Amber Rose Channels Feminist Icons For Paper Magazine

Amber Rose is in Paper Magazine posing as iconic femist figures: Rosie the Riveter, Susan B Anthony and Gloria Steinem with Dorothy Pitman Hughes among others. 

In an accompanying interview with the magazine, she calls herself a feminist but says that it took her a while to find that voice. She once was, as she says 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 w***e?’ People are like, ‘Wiz is out f—king mad bad b*****s 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.

Amber has since spoken out in various ways, going as far as to organize her own Slut Walk — a movement meant as a form of protest against sexual assault and rape — in Los Angeles. She says:  

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.

Good for her for trying to making big change! Read the full article HERE