Kim Kardashian Pens Powerful Essay About Slut-Shaming

Yesterday was International Women’s Day.

But, for all of those keeping a beady eye on the world of the rich and famous, it was also the day that an intense Twitter feud raged on between Kim Kardashian and a number of other stars.


See: Kim Kardashian Hits Back At Critics Of THAT Picture

Sparked by Kim’s nude selfie, and the reception she received because of it, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star decided to (very publicly) call out some of her critics. 


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And she wasn’t going to leave it there.

Taking on the wider issue surrounding slut-shaming and a woman’s right to ownership of her own body and the decisions relating to it, the reality star penned a powerful letter for her website

Kim opened with, ‘I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,’

‘I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime – and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?’

Touching on her past, she went on, ‘It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that lonnng ago. And people still want to talk about it?!?!’


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‘I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. I shouldn’t have to constantly be on the defence, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago. Let’s move on already. I have.’

Kimmy then turned her attention to that selfie: ‘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.’

Well said, lady. 


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She went on, ‘I am empowered by my husband, who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself. He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally.’

‘I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women. The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body.’


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Her final thought?

‘It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming – it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me. I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.’

YES!