I’m gonna be honest, this is what I have looked like all week-long as I look over my Newsfeed on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
No offense to crazy people.
I came out of the closet when it comes to my love of Kim Kardashian a long time ago, because the truth is that we have plenty of petty drama in the Catholic Church, so to act as if we are “too good” for reality TV is stupid. Exhibit A: all the exploding heads over Pope Francis, the Synod and how the sky is falling. The fact is that I watch a lot of reality TV, there is one lady who is judging me hard for it because it’s a waste of time, umm, no shit. It’s not really a waste of time for me. I could list all the things that I have learned from watching the Kardashians alone. Like that money doesn’t change the fact that everyone in this world, both rich and dirt poor, wants to be loved and to love. Where we all disagree is on how to do those two things. Even the most pious rosary praying Catholic misses that mark, that is what sin IS.
I think Kimmy K is gorgeous. I think she is smarter than a lot of people, including her family and her husband, give her credit for. She has a heart of gold. She has great taste in fashion when she isn’t trying impress anyone and her love of selfies is kind of like my love of books. Sure, I can pretend that I love books because they make me smart, but the truth is that I just love getting books in the mail. I like smelling them more than I take time to read them. I’m just being real about it, I am obsessed with books because books, not because I am smarter than Kim.
If you are Catholic and/or pro-life and you are calling Kim Kardashian a whore, slut, dumb bitch, waste of air, or anything else like that then you are doing Catholic/pro-life wrong. I don’t care if you stand outside of an abortion clinic for 17 days in 40 inches of snow, you are still doing it wrong. Being Catholic and/or pro-life is about the dignity of the human person. If you do not get that everyone has that dignity but are against abortion then 1. you are anti-abortion not pro-life and 2. you are part of the problem.
Kimmy K… girl. You are worth more than your ass. Your husband should value you more than that. You should value your child more than that, and if none of that hits you then, you should value my child. My son has battled an issue with looking at porn for the last 2 years of his life. Unlike most grown men, he admits his problem and does whatever it takes to make sure that he respects himself and women by not looking at naked pictures of women on the internet. Because of your pictures, he was not able to do his homework because it was online and your boobs and ass were plastered everywhere. Maybe that isn’t a big deal to you yet since your child is still little, but when you were attacked on a plane by a crazy person yelling that your baby was black, you knew that your job was to protect your child from that and you wrote a letter on your blog about it. Well, I am a mother protecting my child, and I am asking you to please consider what your actions did to my child. Mother to mother, it isn’t cool that my kid had to give me his iPod because he was talking to a friend on Instagram and the picture of your ass popped up. He didn’t go looking for that, it came to him. That is not cool. If you wanna be naked for the world, please do it in a way that my child, who is fighting against his addiction like a champ, isn’t exposed to it.
Please read this post on New Wave Feminists and do all women a favor and stop helping push the idea that we are only worth something if we meet some far-fetched goal of beauty. Not all of us have your time or money. If I did, I promise that I would be hotter than you, but I don’t so I am 60 pounds heavier than I’ve ever been in my life and I hate myself when I look in the mirror. Why? Because I have lived in a culture that tells me if I’m not a size 3 waist with size 36 C boobs that I am ugly. I know you know what that feels like because of everything said about you while you were pregnant. Posing naked for some no name magazine isn’t going to make you feel better about yourself, but it will make the rest of us who can’t get work done or spend 10 hours in the gym feel worse about ourselves.
Women, we can do better than constantly comparing ourselves to one another. At the end of the day, each one of us is trying to be the best woman that we can be. Nobody gets that more than other women. Instead of attacking one another or comparing ourselves to the other, how about if we just help, pray and support each other. We are all fighting a battle with ourselves, why add to that by fighting other women? Jesus, give us Your peace.