As everyone knows, when you come of age as a woman in the world, you sign away all rights to personal autonomy, respect, and the choice of who does and doesn’t get to see you in your birthday suit.
Or that’s what people seem to think at least. Don’t like having your nudes stolen and shared? Too bad, sweetheart, you don’t make the rules!
What some of these folks never seem to consider is that some of those women know how to fight back. When Sia Furler discovered this week that a person had taken naked photographs of her without permission and then attempted to sell them, she released the photograph being used to start the bidding herself to diffuse the demand and reclaim ownership of it.
Posting the image on Twitter, Sia wrote: “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Every day is Christmas!”
It’ a pretty ballsy move to undercut the person attempting to make money out of humiliating you by turning that humiliation into a triumph, and it seems it worked in Sia’s favour. Sia’s response was gutsy, admirable and almost certainly the fastest and most effective way for her to outplay the person attempting to literally strip her naked in front of an audience of millions.