It’s safe to say that Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie shook up the Internet in a substantial way. There were polar reactions that supported and condemned her Instagram post. Emily Ratajkowski came to Kim’s defense, saying that it is a woman’s choice to offer sexual expression.
Thank you for the beautiful flowers and note @kimkardashian ???? it's so important that we let women express their sexuality and share their bodies however they choose. ✌????️????????"Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free." Emma Goldman
Kim Kardashian showed her appreciation with a bouquet of white roses and a note. She captioned her photo, “it’s so important that we let women express their sexuality and share their bodies however they choose. “Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.” Emma Goldman.”
Emily Ratajkowski also wrote in Lenny Letter last month about growing up and defining what is sexy for any individual. She wrote,
” 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. Why does the implication have to be that sex is a thing men get to take from women and women give up? Most adolescent women are introduced to “sexy” women through porn or Photoshopped images of celebrities. Is that the only example of a sexual woman we will provide to the young women of our culture? Where can girls look to see women who find empowerment in deciding when and how to be or feel sexual? 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.”