"A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to hacking celeb nude photos, including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Will perverts everywhere now think twice about hacking celebs in the future?" Mar. 16, 2016 - 5:10 - Four4Four
You might also think that they would speak against the actions of the nude photo hacker. They did that, too.
They then also spoke of their amazement that this man didn't have anything better to do with his time. Of course, they're right. Men and women should be having relationships with people and not digital images. Additionally, we should absolutely give each other the privacy to which they're entitled. So far, everything makes complete sense.
Now, my question to you is this: is there a man (or woman) watching this clip who could have resisted staring at this commentator's breasts? To me, the scene was surreal: are we to pretend that we don't notice this woman's cleavage as we discuss a man who was looking where he shouldn't have been.
I very much realize that what I'm saying may not be popular. Women do want to attract the attention of men and of course, they have the right to choose how they dress. I'm not debating either point. Nor would most men complain about what they were watching. Additionally, in no way do I wish to 'shame' the commentator or any woman who dresses provocatively (just as I wouldn't want to shame a male commentator with very tight pants and a very open shirt). But what ever happened to common sense and the notion that there is a time and place for everything?
Let me throw something at you that may sound even stranger! I think there's such a thing as invasion of the viewer's space. Do I need to feel like a voyeur for keeping up with the news? Do I want my teen aged sons to come watch with Daddy as we all feel embarrassed sharing a sexual moment together? I don't think so.
Now, did anyone notice that the man in the video clip was fully dressed? In contrast to that, the unedited image of the female commentator accompanying this post could very well be one that was stolen from a couple's intimate dinner. The lady in question is probably a very fine and intelligent person. But our behaviors and manner of dress have an impact on each other (as covered in a previous post on seduction). I wonder how she may feel when she is older and not so perfect as her husband watches the news with her and sees the young women provocatively dressed. Of course, responsibility rests with the viewer as well but should one really have to avoid the news in addition to prime time drama if one is guarding where he (or she) looks?
As discussed in a recent post on respecting women, the extent of women objectifying themselves really makes it difficult for me to inculcate in my sons the necessity of honoring women and respecting them for their whole person. Yes, the sexual component of a relationship and marriage is very important. However, it certainly needs to be guarded so that it retains it's special, private, wholesome and, most importantly, holy context.
What are YOUR thoughts on the matter? Am I overreacting? Or do you feel similarly about provocative dress? If you want to check out the original clip, you can find it here.