A good morning to you—
I'm probably the last person to comment on this, as I've never shot a single nude photo of anyone. (I don't know how ordinary or unusual that makes me among lifelong photographers—I don't have any reading on that metric.) And I don't need to see Jennifer Lawrence naked so much as I need to her cast in better-written movies. Hunger games, bah humbug.
But "This Idea Could Stop People From Posting Women’s Naked Photos Without Permission," written by Tara Culp-Ressler on ThinkProgress, is one of the most interesting photographic articles I've read in a long time. To me it doesn't seem reasonable to blame the people who shared their photos privately in the first place—romance is full of hope and excitement and trials of intimacy, and to expect people to remain guarded and legalistic in their thinking while in that state isn't very generous to human nature. But then, is the act of disseminating those private photos later, without permission, properly thought of as an act of sexual violation or aggression?
I lean toward sympathy with the latter position. Personally I'm very big on the idea of consent as a general principle. "Revenge porn," so called, goes against the grain of the way I tend to think human relations are best conducted. But as I say, maybe I'm not close enough to the issue to comment.
Have a good Thursday, and be considerate to others.
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