Jennifer Lawrence is getting all kinds of advice from strangers on how to handle the leak of her private photos, and two unfortunate themes have emerged, observes Amanda Hess at Slate. Lawrence should "laugh it off," and she should stop taking nude photos of herself because what did she think was going to happen? Enough please, writes Hess. The latter one, for example, amounts to blaming the victim. "These messages instruct women that they are to blame for being sexually exploited because they dared to express themselves sexually in private and in consensual contexts," writes Hess.
Two tweets on the theme:
Telling her to laugh it off or "own it" is offensive, too, writes Samantha Allen at the Daily Beast
. In fact, Lawrence's initial response is just right: She's angry about having her privacy violated and intends to pursue the hackers legally. "Just because she’s America’s Sweetheart doesn’t mean she can’t seek justice as well," writes Allen. "If anything, Lawrence’s hardline stance on this photo theft should be just as endearing as the fact that she ate a Philly cheesesteak instead of a salad on Oscar night." She is "reacting authentically in the face of a public that expects actresses to be superhuman."