Pamela Anderson and Kim Kardashian.
activism comes via their own power as sex symbols. The reason for this is that
their names are so associated with sex that it’s impossible to claim that it
isn’t a factor in how they promote a product, service, make a political or
Both Pam and Kim recently revealed nude photos in solidarity with the community
Kim chose International Women’s Day, while Pam chose Hepatitis C.
(selfies and Kim Kardashian’s essay located at end)
Kim Kardashian has the ability to hit on a public nerve in a very real way, she
must be provocative for her brand to keep growing.
I do not make the assumption that the person she presents is the person that
It’s a work face, it’s just that her product/brand is Kim Kardashian.
conversation, she was fully willing to step forward by doing the same thing so
many other people do with a selfie.
She released an essay to elaborate further along with more photos. The essay’s irony in the first paragraphs doesn’t frame the articulated argument she was intending. She fails to see that our assumed prejudices pervert our beliefs until we shift our perspective.
The depth and measure of art is not in its
existence, but in the response to its existence.
And the selfie is so art right now.
Thankfully, the gasps from of those with higher moral fiber were met with the clash of the stances within feminism. Giving more exposure on all sides…All the while still promoting Kim Kardashian.
curious about the psychology behind it, and unfortunately there are presently only two studies, one American (men only) and another
Polish(all adults) on the selfie, and they focus on subject rather than the
Compare the response to another sex symbol who released a nude on Instagram(IG)
Pam Anderson released the nude on IG in November to predominately positive responses.
Both women captioned their respective photos, and every aspect of the art in
the photo is undoubtedly their signature style.
Pam used it as an opportunity to remark about
how unaffordable the treatment is for the majority of those affected by
Pam immediately set the tone of her message and her announcement took fresh
advantage from the fall’s political rally against pharmaceutical price gouging.
Since this is art, measuring the reaction within the community is the measure
of the art’s success.
The difference in reaction is telling. Both communities have had major
escalating upsets and changes in the last few years on a global scale, and
both suffer from a lack of unification. Both are also shaped by their diverse composition and intersectionality.
The critiques and responses above exemplify how willing we are
to accept nudity as an artistic statement. Not only in their points but in one
distinct choice. Whether or not to re-share the image.
For all groups the rationale to use/not use the image is based on readership reception.
After all…. why am I not showcasing both images right now? Because it’s
Scroll down, I put them at the bottom so you can still browse this shit at
What this reception shows is that sexualized marketing is acceptable
when the subject isn’t the artist.
The artist chose a provocative photo to declare a statement, and to remove that provocative photo
from the statement and use another photo
is sexual objectification. Because at that point the statement she made is devalued
by filtering it but still profiting from it…. Nah, I’m sure it’s just
make a wish
send this to 10 people in 10 seconds or your wish will never come true
Forgive my unprofessionalism
Kim Kardashian’s Essay
Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night. In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives.
I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime — and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?
It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that lonnng ago. And people still want to talk about it?!?!
I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. I shouldn’t have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago.
Let’s move on, already. I have.
I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.
I am empowered by my husband, who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself. He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally.
I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women. The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don’t want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.
It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming — it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.
I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.
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