Jennifer Lawrence is right to be outraged. When hackers published her naked selfies without her consent they violated her privacy. Their behavior was disgraceful, if not illegal.
In her Vanity Fair interview Lawrence adds this note, by way of explaining why she was taking and sending the aforementioned pictures.
In her words:
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.
Apparently, the young generation has transcended phone sex.
But still, why are these the only two options for long distance relationships?
Is a relationship loving, healthy and great if your boyfriend tells you that he feels compelled to look at images of naked female bodies, and either you offer up yours or he gaze adoringly at the nakedness of Allie Haze and Bobbi Starr?
Doesn’t that feel like extortion?
If it does, how much consent is a woman really giving when she feels obligated to send out naked selfies because otherwise her boyfriend will masturbate to images of porn stars?
Is this a new definition of a loving, healthy great relationship?