Kim Kardashian doesn't want to be labeled a feminist.
In an essay published on her website, the reality star said that despite her wanting to advocate for the “civil and social rights and liberties of all people, regardless of their gender,” she does not think it necessary to be dubbed a feminist.
Kardashian also said that she knows that she does a lot of things that might make people label her as a feminist, such as working for herself and being comfortable in her own body, and she appreciates that these are acknowledged. She maintained, however, that she would rather just continue doing what she does regardless of whether she's called a feminist or not.
“No one should feel pressured to be labeled as anything just because they believe in certain things and support certain values or ideals,” Kardashian added.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star first addressed the issue during the BlogHer 16 conference early this month. The reality star said that while she does believe in a lot of the things that feminists stand for, she's not the “free-the-nipple-type girl.”
Kardashian is not the only celebrity who would rather not put a label to their beliefs, though. Former “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker has also expressed her desire to not be regarded as a feminist despite wanting gender equality.
Speaking to Marie Claire, the actress said that labeling herself as a feminist would promote more divide than actually address the issue of inequality.
“I don't think I qualify,” Parker said. “I believe in women and I believe in equality, but I think there is so much that needs to be done that I don't even want to separate it anymore. I'm so tired of separation. I just want people to be treated equally.”