Late last week Kim Kardashian made the revelation that she doesn't think she's a feminist.
As pointed out in this post, it's pretty clear that for Kim, the word "feminism" evokes images of women refusing to wear bras and hating men. If that's your thing, that's fine, but it's also a pretty reductive view of what feminism actually is.
So let's go over this once more for Kim and anyone else who may be confused: Feminism is the belief that women should have political, social, and economic equality with men.
What's ironic about this situation is that Kim has done many, many things over the last nine years that are arguably feminist acts.
Let's take a look back.
1. Kim is faced with sexism and misogyny every single day – mainly every time the words "she's only famous because of a sex tape" are spoken.
2. And yet she's never been afraid to shut down the sexism and slut-shaming that she's endured. Earlier this year she even wrote an essay on the subject.
It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. And people still want to talk about it?!?! 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 defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago.