Tag Archives: privacy

Judged on Character

14 Nov

In the 21st century, your life is under a microscope. Your deepest thoughts are posted on Twitter. An iPhone can pin point your direct location. Your face is splashed on the largest social network, Facebook, for the world to see. So I was not surprised that a political figure’s scandal was exposed this weekend.

David H. Petraeus is a well-respected military figure and never fell short when it came to his job, yet his marriage was another story. Petraeus was a four-star general and a heavily involved leader in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also appointed by President Obama to be the director of Central Intelligence Agency. Regardless of his career once his affair was revealed he resigned.

There has been a stir of conversation to whether a public figure’s personal life should affect their job. Personally, if you become a public figure whether you are a general or a talk show host, you are a role model. Your actions regardless if they are in front of a camera or in a closed off room should be ethical. I think resigning was the best action because your character should be reflected in both your public and personal life.

saving the world one photo at a time?

20 Sep

Fabulous contributor Karalee posed a valuable question about celebrity and privacy in the wake of the shameful breach of the Duchess of Cambridge’s privacy while on vacation with her husband.  You know what happened; no need to rehash it here.

There are few who can understand what it must be like having the entire world know who you are and want to follow your every step.  Kate’s late mother-in-law understood, and she discovered, toward the end of her life, that since the media were going to hound her every movement, she would switch up the roles in a sense and use that crushing scrutiny to her advantage.  And in doing so, Diana, Princess of Wales, was able to bring worldwide attention to the scourge of landmines and their victims, to the plight of AIDS victims, and other causes that she cared deeply about.

Huffington Post columnist Keli Goff has a similar idea for Kate.  Yes, it was an unforgivable invasion of a private time, but turn the tables.  As Goff hypothesizes, Kate Middleton’s boobs could save the world, if only she would let them.

An excellent read.

Baring All

17 Sep

The newest scandal is photos of Kate Middleton topless which have been leaked to the world. An Italy magazine posted the photographs for the sole purpose to provide content for their gossip publication. I feel sorry for Middleton who was sunbathing privately in a secluded house. I understand that the duchess is royalty and placed under a microscope but as a woman I think it is unacceptable to expose her body to the world. Where is the privacy?