In the wake of Celebgate, there’s been the inevitable, terrifying blame-and-shame-shifting towards women who dare to take private photos of themselves nude. Every man on the Internet had an opinion about how women should act. Guys, you’re giving us ladies so many mixed signals!
John Randolph, better known as longtime WBAI DJ Jay Smooth, had some thoughts about this double standard, and originally posted a rant to Facebook about the not-too-hot, not-too-cold Goldilocks dilemma women on the Internet face, not only for taking nude pics, but simply having an opinion. He then took “The List of Rules for Women” to YouTube.
“I want to do my part as a man and keep reminding women of the rules,” he jests. “But there’s just so many rules.” He then has a brilliant idea: Maybe men should have a list of rules to follow, one that can be constantly updated as women see fit.
He’s probably still waiting for that list.
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