Lara Gessler apologizes for "anti-rape". "It took my mind away"

Lara Gessler, who in September last year welcomed her second child into the world, willingly shares her everyday life on social media. Her Instagram is full of recipes, fashion styling and thoughts on motherhood. However, the description of one of the last photos aroused justifiable controversy. Now the celebrity has decided to refer to his tone and apologize. What was it about?

Lara Gessler about the body after pregnancy

Lara, privately a mother of a small one Bernard and Nena, already following on Instagram over 270,000 users. There is no shortage of intimate photographs: a lot of emotions were caused by, among others, a pregnancy session published in August from the period when Gessler and her husband were expecting the birth of their son. Similarly after his birth, when they decided to share with the fans the photographs taken just after giving birth.

It is not surprising that Lara also directly talked about how her body changed after giving birth, presenting photos in underwear. One of them, where she poses in the reflection of a mirror, dressed in nude panties and bra, however, she provided an extremely unfortunate signature.

Lara Gessler on “anti-rape” underwear: “My mind has taken me away”

“Today anti-rape underwear, breast pads and other such, such” – she commented on the photo, referring to its simple cut and not very distinctive color. Although the term “anti-rape” for many years was popularly used for “not seductive” underwear, as well as, among others, nude knee socks (implicitly – as unattractive), now seems rightly to be a thing of the past. Lara’s followers probably also noticed this. She quickly apologized.

Lara Gessler shared a photo in lingerie. The problem turned out to be the signature / Instagram @lara_gessler

Photo: Instagram @lara_gessler

Gessler shared a correction in which she explains the unfortunate term: “Girls and boys, yesterday I posted a photo here and called my underwear “anti-rape”. It was completely stupid and reckless of me. It’s not something to trivialize,” she said.I’m sorry, because I think I lost my mind for a while “- she confessed in Instastories.

No underwear “protects” against rape

trivial? Many Internet users might think that people like Lara Gessler can be proud of it huge ranges, and thus also the possibilities in terms of reaching the recipients. Meanwhile, the belief that there are victims of sexual violence (including rape). “it’s their own fault”, provoking perpetrators with “inappropriate” attire, is still an extremely common stereotype. No, even the most provocative underwear, short skirt or tight dress they do not justify violence. Just like none, even the most beige, granny and unattractive panties, are unlikely to affect whether we can potentially become its victim.

As proof of this thesis, in 2018, the media received wide coverage of an exhibition organized at the American University of Kansas City (and then repeated many times around the world). presented in the hall clothes that rape victims were wearing when they were hurt. Pajamas, t-shirts, sportswear and ordinary jeans hung on the walls. “It’s never the victim’s fault. Regardless of what she was wearing,” the organizers emphasized.

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