Portrayal of Women in Keeping Up with the Kardashians

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So, to have a lavish lifestyle, she opts for an older man and in turn becomes dependent on him. Also, Kourtney Kardashian gets pregnant and mothers a child with a young man, Scott Disick. Her parents do not consent to her settling with the man, who proved to be unfaithful numerous times. Her parent’s pleas fall on deaf ears and she goes on to settle with Scott. Their years of shacking are followed by emotional drainage and hurt on Kourtney’s part, yet she does not walk out of their union even when she has reasons too, until later on because she is emotionally dependent on Scott. The Kardashian sisters are seen to have dated numerous men and had sexual relations with them.

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Kim Kardashian the most famous of the sisters are seen to have married twice and dated several older and younger men with nothing other than sexual ties being the basis of these relationships. Her publicly leaked sex video with a famous musician is a promotion of the over sexualized nature of women. Kourtney who in her younger years was a life of the party is seen to go in night outs and ends up getting intimate with strangers at the party. Numerous nude photos and indecent dressing of the Kardashians negatively portrays women. Though a rich and affluent family with all members having access to quality education, none of the members pursue a thriving education-based career that has a substantial benefit to society.

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Kim Kardashian attends both high school and college but her career is thriving due to her physical attributes rather than intellectual attributes. Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the sisters finishes school and starts a lipstick line. The Kardashians are famous for their augmented body parts and numerous plastic surgeries on their bodies which are their career tools. The ladies pursue jobs in acting, fashion and modelling, which require little to no serious schooling at all. Women’s reliance upon and use of beauty for fame It goes without question that what makes the Kardashians famous are their evidently exaggerated posteriors, physical and facial beauty. The series has been highlighted by many plastic surgery events including breast implants, lip lifts and suctions.

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The girls not only pursue careers that emphasize on outward appearance, but their one on one interviews also focus around themselves, their appearance and emotions. Their body exposure and embrace of nudity does not go unnoticed. Kylie Jenner is famous for her lip surgery, Khloe Kardashian is famous for her breast implants and hip lifts, Kim Kardashian is famous for her numerous body part surgeries and Kris Jenner is famous for her nose jobs. The emphasis of beauty starting from the outside in rather than from the inside out is a grave injustice for women. Society’s view on beauty should not subject women to change who they are just to be famous and accepted. The stance that beauty is skin deep should be the status quo.

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