Hey kids: please make note that Kylie Jenner isn’t the only “face of feminism.” Sigh.
I agree that it’s impressive that Kylie has created her own cosmetics line, clothing line has her own website, app and social channels, which is cool. And I know it’s also cool for journalists to ask celebs if they’re feminist or not. That being said, I cringe to think people would consider what Kylie is doing to be progressive or feminist. Kylie talked to Glamour UK about the whole thing:
“I do consider myself a feminist,” Jenner tells Glamour UK in an interview accompanying her June cover shoot for the magazine. “I’m a young woman, for one thing, and I don’t depend on a man or anybody else. I make my own money and start my own businesses, and I feel like I’m an inspiration for a lot of young girls who want to stand on their own.”
So in Kylie’s world, feminism is about being young and is hinged on her financial identity. And she didn’t start her businesses all on her own, she had assistance from her reality tv family. C’mon.
“I only show people what I want them to see,” she shares. “And in time, I think I’ll just slowly start moving behind the scenes. The show has to end eventually, and I’m not going to leave until we’re done with it, but by 20 I want to have the whole of my cosmetics line out because that’s my primary focus. I definitely won’t want to be doing anything else that would make me more public.”
Suuure. Listen, I admire her entrepreneurship and the fact that she’s been paying for things herself since she was 13. But the fact is: she’s only been paying because she’s had the money.
I call BS, Kylie. Do some reading on feminist theory, why dontcha.
Photos: Glamour UK