3/10/16

Savagery & Sexuality

I will unabashedly admit that I am a fan and that I keep up with the Kardashians
(my phone autocorrected that to a capital K all on its own). Kim posted her latest
nude selfie the other day and once again broke the Internet and people, of course,
were quick to comment.

When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on


First on the list is Bette Midler (who is she anyway?) who most
definitely had the intention of slut shaming Kim with her tweet.


Second, Chloe Grace Moretz. 



Kim's reply? SAVAGE. 



Why am I talking about this? It's 12:34am, I should be asleep, but this has been on
my mind the whole day. I was, and am, thoroughly entertained by these exchanges
and hats off to Kim for handling it like a true badass. The words that deserve more
attention though? Her blog post.



"I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. ...I am allowed to be sexy."

To Chloe Grace Moretz's credit, I understand why she'd think that what Kim did isn't
"right" in regards to feminism as it's only in recent years that women and girls, have been
encouraged to embrace their femininity and explore their sexuality. The stigma of women
as sexual beings is hard to forget when all our lives we've been told to cover up and keep
our knees together. I don't know if it's just me but while feminism has been dominating the
social issues front, I've seldom heard or read of women speaking up and plainly saying:
women are allowed to be sexy. Emily Ratajkowski recently wrote a powerful essay on the
issue, which made significant waves but those only lasted for about a week? Maybe two. 


I'm sure that every girl, in some way or form, has experienced slut shaming and body
shaming at least once – which is terrible. Most of the time they come from the people
who love us, Whether it be from friends, family, boyfriends, fellow girlfriends and we,
in turn, have probably delivered the same onto others as well – which is just as bad.
These comments we take in stride and have learned to brush off. Why? Because we
know they stem from love and concern. But good intentions or not, maybe... No,
it IS time to stop the slut shaming, the body shaming because 

WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO BE SEXY!!!!

Scream it out from the mountain tops, or do the 2016 equivalent and tweet it in ALL CAPS.
We're allowed to celebrate our bodies, our femininity, everything that comes with being a
woman. I feel blessed to live in a time where society is basically having an open conversation on
all issues, and that women are allowed to take part. The world is changing, people are changing,
and the way we view women and sexuality should start changing as well. 




#HappyInternationalWomensDay

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