Here’s Why Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Consider Herself A Feminist
In spite of everything she’s done for women with her empowering nude selfies, Kim Kardashian West does not consider herself a feminist.
Everyone always says, are you a feminist? And I don’t think that I am… I don’t like labels. I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I’m so supportive of women… But I’m not the ‘free the nipple’-type girl.
First of all, I take issue with the fact that Kim said she’s not a ‘free the nipple’-type of girl. In March 2016, she tweeted out not one, but TWO topless selfies.
In the first one, she’s completely nude.
When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL pic.twitter.com/UlSLZb1fp1
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 7, 2016
In the second one, she’s topless with her friend, Emily Ratajkowski.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 30, 2016
But let’s let her have that point and move on to her claim that she’s not a feminist.
Now, I’m not saying Kim Kardashian needs to identify as a feminist, but I think before she continues to claim she’s not one, she should understand what feminism is.
I’m no expert, but I always understood feminism, or being a feminist, to mean wanting to give women the equal rights to which they are entitled and empowering them to control their own lives — nothing more and nothing less.
That includes empowering women to make decisions about their bodies. It means being a housewife if you choose to, or being a high-powered businesswoman because it’s what you want. It means wearing a bra if you like it or burning it if you don’t. It means getting the same amount of money for the same work.
Being a feminist is, at its core, just supporting women to be women as they define themselves.
That being the case, I’m really confused by Kim Kardashian’s take that she’s not a feminist and doesn’t like such labels.
Well, nobody loves labels, but they can be helpful to figure out what a person stands for. So when Kim says she’s not a feminist, it could make people think she doesn’t support women, which she clearly does.
You may not think you’re a feminist, Kim, but your attitude and actions say otherwise. I just wish we were all on the same page as to what feminism means.
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