All posts tagged: Kardashians

Suggested Reading: Janet Mock on Caitlyn Jenner

This past week Caitlyn Jenner’s stunning Vanity Fair cover was revealed and the internet exploded. Check out one of my favorite responses by journalist, author, and transgender activist Janet Mock, in Revealing Caitlyn Jenner: My Thoughts on Media, Privilege, Healthcare Access, and Glamour. The article celebrates the power of Caitlyn Jenner’s visibility while addressing the intersectionality of the transgender community and the fact that most individuals do not have access to the same opportunities as Jenner.

Cultural Observation: The Kardashians and Wealth

In an interview with Amazon this past week President Barack Obama discussed the American dream and how our entertainment culture has changed what success means to many. “I don’t think people went around saying to themselves: ‘I need to have a 10,000 square foot house’. We weren’t exposed to things we didn’t have in the same way kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.” The President’s comments have since become the subject of scrutiny, supplying Kris Jenner with new material to fill her daytime talk show (which isn’t doing too well). Although I’m generally entertained by the Kardashians (though find them extremely problematic), I think Kris completely missed the mark in her response to the President’s statements. President Obama’s comments weren’t meant to question the success of Kim & Kanye – whether they work hard or not is irrelevant. It’s that the …