Are you a Ayesha Curry or a Kim Kardashian?
Maybe it was last week or the week before, but once again Kim Kardashian released more nude photos and the internet had a lot to say about it. Those who cared to share their opinion questioned her morals and her role as a mother, but the part that got me was the comparisons that started. As a result of Kim Kardashian actions people started a new conversation where they compared her to Ayesha Curry.
The thing is that Kardashian and Curry are two completely different people and we should respect that. They are not who they are because they want to represent two different spectrums of being a woman or mother. While pointing out their differences is just a mere evaluation, conversations like this create a social benchmark of how women should be.
When Dove started their social mission to shed a light on self-esteem statistics of women and girls for their ‘Like A Girl’ campaign they performed their own research study. In this study they found that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Then only 11% of girls felt comfortable even using the world beautiful when describing themselves.
How crazy is it that women around the world are struggling to develop their sense of self? Instead of blowing up the internet to compare and contrast celebrities we should be focused on how those conversations are affecting our society. With numbers this low why we are more considered about who’s not wearing clothes?
While I could care less about what Kim Kardashian or any other celebrity is doing, I think that the whole comparing women has to stop because it’s disrespectful to all women. It’s hard enough for us to be plagued with images and social standards about how we look and act, but now we have to answer for what other women do and do not do?
We shouldn’t have to pick a side and choose to be either a Kardashian or a Curry. We should have the support and love that we need to ourselves.