Several celebrities and public figures called out the state of Alabama for recently passing a highly restrictive anti-abortion law. While many utilized their platform to condemn the new laws and policymakers behind it, others have opted for creative measures. Model Emily Ratajkowski recently posed nude as a way to protest against the anti-abortion laws. The 27-year old public figure shared the photo her Instagram and did so to decry the “25 old white men” who voted for the abortion ban.
The exact caption stated: “This week, 25 old white men voted to ban abortion in Alabama even in cases of incest and rape. These men in power are imposing their wills onto the bodies of women in order to uphold the patriarchy and perpetuate the industrial prison complex by preventing women of low economic opportunity the right to choose to not reproduce. The states trying to ban abortion are the states that have the highest proportions of black women living there. This is about class and race and is a direct attack on the fundamental human rights women in the US deserve and are protected by under Roe vs. Wade. Our bodies, our choice.” Evidently, the actress is not pleased.
Ratajkowski was not the only one to share her discontentment. Rihanna also called out the white men involved behind the law, further calling them “the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.” Other celebrities who spoke out include Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus and Minka Kelly amongst many more. The hashtag #YouKnowMe was also formulated to protest the restrictive bill.