Pop-Culture | Posted by Eliza V on 10/6/2014

The Naked Celebrity Photos Aren’t A “Scandal” — They’re A Crime

Jennifer Lawrence: one of the hacked celebrities

When I first read that 100 celebrity women were hacked and their private photos stolen then distributed online, the incident was framed as a scandal. The first article I read ridiculed the women whose privacy was violated for being so stupid as to have nude photo of themselves on their personal devices and blamed them for the incident. It questioned how they would show their faces in public and, of course, the word “slut” was thrown around quite a bit. It wasn’t until I read an article written by Scott Mendelson on Forbes that regarded what had happened as a sex crime that I fully appreciated the magnitude of this event.

Many people seem to argue that this crime would have been prevented …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Susannah F on 09/30/2011

The Art of the Text

what have you been texting lately?

what have you been texting lately?

In our world of technology and instant communication, sentiments often get lost in cyberspace. In fact, there’s a whole website devoted to some of the crazy mishaps that can occur during texting. But when texting is successful, I can confidently say that one of its most common (and more recent) uses is as a means of hooking up and conducting relationships.

Some of my friends use text messaging in order to conduct their booty calls in college. If you meet someone at a party and exchange numbers, a text conversation is sure to ensue in the hopes of ultimately having a sexual encounter. One of my friends told me that if she is planning on meeting up with someone that she has been casually …

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Creative | Posted by Dawn Okoro on 11/12/2010

Selfsploitation

"Selfsploitation" delves into the psychology of sending sexually suggestive photos of one's self by cellphone or posting them on social websites. The project includes drawings (some can be seen below), an essay, and a survey conducted on the artist's blog. [caption id="attachment_3210" align="aligncenter" width="210" caption=""Untitled 6""]"Untitled 6"[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3211" align="aligncenter" width="218" caption=""Untitled 11""]"Untitled 11"[/caption]

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Feminism | Posted by Veronica N on 06/28/2010

Self Respect and Sexting: Take 2

Sexting: Not Always a Case of No Self-Respect

Sexting: Not Always a Case of No Self-Respect

While it may be true, especially publicly speaking, that “sexting” is a very negative thing for young women to do, I don’t feel this is always the case. Even if it’s not “true love” or if the couple isn’t going to be “together forever,” isn’t it still her choice? I mean, as far as the wide spread public goes, sexting is a bad thing; but that’s just the public view. No matter if the relationship will last, if two people have a certain respect for each other, then I say why not?

Now, this doesn’t say that it is something me and my boyfriend have done (mom, you can stop having a heart attack) but why does it have to mean that …

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Feminism | Posted by Emily V on 06/25/2010

Self Respect and Sexting

you have a phone...use it to CALL YOUR SENATOR not to take naked pictures!

you have a phone...use it to CALL YOUR SENATOR not to take naked pictures!

Self Respect is a dying art. This thought was solidified when I heard the latest gossip in my school of the sex video going around of a fellow female student with two other guys. As we see a rise in “sexting” and the CDC saying that one in four teenage girls has an STD, I can’t help but feel depressed and frustrated . So how did we get this way and better yet how are we to combat this issue?

At my highschool, I have sat through the numerous internet safety lectures. ” Once it’s out there you can never get it back.” This doesn’t seem to stop many girls from taking pictures of themselves …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Freddy-May A. on 06/8/2010

Hayley Williams’ Topless Photos: Who Cares?


Hayley Williams of Paramore

Hayley Williams of Paramore

So, as you may or may not have heard, a topless photo of Hayley
Williams was posted on her Twitter. The post was deleted fifteen
minutes later, and thirty minutes after that, another post appeared saying she’d been hacked. Nobody knows whether or not this is true, but the internet is abuzz with speculation, and, of course, judgments on her moral character. There are some who say “she’d never do that, she was hacked” and some who say there’s no way she was hacked and she’s a trashy slut, and some who say “oh, she made a mistake, we all do.” Well, I’m calling b.s. on all of these viewpoints.

You guys. Big deal. They are boobs. Girls have boobs. Did you
know? Twenty-one-year-old women …

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 02/5/2010

Give It A Ponder

James Lipton wants you to ponder before you text. I wholeheartedly agree with him.

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