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.