What do you feel when you look at this photo?
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Or do you feel energised to lobby for legitimate changes to pro-life legislation in the American South and to safeguard our own Australian state-by-state legislation to ensure that every woman has access to a safe termination if she needs one?
The last one? Great.
But that’s not what a lot of people are saying about the Instagram image that US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski posted on the weekend to protest a return to draconian abortion laws in several US states. Under the hashtag #youknowme, celebrities and civilians alike have been posting their fury at the legislation, which is so hardline it bans abortions even in the cases of incest and rape.
A lot of people are telling Em Rata (as she is known) to put her clothes back on. To stop making abortion laws about herself and her naked body. Professional troll Piers Morgan spoke for an army of detractors when he said that it was a “dumb, self-promoting” photo and the message was lost.