The star opens up about differences among men and women
Emily Ratajkowski recently criticized the entertainment industry over noticeable double standards among men and women. The singer strongly believes ladies are judged unfairly for acting seductively while men are typically praised.
She told Glamour magazine: “Look at pop culture: Mick Jagger is 73, and he still sometimes wears his shirt open and gyrates onstage. We understand that this is a part of his performance and artistic brand. Meanwhile, when Madonna, who is 58 and a revolutionary in that same kind of artistic sexuality, wears a sheer dress to the Met Gala, critics call her ‘a hot mess’ who’s ‘desperate’.
Ratajkowski proceeded to defend the iconic musician, asking why she would be put on the spot over the same behavior.
“But isn’t she just making one of her signature political statements about female sexuality (and, incidentally, about our ageist, sexist culture too)? In any case, they are both performers who undoubtedly like attention. So why does Madonna get flak for it while Jagger is celebrated?”
The 25-year-old star also believes that both genders are equality attracted to attention, adding: “It’s absurd to think that desire for attention doesn’t drive both women and men. Why are women scrutinized for it more, then?”
She urges society to be more open minded about the way both men and women are perceived based on their actions.
She explained: “The ideal feminist world shouldn’t be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire. We shouldn’t be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move.
We shouldn’t have to apologize for wanting attention either. We don’t owe anyone an explanation. It’s not our responsibility to change the way we are seen – it’s society’s responsibility to change the way it sees us.”