Some people would be loath to equate modeling with feminism. After all, the images we see in magazines and on billboards so often create unrealistic beauty standards for women, which many would argue is directly in opposition to what feminism is all about. But model Anja Rubik doesn’t see it that way. In fact, she finds modeling rather empowering.
“I consider modeling to be a feminist job. It’s an incredible job; it’s one of the ones where women get paid more than men,” Rubik told The Cut. “If you’re good at your job, you get to be very creative and it opens very many doors, like I did with my magazine, 25, and perfumes. You get quite a bit of a following and an impact on young women and girls. You can do something very positive with that. Nowadays, it’s not as glamorous as people think. But it can open your mind to many, many things.”
It’s true that modeling is one of the few professions where women get paid more than men. And if a woman feels empowered in her work and what she does, isn’t that what feminism is all about?
[via The Cut]