Dear Kim Kardashian, Your Nude Selfies Are NOT Empowering Women
I’d like to start by clarifying that nudity does empower women in
some many cases. Nudity has been a strong expression in opposing gender specific censorship in films, social media and society. Women have fought slut-shaming by stripping to make a statement that their body is not meant to be policed by anyone. The concept of nudity is instrumental in fighting body image issues. Many women have shed clothes to reveal signs of child birth, post-pregnancy weight and other humanly imperfections to create awareness on various body image issues. Nudity is also used as a strong and yet harmless expression to protest. Nudity has been a tool of sexual liberation. In many circumstances, nudity has been a positive expression of female empowerment.
However if nudity can empower women, it can also objectify and propagate the status of woman’s body as mere sex objects. Kim Kardashian is a classic living example for same. I’d like to clarify here that Kim is entitled to her personal choice and reveal what ever part of her body that she wants to. I am not even judging Kim for objectifying her own body. It’s her choice. It’s none of my business if Kim posted a selfie of her butt or poop. However, I couldn’t help but contradict when Kim Kardashian claimed that her naked selfies empower girls and women all over the world. WTF, Kim!
In what was dubbed as powerful essay by Western media, Kim Kardashian wrote –
“I am empowered by my body. 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.”
Several magazines have reported that Kim had lipo on her legs and the doctor moved the fat into her butt. Dear Kim, you’re not empowered by your body. You are empowered by plastic surgery.
And rhinoplasty to shorten the nose…
And Kim, were you ranting about showing your flaws? LOL!
If one genuinely felt comfortable in their skin, they wouldn’t be getting procedures to remove cellulite.
After all those artificial enhancements, Kim self-appointing herself as spokesperson of body image issues & self-acceptance makes me ROFLMAO.
With that superficial body that came after spending big bucks, she’s definitely not “empowering” young girls and women around the world. Instead she’s setting unrealistic standards for young girls and women to reach.