Kim Kardashian West appeared Friday at the conference, which focuses on women and the Internet. She shared her thoughts on feminism, nude selfies, raising her children and her marriage, outlets report.
Despite her belief in body positivity and supporting other women in business, Kim Kardashian West is still hesitant to embrace the word “feminist.”
“Everyone always asks, are you a feminist?” she said during her keynote interview at the BlogHer ’16 conference on Friday. “And I don’t think that I am.”
So, exactly, how would the reality star, queen of social media, Kanye West wife, and mom of two define feminism?
“I love to support other women, but I’m not the free-the-nipple type girl. … Just, like, no hate. That’s my thing,” she said.
Elisa Camahort, co-founder of the annual confab, led the discussion and asked Kardashian West why she likes to post nude photos of herself on social media.
“Because I feel good about myself!” she replied. “I mean after you have a kid, now if you have two kids, there is a feeling that. … I mean I lost 70 pounds!”
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” co-star shares her life freely on the show, her app and social media, but she said she does strive for some privacy when it comes to Kanye and her kids.
“He’s very private even though he’s in the business and I’m very open. And so he’s really taught me how to become a little bit more private and I’ve taught him how to be a little bit more open and it really works for us,” Kardashian West said.
She then provided a description of what she does believe that sounded kind of like … feminism. “I just think I do what makes me happy, and I want women to be confident and I’m just so supportive of women,” she said. “But I’m not the free-the-nipple type of girl” (her frequent naked photo spreads and selfies apparently notwithstanding).
Of course, this isn’t an uncommon position for celebrity women to take: Sarah Jessica Parker, Marion Cotillard, Lady Gaga and many, many other women have said they’re not feminists while simultaneously embracing platforms of gender equality.
So, uh, whatever you say, Kim K.