We have all these sexual harassment stories out there. So many women feeling they have to do this or endure that to keep working. Would you not think that models have no reason to expose their tits completely while modeling what is supposed to be clothing? How many people and in what countries do you get to go to work or out to eat naked? I see this as exploitation of these women and that includes Caitriona
Since this place has been as interesting as watching paint dry today, I guess I’ll toss this gremlin in the swimming pool and see what happens. 😬
In this very specific example, with my very limited knowledge of the modeling industry, and complete lack of knowledge about the fashion industry, I do not see a model walking in a fashion show while exposing her breasts as being exploited. Unless someone is holding a gun to her head and demanding she do it or die, she can refuse. Walk away. There is a choice. If the model walks naked when she doesn’t want to because she fears the reprisal of a ruined reputation and a future career as a barista, well that is her choice. An unfortunate situation, yes. Exploitation, no. Sexual harassment, no.
Now if a model walks into an agency and the person doling out assignments says I’ll give you Paris if you let me suck your tits, that’s exploitation and harassment.
Personally, I don’t see nudity in a fashion show as pornographic,sexually provocative, or exploitative. It’s no different to me than going to a movie or a play with nudity. Sometimes it’s a gimmick, sure, but mostly I think it’s artistic expression. A designer asking a model to present his creation in a way that encourages women to not be ashamed of the art and beauty that is the female form is an artistic expression, in my opinion.
Anyone else care to add thoughts?