Should I Post My Bikini Selfies?

Instagram Images from Paris Hilton, Megan The Stallion, Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski, Lizzo

In a world where a women’s ownership over her own beauty, sexuality and body is constantly scrutinized and controlled, Is posting my bikini selfies truly a choice of self presentation or just aligning with the cultural norms of the patriarchy? If we still live in a deeply misogynistic world, Can the bikini selfie really ever be empowering?

You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur — Margaret Atwood

Image from Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram @emrata
Image from Cardi B’s Instagram @iamcardib
Instagram Image from Lizzo @lizzobeeating
Image from Celeste Barber’s Instagram @celestebarber
Rokeby Venus, Diego Velaquez, 1647
Portrait Of Madeline, Marie — Guillemine Benoist, 1800

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