Emily Ratajkowski Poses Nude, Calls For An End To Sex-Shaming

Emily Ratajkowski is the latest celebrity that’s causing a stir with her own nude photo. The model took to Instagram to share a nude selfie of herself, but for good reason.

The Gone Girl actress is calling for an end to sex-shaming towards women who openly express their sexuality. She took to Instagram sharing a nude bathroom selfie, jokingly writing, “What to wear tonight? #PFW.” The caption is a coy response to Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie that incited social media outrage on Monday. Kardashian, 35, shared a nude selfie of herself in the bathroom along with the caption, “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL.”

Emily is the latest celebrity who has since responded to the backlash that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has received for posting a nude photo in the first place. She also responded to Piers Morgan who called Kim’s photo “depressing” in his Daily Mail Online column.

Emily Ratajkowski
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The 24-year-old star tweeted, “Love when a man comments on a woman’s decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bulls**t.”

Ratajkowski then added, “Also love when a woman stands up for herself everyone thinks it must be her dude speaking for her. @KimKardashian”

She also noted that Pierce could learn a lesson from her Lenny Letter. Emily tweeted, “Someone should be reading my Lenny letter and taking a lesson in what it means to be a woman and sexual in our culture. Ehem.”

Last month, the model wrote an empowering essay for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter about how she was made to feel uncomfortable and guilty about her body and sexuality when she was a teenager. Now Emily is in complete control of her sexuality, and she’s not backing down because of it. She even posed nude for the online publication.

“Teachers, friends, adults, boyfriends … (they) were more often the ones who make me feel uncomfortable or guilty about my developing sexuality. Their comments felt much more personal and thus landed that much harder. I was still figuring out how to put a tampon in, never mind how to understand some of the more complicated aspects of womanhood.”

Emily’s claim to fame was starring in Robin Thicke’s 2013 music video for “Blurred Lines.” She got a lot of backlash for appearing topless in the video, which she now calls “the bane of her life,” and in a series of photo shoots after the fact. In her Lenny Letter essay, Emily asked for a space outside of society where women can enjoy their bodies and sexuality without being told that it’s “trashy” or “sexy” because it panders to the male gaze..

“Even if being sexualized by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.”

Kim Kardashian has also hit back at critics by penning her own empowerment essay on her website and app. She says that the reason why she takes so many nude photos is that she feels “empowered” by her body and sexuality and feels comfortable in her own skin these days, even though the nude photo she posted was from last year. Kardashian also revealed that she’s tired of the daily accusations that she built her career on her sex tape.

“It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming – it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me. I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.”

Emily Ratajkowski recently received backlash from feminist organizer Gloria Steinem, who infamously said that supporters like Ratajkowski go to Bernie Sanders’ conventions because that’s where women go to meet “boys.”

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