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Kim Kardashian Wrote An Essay About Why She Doesn't Call Herself A Feminist

"It's simply a personal choice that I don't like the idea of being labeled."

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Two weeks ago, at the #BlogHer16 Conference in LA, Kim Kardashian said during her keynote interview that she doesn't label herself as a feminist.

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She said:

I don’t like labels. I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I’m so supportive of women… But I’m not the "free the nipple"-type girl.

People were not thrilled.

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But in a post on her app, Kim went into detail about why she doesn't call herself a feminist.

"For me," Kim says, "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!"

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"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."

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"I feel that being grouped or labeled 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."

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"It's simply a personal choice that I don't like the idea of being labeled."

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So I guess there's that?


You can read Kim's full blog post on her app.