On Slut Shaming, Self Respect Concern Trolls, and The Demand for "Good Role Models": A Rant.

You know what I’m fucking tired of?

 

The assumption that any woman (whether she’s a Kardashian or not) who owns her body and expresses herself unapologetically lacks self respect.

 

It’s absolutely irrelevant if she’s naked, or dressed neck to ankle; wearing a full face of make up or bare faced; surgically enhanced or not; a wife, mother, grandmother, auntie, sister or in any other possible relationship status imaginable.

 

Her state of dress holds absolutely ZERO bearing on her ability to fulfil any of those roles.

 

Stop assuming that any woman who’s so confident in her body that she’s willing to show up and fucking own it without giving a single fuck about the hate she’s guaranteed to cop, is stupid, ignorant, shallow or false.

 

NONE OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU.

 

Intelligence, Beauty, Talent, Financial Success and Self Confidence are broad concepts, and NONE of them are mutually exclusive.

 

I seriously couldn’t give a shit whether or not you think that Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Amber Rose, or anyone is an acceptable role model for anyone.

 

NONE OF THEM ARE HERE FOR YOU.

 

Maybe bear in mind that literally every one of the above-mentioned women is a PERFORMER. What you get to see and engage with – regardless of how authentic their image may be, is a BRAND – the part of themselves they have chosen to make available for public consumption.

 

NONE OF THEM ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN LACK OF INITIATIVE TO GO OUT AND FIND SOMEONE WHOSE BRAND/IMAGE/LIFESTYLE ACTUALLY ALIGNS WITH YOUR GOALS AND VALUES.

 

There are literally BILLIONS of people on the planet, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners, and hundreds of celebrities. There’s hardly a scarcity of potential idols to choose from.

 

Maybe rather than critiquing other women’s choices (be they past, or present), it might be wise to spend some time thinking about why you’re so uncomfortable with one of the most recognisable women in the world posting a photo of herself on a platform of her own choice.

 

You don’t have to adopt Kim Kardashian’s lifestyle choices, business ethos, her fame, how she became wealthy, or even what you perceive to be her parenting style – but maybe if you were confident in your own decisions and life choices, then you wouldn’t feel the need to mock and humiliate anyone else for theirs, even Kimmy K.