This comment was by Archy on the post “Revenge: The Gift That Keeps on Giving“
The thing about reputations being “ruined” is that the more and more this [nude photo revenge] happens, the less damaging it SHOULD get. When more and more people openly share their sexuality it becomes less of a worry because it’s not the rare person in a sea of conservative minds but just yet another in an endless supply of such imagery. If 50% of your co-workers had nudes of them flying around, or we knew that they took nudes for their partner, then who honestly would care?
The big problem really is how we treat nudity in our society. Why do people care if someone gets caught nude? What is there to judge? Someone took pics for themselves or to share with others? Would I care if my child’s teacher was a stripper and had nudes of her around? Hell no, that is their business and having nudes, porn of yourself should not be a negative judgment on your character. I say high 5 to them for being open and sharing something beautiful with others. If I were an employer I would rather live in a society that didn’t care if people got nude, had sex on camera etc as long as they remain professional at work, don’t wear work clothing in the videos/pics, don’t do anything illegal. Why should people lose respect for someone who got nude on a pic? There’s no reason!
Of course when it is meant to be private and shared as revenge, THAT is a huge breach of trust and not a good thing! Keep it private or discuss it with the other person if you want to share it, DON’T do it as revenge. It’s silly, probably illegal (I think it is here in Aus) and damages your own reputation along with the other persons. If that person is evil, then leave them, hate them, but there’s no point in harming them.
photo: flavio / flickr