We live in an age where some of the most popular celebs on Instagram are renowned for posting barely there pics of their derriers, of fitness pages which try to tell us our bodies aren’t good enough, and mates who need to know when they’ve shared way too much…
So when one of our very own Aussie stars takes to Instagram to shut down every gender stereotype there could possibly be, why the hell do we get like giddy tweens and go “Oooohhh , you can see her nipples!”
Seriously, are we not past that phase by now?
Australia’s very own Caitlin Stasey, who you should remember from Neighbours, The Sleepover Club…
... and a whole load of new Hollywood shows and films, took to Instagram yesterday to post a pic of herself and her dog lounging on the sofa, humorously captioning it, “Listen I didn’t leave the house today.”
Seems like a normal post, right? Well we may have forgotten to mention Caitlin ditched her shirt and bra as she chillaxed.
As we all sometimes do.
As you’d expect from these sorts of things, everyone lost their sh*t and countless news outlets around the globe have thrown around headlines all about her ‘provocative, scantily clad body, sexuality and nudity’.
What a shame a woman relaxing at home has been turned into a highly sexualised image… we’re pointing a finger at the countless industries which decide to objectify women’s bodies and make our body parts out to be purely sexualised things…
God/goddess/flying spaghetti monster forbid if a man went shirtless.
Hello #FreeTheNipple, why haven’t you broken through yet?!
Caitlin is obvs a talented actress and she’s been making a serious name for herself in hit TV shows overseas.
But she’s also a feminist activist, participating in pro-female, positive body, and freedom campaigns, launching her own amazeballs feminist website, and giving the middle finger to the patriarchy as we know it. Yes, she has some controversial opinions that aren’t always everyone’s cup of tea, but so does every other human being on this earth.
Caitlin emphasises on her site that we should ALL, “Women – Love each other, support each other, defend each other. It comes at a greater cost to you to attack the women around you than it does to empower them.”
Caitlin isn’t just her body. No one is just their body.
And it’s about time we start to focus on the extraordinary things people like Caitlin are doing to strive for equality and the breakdown of gender, race, etc, stereotypes destroying our world.
Image Credit: Getty / Instagram @caitlinjstasey69.