Kim Kardashian West is receiving attention for a different reason than usual. This time it’s because she doesn’t want to be labeled as a feminist, or anything else. On Friday, Kardashian West spoke at the BlogHer ’16 conference, which focuses on women and the internet.
She denounced the idea of labels during her Friday luncheon event. “I don’t like labels. I just think I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I’m so supportive of women,” she said, also mentioning “I’m not the free-the-nipple type of girl.”
Kardashian West’s nipple comment did not go unnoticed, especially given how much she’s shown off her body on social media and the internet.
“Because I feel good about myself! I mean after you have a kid, now if you have two kids, there is a feeling that … I mean I lost 70 pounds,” she responded when BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort asked why she posts naked photos of herself.
She also spoke up for herself and her work, and how she feels like people have underestimated her. Kardashian West has a blog, smart phone app, TV show, and various fashion brands.
“For anyone to really assume that it’s not a full-time job to have to sit and create things and come up with every single blog post, and I do three a day, or working on apps? I respect blogging so much,” she said.
Mashable took issue with Kardashian West’s explanation, and with the “many, many other women have said they’re not feminists while simultaneously embracing platforms of gender equality,” eloquently closing with a “So, uh, whatever you say, Kim K.”
Besides the ridiculousness of feminists coming to expect, or even demand, other women to conform to their idea of feminism, a Refinery29 poll also found that a majority (53 percent), of young women don’t consider themselves feminists.