Many women are afraid to bring up women's issues in their professional lives, worried about alienating others - and not without good reason. Men often react aggressively in response to conversations about women's issues, getting defensive and trying to shift blame to the woman speaking up.
Many of us have encountered this in our own lives: when we bring up a real issue at work, we're told we're being "too sensitive" or "not professional enough". For lots of women, it's easier to bite our tongues when we notice sexism, keep our heads down, and continue our work as usual. We all need to make a living somehow!
Women in the entertainment industry have it rough, because they're constantly evaluated based only on their physical appearance, and the industry is almost completely dominated by men. While there are obviously loads of talented female models and actresses out there, upwards of 90% of executive, designer, producer, and photographer jobs are given to men, even within the female-oriented fashion world.
So I absolutely love when prominent women speak up about gender inequalities, and Emily Ratajkowski is a great example. The 25-year-old model refuses to stay quiet about her political views, advocating for causes she believes in. "To me, it’d be crazy not to. I’d like to be able to sleep well at night," she told Glamour in a recent article she wrote.
You can read her article HERE, and be sure to catch her in the upcoming films In Darkness and Cruise, and in the new Netflix show Easy.
Ratajkowski has drawn a lot of criticism, first for supporting Bernie, then for standing up for America's most hated celebrity, Kim K, after Kim posted a nude selfie. Emily's tweet read "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." It's interesting that millions of people watched Kim's leaked sex tape without her consent, but when Kim actively chose to show herself naked, immediately criticized her. HMMMM.
In her Glamour interview, Ratajkowski opens up about double standards and so-called "attention-seeking". She spills tea all over the place, calling out the media for criticizing Madonna's skimpy clothes while glorifying Mick Jagger's plunging, skin-baring outfits.
Photo Credit: Glamour
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