There’s Nothing Wrong With Claiming Ownership Of Your Flawless Mother-Effing Body

8 March 2016, 12:19 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Kim Kardashian asset
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

It costs $0.00 to mind your own business, Chloe Grace Moretz.

Happy International Women's Day! Or, as I like to call it 'don't-you-know-you're-a-mom?-where-is-your-self-respect' Day. Don't know if that will catch on, to be honest. But, another day, another Twitter storm involving the Kardashian-Wests. As generally entertaining as that particular family unit has always proved to be, their golden twitter nuggets are always worth discussing as they frame public debate. 

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian tweeted this picture of her post-baby body with the caption "When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL". 

Kim, clearly proud of her body three months after giving birth to our future overlord, Saint West, decided to give her 41 million followers a glimpse of what she's working with these days. Unsurprisingly, people had a lot to say. 


Then the celebrity condemnation started pouring in.

No one expected a fruitful conversation with Piers Morgan on gender and sex politics, but Bette Midler and Chloe Grace Moretz should know better. As women who have undoubtedly faced the double standards that plague the entertainment industry, the pair of them ganging up on Kim to "teach her a lesson about propriety" is so counterproductive to The Sisterhood. 

Luckily, Kim's Twitter fingers were out in full force. 

So here is the problem with dissing Kim's nudes

Women are encouraged to feel good about themselves. If endless viral Dove beauty campaigns have taught us anything, it's that "every body is beautiful". And also to buy Dove soap. 

But women aren't just encouraged to feel beautiful, we have to be beautiful as well. We can't have body hair, acknowledge the fact that we've ever had sex, or post pictures of our bodies for fear of being viewed as unchaste.

We've seen female celebrities have their nude photos hacked and leaked for the world to see, but when a woman (whose actual job it is to be beautiful and occasionally nude) takes agency of her body and posts her own nudes, then she is deserving of our judgement? I really hate to break it to ya'll but women have breasts, vaginas, legs, and stomachs. Kim's nude picture isn't a lesson in anatomy. It's just, like, a cute selfie. 

You don't have to agree with Kim's nudes (isn't free will fun?!) but joining the very toxic discourse on how she should present her body and public image is so anti-feminist it's laughable. Especially when Chloe Grace Moretz has publicly claimed to have been a feminist "from birth"

I think feminism is about strong women being who they want to be and fighting for equality on all accounts.

Chloe Grace Moretz

You hear that, Chloe? Feminism is about strong women being who they want to be and, right now, I think Kim Kardashian is happy being the strong, nude woman who made $80 million dollars in one year from a game

Happy International Women's Day, guys! Let's stay hydrated, moisturize, compliment each other's outfits, and remember to stay in our lanes!