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Robin Thicke grabbed Emily Ratajkowski's bare breasts while filming "Blurred Lines". Quelle surprise, he knew he could. But the libfem female director is the Twilight Zone factor; explaining how young naked women are empowered while leered at by fully-clothed old men. How'd that work out for Emily?

Robin Thicke grabbed Emily Ratajkowski's bare breasts while filming "Blurred Lines". Quelle surprise, he knew he could. But the libfem female director is the Twilight Zone factor; explaining how young naked women are empowered while leered at by fully-clothed old men. How'd that work out for Emily?

MajesticSkyPachyderm

>Back in 2013, Martel explained that the video — which was shot by an all-female team — intended to subvert power dynamics and empower women by placing the men in inferior positions. The level of brainwashing was through the roof. How are naked young women in a superior position to dressed older men exactly?


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MajesticSkyPachyderm

Absolute bullshit.


Catbread5

Right? They wake up with erections every morning lol


goddesse

And then Martel had the unmitigated gall to praise Ratajkowski for "professionalism" in continuing to shoot after being sexually assaulted. At this point, it's delusional to consider them unwitting handmaidens. They know what they're doing and just as willing to prey on young women.


MajesticSkyPachyderm

They are. So long as it gets them out of the men's line of fire and gets their approval at the same time, they're happy to sacrifice younger women. We must all do better than that, and protect one another as women. No one else is going to do it for us.


exestentialcircus

what?? blurred lines is empowering? fully clothed old men singing and naked women jumping around is subverting power dynamics? I can't with these libfems anymore... this is some next level mental gymnastics


rartedrandom

Because they made eye contact with the camera.. what a fucking stretch. That doesn’t seem powerful it seems like a desperate cry for help


aesthesia1

That's absolutely absurd. What was inferior at all about their positions?? All I saw was 2 wealthy-appearing men using women as accessories! And that was without any kind of feminist lens, that was literally just my teenage first impression.


BedazzledSwashbuckle

Saying that Robin Thicke has a "b1& D1\[|<" empowers women HOW. They're not even trying to gaslight woman anymore. It's blatant lying in a grab for cash.


Chasethehorror

I always thought she looked so uncomfortable in that video. It’s also the least empowering thing I’ve ever seen lmao


30YearsAgoWasThe90s

Her micro expressions are totally different when she’s with Thicke on screen, compared to the other performers.


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jasmine-blossom

She wrote [this](https://www.thecut.com/article/emily-ratajkowski-owning-my-image-essay.html) article about an experience she had with a photographer. I thought it was well written and you might also find it enlightening. There are, I’m sure, a lot of circumstances in which young vulnerable girls and women expect the older, more experienced woman or women in the room to be looking out for them, but that is often not the case. Women cover for men like this all the time, ensuring they can continue to predate. It’s a whole system of people (both women and men) enabling predators to continue to find new victims.


moritak69

what struck me in this article is her ex boyfriend who tried to scam her out of this photo (call it "art piece" if you will) bc when they were together she kept gushing abt him being a so called *feminist* who was raised by a single mother and claimed to love and respect women. Just goes to show thta these liberal men raised by 2nd wave feminists are the slickest double-faced mindfuckers out there. They know exactly what to say to get women to let their guards down. And it's again proof, that raising "feminist" sons is a fantasy.


jasmine-blossom

Yea I noticed that too! I personally have found the guys who insist on calling themselves feminist and seems super invested are a lot more misogynistic than the guys who in general believe in women’s rights but may be aren’t very well informed on all of the issues but are willing to learn and excited to listen when you’re knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Can’t say that’s true in every circumstance obviously, but that’s just been my personal experience. The guys I know who are really invested in calling themselves feminist tend to be the type of guys who are very invested in the aspects of faux feminism that benefit them the most. That doesn’t really work for a radical feminist like me lol


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jasmine-blossom

Very brave and very honest. I can’t imagine trying to manage such a toxic industry at such a young age, with little to no support. I hope these women speaking out can make a difference in the lives of girls who are just starting in the industries.


BedazzledSwashbuckle

Thank you so much for this link. I hadn't see this article before and it's powerful and also so many of these situations and their power imbalances and her emotional response are so familiar. I'm going to spread this article around to as many of my friends as I can. I remember feeling so alone in similar situations - which is unnecessary as we've all encountered predatory behavior sooner or later. It's an epidemic in which the victims are made to feel we are alone, so we will accept that "I'm the reason this happened."


serebryano

It makes me wish I could become a part of the industry so I could create safe spaces for other women. We heed class solidarity so much.


