Serendipity: 'Kyle, let me help you out here....(and I understand it's a free speech, free world so save the lecture)... it's "inappropriate" to keep explicit photos of girls on your PC. If someone else sends it, delete it and tell the sender it's not cool. If a girl sends one of herself, delete it, and tell her it's not cool. In doing so, YOU'RE the cool one get it?'
Excuse me? How on Earth is it inappropriate to keep explicit photos of girls on your PC? Are you seriously going to tell people that porn shouldn't exist, or are you telling me that it should only exist on the Internet and not on people's PC's? Why shouldn't girls be free to take pictures of themselves in whatever state of dress they like and send them to guys who appreciate that sort of thing? Why would I want to delete a photo I like? Why would I want to tell the sender that it's not cool? Why would that make me the cool one? Should we all just organize our own personal PC's according to what we wouldn't want revealed if someone were to hack into our systems?
You're moving the goalpost, because even if it were "inappropriate" to keep explicit photos of girls on your PC, Anonymous was still wrong in their assessment that Jim Parks had nude photos of minors. Nobody seems to care that people are lying to smear the name of an apparently innocent man, and no one seems willing to do the slightest bit of investigation to determine if these people are telling the truth or not.
Yeah, the author screwed up when he equated the sharing of these photos to rape. But apart from that, the article is correct. There don't seem to be any nude photos of a minor or nude photos of anyone who wasn't taking them and sending them by their own free will. It looks like there's nothing incriminating at all here. Jim Parks did nothing wrong by having these photos, and Anonymous did something wrong by violating his privacy. And the woman in the photos certainly doesn't deserve to have her privacy violated like this. And if the pictures were taken against her will then it would be even worse to share them, but luckily that almost certainly isn't the case. I myself have been fortunate enough to receive pictures of this nature from girls, as I'm sure many guys have. The pictures are not disturbing, and I don't deserve to have my computer cracked open so everyone else can see my pictures. And I'd be horrified for the sake of the girls in the pictures who trusted me to keep my promise not to let anyone else see.
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