Monday 15 October 2018

Here's my dressing-down for sexy selfies

Is it really empowering to take off your clothes? No, it only reinforces the idea that women can't just be, writes Sophie Donaldson

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

There's an episode in season four of Sex and the City in which Samantha, the sexually liberated PR maven played by Kim Cattrall, commissions a photographer to shoot her completely in the nip. Her reason is that she wants to document her fantastic physique while it's still fantastic.

After the session Samantha frames her chosen full frontal portrait and proudly hangs it on the wall beside her front door, where it welcomes all visitors to her apartment.

This, to me, seems like a very credible reason for posing nude and one of the few instances in which a nude photograph of yourself would be legitimately empowering.

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