The Mirror has an appropriately angry piece about how women can avoid what happened to Jennifer Lawrence. (It’s by someone who goes by “Fleet Street Fox”…)
A total of 101 female celebrities are thought to have been targeted by someone who hacked the Apple photo storage service iCloud and published them in return for money.
In an extra layer of creepy weirdness, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead said the photos taken with her husband years earlier had been deleted – so iCloud had kept a copy, and the hacker had to hunt for it.
There are no leaked photos of naked male celebrities.
It’s more fun to do it to people who won’t enjoy it, FSF says.
So here’s what you should do: don’t be like Jennifer Lawrence. Tell your daughters, FSF says.
Tell them not to be beautiful, because then it’s inevitable that strangers will think of you as nothing but a meatsack.
Tell them not to be intelligent. Maths, sciences, arts, humanities – being clever is useless if you’re still female underneath.
Tell your daughters there is no point in being an Oscar winner. To achieve success in your chosen trade or profession, and to be recognised for it, cannot cure the disability of your sex.
Just ask Rona Fairhead, the new chairman of the BBC Trust. A man nominated for the job would have his qualifications discussed; but the headlines about Rona have concentrated on her gender, because a womb cancels out achievement.
(A woman at the BBC! Imagine!)
Don’t do anything someone else might not like. Anything.
Tell them not to be athletes, or their bodies will be derided by men. Tell them not to be actresses, ballet dancers or models, or their bodies will be derided by men. Tell them not to walk down the street, or their bodies will be derided by men.
Tell them not to work, not to try, and not to hope that they will only ever meet those men who treat them better than that.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful, moral, bright, pleasant or useful you are. If you are female, you will have trouble every day of your life.
Have a nice day.