This Girl's Sandwich Analogy About Sharing Nude Photos Is Going Massively Viral
Remember, kids. Only assholes share other peoples' sandwiches...and their nude photos.
The following video using a sandwich as an analogy for leaking someone else's nude pics has gone super viral on TikTok, with over 5 million views:
In the video, 17-year-old Meg Groff plays two different characters. One asks the other for a bite of their sandwich and is graciously given a bite. However, after the person takes the bite, they offer it to other people without asking the person who the sandwich belongs to.
The person who took the bite says, "You were OK with me having a bite, so why can't they have a bite?" To which the sandwich owner replies, "Because I don't know them and I didn't give them permission." The other person says, "But you handed me the sandwich, so I should be able to do with it what I want." Again, the sandwich owner defends herself saying, "Well, yeah, but when I handed you the sandwich I was under the impression that just you would have a bite, not this total stranger." The sandwich thief then says, "OK, well if you didn't want other people to have a bite, then you shouldn't have handed me the sandwich."
The analogy perfectly explains why leaking someone else's nude photos is wrong in the most basic way — for those who still don't understand.
BuzzFeed spoke to Meg, who said the issue of revenge porn plagues her generation. "I've noticed that when it happens, we spend more time shaming the victim for sending the images in the first place than we do holding the receiver accountable for sharing something that wasn't theirs to share. It's all about consent and privacy," she said, adding, "To put it plain and simple, I'm tired of peoples' bodies being used against them."
Meg randomly came up with the sandwich analogy one day when she was driving home from Starbucks. "I find that to make a big topic — like consent — easy to discuss, using everyday objects and situations makes it easier to grasp," she said.
"I believe people of all genders and backgrounds should have the right to express their sexuality without fear of being victimized as a result of someone else's lack of basic respect for their boundaries. This issue of victim blaming spans far past the issues of revenge porn, yet people still can't seem to grasp why it's wrong. We spend more time teaching people how to not be victims than we spend teaching people why it's wrong to be the perpetrator," Meg said.
Maybe they’ll understand this one♬ original sound - Meg💫