Dove Cameron Slams Body Shamers After Posting Braless Selfie

August 15, 2019

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Dove Cameron slammed body-shamers on Wednesday, after facing criticism for posting a braless selfie on Instagram. Seventeen reports that the Disney star shared a photo of herself wearing a white tank top with no bra and shared an empowering message about women’s bodies, which read in part, "Our girls deserve better. The time to introduce feminism and woman-centered spirituality to ALL children is now.” When critics commented things such as “keep that behind doors,” Cameron was quick to defend her photo. “I agree with you in the sense that it is not that deep or groundbreaking whatsoever,” Cameron responded. “But it’s only a big deal because this society is so beyond backwards that they have demonized basic anatomy and are very ! up ! in arms ! about female bodily freedom.” Amy Reinhart, mom of Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart, also showed support by re-posting Cameron’s photo and writing, "So Dove showed that she had nipples today. Did people think she didn’t have any?”

“Women HAVE a history that has been systematically suppressed. Our collective spirituality has largely been tainted to fit the needs of men and those in power. This has a profound effect on the self-esteem of girls and the women they become. This influence can be seen in their life choices, partners and financial security for the rest of their lives. It also has an effect on the way their future partners will view them - and ultimately treat them. Our girls deserve better. The time to introduce feminism and woman-centered spirituality to ALL children is now.”

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“this is the age of the ascendant Feminine Principle. In such times as these, women are able to look at themselves with new concepts of value and brilliance. However you inhabit and express being Woman, embrace yourself in that way today!”

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