Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were the closest thing we had to American royalty. Whereas Will and Kate epitomize class, structure and elegance, Kim and Kris represented excess, empty fame and ill-conceived notions of true love. It was everything that represented what was wrong with America’s media and I loved every freaking second of it.
Appropriately, the marriage ended after 72 days. It wouldn’t have been true American Royalty if it hadn’t. Kim then almost immediately began dating the only man who can rival her narcissism: Kanye West. It’s perfect. It’s out of a fairy tale, if fairy tales were about characters not many people enjoy and about relationships that were never intended to have a happy ending. Kanye has been quick to appear on Kim’s reality show, and in an episode from this past season we see that Kanye has given Kim racks full of designer dresses. Racks on racks on racks.
How sweet. Except maybe not. There have been reports that ‘Ye has been giving Kim fashion advice, allegedly even telling her that he only likes “his women” to wear black, white or grey. Let’s keep in mind that this is all alleged — believe me, we don’t need the rumors to fuel the truth that the relationship is sick, weird and unhealthy. During the first phase of their relationship, Kim was seen sporting a set of earrings with the initials “KW”. Then he bought her a $34,000 gold skull with the initials “KKW” written in white gems on the back of the base. Most troubling are the reports that have come about that Kanye has abused former girlfriends in the past.
The most recent unsettling development in this K(KW)-Hole of Narcissism they call a relationship has been Kim’s very small appearance in the background of Kanye’s latest music video for a song called “Perfect Bitch.” In case you were wondering, he has already confirmed via Twitter that the song was written about her.
The Root recently published a piece that notes the disturbing trend surrounding women and sex. We’re being inundated by numerous channels that to be talked down to, to be submissive, to be referred to as someone’s “bitch” is the norm. Between Twilight, Twilight-Lite (50 Shades of Grey) and damned near most songs on any rap-centric radio station, young girls are being flooded with examples of submissive women and dominant men.
And if the sub/dom aspect of sex is what works for you in the bedroom — or the sex cave dungeon — all the power to you. Feminism is about being able to make your own choice, and sometimes that choice involves choking, a whip and being called a filthy whore because it’s what gets you off. But don’t we owe it to developing girls to showcase more relationships based on equality and respect? That there’s an option out there that doesn’t rely on being referred to as someone’s “bitch”? And am I the only one bothered by Flo Rida’s “Whistle”?! I don’t care that it’s about blow jobs, but has it been pointed out that Mr. Rida is instructing this girl in question on how to give oral sex? Which means that she is most likely significantly younger than his 32 years. Like, so young that this girl never even Googled “how to give a blow job?” So a toddler? Is Flo Rida trying to teach a toddler how to perform oral sex?
I give up on everything. Kim needs to learn how to find respect and love for herself without a man, Kanye needs to get a better therapist, we need more relationship examples that don’t mirror that of Scott and Lacey Peterson, and Flo Rida needs to stop making catchy songs about BJs, Because I can’t stop whistling that damned whimsical hook, and it’s killing my soul a little each and every day.
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