Everyone should stop and read Jennifer Lawrence’s powerful response to her stolen photos the headline reads. Whenever I see a headline like that I want to gag. What has some actress in “B” grade movies got to tell me that’s so “powerful”? Curiously, I bit. And it was worse than I suspected.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” Lawrence told Vanity Fair in her follow-up interview. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
Has anyone bothered to ask what this woman was doing with photos of herself naked at all, let alone photos of that kind accessible over the web? Wake up, Dummy! What kind of world DID she think we lived in? Seems like Ms. Lawrence isn’t as well acquainted with the machinations of the world as she should be. She’s talking as if every man and woman has pictures of themselves naked. Clearly, not everyone does. Even if there were, there are at least some of us whose pictures people would rather burn than view.
And she’s an actress. Not a very good one, but a celebrity nonetheless. Did she think her pictures wouldn’t be anymore enticing to get than just anyone else, being the celebrity she is? Of course it comes with the territory. She’s a celebrity, for goodness sake. Some idiots would pay for the napkin she dabs her lipstick on. That’s reality.
“Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
Of course herein lies her answer to the first question. She has such a low, base opinion of herself that she imagines she has to compete with pornography to keep her boyfriend’s interest. Pathetic, but it does demonstrate how women typically don’t understand pornography. Besides, she’s still approaching this from emotions. She couldn’t write a response to these events without being emotional. She claims she has nothing to say she’s sorry for. Of that she’s wrong. She could start by apologizing for her own stupidity, wise up and reconsider that the world she lives in isn’t the land of make believe, unicorns, skittles and rainbows.
Just like a woman she goes on to call for changes to law, as if that will do anything to change human nature. I’ve read some time ago that women are fascists at heart. The more I consider that statement the more true I believe it to be. Women are fear driven and yearn for security. If they can’t find security in the men in their lives, and many contemporary men these days are so psychologically and spiritually deficient that they lack enough self-assured confidence for themselves, then they will look elsewhere. Women will then try to find it in the legal system, hence the ridiculous bent the American legal system currently has to become the nanny state.
At the end of the article she makes an attempt to come to terms with the damage, in a rather mindless way:
“Time does heal, you know. I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”
Time does nothing of the sort. Time just puts distance between the events and the present, perhaps making the feelings easier to deal with, but leaving the wound in tact. Maybe she’ll be smarter about it and the male interests in her life, but I doubt it. Most likely she’ll come away from all this with the same blame she had to start with, all for others, none for herself.
Powerful words? Hardly. Remember, this piece was written by a woman, who likely wishes she was half the celebrity of Jennifer Lawrence to have her naked pictures hacked.