Rumer Willis Responds To Backlash From BDSM Photoshoot: “I Was Not Prepared”

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Rumer Willis recently helped co-host a segment of The Talk where she discusses a BDSM photoshoot she did that received a lot of backlash. In the photoshoot, she wears a leather bodysuit with thigh-high boots and in a separate photo, she’s only bearing the boots with a whip wrapped around her body and wrists.

The pictures were apparently meant to be commentary based on the expectations placed on women such as having children and getting dressed. “There are so many rules on what you can do, what you can’t do and what you can’t share, and I don’t know, there was a part of me that was just feeling really empowered and good about myself, and I wanted to share it,” she says in the segment.

Rumer Willis talks about her BDSM photoshoot and the criticism she received

 

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Call Me Madam… . . . New series “Bondage” with my fav @thetylershields

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It’s clear why people would take this the other way as the caption noted the photo was for a new series called “Bondage” or BDSM.

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….and I’ll call you sir . . . This series I created with Tyler is about reclaiming the female form. Whether clothed or not, as women our bodies are constantly policed and dictated over by men and by other women. We are told what we can and cannot wear based on our size and shape or others beliefs about what is acceptable or appropriate. We are told what we need to look like to be considered beautiful. We are told if we dress a certain way we are “asking for it” or if we are more covered up we are prude or unexpressed. We are told our sexuality and expression of that sexuality is something we should ashamed of, something we should keep to ourselves. We are persecuted for our right to choose when to become a mother, or to become one at all. We are kept from access to birth control, places to get information about sexual health and contraceptives are defunded. The lineage of women who have fought with their lives to progress women’s rights sacrificed everything to get us to where we are today and we are still miles away from any sort of equality. My body and my right to my divine femininity will not be policed or suppressed by anyone… man or woman. . This idea that when other women are naked it means they don’t respect themselves —- us being naked or sexual is automatically assumed as being done for a man out of self loathing and insecurity and it’s such bullshit. we can be sexual for us. We can be naked for us. We can be tied up for us. People think telling women to not be naked and “respect themselves” is feminist but it’s really just centering men once again in the assumption that everything you are doing is for them. I want to say to anyone that has suffered abuse or was triggered by these photos because of past trauma my only intention was that of celebration and empowering the female form but I understand for some this could bring up the opposite. Know that I see you and I respect you and wish to hold you and your stories with the upmost reverence and respect. This was not for any man. This was for me. It was about exploration and taking back power in my right to choose. I support any woman’s right to express their sensuality, sexuality, self.

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“I knew that it would probably bring up a lot of comments, but I was not at all prepared for the amount of negativity,” she admits. “It was really harsh. … I mean people saying you should be ashamed of yourself and this is disgusting.” People were accusing Willis of posting content that was triggering to trauma survivors. However, Willis counters that argument by saying that there are survivors who participate in bοndage for empowerment.
Rumer Willis Responds To Backlash From BDSM Photoshoot: "I Was Not Prepared"
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Willis also revealed that her parents, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, have always encouraged her to be her true and authentic self. “They’ve always been very supportive of us, of all my sisters and just kind of exploring everything, especially because we are a household of so many women, why not celebrate it?”

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