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    Posted on Mar 9, 2016

    Kim Kardashian Wrote An Inspiring Post About Slut-Shaming

    In response to all that controversy over her nude Instagram pic.

    Some brief background info: On March 7, Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie to Instagram.

    People — including Bette Midler and Piers Morgan — started calling her out for it.

    Which she ended up responding to.

    Basically, there was a bunch of controversy over Kim's decision to post a freakin' selfie.

    Twitter: @ChloeGMoretz

    Oh, and in response to Chloë's tweet, Kim said, "let's all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. your nylon cover is cute boo."

    There was so much controversy, in fact, that Kim decided to write a statement on her website giving her side of things — especially since today is International Women's Day.

    Kim started off by saying, "In all seriousness, 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?"

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    And she also mentioned her sex tape,. "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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    She continued: "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. Let's move on, already. I have."

    And in a particularly inspiring passage, Kim talks about empowerment. "I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin."

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    "I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me."

    Then she ends with this whopper: "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."

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    "I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy."

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    *drops mic*

    Here's the full essay:

    Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night. In all seriousness, 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?

    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?!?!

    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.

    Let's move on, already. I have.

    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.

    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. I don't want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.

    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.

    #happyinternationalwomensday

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