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The Word “Empowerment” Has Been (Literally) Stripped Of All Meaning

On #ChallengeAccepted and how female empowerment has been co-opted by capitalism (and the Kardashians).

What does the word “empowered” mean? If you were believe the hashtag on Instagram, it would seem to denote being female-identifying, having a camera, and a black-and-white filter.




Women’s issues, politics, culture. Warning: this publication contains feminism.

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Claire J. Harris

Claire J. Harris

Global wanderer. Expert thumb-twiddler. Screenwriter, travel writer, and copy writer. Find me at

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