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The contemporary feminism of Emily Ratajkowski

Because feminism at the time of social media also passes through selfies

The contemporary feminism of Emily Ratajkowski  Because feminism at the time of social media also passes through selfies

Emily Ratajkowski is certainly not afraid to show her perfect body.

So it does not make hot news her last series of Instagram posts in the sea of Mexico in a naked mermaid version. Maybe it will not be a novelty, but each time the Polish model with the unpronounceable surname shows few centimeters of skin (and in her case the dose is always generous) followers and the internet goes crazy. And never mind the usual criticisms, in 2017 

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"Women choosing when and how they want to share their sexuality and bodies

- bio that you can read on Emily's Twitter page. Because feminism at the time of social media also passes through selfies. In the past, Emily was incredibly explicit on her position in support of women who choose to embrace their sexuality. In this regard, the model has also taken part in Lena Dunham's feminist project, Lenny Letter, by writing a short essay called Baby Woman.
Baby Woman
is the story of a woman who struggles to find a way to connect the way she perceives herself and the messages that she receives from the outside world, that a girl like her must learn to be modest.

"I see my naked body in the mirrors of all the places I've lived, privately dressing, going through my morning routine. I get ready for my day as one of my many roles in life — student, model, actress, friend, girlfriend, daughter, businesswoman. 
I look at my reflection and meet my own eyes. 
I hear the voices reminding me not to send the wrong message. 
And what is that message exactly? The implication is that to be sexual is to be trashy because being sexy means playing into men's desires. 
To me, "sexy" is a kind of beauty, a kind of self-expression, one that is to be celebrated, one that is wonderfully female".

That of the feminine representation in the modern era is a particularly timely topic as controversial. A woman should feel free to manage and live her body in the way she prefers, but at the same time maintaining all the roles assigned to her: woman, mother, artist, mother, daughter, student, without sending the "wrong message". Today, in 2017, it's time to take conscience that does not exist a "wrong message" and maybe start following the example of Emily and start a path toward acceptance of our sexuality as a form of expression freed from the archaic and medieval canons of the binary opposition madonna/prostitute. Honoring and accepting our sexuality as women is a issue incredibly complicated but, if we neither try, what will we be?

"I refuse to live in this world of shame and silent apologies. Life cannot be dictated by the perceptions of others, and I wish the world had made it clear to me that people's reactions to my sexuality were not my problems, they were theirs "

- Emily Ratajkowski, Baby Woman