Really, I was going to write all about the comet landing, but then I saw what one of those scientist guys was wearing and thought I should go with Kim because she’s more famous than his comic book girlfriends.
So, lots of newsfeeds cluttered with pictures of Kim K’s ass, many “OMGeeees,” lots of articles, opinions, some applause, plenty of criticism and even a ton of rage.
Can that girl get people believing she’s the only woman who has a body and ever modeled it naked in a magazine or what?
Amongst all the things being said (or screametyped) I’ve noticed the Mama Bears are out in force too, because why in the world shouldn’t this also be about us? We’re human, we have needs, we want to be heard so… Let’s get angry.
To be fair, some mothers have taken all this with a grain of salt, and even a casual shrugging off of the whole thing, but then there are plenty (and I mean plenty) of moms out there saying all sorts of things about Kim K’s latest poses, which essentially is one thing only.
She is a mother, hence she should be ashamed of herself for posing naked and setting such a bad example for her offspring.
So, of course I take issue with that, because I am also a mother (after being a human being and all) and what I don’t get about this absolute bullshit and ridiculous statement is why in the name of fuck is it assumed that once a woman becomes a mother, she should automatically get rid of her sexuality if it isn’t already cut off along with each umbilical cord attached to all of her offspring at their births.
Why in the world do we keep insisting mothers be these chaste goddess beings who sit prettily on thrones shaped like a uterus, and wear long flowing robes of white silk under which they ‘modestly’ breastfeed their angelic infant while their other children run around in prisms of light beaming out of goddess-mommy’s magical halo?
Sorry? Did I hear a roar from the but she doesn’t have to take off her clothes to be sexy group?
Yes, I did, and I agree, a woman does not have to do that. However, Kim Kardashian chose to do it, she has chosen this particular way to fame and fortune, and you know what? There is nothing wrong with a woman making her own choices, especially when it comes to her own body.
From when we’re kids we’re constantly reminded of how girls “should” behave, and especially in public. Take for instance the very way we were instructed to sit. Legs crossed or together. It’s the decent thing to do, the modest way to be, and every girl should conform except of course when she spreads her legs for sex with a man (only one please) and later when she pushes out his babies.
Now, let’s talk about the ‘example’ she’s setting for her kid *gasp* her daughter. Well, it’s her example to set isn’t it? Her kid, her business?
This moral policing of women and what they’re choosing to do with their bodies has to stop. These assumptions that women do not know what they’re doing and so are making such bad choices, therefore they cannot be trusted to make their own choices is a fucking dangerous road to walk on, and as women we should be ashamed to not already know it, and if we know it we need to stop doing it ourselves with each other.
I posted something on my Facebook page earlier today, and I’ll say it again here.
We’ve been conditioned for too long to believe the female body is something to be ashamed of, and that revealing any part of it which society does not deem fit, is wrong. When a woman in places like Pakistan is stripped off her clothes and forced to walk around her village naked for an “offence,” it is done to shame her and remind her that society owns her body.
I don’t care either way for Kim Kardashian, but she owns her body, enough to do with it as she pleases.