If there’s one thing Scarlett Johansson is not sorry about, it’s having taken nude photos. And she shouldn’t be sorry — she’s a grown-ass woman, with a camera of her own, and the right to do whatever she wants with her body, and so on.

Still, some actresses would have taken the low road in dealing with the naked picture scandal that ultimately sent the FBI on the trail of some 35-year-old dude with an uncanny ability to guess celebrities’ passwords. They may have begged for forgiveness from the pearl-clutching set, or played dumb about how those photos ever got on their phone, or said that they were high on Quaaludes when the pictures were taken (for instance). [tagbox tag=”Scarlett-Johansson”]

But not our ScarJo. Instead, she has this to say of the photos in the December issue of Vanity Fair: “I know my best angles…They were sent to my husband…There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno…Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”

So, there’s a lot to digest, but first of all, I’m going to go ahead and call bullshit on the “sent to my husband” bit.

Bullshit.

Those weren’t sent to anyone’s husband. Those looked like the kind of pictures that you take when you’re by yourself and bored. If you’re trying to titillate your husband, who has already seen you from every angle, including ones that aren’t your best, you don’t send artsy nudes.

However, kudos to Scarlett for saying that there’s nothing wrong with taking racy pics — way to be sex-positive. There is nothing wrong with that. What’s wrong is someone hacking your phone and spreading your personal photos on the internet.

Now, the next part of the statement is where it gets a little murky for me. I applaud ScarJo for being bold enough to say that there’s nothing wrong with making a porno, because there isn’t, and most public figures wouldn’t have the balls to go there. But I’m going to get a little nitpicky here, and point out that the subtle implication of saying “It’s not like I was shooting a porno, although there’s nothing wrong with that either,” is that there’s nothing wrong with other people shooting porn, but I would never do that.

It’s a distinction that’s definitely part of the common vernacular — like women who take pole dancing classes but look down on strippers. It reinforces a hierarchy among women and what we do with our sexuality, but just very, very quietly, almost as if it’s a hierarchy that barely needs mentioning. Housewives are inherently better than strippers, we are supposed to think. Scarlett Johansson is inherently better than porn actresses.

Now, in this case, it’s probably safe to say that ScarJo will never make a porn. That seems like a fair assumption. But that doesn’t make her better, in any sense, than porn actresses. It just makes her on a different career path.