The Real Reason Everyone Freaked Out Over Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfie

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 3.49.53 PMWhether you keep up with celebrity affairs or not, you can’t really ignore the Kardashians—and you definitely can’t avoid knowing what people think about them. When Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie on Twitter this week, there was a smattering of “you go girl” support, but also a wave of criticism about her immodesty or her pathological need for attention. The response from the public and from other celebrities said a lot about what we think of Kim Kardashian, but even more about what we think of women’s bodies and sexuality. In a culture where we see billboard-sized images of boobs on the daily, why is it this nude picture that makes everyone clutch their pearls?

When a woman is depicted in a sexualized way, with no depth beyond her appearance in order to sell beer, cars or sandwiches, we call it advertising. We see it everywhere in public space and in media, and hardly anyone ever objects.

When overtly sexual or nude photos and videos of women are posted online or nude photos are printed in magazines, we call it porn. We don’t see it everywhere in the public space, but we’re aware of its ubiquity, and as a culture we look the other way. We say, “Boys will be boys.” Looking at porn is as all-American as sneaking a look at your father’s Playboy. Yet being a porn star is considered incredibly shameful for a young woman.

It’s OK to look at porn. It’s OK to consume images of women’s bodies. It’s not OK to offer up your body to be seen.

The women in porn are almost always presented as passive to the male gaze, unyielding, with no complication of a personality, no danger to the male ego of possibly hearing the word “no,” existing only for the pleasure of men’s eyes. The women in advertising are often cut up into body parts—just a midriff, just a pair of legs—or turned into objects. Those are the times a woman’s form and sexuality are acceptable. But if you are a woman just feeling yourself and expressing your sexuality, presenting yourself the way you feel like at any given moment, or leveraging your own power or sexual energy, you are condemned and disrespected, maybe even threatened, assaulted or killed.

When a woman is feeling good about the way she looks—empowered, beautiful or confident in her appearance—and expresses this feeling by taking a photo of herself, clothed or nude, and sharing it online, we punish her. We call her names like “slut,” “trash,” “attention-starved,” “a bad mother,” “a bad role model.” If her photos are stolen, we say she deserved it. The message is that it’s OK to commodify a woman’s body, it’s OK to co-opt female sexuality, as long as the woman in question is passive in it and it’s for someone else’s commercial gain or the express use of men’s sexual titillation and gratification.

It’s telling that when women are demeaned for expressing their sexuality they are called whores, hoes, hookers and prostitutes—words used as slurs for sex workers. The idea that sex work is not inherently immoral or shameful, and that sex workers should have the same rights and value as all women, is so radical that mainstream feminism still has a hard time accepting it. But the use of these slurs shows that our culture’s scorn of sex workers is, at heart, a basic feminist issue. We love to commodify women, but hate and fear women who commodify themselves.

Women are set up to lose. Whether it’s someone claiming a sex worker can’t be raped, calling Kim Kardashian names, or sending a middle school-aged girl home for wearing shorts said to be distracting to boys—it’s all connected, and none of it is really about sex. It’s about controlling women and girls, about eroding their rights, power, agency and autonomy. Our bodies and sexuality have been made into a catch-22: You can look at a woman’s body, but she can’t show it. You can enjoy our bodies, but we can’t.

Women are told since they are little girls to cover up, to be modest, because men have no self control and no ultimate responsibility for their own desires for sex and domination and power over women. Women are taught to take on the responsibility for men’s behavior, because women are too enticing. Boys are not taught to respect all women. Instead, girls are taught the very confusing and conflicting messages that their value is in their physical appearance, but that it can also justifiably provoke someone to hurt them.

Modesty, in this case, is presented as though it’s a form of protection, a defense against men’s impulsiveness. But anyone who’s been sexually harassed on the street while wearing a puffy winter coat—and that’s pretty much all of us—can tell you that covering up won’t protect you from the violent expression of male desire. And in fact, the whole concept of “modesty” doesn’t just fail to protect women—it’s actively harmful. It perpetuates the idea that women are not to be respected if they “show too much skin,” or because of what they wear, or how much makeup they have on. It perpetuates the idea that men have a right to sexualize women without their input or consent. Modesty doesn’t keep women safe, and it isn’t really intended to keep them safe. It’s intended to reserve for men the right to decide when a woman’s body is displayed and who gets to look at it.

