I’m not necessarily proud of this, but I read People Magazine online from time to time – okay, I check it every morning. Yesterday, I learned that Kim Kardashian plans to “break the internet” with a picture of her bottom, and I’m angry about it.
I’m angry because I’m tired of women showing their breasts and buttocks under the guise of female empowerment.
I’m angry for women who work very hard and are not compensated for their work in either payment or respect. I’m angry that celebrities and the politically powerful influence our culture and society when there are intelligent and experienced citizens from all walks of life with their own observations, ideas, and skills that are worth learning about.
Despite the anger, I want to do something positive and uplifting, and I need your help.
Let’s document ourselves as women taking action for good within our spheres of influence. Take a picture of yourself doing what you do – raising children, caring for a friend, giving a speech, volunteering, supporting someone, doing your job well, being creative – and use #WithMyClothesOn when you post it online. You’re invited to share a link of your post in the comment section – I’d love to see what you do with your clothes on!
I want to keep this separate from my work as The Free Range Artisan, so I’m starting another blog in which I will provide a platform to share stories about women who make our world better in unique and meaningful ways. You can contact me at withmyclotheson.wordpress.com. I’ll read your submissions as they come and will begin posting as soon as possible.
Let’s look beyond appearance and sexuality and honor meaningful action…
“… for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
– George Eliot’s Middlemarch
Let’s break the internet with our clothes on!
Moving Beyond the Anger to Embrace the Good,
I’m starting a conversation #WithMyClothesOn