Emily Ratajkowski is a successful actress and model best known for her role in Gone Girl as well as her appearance in the Blurred Lines music video. She’s also a Democrat and avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Ratajkowski unabashedly showed her support for Senator Sanders by introducing him at a rally this past Monday.
Ratajkowski documented her exciting introductory speech by posting it on various social media platforms. Most of her fans supported her, though she also received extremely harsh backlash from the people who didn’t necessarily agree with her endorsement of Sanders. As a female, there are certain ways society targets and ridicules you that are not the same as they are for men.
Apparently because she chose to reveal her body in a music video, that somehow makes her political views irrelevant? How does that make any sense?
Better yet, taking your clothing off equates to being stupid? Well, I guess we’re all idiots, then! The logic here is clearly stellar… (not).
I don’t understand how a person showing her breasts off has anything to do with being politically misinformed or discounts their opinion whatsoever? Am I missing something?
Honestly, this is disgusting. And these are numerous examples of cyber abuse that would not be hurled at a famous man, if he were in the same position as Ratajkowski.
What’s even worse is the fact that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter do little to shut down these instances of vicious cyber attacks. And by standing by, they are also taking an active role in perpetuating the violence.
Considering that all the candidates in this election use social media as a way to promote themselves and connect with voters, it would be great to see the attempt to combat these online acts of violence from a person with a platform and a voice millions of people listen to.
But these issues aren’t really spoken about outside of the Clinton campaign. Which makes sense because Hillary Clinton is a woman, but this is an issue that needs to be drawn to attention by male candidates as well.
And with famous feminists like Gloria Steinem calling out young female Sanders’ supporters for not supporting Clinton, we need more women like Emily Ratajkowski, who isn’t afraid to stand up for her political beliefs and openly show her support for Bernie. For many of us Democrats, we aren’t choosing a candidate based on sex. We are choosing someone who is the most qualified to effectively and efficiently run our country. Choosing a candidate because they are a woman, well, wouldn’t that just be sexist itself?
Feature image via Twitter.