Our culture treats women’s bodies as if they only have worth when they are serving someone other than themselves: men’s gaze, commercialism, the concepts of sexual innocence or “purity” that uphold religious ideas. When a woman’s choice comes into it, that’s when it’s a problem. Only then. That is when she is devalued.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE. A culture that upholds a norm of women’s bodies being used, but demeans her self-ownership and choice. The double standard is nauseating.

A woman who chooses to post a nude photo, who clearly understands exactly what she is doing, who is expressing herself and feeling liberated, is someone who is actively rejecting rape culture. She is choosing not to attempt to conform to the standards that are presented to her, knowing there is no winning that game anyway. A woman’s body is a battleground. People are fighting for ownership of it. Nipples become a problem. Bare asses become political. When you claim your own body and decide to do the thing that you feel best doing, whether that is to cover it all up or take it all off, any of those choices need to be OK for women to make for themselves. That is true freedom and true choice. Women’s bodies are not the problem. How we respond to women’s bodies is the problem.

An empowered woman is dangerous because a woman who can say yes is also a woman who can say no.

This story first appeared at The Establishment. Read more:

Nina Simone, Zoe Saldana, And Light-Skinned Fragility

The Problematic Rape Reporting On ‘This American Life’

Why Is Kesha’s Abuse Being Used To Shame Taylor Swift?

Photo via Kim Kardashian’s Instagram


Jayn Griffith lives, bikes and writes in Philadelphia where she works at a nonprofit, works to generate discussion and build community through her feminist collective Girl Army and is on the organizer team for the March to End Rape Culture.


  1. lisa carver says:

    Excellently elucidated.

  2. My first thought, when I heard that K had posted yet another nude pic of herself was that here we go again with K thinking up new ways to be inappropriate (as does her husband w/ his various antics). Then I read that it was a pic from last year, before she was pregnant. That led me to believe that she went back into her stash of millions of old selfies to find a body pic from before she had a post-pregnancy body. She has said many times that she doesn’t like being pregnant. Probably because it “ruins” her “perfect” body. She probably now has a flabby tummy from giving birth a month ago and she can’t handle it. She needed to boost her self-esteem by looking at, and having us look at, her former “perfect” body. Because apparently, that is the most important thing to her. Her body. Even though it came from her parents (DNA) and God, she takes all the credit.

    • vknqueen says:

      trust she is not that perfect….I’ve seen unretouched photos and she has cellulite just like the rest of us!!

    • Aaaand again, still… youre proving the point. So what if she needed a self-esteem boost? So what if she misses her old body? Is it really that with pregnancy women become these perfect creatires that don’t wish to look a certain way. Do we become so pure when we have a baby? Come on.

  3. Excellent article. I’m curious what the author’s take is on beauty pageants.

  4. That’s so not the real reason. The real reason is, we’re sick of her self-absorption and we already know what she looks like naked. There’s something obnoxious about repeatedly showing yourself naked. If a man did it, it would be similarly obnoxious. I’d just like to see her find something else to focus on, or keep her nekkid pics private. Not because there’s anything wrong with them, but just because we’ve seen it all already and it gets old.

    • So what? Even if a guy posted a million naked pics he wouldnt be called slut. Anyway, there’s a million girls doing the same thing everyday, that maybe, just maybe every picture in their insta is them naked or in a bikini whatever and u know what? Theyre still getting judged as sluts thats the only thing

      • Stef,

        I think if a guy posted a million naked pics, he may indeed be called – by what would amount to a small minority of the world – a slut, or perhaps a similar word that is directed more towards males, like ‘asshole’, ‘faggot’, ‘douche’, etc..

        What makes you think a man posting a million naked photos would be treated differently than a woman? Is there any proof for your claim? Please direct me to the Instagram account of a man similar to Kim Kardashian, who is being treated differently than she is being treated.

    • You know, I didn’t see that photo until this article. Because you get to control what media you consume. So if you don’t like to see the Kardashians, turn off reality TV & don’t read those magazines. It’s pretty simple really.

  5. Totally disagree in this case. It is not about empowerment but rather keeping one’s name and brand in front of the public eye. Everything else has been tried so now she is down to “selling” her naked body.

