Umm, why Honey?

I was sitting on my couch and wrote a quick tweet:

“Almost every woman I know has taken nudes at sometime in her life. As more women under 40 run for office, we are going to have to figure out how to stand together and say it’s the leaking of them, not the taking of them, that is shameful.”

The tweet got 1,000 likes quickly. The next day it had 34,000. I watched people in the comments tell the stories about how nude photos had been used against them. I watched many people, mostly men, repeatedly blame women for sharing nudes, instead of blaming the people who leaked them.

Why is it the passing on, rather than the act itself, which is the thing to be condemned?

Sure, I can think of reasons too but I’d like to have it explained to me, your explanation. After all, most young men have got drunk and made a more than inappropriate pass at some point in their teenage years. Yet this is taken as proof perfect that one may not be a Supreme Court justice.

No, I don’t say that a drunken pass is the same as a naked selfie. Rather, I say that both are common behaviours and why should one be disqualifying, the other not?

Oh, BTW, Katie Hill hasn’t resigned because of nudies. But because she was screwing someone who worked for her – abuse of power.

26 thoughts on “Umm, why Honey?”

  1. I doubt if the proportion of women who have taken “nudes” is as high as is implied. But if it is they will soon become meh. It’s only their perceived rarity that makes them remarkable.

  2. Or as they used to say in politics, before you do anything, imagine it splashed on the front page of a tabloid.

  3. Bloke in Germany in Switzerland

    Well, I think the old adage about liberty to swing your fist stopping where my nose starts adequately answers your contention. Unless you think not stopping your advances when asked to stop is in the same category as taking a photo of yourself with no one else around.

    The problem will fix itself as in future almost everyone will have disqualified themselves from anything. Best to stay away from social media if you want to be president in future. Of course when you become president, you can let rip.

  4. This really isn’t about Katie Hill

    Indeed. Having falsely insinuated that she resigned because of the photos, you don’t want any curious readers (assuming there are any) exploring further and discovering the real reason why she resigned, so move on swiftly!

  5. The problem will fix itself as in future almost everyone will have disqualified themselves from anything. Best to stay away from social media if you want to be president in future. Of course when you become president, you can let rip.

    They’ll make something up anyway, re Kavanagh

  6. Unless you thought that your naked body or selected bits of it were the embodiment of everything that made you interesting why would you do such a thing? And if that was indeed what you thought it would speak to the poverty of your personality.

  7. As Tim says, this is misdirection and hypocrisy. Releasing nude videos without permission is wrong, sure, but (a) taking nude photos is not what Katie Hill is in trouble for; and (b) the left will use anything, including hands-on knees, and made-up stories, to discredit the right, so shove off with your fake moralism.

  8. ” we are going to have to figure out how to stand together and say it’s the leaking of them, not the taking of them, that is shameful.”

    If the picture taken is not shameful to be taken, and indeed to be shared with one person, why is it shameful to share it with more people? If I take a picture of myself doing something I’m proud of, and share it with a friend, and they shared it with lots more, what do I care? Its a pic of me doing something that makes me look good. Ergo if its a picture of something I don’t want shared with the world, its obviously something I’m not very proud of in the first place……

  9. Women have every right to take compromising photos of themselves and not have them broadcast over the internet at some later date. And I have every right to leave my wallet on the dasboard of an unlocked car and return to find it still there. Sadly, we live in a fallen world where neither expectation is realistic.

    It’s not the morals of these women that I question, just their basic commonsense.

  10. I’ve always felt that if anyone looks at me when I’ve no clothes on, they automatically suffer the appropriate punishment, they see me.

    But of course I’m a man.

  11. Henry Crun
    November 1, 2019 at 8:24 am
    “As my Grandma used to tell me: “Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want photographed”.”

    In that case, given what she had to do in order to become a grandmother, she was quite a broad-minded gal.

  12. because she was screwing someone who worked for her

    Was she though? No evidence of this – where’s the strap-on?

  13. Almost every man I know has forwarded nudes at sometime in his life. As more men under 40 run for office, we are going to have to figure out how to stand together and say it’s the taking of them, not the leaking of them, that is shameful.

  14. Mebbe women should concentrate on having babies and making my dinner instead of running for political office. We’ve got too many girl politicians, and they’re almost all completely useless.

    Apart from having a cracking set of tits, what has Jo Swinson ever achieved?

    What about Gnasher up in Scotland? She’s barely even convincing as a woman.

    Treeza failed her way to 10 Downing Street. Harriet Harperson is a Viz character come to life. Diane Abbott is just Fat Albert in a wig.

    That horrible little gnome from the Green Party who wants us all to live in tents and eat recycled cat shit should be helicoptered.

    Nah, a fatwa on this sort of thing. I like Priti though, she’s a minx.

  15. Dennis, Moral Beacon

    Almost every woman I know has taken nudes at sometime in her life.

    While abusing drugs and engaging in threeways?

  16. Perhaps we should insist that political candidates not only release their tax returns but also naked pics. They could be put next to the name on the ballot. That way we could take the entire issue off the table. Might make for some scary ballots though.

  17. Imagine Margaret Thatcher or even, gawd help us, Shirley Williams behaving like this. Even had the technology been available.

    It’s not confined to the beasels, either. Keith Vaz, and that sweaty Septic who sent cock shots from his phone whilst lying on his child’s bed.

    The depravity of the culture has been obvious for a long time so inevitably the elites are marinated in it.

  18. @ M’Lud
    Impossible!
    Margaret Thatcher and Shirley Williams had some Christian faith so abusing their employees was unthinkable, even more so than sexual depravity.

  19. Well, no. Not abuse of power.

    Two consenting adults and all that.

    The problem isn’t “abuse of power”.

    It’s busybodies in an organisation (but we speak of the Left) who have apparently determined that any and all risks must be removed from lives who have decided on a local rule which forbids X from screwing someone who works for X in that organisation.

    But, hey, live by the sword, die by the sword.

    Good riddance.

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