As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.
Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.❞
How convenient that JK Rowling made Tom Marvolo Riddle equal I Am Lord Voldemort when it’s obviously supposed to be Mr. Tom, A Dildo Lover.
I’m 100% sure it was just George
First of all fuck you
Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy.
This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children.
But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.
I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.
To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.
A couple of months ago, I was talking about HP characters with a friend, and he said that Dumbledore was one of his least favorite characters of all time.
Naturally, this took me back a bit since he’s one of the heroes of the series, misguided as he was at times. Still, I was curious and asked my friend why he hated him. His answer still strikes a chord with me.
"There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never."
i honestly have never even pondered the thought that dumbledore is a bad person. now that i’m considering it, his intentions early in his life were very clealy headed down a dark path. yet it caught up to him, he redeemed himself by basically destroying the only friend he ever had, the only person who (he felt) understood him. that being said, he realized his own capability for evil when power is readily available to him, so he took clear measures to prevent himself from ever encountering such situations again.
i feel as though the many problems mentioned about his character are issues you should have with jo. she obviously didn’t consider her hypocritical views with dumbledore accepting snape back at his word, and not sirius. she clearly did not delve into the idea that harry was placed amongst an abusive home; his intentions were to give him a normal upbringing with his actual blood family. that obviously didn’t happen. yes you can say he left harry with some horrible muggle family and he knew that, but he did not have any way of knowing harry would basically become a slave and abused as he was. of course he should have been removed from the home once it became clear that he was abused, but again.. this is an issue you have with jo and her plot progression. she certainly did not write dumbledore as a man who would knowingly allow a child to be left in an abusive home.
you all seem to have issues with the plot holes of dumbledore’s character if that makes sense, but i do not believe that dumbledore is this man you paint him to be. he is flawed and messy, as humans are, and it is even more difficult to grasp this when you go looking for things he can’t even defend or control aka him being a fictional character that didn’t write himself.
Fuck yeah to the kids who feel like they’re dying inside but still gather up the strength to roll out of bed, get dressed, and leave the house. You are strong and beautiful and worth so much more than you know.