I hate to disagree with the photographer and the model themselves, but if this photo is supposed to depict a woman feeling “empowered” and “having a wonderful time,” then it is a very bad photograph, because that’s not what I and generations of viewers, male and female, have seen in it.
Some conservatives are a little to eager to be “not progressives.”
What I’ve gotten all my life is “Smile!” because I have Bitchy Resting Face.
Men who yell “Smile!” at me tend to regret it…
I’ve received one very welcome shout-out from a construction worker, however:
I was walking towards the Sun News studio when one said (not yelled), “I like your t-shirt.”
That made my week.