  6. Faradayxcx says:

    This article is bogus. The author used the Kardashian media firestorm to push her agenda; well, not really “her” agenda but an amalgam of the pop feminism we’ve all read a thousand times on a thousand different websites. Instead of analyzing the psychological ugliness of selling your stuff on social media, the author attacks the “male gaze” (a whipping boy i’m even tired of hearing about) and male dominance of women’s bodies. Modern feminism has lost sight of responsibility and ownership of one’s actions. She did this herself!

  7. Totally disagree! I’m sick of the Kardashian’s self promotion that is constantly in my face, no matter where I get my news. Kim is all about marketing her brand. If she wants to celebrate her body she can run around her house naked. I don’t want to see it, or read her bullshit “feminist manifesto” to justify her narcissism. I’m 62 and have recently read that because I’m older, I don’t get the naked selfie POV. I resent this, and don’t feel my take on feminism is outdated. IMO, the women who are defending Kim don’t get it. I see Kim as promoting women as sex objects and surface decoration. I don’t think it matters that she’s the one posting it. Men still get off on it, and see her as a body, not a real person. This isn’t a plus in my book. This isn’t about slut shaming. I don’t give a shit about her personal sex life. But, my concern is how she’s affecting the millions of people following her antics. What is she teaching young men and women about sexuality? What kind of a role model is she? In the midst of the selfie Twitter dueling, she bragged about the millions she was making off her video game. She’s a brilliant marketer, and is laughing all the way to the bank while we ponder her “empowerment”. If this is really how young women see feminism, then I’m very disappointed. And disappointed with Ms. for promoting this viewpoint.

    • She’s just naked. People in other parts of the world swim naked on public beaches.

      Men get off on looking at her with her clothes on too. They get off on a lot of women who are wearing clothes and not wearing clothes.

      Posting a naked pictures shouldn’t be viewed as shameful, something that would be so awful for others to emulate. And btw…. Kim is not the innovator of naked selfies on Twitter. She the one copying the millions of young girls you seem to think she is going to corrupt.

      You ask- what is she teaching young people about sexuality? Nothing. She’s not teaching anything positive or negative. She’s just naked.

  8. Tellitlikeitis says:

    Love some of the points made.. But unfortunately have to disagree on some angles. I am with you on the various points made regarding societies contradictory attitude towards women’s bodies.. But I just have to say that a woman who takes pride in only her sexuality, and is known widely and markets solely on her sexuality, to me, is not a step forward. I think if K had more to offer than just her incessant amount of nudes, actually stepped up and spoke her mind other than on a certain product she’s endorsing, maybe then, I could cut her more slack. in a sense, it’s not moving forward, but moving backwards. Women are constantly projected as these sex objects, like you’ve stated, in various ways, ie being advertising, poroographh, etc. this woman particularly has nothing to offer to the world other than to endorse that exact thing. As women we’ve been working very hard at canceling that out about us. We are not sex OBJECTS. We are human beings, sexual beings, that have a VOICE, a MIND, a HEART. Not just tits&ass. And I’m sorry, but saying that K is an example of an empowered woman is the equivalence to saying that Hugh Hefner is “the first feminist”…

  9. Meanwhile Donald Trump is running for President. (hint…hint…, more important things in the world) what else is new she’s naked

  10. erin von holdt says:

    no, it’s none of this, it’s not about the picture at all. the anger came after feminist journalists started calling her a feminist for standing up to slut shaming. she is no feminist, and no young women or girls should be inspired to post nude photos of themselves online. she is no role model, she’s an attention whore….

    • Every woman gets accused of being an attention whore when she publically does something that others don’t like it disprove of. Somehow her being an “attention whore” invalidates anything else about her.

      I agree that she did it for publicity. That doesn’t make her an attention whore that makes her a business woman. Do you know how many people she provides jobs for? You may think she’s being selfish- and maybe she is, so what. Men are selfish, ruthless, immodest and ambitious and are rewarded for those traits. So maybe she’s being selfish, but she is promoting her brand. And that benefits a lot more than just her vanity.

  11. WHY – do you not consider this picture advertising? This woman is a business, and a nude selfie is just like a coca-cola commercial. She is using her body for advertising her family brand. The purpose behind this picture is business. I might personally see it as a form of pornography.. because this woman is posing nude in order to promote a brand. Make your point with a different image and maybe it will have substance.

  12. I hate you says:

    Do we call her “self-objectifying”? Because I’d be down with that. I also would like to address the double standard of women whose bodies are a little less socially acceptable and how much more shit gets thrown at them – is that “empowering” or does it have to be “subversive” as well? Also, Kim’s photo was widely viewed, no? Did she consent to every use of it that has happened? This article, for example, did you get her consent to reprint the photo?

