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Topless Selfie to Promote Feminism?

Topless Selfie of Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski

Topless Selfie of Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski

So Kim Kardashian is making the news again. There is a topless selfie of Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski making the rounds on the internet. Some are saying it is done to empower women or done in the interest of the feminism movement. Others are saying it is just a grab for attention.

Ms. Kardashian does a lot of things for attention, after all that is in part how she became famous. But that is not news of any sort, most famous people do the same thing, actually most things that have become famous, at least in near history have done so by doing things to grab attention so we cannot fault them if that is the reason. Unless of course we fault every other actor, singer, company of famous person or entity that has also done things to “grab attention”.

We are not totally sure how this actually furthers any cause for equal rights for women. Mostly, I would bet, it just attracts a lot of men, and some women, to click on over and gawk. But I doubt most of them are clicking over and thinking, hmmm women need to be treated better in society. Or gosh, maybe I will give my female staff a raise to be equal to the men in similar positions. (okay, that last idea is for a whole other article) but you get what I mean.

We are also not sure how it is standing up for those that have been body shamed, as one person pointed out. I mean we are talking about a well-known model that is very thin and fit, and another female body form that is ummm, lusted upon by a great many men. To quote another article that it was “meant to illustrate how women are taught to be ashamed of their bodies”. How is that making any awareness to those that have been body shamed? Well they go on to tell us, they both have their middle finger up in the picture. Good grief, I see tons of pictures with women with their middle finger up. It has nothing to do with anything other than those in the pictures think they look bad-ass. And they don’t.

In our opinion, they are doing it for attention. And using womens rights and body shaming as excuses for why they did it. Both of these people have access to ways to increase awareness in much more influential ways they this. We’re just not sure which womens right they are trying to promote. It is apparent that Ms. Ratajkowski is a longtime proponent of women being free to be topless and the “free the nipple” movement. So we would assume that is what it is about, as gossip has it that Ms. Kardashian reportedly sent Ms. Ratajkowski flowers in support of this.

So, if you are supporting “free the nipple” movement we are fairly certain that posting a topless selfie of you and another female friend isn’t the way to go. How about this ladies, if your town or state or province does not allow women the same rights as men, start a petition, challenge the law (in court, not in the street as we do not condone breaking any laws). If it is already legal where you are, then why not organize certain days on certain beaches to support the few individuals that are fighting these battles alone on the beach already without you. Or, if you are against people (all of them) from being topless then organize the same thing where men would be required to cover up.

Right now we have some young men enticing our teenaged daughters to take their tops off on some quiet streets late at night. THIS IS NOT A SAFE PRACTICE and we strongly urge parents to be aware of this. But when we do it in public and make the young men aware that this is just part of human anatomy and should only be looked at as such then we might be on our way to equal rights for women on this matter.

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