Jennifer Lawrence thank you for not apologizing. It is truly sad that we live in a world where powerful women feel the need to apologies for their bodies and what they do with it. Being from south Asia I know first-hand what it means to blame the woman for everything and anything sexual and sadly its other women who are doing it. Although I have been living in the US for 14 years I still get appalled by the idea that just like in underdeveloped countries; women here are the first one to raise a finger and say ‘well if she had not taken the picture it wouldn’t have happened” I want to stop these women right there and say do you really hear yourself. Are you really suggesting that a woman should change her ways rather than men practicing self-control? The minute we think it’s a women’s job to be modest to protect herself it becomes a slippery slope because definition of a modest women varies a great deal for every man, culture & society. For example in Saudi Arabia a woman is modest when she is wrapped in a black cloth from head to toe and even in 100 degrees weather she has gloves and socks on. In Pakistan, in most areas just wearing sleeveless is out of realms of modesty.
I have experienced this kind of backlash first hand and continue to do so for being too modern & with calls for my rape and being called nude when I was just baring my shoulder in a picture. It is our job to protect the rights and respect the privacy of all. Even if a w0men poses naked it does not give anyone the right to steal or rape her of her dignity. So my humble thank you to Jennifer and all other women who do not give up their rights and are unapologetic for their body and their choices.