  13. Labrys Womyn says:

    I am only commenting because this “Whether you keep up with celebrity affairs or not, you can’t really ignore the Kardashians—and you definitely can’t avoid knowing what people think about them.” caught my eye. It definitely does not apply to me, and therefore – surely doesn’t apply to more than you think. I generally do not watch mainstream news, and rarely reality television. I couldn’t tell you one kardashian from another. No one in my circle discusses persons who are celebrities if that person has not contributed to social or political justice, philosophy, the arts, science and healing medicines, or literature. People famous for being famous? I also know nothing about housewife celebrities, bachelor or bride hunting shows, duckboobo dynasty.. all this is road-kill drivel to me. The fact that celebrities get naked for publicity is not interesting news, no matter what their motivation. The fact that cell phones and the internet have made it nearly instant is just par, my friends. I certainly can and do ignore them and I strive to NOT know what people think about them. No, i don’t live in a cave…my demographics: 52, Midwest USA, feminist mother, grandmother, veteran, works in bio-medical research, left handed, libertarian who just voted for Sanders in our primary yesterday. Love Ms Magazine Thank you

  14. She’s free to do anything she wants and I would never shame her for it. But she and her family bore me to death.

    • Love this! And totally agree. People just need to get into their own business more and forget about judging everyone else’s! I would be just BORED by following others lives. This is why reality shows based around others lives are also viewed as a huge waste of time by me. Start getting interested in your own life! Right?

  15. Sam Ayres says:

    Narcissism is not a political act.

    • Maybe it is.

      Narcissism is celebrated in our culture in many forms. And it’s also an accusation placed on women to tear them down.

      In a society that says women should be selfless, kind, soft, giving, passive etc., being bold brash and immodest may very well be a political act.

      It’s her body and she did what she wanted with it. That’s really all there is to it. What you think of her personal characteristics is beside the point.

      If a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body, that obviously extends to selfish and narcissistic things.

  16. Lara dimichele says:

    I think the views in this article give Kim K. Too much credit. like many people, I object to her encouraging young girls to value physical appearance above all else. If Kim had shown us that she had skills and brains in other areas as well I would agree with the article’s premise, but she has not. She is simply a more sophisticated whore, giving impressionable young women a tragically limited idea of self worth.

  17. Why does Kim Kardashian get a pass here? Why is this empowering? Doesn’t she contribute to the objectification of women by posting a nude selfie? She should post her SAT scores instead.

    • Does a woman have a right to do what she wants with her own body? Or just a right to do what she wants if what she wants is feminist approved?

  18. karen3224 says:

    Please explain why no one defends domestic violence if the victim is wealthy (Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Brown Simpson, Pamela Anderson, Madonna, and Ivana Trump are examples), yet people defend sexual exploitation if the women are middle class or wealthy. Really tired of the women’s movement defending the “empowerment” of pornography, prostitution (including high-class prostitution), strip clubs and such. However, I think the women’s movement has just started to swing back to fighting sexual exploitation.

    Kim K, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton and such are examples that even wealthy women are not immune to this exploitation. As for empowerment: just as animals often appear happy when being exploited in circuses, women can appear happy when being sexually exploited.

    Sexual exploitation is not totally economic. It existed in the former Communist countries, where there was more of a social-economic safety net for women. I remember when Anna Nicole Smith died of suicide and I heard a middle-aged man who owned a fast-food restaurant saying that at last this woman was at peace; that it was an awful life for her. That was true compassion.

  19. Wow… Interesting article. It’s well argued and in the abstract I want to agree with the what the writer is saying – though I do think there are a couple fraught points. Specifically, though, since the focus of the piece about another one of Kim Kardashian’s nude pictures, I want to disagree. I don’t think Ms. Magazine should be promoting this particular person’s actions as a model of feminism or empowerment. I hope that I am misunderstanding the point… Perhaps I am willing to concede that Kim Kardashian is expressing her own bodypride and personal empowerment/confidence to post nude photos of herself. Good for her if that’s what it is. But I don’t think she’s doing so as an activist or to promote real discussion about feminism, bodypride or any other positive topic. I think she is proud of her body (as she should be; she’s carefully maintained her physique and developed her image), but the posting of these images seems to me to be more out of desire for validation, recognition, just simple attention and to be somehow relevant. Therefore, while I am not offended I am concerned about Ms. Magazine’s choice of whom to celebrate and the creation of a space for Kim Kardashian to even potentially become a poster child of a modern, feminist woman. I hope it takes more than simply tweeting pictures or our naked bodies. There are so many women to talk about and be inspired by…

    • Amanda M says:

      What difference does it make what her reason is?

