3.9.14

In solidarity with Jennifer Lawrence: I Never Ask For It

" Don't take naked pictures is like saying

' don't wear a mini skirt' of the internet ".

Everyday Sexism on BBC Woman's Hour, discusses Jennifer Lawrence leaked naked photos along with street harassment and sexual assault - the connect point is the environment of  'victim blaming'.

To say 'she's someone who takes her clothes off in films, or to question why at all she would photograph herself naked is the kind of question that once again brings focus to what the victim or survivor should do to 'avoid rape' or 'avoid sexual assault'. We need to shift attention to the person causing it. We need to shift attention to stopping rape, not avoiding rape. We need to shift attention to the us and our attitudes that enable rape culture. I Never Ask For It.

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