There is no doubt that Kim Kardashian is one of the most successful women in Hollywood. From her early days as a closet organizer and BFF at Paris Hilton, she rose through the ranks in the entertainment industry. So many women look up to the reality TV star and entrepreneur, but her advice to businesswomen in her Variety the cover story has us a bit perplexed.
“I have the best advice for women in business,” she said in the interview. “Get your fucking ass up and work. It seems like no one wants to work these days. Maybe she meant that as empowering advice to take the time and not give up on your dreams — but telling women that “nobody wants to work these days” seems a little tone-deaf coming from her privileged background. There are so many business women working full-time jobs both at home and away at the same time. They don’t have the same access to nannies, chefs and personal assistants – they work very hard alone or with their partner to keep their family happy and functional.
The world is also emerging from a devastating, life-altering pandemic, where many people have seen their careers and financial circumstances change. Child care became a huge issue as child care centers closed and much of the burden fell on women to care for their babies, sometimes even forcing them to give up their careers. So Kardashian’s advice, even if it comes from a place of care, doesn’t add much value to the average woman trying to make ends meet. They are already working hard, so keeping valuable information and telling everyone more to the boss isn’t it.
And that still doesn’t negate the SKIMS founder’s claims that “we work hard.” That’s absolutely true, but their version of kicking ass comes with access to money, a huge Hollywood and financial network, and help from their team. They already had the connections and the money, thanks to dad Robert Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner, and they’ve improved dramatically. But it’s not fair to assume that the average woman is sitting around eating crisps and watching Netflix waiting for an opportunity to arise – they’re too busy running their own mini-empires to make sure it’s there. there is a roof over their heads with food on the table.
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