Ok, so I know most people have their own opinions on Kim Kardashian and her famous family and everyone is entitled to that. Yes she did have a sex tape, yes her marriage only lasted 72 days, yes she takes a lot of selfies BUT she is also a pretty great business woman. Look how far she’s come since her days of partying with Paris Hilton in stripper clothes?
I happen to love Kim and Keeping Up with the Kardashians in general. Obsessed would actually be the more appropriate word. To be clear though, I don’t agree with everything they do, but I do admire the way they work and how they seem to conquer all that is thrown at them. So naturally when Kim posted her most recent naked selfie to Instagram I automatically thought ‘more power to ya’, but it seems a lot of people disagreed.
Many began criticising the picture, especially feminists, claiming that Kim was sending out a bad message to women everywhere by posting such an image. It’s an understandable stance to take, to some capacity, but I don’t think Kim deserved all the hate she got. I personally wouldn’t have the confidence to post a naked selfie but if someone wants to then leave them to it, each to their own.
To be fair, she looks smokin’ in the picture and more people should be saying ‘wow fair play to her’ instead of ‘what a bitch, hack of her’. That negativity helps no-one, and there’s enough of it out there.
I can’t understand how body shaming a woman for posting a picture makes someone else feel good? Does it make them feel better about themselves? Maybe. Either way, even though she’s Kim Kardashian, she’s also just a regular person with real feelings. She is not immune to these comments. Also, female empowerment is all the rage these days, er’body needs to get on board!
Kim fought back in a post on her blog, KimKardashianWest.com on March 8th, International Women’s Day no less. It was an insightful post coming from a woman who, let’s be honest, is not known for her writing or grammar skills. She explained that she is empowered by her body and is comfortable in her own skin. She also said that she will not apologise of being proud of her sexuality. Holla Kim, Holla!
“I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.”
I was pretty damn impressed by what she said, and I think she should be applauded for it. She’s no saint by any means, but in this situation she deserves a lot of respect. Confidence can be taken for arrogance among our generation I’ve found, but why? If a person, man or woman, is confident in themselves then I think that is amazing. It’s hard when society is pointing out everything that is wrong with you, so when someone stands up against all that they deserve a thumbs up, because it certainly is not easy.
So despite your feelings on Kim, if she helped relay this message on to people who have been low in confidence recently then I think great, lets all try follow suit and own it! Go forth and do as Justin Bieber says: Love Yourself.