if you are under 18:
- your nudes are child pornography
- people you send them to can be charged with possession of child pornography
- you can be charged with distribution of child pornography
- don’t take nudes
This is not about body shaming, this is not about ‘telling you what to do with your sexuality’ this is literally a federal crime don’t fuck with the law okay.
I WILL be teaching my sons this (when they are old enough, they’re 2 and 1 right now so I truly do have time). I’ll be telling them to delete it asaap if they receive it and tell whoever it is NEVER to send it them that kind of stuff again. Whether it is a female interested in them or another guy “passing around” someone’s image without permission the rules are the same. Don’t take them, don’t share them, don’t accept them.
There are important Superman stories to be told in response to Ferguson, however, precisely because where the Man of Steel might fail, a mild mannered reporter can succeed. When some of our superheroes are billionaires and playboys, the 1% so to speak, we can realize the significance of secret identities with journalistic day jobs (in Ferguson, Lois Lane, Vicki Vale and Iris West might be more useful than their respective heroes). Superman is unique in this respect because as a bulletproof journalist from a small town, Clark Kent is able to report the events, critique injustice and expose the untruths of a complex situation like Ferguson. If comics are to consider the militarization of police, systemic racism and growing inequality in America (and they bloody well should), then perhaps we don’t just need superheroes as much as we need journalists. Perhaps we need stories of small town USA torn apart, writ large enough in mythic metaphor so that our favorite ubermensch can fight for justice, yet also real enough that a reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper can tell us the tragic truths we so often need to know. This isn’t just a job for Superman.
This looks like a job for Clark Kent.”
Anthony Castle, “Truth, Justice and Ferguson.” (via lyrafay)
Yes, Yes, a THOUSAND TIMES YES!!
This has been my thought too, with the situation in Iraq and Syria and Egypt.