How Kim Kardashian Reveals What’s Wrong With Women Judging Other Women
Kim Kardashian turns 34 today. But really, why should we all care? Especially since it seems like 80 percent of the American population absolutely despises Kim, specifically American women.
Most women with whom I have spoken about the reality television star and media mogul have only completely negative comments to say about her.
Often, the reaction is along the lines of, “She is representing women badly.” “How can the feminist movement move forward when we have a sex symbol as our diplomat?” “She is looking really, really fat these days.”
Well, why are women picking on other women who are independent and successful? Why can we not be simply pleased that a woman is developing her own empire in society?
For Kim, perhaps it was her sex tape that made her successes less respectable or maybe, it was her incredibly short marriage. Or perhaps, it is American women’s insecurities in ourselves that make her the main target of our aggressions.
In other words, Kim is a bombshell and women hate her for it. We hate her because our men love her and we secretly want to be her. We want her fabulous lifestyle and her big, crazy family. We want her mansions and cars.
Let’s face it: If we were offered to live her life for a day, none of us would dare turn it down.
I believe that women primarily put her down because we are not happy with ourselves. We see her living a life we want, and we hate that she has it and we don’t.
I’m not saying women are all superficial… because we aren’t. What I am saying is that we are so focused on hating Kim, we cannot see that we are truly just unhappy with ourselves.
We unconsciously (or consciously) compare ourselves to Kim to see how we are doing in our own lives.
For example, when she gained weight during her pregnancy, we laughed and suddenly felt better about ourselves.
We thought, ‘At least we aren’t that fat.’ Then, she quickly lost weight and we thought, ‘Damn, if she can do it, why can’t I? She must have an eating disorder or something. At least I’m healthy.’
Compare the average woman to the average man and you will notice a real difference in their attitudes toward the rich and famous.
Do men constantly obsess over Brad Pitt or Zac Efron’s sudden weight loss? Do they criticize them incessantly, waiting for them to screw up again and then reveling in the glory if the screw-up really does ensue? No.
So, why do we do that to Kim and other celebrities just like her? If we, women, were truly secure with ourselves, we would not dog on Kim as much as we do.
Most of us want to be fashionable, in love and rich. Kim embodies that, and we tend to resent it. She doesn’t appear to have struggles; she has an “easy life.” But, everyone has bad days. We should be able to understand this and know she is not perfect, just like us.
Making fun of Kim doesn’t make her life easy; it just makes it more obvious that American women need a change of perspective.
If we are truly feminists, we would be proud to see a woman going out and getting what she wants. In reality, she is paving the way for the rest of us.
There are only so many self-earned wealthy women in the world, and like it or not, Kim K is one hell of a businesswoman.
She is a confident woman who looks her haters in the eyes and says, “I don’t give a f*ck what you think of me.”
The terrible comments made about her daily do not stop her from achieving what she wants to do. So, what are we doing, wasting our thoughts on a woman who doesn’t think about us at all?
I think it’s time to take a cue from Kim Kardashian: Let’s stop the comparisons and start living our own lives.
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