Plus-size model and “body positive activist” Tess Holliday is taking a stand for women’s equality by … taking off her clothes?
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
Tess Holliday Poses Nude for Women's Equality: 'Women Deserve Respect' https://t.co/uLAmpfJZNG
— People (@people) January 22, 2018
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The model, 32, shared an unretouched photo of herself, naked, to advocate for women’s equality. Her husband Nick took the photo and added it to his Instagram account on Saturday, which Tess then reposted.
“Women deserve respect, whether they are completely naked or covered head to toe,” Nick wrote.
He added that they planned this photo a few weeks prior, but decided to share it on the day of the Women’s March that took place across the world on Jan. 20 and 21 because they were unable to go to the Los Angeles protest.
Hate to break it to you, Tess and Nick, but, well, you’re doing it wrong.
And this accomplishes … what, exactly?
— Paul Petersen (@AZPaulPete) January 23, 2018
— JJ (@johnnygr02) January 22, 2018
Since when does exploiting your body equal empowerment?
women deserve respect? So she is modeling nude? why? what does that have to do with respect?
— natalie vernon (@shopatnat) January 23, 2018
How does posing naked empower women? 🙄
— Alexis (@alexis_reilly) January 22, 2018
Women do not get respect by posing nude
— Elaine Edwards (@MoonncatFIRST) January 23, 2018
No matter what your size or gender, when has posing nude ever earned anyone respect?
— KimmyPete (@KimPete92193154) January 22, 2018
WTH. I get respect and don't pose nude. Smh
— Cindy (@Hanky0705) January 22, 2018
Posing nude does nothing for womens equality.
— Martin (@nuclearman515) January 23, 2018
Posing nude for respect and equality? Seriously? 🤔🙄 Ridiculous article.
— smiftolea (@toleasmith) January 23, 2018
Finding it difficult to comprehend how taking your clothes off makes anyone more respectable.
— Mary Willis (@alaska_gurl64) January 22, 2018
Not sure posing nude does anything for equality? If anything I think it cheapens the cause.
— Michelle McNamara (@Chelly1955) January 22, 2018
Posing nude does not in any way make the case for equality. It is actually degrading to Women. https://t.co/fSzRNOUDAX
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) January 23, 2018
To earn respect you pose nude? Wow that's new one on me thought that stuff was demeaning
— Madeleine Doherty (@Maddiedoh) January 22, 2018
Well, this is an interesting approach. Demand respect while being naked. Perhaps that this was not well thought out or the demand is actually for something else.
— Cynthia Wilson (@caw_law) January 22, 2018
I’m genuinely confused here. How is doubling down on the importance and consideration of the shape of a woman’s body an approach to gleaning respect and equality? I long for simpler times….
— Rob Phifer (@rob_phifer) January 22, 2018
Don’t we all?