It's Your Own Fault If Your Nudes Get Leaked, Says Whoopi Goldberg

How about no?

Nudes are contentious topic. Some people send them, some people don’t and some people think sending unsolicited nudes is a great way to pickup chicks online (see: dick pics). It’s not. 

My point is that the decision to send nudey rudeys is exactly that- a decision. It’s completely reliant on individual discretion and comfort.

If you feel comfortable sending a cheeky pic to your partner, then you do you. I won’t judge you for it and the world shouldn’t either. 

Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. People think they have a fundamental right to comment on the business of others especially when social media makes that business public. 

But there’s an unspoken hierarchy at play when publicly dealing with controversial topics. Some actions are better than others. For example, talking about someone else’s nude pictures isn’t as bad as viewing them which isn’t as bad as being the person to leak them in the first place. 

One thing that is never okay in any situation, however, is blaming the victim. Which is exactly what old mate Whoopi Goldberg just did. 

How I feel right now. Source: Giphy

Whoopi decided to weigh in on the whole Bella Thorne nude controversy and it is…something. 

“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” Whoopi said while discussing Bella on The View. 

“Once you take that picture, it goes into the Cloud and it’s available to any hacker who wants it, and if you don’t know that in 2019 that this is an issue, I’m sorry. You don’t get to do that.”’

So…it’s Bella’s fault her nudes got released? It’s her fault some perverted selfish arsehole decided it was okay to compromise her privacy and threaten to share intimate photos without her consent? 

Hell. No. 

It is not Bella’s fault.

Before I go on, there’s something I need to acknowledge here: this isn’t the first time Bella Thorne has been swept up in nude photo drama. In September 2018 a bunch of racy photos were shared onto Bella’s Instagram, stirring speculation that her account had been hacked. 

At the time Bella was promoting her new movie Assassination Nation, a black comedy about toxic masculinity and transphobia. A major plot point involves hacking. So when racy photos started appear on her Instagram fans were confused: was it all part of movie promo? 

There’s been no clarification on this since, but in the wake of Bellas most recent nude scandal there’s been speculation thank it’s all a plot to promo her book. 

There’s no way to confirm if this is the case. And honestly, it doesn’t even matter. Publicity stunt or not it doesn’t negate the fact that Whoopi’s perspective is so very wrong. 

The victim should never be blamed. The age and celebrity status of a person does not make them more “deserving” of a hack. We are all human and all deserve respect. 

Whoopi (and everyone) needs to respect that. 

Bella has spoken out against Whoopi and she makes this point loud and clear. 

“Shame on you Whoopi. Shame on you for putting that public opinion out there like that for every young girl to think that they’re disgusting for even taking a photo like that. Shame on you,” she said. 

“Saying if you take a sexy photo then basically it deserves to be leaked like… don’t be surprised at all and don’t feel sorry for yourself. So if I go out to a party drinking and I want to go dancing on the dance floor… do I deserve to be raped too? ‘Cause, to me, I see those things really f**king similar, OK (sic)?”

Also how I feel right now. Source: Giphy

Bella uploaded a string of videos to her social media showing her crying as she dresses the issue. She also released a brief statement (swipe below to read it): 

Bella also suggested she would be cancelling an upcoming appearance on The View to protest Whoopi’s comments, writing: “I don’t really want to go on the View anymore cause I don’t really want to be beaten down by a bunch of older women for my body and my sexuality.”

“I don’t really want you guys talking about your views to young girls because I would not want my daughter to learn that and I would never say that to her.”

If You're Wearing AirPods During Sex It's Time To Dump Your Partner

I know a sign when I see one.

Sex is an important part of a relationship. You don’t have to have sex to have a successful relationship, but it helps. It’s basically a barometer for how much genuine chemistry you and your partner have.

 If you’re sex life consists of banging it out for two minutes while barely looking at each other then it’s probably time to revaluate your feelings. 

Similarly, if you’re wearing AirPods during sexy time then that’s a definitely red flag. Yes, there are people in the world who actually do this. 

lol k. Source: Giphy.

Keeping your headphones packed away during sex seems like a logical decision, but for 17 per cent of AirPod owners this is not the case. 

A recent survey conducted by TickPick (with 1,000 people), revealed people keep their headphones in during sex because it allows them to listen to music which fits their own personal taste. 

While that kind of thinking is great for a bus ride, it most definitely does not belong in the bedroom. If you’re wearing AirPods during sex it’s time to dump your partner because it means you’re not interested enough in them to care. 

The second those AirPods go into your ears you’re making an active decision to block out your partner, even if you don’t see it that way. 

I get you might not want your significant other or one night stand to know you’re a Nickelback fan, but sex is a shared experience so you need to treat it as one. If you want to listen to music during sex then you should use speakers so you and your bae can enjoy the tunes together. 

Set the mood and go for gold. 

*eggplant emoji*. Source: Giphy

If you want to have an exceptionally good time, listen to some country music. According to the TickPick survey, people who love country music say they’re having the most satisfying sex. 

I have a theory that that’s because country music is inherently disappointing which means sex feels a lot better in comparison. 

Unless it’s Shania. Shania is queen. Source: Giphy.

In summary: 

Dont: AirPod and boink. 

Do: Country music and ride. 

New Porn Laws Are A Massive Middle Finger To Sexual Privacy

Time to sign our souls away.

Porn has existed for literally thousands of years. The ancient Romans have been painting nudey ruddeys on walls long before the human anatomy was even understood.

It’s a totally normal part of every day life and, honestly, a pretty great one too. Sure, there’s some seriously questionable things out there, but for all intents and purposes, porn does the job.

No point beating around the bush, if ya know what I mean.

Wink, wink.

The decision to watch porn is between you, your laptop and your right/left hand.

So why, pray tell, do our governments feel the need to stick their snotty noses into our business with porn regulation laws?

The UK has announced a porn block which is designed to stop people under the age of 18 from accessing pornographic content online.

The block, which launches on 15 July 2019,  will force commercial porn sites to check the age of visitors.

But it’s not as simple as ticking a box to verify you are you 18+ years old. Porn-viewers will be asked to provide legitimate documentation like passports, driver’s licenses and credit cards to prove their age. Porn passes will also be sold in shops for £4.99 ($6.50).

There’s also a requirement that you sign your soul away.

Okay, not really, but it definitely feels that way. The UK government isn’t just asking for age verification, they’re asking for your entire identity. They’ll know your name, age, address, and citizenship status.

It’s a total violation of people’s personal and sexual privacy.

People’s sexual preferences and habits are their own personal decision and should not be monitored.

The worst part is, the UK government isn’t giving people a choice. If you want to watch porn you need to prove your age. Otherwise, no pleasure for you.

That’s gotta hurt.

I’m not saying it should be okay for an 8-year-old to watch porn online. I understand that the porn block is designed to protect young people from being exposed to inappropriate material.

But you can’t protect everyone from everything. At the end of the day it’s up to the parents of that child to monitor their online habits and educate them on important issues like sex and sexuality.

Our early adolescent years are when we are most malleable. It’s when our sexual identity is formed and stifling that even a little bit is not constructive. Teenagers should be encouraged to embrace their sexual freedom.

What they said.

Still, the porn block is happening. You have approximately three months to bang out your anger then sign up to a good VPN. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.


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