I was born believing equality was a given.
WHY on EARTH would anyone regard me as second class because of my sex?
The idea that a man might think I’m not his equal perturbs me greatly.
(For example, that dickwad US senator who announced last year: “Well, you know God created man first. Then he took the rib out of man to make woman. And you know, a rib is a lesser cut of meat.”)
Don’t EVER suggest I deserve less because I have a vagina or I will get VERY cross.
Does that make me a feminist?
I’m not sure.
When Kim Kardashian posted her latest nude selfie yesterday morning, I was pretty easily convinced to write a story about it.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, when I saw the shot in my Instagram feed, my eyes rolled SO hard.
Put it AWAY Kim!
And, as I noted in my article: “Does the world really need another photograph of a naked Kardashian?”
No. They. Don’t.
But I knew people would be all over it like the latest flavour of Cadbury Marvellous Creations. They just can’t help themselves.
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People went berko at me.
Oh, the angst!
How dare I write such drivel on International Women’s Day!
To be honest, I’d forgotten it was International Women’s Day … it was 6am when I spotted the pic and I was too busy getting my head around Single Mothering Day (which is EVERY day this week because my ex is overseas).
So I went with it.
My mistake may have been reporting a parenting website saying her selfie was “important”: “What’s refreshing is to see a woman in the public eye holding onto the person she was before she became ‘mom’ and celebrating it.”
Here are just a few of the outraged comments I received:
“She is a tart and a selfish moron. We should not be praising her for this as a ‘sexy mumma’. This is so wrong as a mother. Yeah sure take sexy complete nude pics for your partner but this for the whole world to see… Absolutely not!”
“Is this unrealistic, self absorbed, selfie addicted twit meant to be a role model on International Women’s Day…What is this effing world coming too…seriously!!!”
“The world is falling apart, & you are posting about her? How about how to talk to your kids about emergency’s, or what they may need or where to meet if things go wrong, how to grow a garden, the real things mums will need to know! It is only going to get worse.”
“Couldn’t give a flying fruitcake about this woman. Never have understood why she is even “famous”. Ffs how about some stories on real women?!”
“Images and a glam story to perk those up with post baby blues or depression. It’s cheap articles like this that contributes to mental health issues.”
“On intentional women’s day I though you would do better. Let’s celebrate women who are actually changing the world!”
Hmmm, ‘intentional’ women’s day is probably a far more appropriate name for what Kim K was doing …
And on and on and on they went.
And on and on and on went clicks through to the story, from early morning to late last night.
Happy International Women’s Day!
I bet you did something waaaaaaay worthier than me to mark it …
(Although I DID write a post yesterday about saving yourself and not expecting a knight in shining armour to do it.)