LILY MARIE PORTER

Lily brought along a pair of thigh highs for our shoot which she had worn out to a party and were looking quite the worse of wear…
I felt that they really represented how many people view women as a whole, either perfect or flawed; princess or slut…
What drives me insane is that she is neither and both at the same time, people are complex individuals and yet we put such basic expectations upon them, be only this one thing, and half of us can’t even agree on what that one thing is (and we often want someone to be something else just for us).
One of the most infuriating examples of this is what is usually called the “walk of shame” when a woman has stayed out all night and comes home wearing the same thing as the night before looking a little worse for wear… Even when this is said in jest it is quite unacceptable, there is nothing shameful about staying out and parting or having sex with someone that you want to have sex with… I as a guy have never been told by a friend that I am on a walk of shame, quite the opposite in fact…
Hopefully one day soon we will all grow up and realise that both men and women like to have fun and there is noting shameful about it, a woman is not “devalued” for having a good time nor should she ever have to feel ashamed for doing what makes her happy.
This image set in my mind is a girl the night after a party, sure her stockings are ripped, het head probably hurts a bit and her face has been washed clean of last nights makeup, but she is still killing it and she sure as shit has nothing to be ashamed about as she waits in the stairwell for her uber.
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