Emily Ratajkowski is often characterized by her unbelievably gorgeous physique. There’s no denying that her physical appearance is otherworldly and has opened many doors throughout her career. However, we would be remiss to assert that her superficial qualities are what truly defines her.
Anyone who has kept up with the supermodel outside of her stunning photo shoots is aware that she is also a compelling voice for female empowerment and equality. In fact, Ratajkowski recently spoke to Allure magazine about the utterly ridiculous taboo our society places on breasts and we could not agree more. You tell it, girl!
Most people tend to identify Emily Ratajkowski by her notoriously jaw-dropping physique.
I mean, honestly, who looks like that?? So much #Goals going on here.
In addition to her illustrious modeling career, Ratajkowski has often been noted as an outspoken proponent for female empowerment and equality.
Back in April, the “Blurred Lines” video star graced the cover of Marie Claire and spoke about the way the media often portrays her as a conflicting symbol of sex and feminism.
“In every profile written about me, there is, ‘She’s so sexual and she’s such a sex symbol,’ paired with, ‘But, wow, she knows about politics.’ And that in itself is sexist. Why does it have to be one or the other?”
Preach, girl! And would this even be a question if she were a man? Probably not.
She also spoke out in defense of the First Lady when the media was ruthlessly slut-shaming her.
Regardless of political affiliations, it is never okay to shame a woman or a man for their sexual history. Just sayin’.
“Whatever your politics it’s crucial to call this out for what it is: slut shaming. I don’t care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should,” Ratajkowski tweeted back in February.
Recently, Ratajkowski posed for the cover of Allure’s August issue and, in her interview, discussed the ridiculous cultural taboo surrounding breasts.
“It really bothers me that people are so offended by breasts,” she told Allure. “That’s when I realized how fucked our culture is. When we see breasts, we don’t think of beauty and femininity. We think of vulgar, oversexualized images.”
Can we get an ‘Amen’?
Ratajkowski continued: “To me, any expression that is empowered and is your own as a woman is feminist. If a woman decides to dress sexy, it doesn’t mean she’s not a feminist. [We] should be doing things for ourselves. If that is the woman’s choice, and it makes her feel good, then that’s great. Good for her.”
This idea of feminism as simply an unashamed expression of our identity and our ability to do what makes us feel wonderful in our own skin is so incredibly empowering. There is no limit to what we can accomplish and Emily Ratajkowski is an enlivening example of just that.
Thank you Emily, for this much-needed dose of empowerment today. The future is female!
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