Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.
Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promote women’s rights.
Discussing feminism during a recent interview with ABC News’ Nightline programme, Emily explained that it’s very important to her that women are able to do and wear whatever they want.
“It’s about not limiting options or saying someone is a bad feminist,” she said. “It’s just about the ability to choose to be whatever kind of woman you want to be, to live whatever kind of life you want, to dress however you want, whether it be in a burka or a bikini.”
Previously, Emily has spoken out in defence of Kim Kardashian and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump after both women were subjected to derogatory comments, and she has no plans to stop addressing the issue, as she believes men are rarely attacked in the same way.
“I think that we shouldn’t be taking women for how they represent themselves or their body or even their sexual past and judging them for those things because that’s just not something we do with men,” the 28-year-old commented. “For me, it’s not even about taking the narrative into my own hands. It’s about calling out moments where there are inequality and unfairness.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Emily addressed her appearance in Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines video in 2013. She and other models danced topless in the unrated cut, and while the clip was accused of hypersexualising women, the brunette beauty insisted she was always at ease on set.
“The director, Diane Martel, is a really brilliant woman who understood exactly what she was doing,” she shared. “So, I felt very comfortable with the sort of things that maybe some people deemed controversial. I understood what the idea was, and I liked it.
“(The women) were depicted as not taking themselves too seriously not taking these men at all seriously… there was a lot of humour behind it…it was about having fun and women embracing their bodies.”
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