So, this is very odd. Let me explain:
Really, it’s just really weird and I needed to complain somewhere.
Also, if there was confusion: my status says I’m coming back to my hometown for a while and want friends.
#PicFrame #collegekidshit #iphone #mylife #friends #college #people #drunk #night #flop (Taken with instagram)
We laughed so hard at this picture, I think one of us peed a little #night #drunk #people #college #collegekidshit #friends #iphone #mylife (Taken with instagram)
In one of my classes today we were discussing a recent example of a 14 year old girl taking semi-nude photos of herself and sending them to her 14 year old boyfriend. The pictures were not considered child pornography because she is never completely nude (personally, covering your breasts with your hands and wearing a g-string thong is “nude enough” when discussing pornography, especially of children.) The pictures were inevitably found by a hacker and posted all over the internet; facebook pages have been made in her name with said pictures. The pictures can be found on multiple porn cites, specifically child porn cites since she is clearly 14 at the time. She had to change schools twice because of the harassment she received because of this pictures, and eventually dropped out entirely and now home schools herself. She has received threats of rape by multiple viewers of these pictures and has needed police protection a multitude of times.
My classes comments on the story were so disgusting to me I nearly had a heart attack. Saying “she asked for it” ” she deserved it” “she should have known better” were common comments. It disgusts me that at a college level people still don’t understand what this story is actually about.
This is not about a young girl taking semi-nude photos of herself, it is about a society that tells children to be sexual; it is about a society that blames/shames people for sexuality and it is about a society that says anyone “deserves” sexual harassment and threats of rape. The fact that at 14 someone, male or female, felt they needed to show thier body in the most sexual way they could think of is the problem. The fact that when hearing this story, people do not say “what kind of sicko takes advantage of this girl by hacking and posting these pictures?” “what kind of person would do this to her?” “what kind of person threatens something like that?”
The problem is not that CHILDREN are taking sexually explicit photos…the problem is that there is an audience for them, and that as a society we shame taker of the photos not the people looking at them.