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That book full of Emily Ratajkowski's nudes is a total violation

Christina Marfice


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Emily Ratajkowski feels how we'd all feel if a man was publishing our nudes without permission

Emily Ratajkowski is standing up for her rights to her own body.

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Ratajkowski is speaking out against Jonathan Leder, a photographer who's set to release a book full of never-before-seen nude photos of Ratajkowski. The photos come from a 2012 shoot, long before Ratajkowski became famous, and a few of the shots appeared in a magazine at the time.

"I’ve been resisting speaking publicly on the recently released photos by Jonathan Leder to avoid giving him publicity. But I’ve had enough," Ratajkowski wrote on Twitter Wednesday. "This book and the images within them are a violation."

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Ratajkowski went on to explain that while a few of the photos were used in a magazine, as they were intended, she never approved of the leftover shots being sold in a book.

"5 out of the now 100s of released photos were used for what they were intended: an artful magazine shoot back in 2012," she wrote.

We can already hear the argument against Ratajkowski: She appeared nude in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video, which shot her to fame, and which means anyone can see her naked on YouTube any time. But that still doesn't make this right. Ratajkowski appeared in the "Blurred Lines" video knowing exactly what she was producing. She gave viewers access to her body on her terms and with her permission. This book is the opposite of that, and taking away her agency when it comes to her own body is sexual assault. It's no different than if Leder were releasing nude photos he hacked from her phone — she may have taken them, but not for the world's eyes to see, so he would have no business releasing them.

Ratajkowski sums it up pretty well herself on Twitter: "These photos being used w/out my permission is an example of exactly the opposite of what I stand for: women choosing when and how they want to share their sexuality and bodies."

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Emily Ratajkowski feels how we'd all feel if a man was publishing our nudes without permission
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