KELLY Brook feels more ‘body confident’ than ever because her husband loves her ‘big bum and boobies’. It’s a confusing message, but not the first from an ‘empowered’ celeb. Such as these.
Kim finds stripping off ‘empowering’, which is just as well – anything else would be like a bear saying they find shitting in the woods ‘painfully embarrassing’. In fact she overused the word so much that even Cosmopolitan criticised her for it, and this is a magazine mainly concerned with telling women how to make sure their blowjobs are up to scratch.
If you ignore the fact that Kelly’s entire career was based on being pretty with big tits, it’s good that she no longer feels the need to pander to other people’s standards of beauty. Unfortunately her rationale for this isn’t a great example of progressive thought. ‘[My husband] Jeremy is Italian so he likes he likes a big bum and boobies,’ she said, in a novel synthesis of female empowerment, baby talk and casual racism.
Very much the Karl Marx of Girl Power, Geri was the theorist behind the philosophy of shouting ‘GIRL POWER!’ a lot. Cynics might argue that Girl Power has done little to smash the glass ceiling or address institutional misogyny, but you can’t disagree with its powerful central message of not ignoring your friends because boys just want to finger you.
Gwyneth’s vagina candle is ‘a really strong feminist statement’ because it helps women who are ashamed of the smell of their lady parts, apparently. Fair enough, but maybe have a shower if it’s that noticeable? The problem with Ms Paltrow generally is that her Goop sideline is based entirely on horribly overpriced products, eg. ‘super nutrient’ face oil ($98) or a ‘smart fridge’ ($1,295). Maybe Germaine Greer wrote another classic of feminism after The Female Eunuch, called Make $$$s With Feminism FAST!!!.
The Blurred Lines model talks about feminism a lot, but entirely in connection with herself. It’s the equivalent of calling a plumber who tells you: ‘As a plumber, I’m comfortable with where my plumbing career is now, and as a member of the wider plumbing community…’ for two hours without actually fixing your f**king toilet.
You’ve got to hand it to Miley for simply making up her own definition of feminism: ‘I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything.’ It might have been worth adding a few caveats, eg. sharks, raw chicken, unshielded plutonium, etc. However it definitely takes some courage to discuss feminism after sitting naked on a wrecking ball and, in the same video, hungrily licking a large hammer.
You could fill a bottomless pit with Meghan’s vague and incredibly obvious comments about feminism, eg. ‘You can be feminine and a feminist’, ‘Feminism is about fairness’, etc. Back in 2019 she made a big deal about bringing up her unborn child, who is now four-year-old Archie, to be a feminist. We’re sure Harry is looking forward to those gripping conversations.