Over the weekend, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and several other female celebrities and athletes were leaked on the internet. The photos were probably hacked from Lawrence's and her fellow celebrities' phones and computers without their consent — a complete invasion of privacy.
But there's something more than just a violation of privacy here. Lawrence isn't the first — Scarlett Johansson was hacked in 2012 — and probably (unfortunately) will not be the last female celebrity or athlete this happens to. And it's time to think about how these hacks, and the interest in them reflect the way society treats women, especially those in the public eye.
The AV Club's Sonia Saraiya eloquently addressed these concerns in a series of tweets on Monday: