WOMAN BODY – “Free our breasts!”. Florence Pugh took advantage of the Valentino fashion show to give a small pedagogy lesson on the body of women, this Friday 8 July. While the fashion house presented its Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection in Rome, the actress of Little Women she appeared in an entirely pink and transparent dress, revealing her breasts.
“Technically, are they covered?” He jokes in an Instagram post published on Sunday 10 July. Through this outfit and a long text explaining her approach, Florence Pugh denounces the body shaming regularly suffered by many women, including her.
“It was very interesting to see how men can destroy a woman’s body so easily, publicly, with pride and in a way that everyone can see. You do it even under your professional status, and in your emails… ”, she is indignant.
Aware that this dress would have aroused many comments, “negative or positive”, the actress “couldn’t wait to wear it, without any nervousness. I wasn’t stressed before, during or after, ”she adds.
“Why are you so afraid of our breasts?”
“It is not the first time, and certainly not the last, that a woman has heard criticism about her body from a crowd of strangers. I only care about the vulgarity of some men. (…) You are so eager to aggressively tell me how disappointed you are with my “small breasts”. I should also be embarrassed by my ‘flat chest’, ”she says indignantly.
So, on the contrary, the actress decided to proudly display the chest that she should be ashamed of according to her detractors. “I have been living in my body for a while, I am fully aware of the size of my breasts and I am not afraid of it. (…) I’m happy with all the ‘flaws’ I couldn’t bear when I was 14, ”she says.
Florence Pugh finally gets to ask the questions behind so many involved reactions. “What’s even more troubling is… Why are you so afraid of our boobs? Small? Great? They left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? ”She asks her.
“What happened to you that you were so bothered by the size of my breasts, or by my body…? (…) It’s so scary, ”he adds. “Grow up. Respect others and their bodies. Respect all women,” he concludes.
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