I posted about my Vancouver Boudoir Photography Marathon on my facebook profile describing how I recently got some heat at a Conference for my unapologetic opinions about women and sexuality. In that post, I talked about how I know from my work with women that a woman who is not sensually and sexually confident is not yet empowered. This was part of my talk at the New York Conference I was invited to speak at. As soon as I made the post,
A woman who follows me on social media asked me sarcastically that, “Yeah ass and tits shots are important for women empowerment.”
You know what I said to her?
I said: Actually, they are.
And here’s why:
When women are shamed for “leaked nudes,” it is important to normalize tits.
When women are shamed for wearing leggings that hug their asses, it is important to normalize women’s asses.
When women are made objects of tabloid cover story because of “side boob” or “nip slip,” it is important to normalize and #FreeTheNipple.
When women are blackmailed for leaked sex tapes, it is important to normalize the fact that women, too, have sex and enjoy sex.
When women are blackmailed by their exes for “revenge porn” publication, it is important to talk about privacy and take away the SHAME from women so that the only person who can be shamed or prosecuted is the person who records and releases someone’s audio-video without their consent.
And most importantly, as another reader chimed in on the post: Whatever photos we (women) want taken of ourselves are important for women empowerment!
I closed with the final statement to the woman who first commented who couldn’t imagine the fact that unclothed, revealing images of women can contribute towards women’s equality that:
As far as my list of reasons to do a boudoir shoot is concerned, I can go the fuck on, girl! 😉
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