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Ashley Graham Empowers Women Through Her LOVE Advent Video

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On her empowering Advent calendar video for LOVE Magazine:

‘Shooting the Advent calendar is a true expression of self-love and empowers women to embrace their own sexuality. This year we’re reminding women to #StayStrong because we are powerful, we are resilient, and we run the world.’

… says Ashley.

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CarrieD
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CarrieD

Oh wow. Maybe I’m a puritan but I was cringing the whole time. And I would be cringing just as hard if a man was doing this (or a skinny woman, for that matter). I just can’t see the point of these types of videos, or how they are “empowering”. It’s like, you don’t have to hide your sexuality, but do you really need to be so in your face about it?

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Altra

what suprised me the most is that this magazine is marketed to women.. which shocked me. It looks like FHM or GQ or Maxim or any of those other lads magazines

Annie
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Annie

I don’t feel empowered by this video but I had a pretty good laugh. WHAT on earth were they thinking? Those angles and her facial expressions, I cannot. Hilariously bad.

Aga
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Aga

hm… I wish there was more of sled pulling. I love the music and Ashleys face is gorgeous. If that’s empowering… well. on the one hand women DO have to power to manipulate through objectifying (yes, I’ve also worn nice dresses for oral exams with male professors even though I consider myself feminist), on the other hand we don’t want to be objectified when we don’t ask for it.

Stellar
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Stellar

You’re not a feminist. And neither is Ashley. And women don’t ‘run the world’. Choose another thing to be that makes you feel ‘special’ and ‘powerful’ because feminism (objectively) means something different. Words mean something and not just what you (and Ashley) say they do.

Tw0_Sc00pz
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Tw0_Sc00pz

feminism means women have the same legal and social rights as men. That’s it. Magazines, special interest groups, and celebs have a new definition every year though.

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Altra

Ive also worn nice dresses for oral exams with male professors even though I consider myself feminist.

Something about this makes me feel uneasy. As a feminist who didnt do that and just studied for my exams…

Aga
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Aga

In Med school, I was on Dean’s list for 2 year, and there were only 3 oral exams in that time. In fact, two took place because I was exempted from written finals due to excelling results during the semester. Thank you 🙂

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Altra

Then why did you feel the need to say you wear dresses with oral exams with male professors. You’re not being truthful about the deans list, or you’re trolling. Either way, stop it. Its hurtful.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

Truth be told, most men are easily manipulated. I’ve never done things like that because it’s just not how I operate either (and it would make me extremely uneasy as well, I just don’t have it in me I guess) but I see other women do it all the time and sometimes I wonder if THEY are the smart ones. But that’s a whole other debate…

Cia
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Cia

Nah I don’t think so. Women who rely on their ability to manipulate men sexually usually are left feeling powerless and alone when they “age out” and those men move on to younger, more exploitable women. Time may take away my smooth skin, but it can’t take away the accomplishments I got through hard work.

Ada
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Ada

I don’t know why people are being so hard on this comment. If no women ever used her body to get anything there will still be a system that objectifies us. Many of the choices we DO have as women are molded by this system, girls are educated to go into certain fields, to get married and have kids (sometimes as a survival thing), to take care of others, to put more effort into their looks than their male counterparts. You can disagree with the wear-a-dress-for-the-exam thing but don’t try to get all self righteous, we all have played into… Read more »

punani
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punani

People are hard on this comment because we are in the middle of a Hollywood scandal where powerful men coerced and forced women into sex, and those women didn’t say anything at the time out of fear for their careers.

You have to be mighty naive to think women win anything by using their charms to “advance professionally”

sarah
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sarah

Eh, it’s the internet. Hate here is as common as cracks on a sidewalk. If you don’t like their comments just ignore them, there are places around for deep and serious discourse on society and fluffly gossip sites like this aren’t it.

punani
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punani

I dunno mate, I’ve been following this blog for years, and the comment section has most definitely changed from “pro ana ish” to “wtf is this heaux shit again” lol

punani
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punani

Self objectification is NOT a “sexuality”, ffs

Naomi C.
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Naomi C.

Advent calendar? Very Christmassy….

Naomi C.
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Naomi C.

NOT calendar. I meant video, lmao!!

ule
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ule

Couldn’t watch the whole video, but I’ve seen too much as it is.
How is pulling weights in underwear in middle of a street empowering?
And how can you be sexually liberated, yet menstruation, vaginal infections, pubic hair, sexual harassment, or not having kids are still taboo? Yes, all different topics, but still very much connected to sexuality (it isn’t just about the o~~~~~~!).

