Kim Kardashian Explains Why She Doesn’t Want to be Called a Feminist

Kim Kardashian recently rejected being labeled as a feminist – and while at first it seemed like a confused move, she has now explained herself further and it makes more sense. She first commented on her personal understanding of being a feminist:

“For me, 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,” Kim explained. “Of course I want these things! I’m all about empowering and uplifting women. I’ll always fight for women’s rights. Always. I support women to the fullest. But, at the end of the day, no one should feel pressured to be labelled as anything just because they believe in certain things and support certain values or ideals.”

She does add that there are elements of what she believes in that do make people see her as a feminist but she doesn’t feel the need to use the word when describing herself and thinks labelling has a lot of negativity:

“Obviously, there are things about me that people might say make me a feminist: I work hard, I make my own money, I’m comfortable and confident in my own skin, and I encourage women to be open and honest about their sexuality, and to embrace their beauty and their bodies. 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. I’m a human being, and I have thoughts, feelings and opinions about a lot of different things. I don’t need to be defined by those beliefs, just as much as I don’t want to be set apart from – or viewed as being against – those who DO define themselves by those.”

She sees people grouping and separating because of labels, and thinks people need to understand that we all have varied opinions but at the end of the day we’re just human and no one should feel superior over anyone else:

“I feel that being grouped or labelled 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. It’s not about he, she, gay, straight, black, white. The fight for equality is about ALL human beings being treated equally – regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity.”