Just in case you are living in a rock, Kim Kardashian posted a naked picture on Instagram and Twitter last International Women’s Day. Stars including Chloe Moretz, Bette Midler and Piers Morgan called her out for being a bad role model for young women. She hit back by writing an open letter, which had a caption “HAPPY #INTERNATIONALWOMENSDAY.”
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Kim Kardashian wrote, “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? I'm empowered by my body. 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.” Wow, that was powerful. It hit me personally because sometimes, we criticize others by their mistakes they made way before yet I am pretty sure no one of us wants to be defined by our past shortcomings.
She continued by saying this, “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.” For the longest time, women were criticized for being sexually liberated. But guess what, psychologists and philosophers like Sigmund Freud, John Locke and Judith Butler recognized sexuality as an important component of one’s life. Moreover, some women don’t really care about being viewed as sexually attractive and that is not a bad thing either.
Here the last sentences of Kim’s open letter: “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'm a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.”
I strongly feel that women deserve to be respected while being able to express their feminine qualities like being sexy. It’s totally rude to impose to someone how he or she should express human sexuality. If Kim Kardashian chooses to post a nude selfie with black bars covering her private parts, then so be it. Plus, let us not be hypocritical. I have seen girls post selfies wearing skimpier bikinis than the black bars yet they are not being called a bad role model.
Sexiness is an art of expressing one’s inner and outer beauty. To feel sexy, one has to also exert effort be sexy. We had romanticized the idea of “effortlessly sexy” so much that women who work on being sexy are shamed.
WAYS ON HOW TO BE MORE SEXY
PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
Take care of yourself by being kempt all the time. Take a bath regularly to avoid unwanted body odor. Wear fragrant and clean clothes. Pair it with a classic perfume that fits your personality and lifestyle. Practice good dental hygiene as well by brushing, flossing and gargling mouth wash. Make sure to also visit your dentist once a month to have your teeth cleaned. These basic things do not only make you aesthetically appealing, but it is an indication of self-respect.
PRACTICE HEALTHY LIVING
Maintain a balanced diet, drink a lot of water, exercise regularly and sleep well. Healthy living does not only regulate one’s weight but it also enhances general well-being. In order to truly feel sexy, a person has to have a positive outlook too. Benefits of living healthily include increased energy, stable moods, and good self-image.
FLAUNT WHAT YOU GOT, BABE
We all have our body insecurities and that is completely normal. But instead of focusing on what you lack, know what kind of wardrobe suits your best. If you have the means, have pieces of clothing be tailored to make it more flattering. Also, you make opt to shape up with a wide range of shapewear for women.
Editors Note: This was contributed by a friend of Money Beagle. Kim Kardashian is often ridiculed for some of her choices. But she has a great deal of financial success. I believe that many of her moves are calculated. The fame and wealth that she has achieved doesn't happen purely by accident or luck, so she does offer a lot of lessons to be learned.