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Altra

Good points… I hadn’t event thought of that. We’re supposed to be body liberated yet underarm hair and menstruation are taboo. But breasts and buttocks aren’t. Funny that, isn’t it?

punani
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punani

We’re “body liberated” as long as we behave and dress/groom like wankable sex objects. There.

dawnstar
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dawnstar

she’s pretty and all that and this isn’t directed towards her personally but western/liberal feminism is a joke….”empowerment” is just another peppy, empty buzzword

Rita_7
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Rita_7

was that an intro of a soft p~~~ video?

Tw0_Sc00pz
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Tw0_Sc00pz

I always found the LOVE advent videos to be particularly mocking and disempowering to the models/celebs. The videos just always seem to be making fun of the girl’s desperate sexual public persona; the videos seem either purely ironic or vintage Terry Richardson-eque where the point is to see what he can get the girl to do for exposure with a top photographer.

I’m pretty sure the girls don’t even get paid for the videos either (just like other editorial magazine work).

Claire
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Claire

This is so ridiciculous!
(But not as much as the other well-known feminist Emily Ratajkowsky Love advent vidéo)

Kia
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Kia

bah…I like it and I think is empowering not stick-thin women to feel cool in the gym. why not

she looks good but because they photos hopped 15lb out of her

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Altra

But she’s not in the gym… Or in workout clothes…

Kia
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Kia

They are workout clothes and she appears to be running with weights

punani
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punani

Ok; you’re just taking the piss outta american typical female workout clothes, are you?

Otherwise pics of you at a gym in bra and panties or it didn’t happen.

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Altra

that is the lowest cut sports bra ive seen yet; in the one shot, one of her breasts appears to come out of the cup before the camera cuts;
I think i have push up plunge bras that are higher cut. Either those are the wrong size for her breasts or its the “athLeisure” wear that has come to be called sports wear.
If I were to play basketball in that bra, even with Bs, my breasts would be aching form the running, jumping and any movement really

Rose
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Rose

I don’t really get what this video has to do with sexuality. Why are photos of women’s bodies a representation of their sexuality? Isn’t sexuality more of an experience or a feeling? I think stuff like this just reinforces the idea that women are to be looked at in a voyeuristic way and that being looked at and considered attractive is supposed to be the end goal for all of us. Annoying and not a reflection of reality or lived experience as a sexual being.

Cia
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Cia

I wish I could give your comment 100 upvotes Rose! I never understood why female sexuality is defined as that which is looked at. All of these super empowered sexy celebrities never talk about how sex makes them feel; only how good they look to men. I’ve never heard of a fully clothed woman delivering a university lecture, helping the homeless, playing a sport, etc, be called empowered, but apparently a self objectifying woman is. When men watch a video like this or that really embarrassing one Kate Upton did for Terry Richardson, they’re not sitting in awe of their… Read more »

Benedetta
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Benedetta

Freedom is also freedom to do this. I really laugh at “feminist” who always speak ill of other women. Are you a feminist or are you a b~~~~?

punani
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punani

Are women intelligent beings capable of questioning their own motives/habits, and having others question their motives, order to debate and negotiate what is best for womanhood worldwide, or are we just all irrational weaklings who need perpetual coddling or we have a nervous breakdown??

punani
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punani

Freedom to be a free sex object for men to ogle on has existed , and been praised by men since eons. How is doing precisely the shite men want women to do a “freedom”??

punani
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punani

Imagine if black american people were picking cotton for free, and stating that shite is “empowering”. Imagine if they considered that to be a “freedom”.

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Altra

women arent fragile and can stand up to criticism as much as men can;
Just because someone is the same sex as someone does not make her an ally.
There are women who are quite against social, economic and political equality of women and believe there are only certain places for women.

Criss
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Criss

I just watched the two videos…. In my opinion this puts women back 20 years. It looked like a cheap p~~~.

Pixie
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Pixie

I find her voice agitating for some reason. Was definitely cringe worthy. I’m not offended by the sexuality of it I just think it’s poor taste and anyone can shoot something this cheap. Her smacking her butt was obnoxious, like it’s not even cute. And all this hoopla about women being strong and acting powerful is sickening to me. I like being feminine, delicate, and still not feeling threatened by anyone.

Nobody
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Nobody

Utterly embarrassing, cringe worthy, and ridiculous. Is this a joke?

Leelee
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Leelee

ZERO self -respect. Lovely example for her future children.