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Sat Sep 6, 2014, 05:47 AM

12. I'm still trying to figure out what harm she's posing here

One on hand, she's the only person who's in control of her own image, yet on the other, it's not as if she has any control over the media that spotlights her.

Also, she also uses her own celebrity to support worthy causes as she sees fit: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/kim-kardashian

So the whole idea that she's only doing what she does to satisfy a narcissistic need seems to be incorrect.

Where's the attention to that?


Now, of course, I understand that she's had some issues with some of her charitable giving, but the problem there seems to do with the fact that the entire process is set up in such a way that everyone involved in charity gets a little piece and that money has to come from somewhere.

When she was confronted with this last year, Kim explained by saying that “When the eBay numbers get broken down, the auction management agency that posts for me gets a percentage for all their hard work, then, eBay listing fees, end of auction fees, eBay Store fees, Paypal fees, etc, all add up to about half the sale. Then I give 10% to charity.”

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kim-Kardashian-Pocketed-400-000-301-108-from-Charity-Last-Year-Alone-455695.shtml


The article misrepresented her by alleging that she "pocketed" much of that money which was donated, when it actually went to everyone else who administered the process. So much for trying to do the right thing and give stuff away without a catch.

About the feminist thing, I find it interesting that she has no other than Gloria Steinem in her corner: http://www.entertainmentwise.com/photos/111208/1/Kim-Kardashians-Pregnant-Body-Isnt-Public-Property-Weight-Criticism-Slammed-By-Feminist


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