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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian rejects 'feminist' label

Published 16/08/2016 | 14:06

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Kim Kardashian will not call herself a feminist because she rejects "the idea of being labelled".

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The reality TV star attracted controversy earlier this month when she told an audience at the BlogHer conference that she was not a feminist.

She added: "I love to support other women, but I'm not the 'free-the-nipple' type girl."

Kardashian, 35, has now penned a blog post explaining why she feels the term creates "separation", despite her beliefs in equal rights.

She wrote on her website: " For me, a feminist is someone who advocates for the civil and social rights and liberties of all people, regardless of their gender; anyone who believes that women should have the same choices and opportunities as men when it comes to education and employment, their bodies and their lifestyles.

"Of course I want these things! I'm all about empowering and uplifting women."

But she added: "Why do we have to put labels on things? You're Republican, you're Democrat, you're bisexual, you're plus-size, you're poor, you're a criminal, you're a mother, you're a feminist.

"I'm a human being, and I have thoughts, feelings and opinions about a lot of different things.

"I don't need to be defined by those beliefs, just as much as I don't want to be set apart from - or viewed as being against - those who DO define themselves by those beliefs."

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star acknowledged that others might identify her as a feminist because she makes her own money and encourages women to embrace their sexuality.

But she expressed her concerns that " being grouped or labelled can create separation between people who do (or don't) fall into certain categories."

She added: "The fight for equality is about ALL human beings being treated equally - regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity."

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