      “A woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body.”

      When women have abortions they don’t do it because they are activists it promoting discussion about feminism. They might not even be feminists.

      They do it because it is there choice and they have a right to that choice. They have the right to make there own choices about their bodies.

      Kim had a sex tape leaked. She had no control over that. She would have never won her case and even if she did she could not have stopped being exploited through that sex tape. So she bought the rights and for better or worse took control of her own exploitation.

      I don’t think a woman has to be a feminist in order to be supported in her right to control her own body or make her own choices. Or to be an example of the problems of living in a sexist world with double standards about men’s and women’s sexuality.

      The arguments made in this article are true whether her naked selfhood was empowering or disempowering. We don’t fight for the right to control out own bodies only in approved and “empowering” ways.

      Because that’s not really us controlling out own bodies.

  20. All I see is insecurity. Kind of like the girl that needs to flash her boobs at a party, she is trying to get attention because something is lacking inside. She has been very successful at getting that attention.

    • Amanda M says:

      All I see is patronizing.

      I love how everybody thinks they know what’s in her mind.

      I don’t recall Adam Levine being called insecure when he possed naked.

      I got news for you. Every single person has insecurities.

  21. April May June says:

    I don’t know that women commodifying themselves, their bodies, their own sexuality actually serves as empowerment. When a person or any aspect of a person becomes a commodity, is that person exerting her autonomy ? Is she exerting more or less power over herself, her life, her freedom of expression, her sexuality? Or are some women taught to commodify themselves because their value lies only in their appearance or only in their sexuality? It is an interesting dichotomy and one that I think should be discussed more.

    • karen3224 says:

      Vanessa and April May June: thank you for your insight. I highly recommend that you read Jane Fonda’s autobiography: My Life So Far. In this book, Jane discusses women she has known who have been abused for years and then felt they deserved the abuse. Many of these women came from wealthy families (because that is the circles that Jane moves in). I think Canada and the United States (and France) have started to move back towards helping women and girls out of sexual exploitation. A good place to start is with drug treatment centers and educating men and boys. Some of this problem is economic, but I have never considered it totally economic since it existed in the former Communist countries and also draws in women from the middle and upper classes.

      The last time I went to a fundraiser for a Rape Crisis Centre, there was a belly-dancer there. When I said something, I was told that the woman was choosing to express herself. There seems to be a reluctance to admit that patriarchy gets inside women’s heads. You can call it “battered women’s syndrome.” Still, I think society and the women’s movement is beginning to move back to fighting sexual exploitation.

  22. hahahah kind of a crazy stretch there with the links.

    While I agree with almost everything of substance in this article, I think you just wanted to write an article and jumped at the picture to write. I see no link between Kardashians and the society flaws here (except that maybe the Kardashians and what they represent are horrible to society).

    Good luck next time.

  23. Little girls look up to kim Kardashian and i wouldnt want a child of mine emmulating someone who thinks its ok to sexualise her own body for fame.

  24. Monet Domonique Clark says:

    Great points excellent, yes the double standard is NAUSEATING. People can use images of women’s bodies for many things but if a women uses images of her own body she is slandered and everyone flips out. Kim is annoying in many ways, but her actions act as a barometer for rape culture which is truly fascinating to watch.

  25. Kim Kardashian-West: Biopolitical Revolutionary Performance Artist

    Kim Kardashian-West changes the world. For people without the will to transform their own lives, changing the world remains merely an abstract ideal or a vague political program.

    Kim K. eradicates the logic of enforced sameness from her life in her struggle for the creation of an authentic life without measure. If we want joy and wonder, and a beautiful, courageous, existence, we need to achieve this life here and now in rebellious defiance against all enforced sameness.

    Kim Kardashian-West exposes that submission to enforced sameness is enforced not solely, nor even most significantly, through blatant repression, but rather through subtle manipulations worked into the fabric of everyday life.

