because no one else will

so i'm a girl, and i'm young and of the many things in life i realize that, and for once it is not something i want to change. i have seen a lot, but i have so much more to experience, and i'll take all i can in at this age


I’m interested in the shit that happens when we throw away that label that makes us “human.”


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As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.

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Scott Mendelson (http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/09/01/jennifer-lawrence-nude-photo-leak-isnt-a-scandal-its-a-sex-crime/)  (via jlawandcompany)
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Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
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Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.
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