Some commenters have bristled at the comparison between these “leaked” photos and “revenge porn” — but they exist on a continuum. After all, it’s not just famous women whose bodies are exploited. What’s stopping an angry ex or someone else you know from hacking into your iCloud? Women who deal with misogynistic threats and harassment on social media — like feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian, who was actually driven out of her home — are often told to “go offline.” But it’s 2014. We all live on the Internet. One can’t simply “go offline.” We bank online. We do work online. We connect with each other online. And that’s only become more true with the advent of smartphones. To that end, we need to stop treating the Internet as exceptional and start making it a safer space for women. All women. The misogyny that exists online exists in real life, because the Internet is real life. Theft is theft, whether it happens online or off. Violation of privacy is a violation of privacy, online or off. Harassment is harassment, online or off. How can we do that? Well, we can stop taking what’s not ours to take, for one. And we can stop sharing and clicking through on illegally obtained, non-consensual photos — which is frankly gross, not to mention unnecessary, as I hear the Internet is rife with consensual images to ogle. We can hold social media platforms more accountable for the harassment that takes place on their sites. We can force companies such as Apple, which operates iCloud, the storage system on which many of these celeb nudes were stored, to take security more seriously. Whether we’re talking about nude photos or credit card numbers, the basic conceit remains the same: if we’re going to live online, it’s not unreasonable to expect some sort of protection. But most of all, online and off, we can remember one basic thing: that women, whether they are celebrities or not, are human beings, too.