I was flipping through the latest issue of GQ magazine this past weekend and came across the Terry Richardson-shot photo spread of Emily Ratajkowski. Emily is most known for prancing nude around the fully-clothed male stars in the music video for Robin Thicke’s rape-culture anthem, Blurred Lines. And Terry Richardson is most known for being a sexist photographer. Out of all the photos featured, this one was the most striking to me (in a bad way): A beautiful woman, legs spread, gesturing towards her mouth, and a hamburger (albeit fake) directly under her. What an unfortunate classic! Being seated upon pieces of meat and being treated, as the saying goes, like a piece of meat. The objectification of women, the sexualization of dead flesh. This photo puts it blatantly: both Emily and animals are only here to be consumed.
Unfortunately Emily is colluding with the sexism by allowing herself to be photographed in this way.