Why is Kim K the only one not allowed to be naked?

This was originally an article I wrote for an online magazine that has unfortunately had to shut down. To be honest, I just really love this piece and am pretty proud of it so just wanted to share it… yes I know it’s about something that happened a few months ago, but when do people ever stop hating on Kim Kardashian’s nudes anyway?

kimkardashain       Source: Instagram/@KimKardashianWest

This Kim K nude is really starting to frustrate me. So the woman decided to post a CENSORED nude or two on her Instagram, and the world is acting as if they have never seen a naked celebrity before – and they have the cheek to claim their issue is a feminist one.

Let me be clear, feminism is a very important issue that I am thrilled is getting media attention and is being talked about more and more every day. And yes, the issue of a woman’s body being her own is an important part of gender rights that Kim’s nude should have generated conversation about. But first and foremost this is just people hating on the reality star, yet again. And it needs to stop.

Admittedly, some could say I am a little biased. I am a huge Kardashian fan and I am not sorry about it. Why should I be sorry for being interested in a family that have successfully monopolised the entire media, and made a multi-million empire out of it? It’s impressive. No matter what you think about their morals and reasons for doing it, it’s impressive. So what if they want to be famous? Everyone is entitled to his or her own dreams with no judgement from anyone else, right? So why is theirs different just because you don’t understand it? Having said that, I do agree that because they are in the public eye, they of course have a responsibility to young people everywhere, to be a good role model. But aren’t they doing that successfully already? I think that their empire, strong work ethic, incredible family values and crazy independence all prove that in actual fact, they are. Why is it so hard to believe Kim’s nude is just another example of her doing just that. Shouldn’t women who are scrutinised every day for their bodies, show young girls and women everywhere that it’s okay to be body confident, no matter what their size? Yes, of course they should. If anything, thanks to her global popularity and incredible fame, Kim is the perfect candidate to do such a thing. So why is it okay for everyone but her to do it?

Late last year, Amy Schumer was praised for her naked Pirelli shoot. Everyone said ‘what a positive message this sends to women about loving their bodies’. Is Kim Kardashian not allowed to love her body? Aren’t there curvy girls all over the world that would benefit from seeing how confident she is in her own skin? What about when Gigi Hadid bared all for her Vogue Cover earlier this year? Was that a poor representation of women’s worth in society? No, of course not. The media deemed it art and social media fawned over her unrealistic body shape. I’m not saying that girls won’t benefit from those photos because of course they would, women come in all shapes and sizes, but I’m just questioning why it’s one rule for Kim and one rule for everyone else. Hundreds of celebrities have posed nude and no one has ever batted an eyelid. Yet as soon as Kim uses her smartphone to celebrate her naked self, the whole world freaks out and questions her position as a feminist.

It’s time we start looking at this woman as the successful business owner and working mother that she is. Yes, her sexuality helped her get famous about seven years ago. So what? The point is, her sexuality is her own to do what she wants with. And she should embrace it, we all should. She looks great. I wish I had the confidence to pose nude to the world and laugh at all the hate it generated. I mean, if you looked like that, wouldn’t you?

The only feminist issue here is our inability to empower other women and allow each other to embrace themselves. Body, mindand soul.Why is Kim K the only one not allowed to be naked?

This Kim K nude is really starting to frustrate me. So the woman decided to post a CENSORED nude or two on her instagram, and the world is acting as if they have never seen a naked celebrity before – and they have the cheek to claim their issue is a feminist one.

Let me be clear, feminism is a very important issue that I am thrilled is getting media attention and is being talked about more and more every day. And yes, the issue of a woman’s body being her own is an important part of gender rights that Kim’s nude should have generated conversation about. But first and foremost this is just people hating on the reality star, yet again. And it needs to stop.

Admittedly, some could say I am a little biased. I am a huge Kardashian fan and I am not sorry about it. Why should I be sorry for being interested in a family that have successfully monopolised the entire media, and made a multi-million empire out of it? It’s impressive. No matter what you think about their morals and reasons for doing it, it’s impressive. So what if they want to be famous? Everyone is entitled to his or her own dreams with no judgement from anyone else, right? So why is theirs different just because you don’t understand it? Having said that, I do agree that because they are in the public eye, they of course have a responsibility to young people everywhere, to be a good role model. But aren’t they doing that successfully already? I think that their empire, strong work ethic, incredible family values and crazy independence all prove that in actual fact, they are. Why is it so hard to believe Kim’s nude is just another example of her doing just that. Shouldn’t women who are scrutinised every day for their bodies, show young girls and women everywhere that it’s okay to be body confident, no matter what their size? Yes, of course they should. If anything, thanks to her global popularity and incredible fame, Kim is the perfect candidate to do such a thing. So why is it okay for everyone but her to do it?

Late last year, Amy Schumer was praised for her naked Pirelli shoot. Everyone said ‘what a positive message this sends to women about loving their bodies’. Is Kim Kardashian not allowed to love her body? Aren’t there curvy girls all over the world that would benefit from seeing how confident she is in her own skin? What about when Gigi Hadid bared all for her Vogue Cover earlier this year? Was that a poor representation of women’s worth in society? No, of course not. The media deemed it art and social media fawned over her unrealistic body shape. I’m not saying that girls won’t benefit from those photos because of course they would, women come in all shapes and sizes, but I’m just questioning why it’s one rule for Kim and one rule for everyone else. Hundreds of celebrities have posed nude and no one has ever batted an eyelid. Yet as soon as Kim uses her smartphone to celebrate her naked self, the whole world freaks out and questions her position as a feminist.

It’s time we start looking at this woman as the successful business owner and working mother that she is. Yes, her sexuality helped her get famous about seven years ago. So what? The point is, her sexuality is her own to do what she wants with. And she should embrace it, we all should. She looks great. I wish I had the confidence to pose nude to the world and laugh at all the hate it generated. I mean, if you looked like that, wouldn’t you?

The only feminist issue here is our inability to empower other women and allow each other to embrace themselves. Body, mind and soul.

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