Emily Ratajkowski continually inspires us with her efforts to embrace her sexuality andmaintain a strong, feminist voice. Itâ€™s 2017, so itâ€™s time about dang time we as a society learned that women can be smart, capable, and sexy. Right? Well, despite Emilyâ€™s attempts to start tipping the scale in the other direction, Ratajkowski says her breast-size has prevented her from getting roles. And this bums us out.
During a recent interview with Harperâ€™s Bazaar Australia, Emily says:
â€œThereâ€™s this thing that happens to me: â€˜Oh, sheâ€™s too sexyâ€™,â€ she says. â€œItâ€™s like an anti-woman thing, that people donâ€™t want to work with me because my boobs are too big. Whatâ€™s wrong with boobs? Theyâ€™re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated. Like, who cares? They are great big, they are great small. Why should that be an issue?â€
Wow. This sucks. We totally agree, Emily.
Luckily, she has a good support system. She says her musician boyfriend, Jeff Magid, has her back.Â â€œMy boyfriend is super confident and was raised by his mum,â€ Emily explains, â€œso he also genuinely loves and admires women. Not just â€˜Oh yeah, women are coolâ€™. He deeply loves and respects women, so he loves what Iâ€™m all about.â€
Weâ€™re happy you have him, Emily!
In the essay she penned for Lenny Letter, she laments that when women exhibit sexuality, itâ€™s often seen as â€œplaying into menâ€™s desires.â€ She also has talked about how sheÂ hates the term â€œattention whoreâ€. Sigh. She explains in Lenny:
â€œThe implication is that to be sexual is to be trashy because being sexy means playing into menâ€™s desires. To me, â€œsexyâ€ is a kind of beauty, a kind of self-expression, one that is to be celebrated, one that is wonderfully female. Why does the implication have to be that sex is a thing men get to take from women and women give up?â€
Amen, Emily. We hope that things start changing soon.