Back in the days, it was seen as a taboo for women to expose themselves due to the barrage of insults and alienation that was sure to follow. But things have changed and now a picture of a naked woman is no longer new.
This new wave of nudity was reinforced last night with the nude selfie of Kim Kardashian and Emrata and while it’s not new to see Kim nude. The caption by Emrata which reads “However sexual our bodies may be, we need to have the freedom as women to choose when & how we express our sexuality,” the model wrote on Twitter, adding, “We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. #liberated. Even if being sexualized by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be,”. Seem to suggest that a woman going naked is a form of empowerment and shows that they are more than their bodies. And this led to a wave of the argument surrounding what feminism really stands for and the power woman possess for exposing their body.
According to Wikipedia Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment.
So my question is why can’t women be strong without having to expose their bodies? Because with the new Kim K wave it’s only a matter of time before feminism and nudity will be used in the same sentence.
Yes, I know every woman has the God given right to go nude (the same way you have my right to either stare or ignore them). But it’s a form of emotional blackmail to put that under the box of feminism. And if you are much more than your body then why do you feel the need to always show it off?.
Public validation has become the plague we have to live with, because of the advent of social media so when you all feel the need to go nude. That’s the box you’ve put yourself in and please don’t call yourself a feminist just because you couldn’t find any suitable clothes to wear.