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Real or not, experts say the theft and publication of the recent naked images of several female celebrities speaks to an intense obsession with controlling the female body. The feminine figure is a valuable commodity used to sell the promise of sex, and thus has more “currency” than the naked male body. But Gail Dines, chair and professor of American Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, told Mashable the hack represents something more insidious than just standard economics.

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