Beyoncé, Ellen Page, Ashton Kutcher, John Legend… All of these celebs have one thing in common (aside from being mega-rich) - they all use the ‘f’ word.
Being a feminist seems like an obvious choice to many, so some people have been curious as to why Kim Kardashian has shied away from the word.
Kim recently said she doesn’t think of herself as a feminist while speaking at the BlogHer conference in LA.
But the 35-year-old has now posted an essay titled ‘Why I Don’t Label Myself a Feminist’ to her official blog to further explain her perspective.
She wrote: “For me, feminist is someone who advocates for the civil and social rights and liberties of all people, regardless of their gender; anyone who believes that women should have the same choices and opportunities as men when it comes to education and employment, their bodies and their lifestyles. Of course I want these things! I’m all about empowering and uplifting women.”
“I’ll always fight for women’s rights. Always. I support women to the fullest. But, at the end of the day, no one should feel pressured to be labelled as anything just because they believe in certain things and support certain values or ideals.“
The reality star went on to say that she didn’t want to be defined by her beliefs.
“Obviously, there are things about me that people might say make me a feminist: I work hard, I make my own money, I’m comfortable and confident in my own skin, and I encourage women to be open and honest about their sexuality, and to embrace their beauty and their bodies. But why do we have to put labels on things? You’re Republican, you’re Democrat, you’re bisexual, you’re plus-size, you’re poor, you’re a criminal, you’re a mother, you’re a feminist. I’m a human being, and I have thoughts, feelings and opinions about a lot of different things.
“I don’t need to be defined by those beliefs, just as much as I don’t want to be set apart from – or viewed as being against – those who DO define themselves by those. I feel that being grouped or labelled can create separation between people who do (or don’t) fall into certain categories, when they may actually share many of the same beliefs and goals. It’s not about he, she, gay, straight, black, white. The fight for equality is about ALL human beings being treated equally – regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity.”
Meanwhile, the star looked awesome (as always) as she strolled through LA wearing some skintight shorts emblazoned with the word ‘SAVAGE’.
Kim kept it casual with a white tee and denim jacket featuring the word ‘PABLO’, looking every inch the off-duty Instagram star as she filmed scenes for the upcoming series of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ - we can’t wait.