Dear Kim Kardashian: No Your Nude Selfie is Not “Empowering”

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

Dear Kim Kardashian:

Gloria Steinem must be turning over in her grave right now (I know she’s alive, but still). Earlier this week, you made another attempt to break the internet by posting a completely nude selfie. Predictably the internet went nuts – because that’s what the internet does for internet stars.

It’s not surprising or even shocking anymore. We get it. This is what you do. But please – for the love of Kanye – will you please stop trying to convince us your naked coochie is “empowering”?

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.”

Uh, gross.

Give me a break. You’re proud of your flaws? Is that why you posted a filtered and painfully posed bathroom selfie? Because you’re empowered by your flaws? Yes, I’m sure all of the girls and women all over the world without Photoshop, personal trainers, chefs, makeup artists, hair dressers and cocaine dealers feel incredibly empowered by your definition of “flaws.”

Honey, a slutty bathroom nude is not empowering girls and women all over the world. You know what an empowering woman looks like?

Malala Yousafzai, the young Afghani girl who was shot in the head for having the audacity to go to school. Now she educates, inspires and advocates for oppressed women and girls across the planet. That’s empowering and we’ve never once had to see her boobs.

Harriet Tubman – now there’s an inspiring woman…

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