This was Tweeted by “plus size” model Tess Holiday.
Women deserve respect, whether we are naked or not. What we choose to do with our bodies is our choice. Don’t forget it 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/I43TZ0poaB
— Tess Holliday 🥀 (@Tess_Holliday) January 21, 2018
This is the new “female empowerment.”
Make no mistake, this is dangerous.
I’ve said before that I like a full figured model.
She is not full figured, she is grotesque with a giant Miss Piggy on her forearm.
She is like a gangsta Marilyn Monroe drawing, taking something classic and beautiful and turning it into something, tacky and aggressively ugly.
She is a walking piece of modern art.
She is a Social Justice model.
Her “empowerment” is a challenge.
I dare you not to call me beautiful. I dare you not to say I am gorgeous. I dare you to say that I am too fat and tattooed and off-putting to model your line. If you do I will bring down the wrath of the progressive, social justice internet on your brand and call you fatphobic and bigoted and racist.
This is the new feminist empowerment, and it is awful.