Yesterday, feminist writer and self-proclaimed fright bat Clementine Ford wrote about the misogynist crap published by Sunrise over the nude photo hacking of Australian women, who accompanied the story with the phrase: “When will women learn?”
The post went flat out viral. It’s struck a nerve with people everywhere, because she’s fucking right.
Blaming women for taking nude photographs instead of the total fuck bois who share and publish them contributes to rape culture. Publishing nude photos of people without their permission is a sex crime. It’s akin to digital rape.
This is 2015 and there’s a high, high chance that you or someone you know has taken a nude photo, either for themselves, or to send to someone they trusted.
Clementine Ford accompanied the post with a Facebook-appropriate, semi-nude photo, with the message “Hey #Sunrise Get Fucked” scrawled on her chest. She told the world without shame that she’s one of millions who have taken nude photographs.
And then, just because some COMPLETE AND UTTER MORONS DIDN’T GET THE POINT, douchebag after douchebag messaged Ms Ford, asking her for nudes.
Asking a stranger for naked photos is sexual harassment. Asking someone for naked photos because you’ve read her intelligent, bang-on post about victim blaming and consent is straight up fucking stupid.
Sunrise has since deleted their Facebook post, and Yahoo7 have apologised.