Emily Ratajkowski Says She’s Been Called A ‘Desperate Attention Whore’ So Much That She Almost Got Used To It!

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Emily Ratajkowski has had it with double standards.

The brunette beauty graced the cover of Glamour‘s October 2016 issuealong with Kate Upton and Joan Smalls — and penned a powerful op-ed about sexism within the pages.

The model recalled a time earlier this year, when she had been very vocal about supporting Bernie Sanders on his quest for the Democratic nomination.

Related: Emily Shares Racy Pics During Greece Vacation!

The Blurred Lines video vixen remembered how, in February, she posted a photo from the Senator’s New Hampshire rally, and shared a video of her speech about his campaign platforms.

Afterwards, Miz Ratajkowski says she was severely bullied on social media, writing:

“Commenters said I had ‘an excess of beauty and lack of brain’ and told me to ‘shut up and show us your tits.’ But I was also criticized in a very specific way├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ for seeking attention. They wrote me off as ‘a desperate attention whore,’ saying I was taking part in the conversation only because everybody else was too.”

Just disgusting.

The 25-year-old admitted that this wasn’t the first time she was slammed for supposedly seeking attention, adding:

“I realized then that I’ve been called an attention whore so often that I had almost gotten used to it. And as women we are accused of seeking attention more than men are, whether for speaking out politically, as I did, for dressing a certain way, or for even posting a selfie.”

The Gone Girl actress went on to explain that men don’t get criticized in their pursuit of attention:

“Our culture has a double standard that runs so deep, many women have actually built up an automatic defense├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥attempting to be a step ahead of potential critics by making sure we have ‘real’ reasons for anything we say or do.”

The gorgeous gal also mentioned how this sexist double standard led internet trolls to victim-shame Karina Vetrano after she was raped and murdered while out for a jog in August:

“One commenter said, ‘Poor girl yes. But she put herself out there like a Kardashian carbon copy.’ Later he added, ‘If you’re going to be out there, be prepared for the attention, good and bad.’ This is how far the attention accusation can go: It validates the idea that this woman’s actions├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥wearing makeup, posting selfies├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥might have contributed to her senseless murder. Would you have seen the same type of comment had the victim been male? Doubtful. Women should be allowed to be themselves and live the way they want to, just as Vetrano did.”

Those comments are absolutely awful, and we agree that women shouldn’t constantly have to worry about being perceived as vain or desperate.

The fierce female even called for a change to our societal standards:

“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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥it’s society’s responsibility to change the way it sees us.”

Well said, Em! You can read her full op-ed here, and ch-ch-check out the photos from her Glamour spread in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Glamour Magazine.]

Sep 6, 2016 9:54pm PST

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