If you're a Teen Mom 2 fan, then you're probably aware that Kailyn Lowry has three sons by three different fathers.
As a result, she's been criticized on a fairly constant basis by oddly puritanical reality TV fans.
Apparently, there are Amish folk with basic cable out there. Who knew?
It goes without saying that these people are morons, and Kail has nothing to be ashamed of.
But in the interest of setting fire to gender norms and toxic double standards, we'd like to take things a step further and propose that Kail deserves a place alongside Carrie Bradshaw and Daenerys Targaryen on the short list of genuinely empowered, sex-positive women who have graced our television screens.
Sure, she doesn't have any pet dragons, but she does earn bonus points for being not only an actual real-world human, but a representative of chronically underrepresented groups such as single moms and bisexual women.
So whether you love Kail or irrationally hate her (It's pretty much always irrational when you hate someone whose actions in no way impact your life. Just sayin'.), join as we make the case for Ms. Lowry as the most sexually woke of all the Teen Moms:
Living Her Best Life
Kail has described herself as the most hated of all the Teen Moms, and while that title could probably be more accurately applied to Jenelle Evans or Farrah Abraham, it's not hard to see why Lowry feels so maligned.
An Army of Haters
Much of the anti-Kail criticism has to do with her alleged promiscuity, which is absurd for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there's no indication Lowry has been with an inordinate number of partners.
Who. Really. Cares?
More importantly, it doesn't matter if Kail has slept with a lot of people. Sure, she stars on a reality show, and her personal life is bound to be a topic of discussion on social media, but that doesn't mean every opinion that every viewer expresses about her personal life is valid or un-problematic.
The Obvious Point
For starters, if Kail were a man, she'd be applauded for much of the same behavior for which she's currently maligned.
The More Important Point
On top of that, based on what we've seen of her on screen and heard about her from her past partners, Kail is in no way abusive in her relationships.
Doing It Right
She doesn't engage in risky behavior for its own sake. She doesn't use her sexuality in a way that's likely to cause harm to herself or others, and she's famously cautious about introducing her children to her partners.