Amber Rose as Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes

Amber Rose as Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes

Amber Rose may have been introduced to the public as Kanye West’s muse, but the mother/business woman/self-proclaimed “bad bitch” has blossomed into an outspoken feminist.

To celebrate her transition, and the publication of her book How to Be A Bad Bitch, Rose posed for Paper Magazine editorial that let the Philly native channel feminist icons throughout history from War World II poster gal Rosie the Riveter and Susan B. Anthony, to Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes.


Rose says the vicious comments she received after her split from her ex husband,Wiz Khalifa, inspired her to be more outspoken about feminism, slut-shaming, and sex-positivity.

“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 fucking mad bad bitches and you’re at home crying over him because he’s the best thing that fucking 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 shit like that, I was just like, ‘I can’t live like this. There’s something wrong.'”

Back in October, Rose hosted a “slut walk” to denounce harassment and protest double standards women face. The diverse crowd echoed what Rose hopes to accomplish as a feminist: to bring all women together.


Amber Rose as Susan B. Anthony

“Like, all of us as women, let’s just stick together and look out for each other. I was really glad that my Slut Walk was extremely diverse. There were all types of women from all walks of life there,” she told Paper. “That would be the main thing for me… really just try to take the racism out of feminism for our generation.”

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  • [email protected]

    Not sure I get her point. She is not a feminist.

    • Me

      Says who?

  • Mahogany

    Photos look nice. That’s all I have to say.

  • G

    And how is this suppose to “empower” women?

    Look I have nothing against Amber, but the fact is, she has sold her “brand” based on sex appeal, and little else! As a mature woman, I fail to see why anyone would want refer to themselves a “bad b*tch”. Our continuing struggle is bigger than this!

    Harriet Tubman’s was a scout, as well as recusing an untold amount of people from slavery.
    Rosa Parks took a stand by the simple act of sitting down; she is the mother of a movement.
    Bessie Coleman was the first Black female pilot; she reached to the sky for her dreams.
    Angela Davis professor and activist, stood alone and never once stepped back.

    So Amber does a “great photo shoot” portraying women who have taken a stand or have represented our strength, courage and daring . . . . and this means what to me? And this means what to other women?

    • Noirluv45

      Tell it!

    • Rizzo

      beautifully written …

  • Dr.Rue

    I’m glad these photos had captions, I had no idea who she was suppose to be in the last pic