Lawrence’s scathing reaction – angry, offended and unapologetic – is the righteous end to an evolution of celebrity nude “scandal” responses. Where once female stars were expected to hang their head in shame for having the temerity to pose nude for themselves or lovers, now they can issue a barely-shrouded “fuck you” to a public that so gleefully consumed their humiliation.
There’s a reason my generation of women have universal girl-crushes on J-Law. This is exactly the reaction I’d expect her to feel and to shout to the world. I also appreciate her calling out people who LOOK at the leaked nudes. Seriously, I know that it is tempting to check out a beautiful naked movie star. But DON’T FUCKING LOOK. It’s not our right, even if it’s out there for us to see.
Fall is my favorite in the mountains. Just in the last couple weeks, the weather has shifted and there’s a noticeable and refreshing chill to the air. The leaves are still green but tinged with hints of the colors they will become over the next month - fiery reds, oranges and yellows. I’m making plans to enjoy all of my seasonal favorites, plus some extra goodness this year, including:
-apple picking (followed by cider pressing, apple pie baking and apple sauce simmering)
-weekend hikes and drives on the parkway to soak in the fall colors
-QT with a book, a blanket and a cup of tea on the porch.
-Biltmore wedding this weekend. Roanoke wedding in two weeks.
-We officially close on our new house October 31 and have been trying to contain our joy around planning for this wonderful new phase of our lives. There is so much goodness, and I am filled to the brim with gratitude and love.
Stop hitting women. Stop punching them. Stop raping them. Stop getting them drunk or high so you can take advantage of them. Stop thinking they have to accept your advances. Stop cat-calling. Stop thinking women are here to satisfy your every wish and desire. Stop demeaning them. Just stop it.
We come from women; we need to start respecting them.
Gorgeous Puffin in Bloom editions illustrated by Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Company! Beautiful artwork on those endpapers and cover, plus special bonus materials at the end of each book. Including, of course, a recipe for raspberry cordial.