In case you haven’t heard, nude pictures of several women, notably Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and leaked a few days ago.
Out of the people talking about the incident, there is (sadly unsurprising) a lot of victim-blaming, but even among those who don’t go quite that far some have called it a “scandal” and more or less implied that what happened had more to do with the people in the pictures than the ones who stole them.
Well, this wasn’t a “scandal”, it was a crime. The blame lies entirely with the criminals. The Belle Jar has a good account of what’s been going on and what’s wrong with it. (Reddit being the worst of the worst is equally unsurprising.)
Luke O’Donovan was attacked by a group of men shouting homophobic slurs at him, One of those men had also been caught on video participating in another attack, against a transgender woman. O’Donovan defended himself with a pocketknife and got his wounds treated at a medical center.
What kind of crazy corrupt court system does Atlanta have, to result in the outcome of O’Donovan himself being sent to prison while all of his attackers are still free? Remember again the attack that was caught on video, used as evidence in this case; without it, the punishment (of the victim) would have been even worse.