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You Have To Read Kim K's Open Letter About Slut Shaming

Did Kim just win the nude selfie debate? 

Kim Kardashian is having quite the week. After nearly breaking the internet -- again -- by posting a completely nude selfie and then clapping back at half of Hollywood over it, Kim K has taken a break from being sassy on Twitter to pen a thoughtful open letter on the subject of body positivity and slut shaming.

Kim posted the letter to her website today, and her words on shame and empowerment are causing quite the stir. Here it is in its entirety because honestly, before deciding to comment on what another woman does with her body, this letter should be required reading.

"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."

Kim ended the letter by wishing readers a Happy International Women's Day.

Regardless of how you feel about the Kardashians and their uncrushable empire, what can't be denied is that Kim made a lot of good points here. Judging women for what they choose to do with their own bodies is never okay, and it doesn't become acceptable just because the woman in question is a Kardashian (you know, the celeb family that everyone loves to hate).

If you're claiming to be someone who supports the rights of women - the right to make decisions for themselves, the right to be a sexual being without being judged for it simply because of their gender, the right to exist on their own terms - then that has to include all women, not just the ones who don't annoy you.

As Kim already said, she's allowed be sexy, and if you don't like it? Tough. Deal with it, and let the Kim live, please.

Want even more background? Watch this video about the Kardashian Klan's history!

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