“This doesn’t happen to male members in the same way — revenge porn in this respect. It’s horrific,” said freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), adding that “of course” it will deter some younger women from running for office. “I don’t think we’re really talking about how targeted and serious this is. We’re talking about a major crime… being committed against her.”…

Some senior Democrats, who came of age long before the proliferation of cellphone cameras, have privately suggested that Hill should have been more careful. Others have refused to comment on the issue, with some visibly uncomfortable when asked about Hill’s private life.

“Our darling Katie. It’s so sad,” Pelosi said, according to two Democratic sources with knowledge of the meeting. “It goes to show you, we should say to young candidates, and to kids in kindergarten really, be careful when transmitting photos.”…

But it’s a starkly different response from many of Hill’s younger colleagues, who are rallying to the defense of one of Congress’ first openly bisexual women as she deals with a vengeful husband who appears to have found a megaphone on conservative blogs.