    These subtle manipulations, ingrained in life not because enforced sameness is everywhere and nowhere, but because the institutions of enforced sameness create rules, laws, mores and customs that create a logic of submission, an often unconscious tendency to justify resignation and subservience in one’s everyday life.

    For this reason, it is necessary for those such as Kardashian-West who are serious about developing an authentic life without measure to confront this tendency wherever it appears in their lives as life performance art.

    Kim Kardashian-West demonstrates that confrontation is not a matter of therapy, which itself accepts the logic of submission, but of defiant art. It requires a subversion of mundane life, a development of different ways of relating to ourselves, each other, the world and our struggles, ways that clearly reflect our personal art, refusing enforced sameness and reclaiming our lives here and now.

    The struggles are at once economic, political, and cultural, and hence they are biopolitical struggles, struggles over the form of life. Kardashian-West artfully crafts her life and her public persona proves this.

    I am suggesting a real revolution of everyday life as the necessary basis for personal art against mundane culture founded on enforced sameness. This provides a basis for discussing how we can create ourselves and our relationships as our own in defiance of enforced sameness. Kim Kardashian-West has successfully found her own way, transforming her life in rebellious defiance against all enforced sameness.

  26. “A woman who chooses to post a nude photo… is someone who is actively rejecting rape culture.”

    what does it mean when someone reproduces said nude photo with two thick obscenity bars over the breasts and pelvis, effectively separating the body into three parts?

  27. Lyn ciampa says:

    “Rape Culture”, “Woman are cut up into body parts”, women who like their looks are called (by some segments of every culture), “sluts”?!

    Small minded, bitter, society-hating essaying.

    The essayist attempts to make me (us) think badly of our fellow humans.
    Her POV is anectdotal, anachronistic, and destructive.

  28. Wow, this (and the comments!) are really interesting. Thanks for the article. The Kardashians are the regurgitated gristle society has coughed up, BUT. This image is obvs salacious, meant to titillate and draw attention, meant to sell. As long as there has been a means to distribute images, bodies have been sold for the purpose of enjoyment/objectification. Supply and demand. We are animals who enjoy looking at bootie. But, in this instance, and I think this is progress, Kim is actively behind the camera. Her taking the picture is part of the picture, part of the appeal. She chose to distribute it. Kim is presenting her own body. I don’t think that Kim is a deep well of feminist insight, but rather that these images are a combination of a democratized form of media, a hyper-commercialized culture and the advent of self branding. What’s the alternative? That Kim live-tweet during a lecture series at Brown? Not going to happen. Someone else can do that (Leena). If women’s bodies are going to be objectified (and they always will be, even in the enlightened future in some dark corner of the internet, because, again, animals,) I’d rather have women doing it. She uses her body to sell her brand. I’m not entirely comfortable with it, but I’m just going to have many long conversations about it with my daughter.

  29. I guess it’s like I’ve always heard: “There’s no such thing as BAD publicity!” As we can see, the media and the public are buzzing about her latest antics… “sex sells!”

  30. Goldbergsteinovitz says:

    People actually agree with this laughable article? Common sense is not so common.

  31. I see the problem as that society has eroticized the naked body in general instead of containing erotic response to specific individuals with whom sexual interaction is mutually desired. If we got past our hangups about seeing a woman (or man) with little or nothing on–which happens for the most part at the beach or pool without judgement or erotic response–we’d make some steps towards diminishing rape culture. (It will never go away entirely as there will always be the far end male who just doesn’t get it. Which brings up a gripe I have with the broadbrushing inclusion of all men in the “rape culture”: it just isn’t so, but who wants to weaken their position with appropriate qualifying statements?)

    However, it’s going to take a few generations to make the transition away from ogling the female form for business or sport. In the meantime, go ahead and free the nipple, post nude selfies, or whatever other form of naked self-expression you please. I’ve felt for a long time that a woman flashing her breasts randomly in public is one of the greatest forms of service to her fellow man. It certainly would put a smile on my face–not for any erotic response–but for the sheer bravery, humor, and understanding of men that said action represents.

  32. Tellitlikeitis says:

    Whatever. If she was a much larger version of herself she would not be posting her “self love” “self empowerment”. Judging based on how she covers herself during and after her pregnancies she does NOT seem to be this empowerment advocate that every one is sticking her to be. Loving your body is loving your body through all its changes. Enough with this bullsh*t about her being a feminist. I’ve had about enough of people diluting it’s cause.

  33. what a load of feminism

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