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Zelenska’s Vogue Photoshoot Sparks ‘Sit Like A Woman’ Photograph Development

1000’s of Ukrainian ladies are posing for images seated with their legs aside in assist of the wartorn nation’s First Girl, Olena Zelenska, after she was focused with criticism following her divisive Vogue photoshoot with Annie Leibowitz.

Zelenska’s photoshoot together with her husband and Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky got here beneath fireplace with many feeling the shiny Vogue cowl was inappropriate through the Russian invasion.

Nevertheless, Zelenska was notably singled out for criticism with regard to {a photograph} displaying her sitting on a step together with her legs aside and leaning together with her elbows on her knees — with critics describing the First Girl’s pose as “unfeminine” and “too manly.”

Ukrainian journalist, Zoya Zvynyatskivska referred to as out the misogynistic backlash in opposition to Zelenska and began the #SitLikeAGirl hashtag on Instagram — encouraging different ladies to sit down in the identical pose in assist of the First Girl.

In a matter of days, 1000’s of ladies joined the initiative — together with Leibovitz, who shared her assist for it by posting the hashtag on her Instagram tales. Ukrainian law enforcement officials, artists, journalists and gamers from the nation’s ladies’s soccer membership FC Kryvbas, have been among the many people who posed in solidarity with Zelenska, experiences the Kyiv Put up.

“Many Ukrainian ladies have been appalled by society’s try to inform ladies which pose they’re allowed to take,” Zvynyatskivska tells the Kyiv Put up.

She says that the #SitLikeAGirl hashtag is meant “to ridicule the stereotypes women and girls are subjected to.”

Zelenska and Zelensky featured in a digital version of Vogue, which targeted primarily on Olena, titled “Portrait of Bravery: Ukraine’s First Girl Olena Zelenska.” The pictures have been shot by famed photographer Lebowitz who traveled to Ukraine to {photograph} the presidential couple inside their compound in Mariinsky Palace on the outskirts of Kyiv.

The photoshoot was met with blended suggestions. Some praised the pair for persevering with to lift the profile of the battle as Mr Zelenskyy pleads for world assist for Ukraine. Others criticized them for posing for the style journal throughout wartime.

To learn Vogue’s function, illustrated with Lebowitz’s pictures, go to the hyperlink.

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