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This is not a scandal; this is a gross violation of privacy, an incredibly invasive theft of the most personal of personal property, and it is a CRIME. 

Please prove yourself a marginally decent human being and respect these women’s privacy when others so obviously did not, and who instead chose the ever-so-common road of reducing women to inanimate objects to be admired as opposed to living, breathing human beings and who took their exploitive efforts to insanely high ((but unfortunately not unheard of)) levels. 

This is abuse on a massively public scale, and just like with all other types of abuse: It is NOT acceptable, we should NOT just passively accept it as the norm, and we sure as hell should NOT participate in it by viewing, redistributing, or celebrating the despicable actions of the abusers in any way.

I’m not going to link any of the salacious articles here, because they’re garbage you’re better off not ingesting. Instead, here’s a wonderful perspective on the issue that’s being retweeted over and over again by those who’s rights have been so openly violated and who are now being publicly shamed for having the audacity to do what they want with their own bodies:

Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/thatsusanburke/status/506200531488874496

This is not a scandal; this is a gross violation of privacy, an incredibly invasive theft of the most personal of personal property, and it is a CRIME.

Please prove yourself a marginally decent human being and respect these women’s privacy when others so obviously did not, and who instead chose the ever-so-common road of reducing women to inanimate objects to be admired as opposed to living, breathing human beings and who took their exploitive efforts to insanely high ((but unfortunately not unheard of)) levels.

This is abuse on a massively public scale, and just like with all other types of abuse: It is NOT acceptable, we should NOT just passively accept it as the norm, and we sure as hell should NOT participate in it by viewing, redistributing, or celebrating the despicable actions of the abusers in any way.

I’m not going to link any of the salacious articles here, because they’re garbage you’re better off not ingesting. Instead, here’s a wonderful perspective on the issue that’s being retweeted over and over again by those who’s rights have been so openly violated and who are now being publicly shamed for having the audacity to do what they want with their own bodies:

Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/thatsusanburke/status/506200531488874496

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If you cannot read all your books…fondle them—-peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.
Winston Churchill (via bookporn)

Good advice, Mr. Churchill!

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What interests me about fiction is, in part, its flickering edge between realism and where a tear in the fabric of a story lets in some other sort of light.

Ben Lerner

Today in Book News, Ben Lerner talks to our buddy Parul Sehgal about writing fiction, former Poet Laureate Robert Haas wins the $100,000 Wallace Stevens prize for “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry” from the Academy of American Poets, and a new study finds that female journalists get disproportionate amounts of abuse online.

Read more here.

(via nprbooks)

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