just444 (just444) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Emily Ratajkowski's essay on buying herself back


Emily wrote an essay for The Cut on reclaiming her own image and how photographer Jonathan Leder assulted her on a shoot and is still using the pictures for profit without her consent

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it's a good essay!
Tags: models, sensitive content, sexual misconduct
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I don’t trust any male photographer of models
JFC Leder can go diaf


September 16 2020, 00:42:58 UTC 2 days ago Edited:  September 16 2020, 00:49:21 UTC

Damn, that was a great essay. She did an amazing job of putting you in her shoes
Woooooooow. He might as well have admitted to it. Men continue to be weak.
i rly like her tbh and this essay was really well-written. that asshole’s quote was very flamesonthesideofmyface.gif like ..... omg i hate men

i know in the past she has been very choice feminismy and ia with other comments that say she seems to be reevaluating her “brand” of feminism. i definitely went through a phase like that when i was younger and it took me awhile to unlearn everything i had been socialized to believe, and the fact that she’s been sexualized for so long probably makes it even tougher to reconcile for her.
" I almost felt like I was checking in on a part of me, the part of me he now owned. For years, while I built a career, he’d kept that Emily in the drawers of his creaky old house, waiting to whore her out. It was intoxicating to see what he’d done with this part of me he’d stolen ... What does true empowerment even feel like? Is it feeling wanted? Is it commanding someone’s attention?"

It was a good read. She's very eloquent, and I feel horrible she's had to go through all of these things. I'm sure plenty of people like her disassociate a lot to deal with the daily barrage of unwanted attention.

That asshole has made his instagram private. Reading her essay and then reading his version in the introduction to one of his books (preview image on amazon) is vomit-inducing.
I just looked up the forward on Amazon and wow, fuck him so much. The whole thing is disgusting.
“You do know who we are talking about right? This is the girl that was naked in Treats! magazine, and bounced around naked in the Robin Thicke video at that time. You really want someone to believe she was a victim?”

Wow fuck him.
Hope bad karma comes to him and also

covid has been going on since the end of last year but men have been a pandemic for the past 200,000 years, when do we get a vaccine for them
Something switched inside me then. As I looked at the images, I grew competitive. This guy shoots all these women, but I’m going to show him that I’m the sexiest and smartest of them all. That I am special. I chewed on my lower lip as I handed the neat stack of Polaroids back to Jonathan.

I wondered where he normally kept these Polaroids. Were they all meticulously labeled in a giant filing cabinet somewhere in his attic, the names of young women written in ink on their assigned drawers? The image of a morgue came to mind.

This part really hit me
what an absolute sack of shit. hope he dies
He can literally eat shit and die
Jfc, his comment is horrifying. Piece of shit.
his official comment is the best smoking gun she could have produced for what she is claiming.

what an absolute POS this guy is, he might as well said "she was asking for it".
Wow, this is fucking sick. What a piece of shit. Hope he rots.
His quote is absolutely disgusting.
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