I don’t know who this J. Matthew guy is, but I do know from two days spent reading twitter replies, tumblr posts, comments and reddit screenshots that this is too prevalent an attitude. There are too many men out there who feel they are owed something from women, who think they have a proprietary ownership over the bodies of females. This stretches from seeing them naked, to denying their rights to abortions and birth control, to not listening when they say no.
I don’t know how these men were raised at home, but it’s my feeling that they were partially raised by a society which implicitly allows these attitudes, encourages them even, by having a large portion of the population shrug at these circumstances with a “boys will be boys” attitude. It doesn’t just come from what goes on inside homes, but from the entertainment industry, advertising, and the judicial system that lets a rapist go free and continue on with his high school football career while his victim continues to suffer.
It’s all tied together. And it sucks.
This arrogant little screed by Johnny encapsulates all of that.
So what do we do about the Johnnys of the world? How do we fight back against that? And how do we keep every new generation of males from becoming Johnnys?
And “don’t take nude selfies” is not part of that answer. That’s part of the problem.
"It’s not fair that you get to choose who sees you naked."
What the actual fuck is wrong with people?