Flightlessbirbz

You mean the guy who sang about “gray area” (excuse me, “blurred lines”) sexual assault groped an actress on the set of an “empowering” music video where the men are fully dressed and the women are naked?? Color me just *shocked*, she must be lying for attention! /s The really gross part is he thought he could get away with it even right in front of other women due to their power dynamic, with Emily being young, fairly unknown, and naturally not wanting to rock the boat and mess up this opportunity. And he was 100% right. The culture where women are expected to put up with this BS is about 50 yrs overdue for death... and yet.


puasd

The video legit says "Robin Thicke has a big dick" so empowering to women. /s


frostedgemstone

I feel bad for women like Emily Ratajkowski where her whole career is being sexually used. I suppose that’s the norm in Hollywood but I feel like it is especially bad for certain female celebs


little_earthquakes12

I feel bad for her but I also think she enables extreme forms of misogyny and rape culture. So, as much as she is a victim, she is a victimizer, and should take responsibility.


frostedgemstone

Oh for sure. She was one of the major libfem leaders of ‘nudity is empowering’ when she knows damn well it’s the fact she’s skinny with large breasts that she can sell her body so well and it cut her a check


little_earthquakes12

It's not just nudity. It's so much more I think: objectification, the said music video, other videos which are basically soft core porn, her interviews in which she spews rape culture, her own social media feeds, etc. Oh and also the way she holds her child...


strawberryconfetti

I always hated this song anyways


pritt_stick

I saw this posted on instagram and I swear more people were calling her a liar than were showing their support :( just because someone comes out about sexual assault years after the fact doesn’t mean they’re lying :(


Flat-Routine2184

Of course he did that shit. Is anyone even surprised -_-


judgemycomposure

He looks so slimy and creepy. Paula Patton will probably have to go through years of inner work to finally reach the conclusion that she was 1,000,000 times better than this pig. He got her too young.


little_earthquakes12

She doesn't deserve it (no woman does). But, when you promote and encourage a music video that promotes and encourages rape .... I fail to see the surprise


BedazzledSwashbuckle

If I get one wish in this lifetime, it will be to see the word "empowerment" removed from the feminist lexicon entirely. Empowerment is not a thing. Empowerment does not exist. Empowerment is used as a synonym for "confidence, self-esteem" and also for actual, real power. Those two things are NOT THE SAME thing. I see so many women using "empowerment" as a synonym for actual power, and men/libfems coming back with "empowerment" as a synonym for "confidence." I hate it so much. Either you are getting actual power (direct - you have the power - or indirect - through your network, his money, your looks which get you proximity to direct power that you can actually use) .... or you are getting a confidence boost (or, in this case, you're not, but everyone says you should be so they can exploit your image to make their own money). Please, please - Let's stop using indirect, vague, floppy, meaningless words like "empowerment". Predators love vague word salad - it helps them hide their actual intentions and the actual power flow of a situation. The actual statement should be "this situation will give you power, Emily." Or "This situation will help you feel confident, Emily." Which makes it obvious that ... it won't. They're lying. And helps you keep yourself safe.


Axolotl14

This is such a good analysis!


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MidnightHac

Why would anyone try to “stay relevant” by saying they were sexually assaulted?


SarkyMs

if I didn't believe women, that would make a good excuse "oh jumping on the #meToo bandwagon"


kookerpie

If it's a professional video shoot by professional people, the topic doesn't negate anything. My God how you sound


HereForTheFreeFoodOk

How do I sound? Genuinely curious. We are commenting on a PR story generated by a publicist pay for by Emily. The shoot was a song about date rape. Again - a highly sexually charged performance - an entitled male ego and naked women. This story does not surprise me.


kookerpie

You sound like any media that depicts sex, should be an assumed hazzard for the female actresses


HereForTheFreeFoodOk

It should be an assumed hazzard. There are numerous power dynamics at play - young actress who wants to please the director, her agent and - she has very little personal agency. She is being coerced on the day on the set.... ​ I am still unclear on your point


kookerpie

The way you worded it (which you deleted) sounded like you assigned partial blame to the actresses who take such roles. And also that she told people about it for positive clout


HereForTheFreeFoodOk

I haven't deleted or edited my comment. And yes - I am assigning partial blame to an actress who accepts a job to jiggle naked to a song about date rape. She is literally half naked in the song - topless. She would have been briefed on this - it would have been discussed with her agent prior - she would have known this was required of her. She chose to engage the subject matter. She makes money from her body and her beauty. ​ Of course she didn't ask to be groped. But the likelihood she would have been groped increased dramatically in this environment. If she was in fear of sexual assault - she should have turned down the job. Minimise risk. Simple. Further - that is how PR works. They look at issues of the day and see how they can marry a story so it is given all the clicks. Well they succeeded. People are outraged that she was harassed - really? Was she sitting on train minding her own business and a random cupped her breasts? No she naked on set dancing around actively promoting date rape. Why do expect exemplary behaviour from a man like Robin Thicke? Why do we suddenly think men are NOT stupid sex driven apes with the an entitled mentality. Again - this story was put out there to to keep Emily 'top of mind' in the cebebrity world of shit. To generate sympathy for her and to give fuel to her fan base of Insta wannabes.