial information.

News Flash Warning:

According to The Verge, a report from McAfee Security found that half of adults that they surveyed had used their cell phones to send or receive "intimate content" [1]. So, chances are, you've sent "intimate content" or the person sitting next to you has (or both!).

Why are we so unsympathetic to people who get their nude pics stolen then?

When people's bank accounts get hacked, we don't say "well you shouldn't bank online if you don't want your money stolen!" There's obviously a double-standard here. As Lena Dunham said, "The 'don't take naked pics if you don't want them online' argument is the 'she was wearing a short skirt' of the web" [2]. Let's stop blaming the victims for their behavior here. Sending and receiving naked pictures is usually fun and sexy, and it's not wrong. Thinking that you have a right to steal someone's private pictures and exploit them is rather barbaric.

Celebrities or not, the people affected by the recently leaked, hacked photos ("The Fappening") are just that—people. Someone thought that he or she had the right to invade anothers' privacy and publically humiliate them. Maybe it's because they're celebrities, maybe it's because they're mostly women, or both. Either way, I think it's clear that the hacker and whoever else thought it was ok to treat people so horribly is the wrong one here.

So, send away. Don't let some loser stop you from sending that sexy picture to your boyfriend while he's away this weekend.  Although, guys that send dick pics to girls when they're obviously not welcome—please stop.



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