Amber Rose Channels Feminist Icons For Paper Magazine
Amber Rose is now a proud feminist, but it took her a while to get there.
In an interview with Paper Magazine -- where Rose takes on the appearance of major feminist icons, including Rosie the Riveter, Susan B Anthony and Gloria Steinem with Dorothy Pitman Hughes among others, in an accompanying shoot -- Rose explains that her self-proclaimed title as a feminist is relatively new, and that she was once a “slut-shamer, completely.” But the time following her divorce from former husband Wiz Khalifa proved to be an eye-opening one.
She said, "I would look on [Wiz's] Instagram and he would have pictures of all these women all over him… and then I would post a picture of me and my son. And people would be like, 'Does your son know that his mother's a whore?’ People are like, 'Wiz is out f---king mad bad bitches and you're at home crying over him because he's the best thing that f---king ever happened to you and now you're just a fat, bald-headed single mother and no one will ever love you.' So yeah, I guess months of seeing sh--t like that, I was just like, 'I can't live like this. There's something wrong.’"
Speaking about the event, Rose said she was glad to see how many women participated: "I was really glad that my Slut Walk was extremely diverse. There were all types of women from all walks of life there... That would be the main thing for me... really just try to take the racism out of feminism for our generation."
Head over to Paper to check out the full interview and see a complete slideshow of Rose's shoot.
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