Now that she's a mom and an international fashion genius, Kim Kardashian (seen above, very enthused to be meeting Tom Hanks' wife) suddenly feels an obligation to reach out to the less fortunate people, who haven't built an empire on sucking Ray J's dick. First, she offered some vague and meaningless parenting advice about how kids should be able to do whatever they want, so when North is old enough to ask why mommy married a guy for three months so she could get $17 million for a wedding, Kim can reply that every person is allowed to make decisions and then learn from mistakes.
But now she's lending her annoying voice to the fight for equality in all walks of life, as she penned a very powerful blog post, entitled "On My Mind," that shows that some topics are so important that they simply can't wait for someone to use Google to learn Trayvon Martin's name.
I never knew how much being a mom would change me. It's amazing how one little person and the love I have for her has brought new meaning to every moment. What once seemed so important, now feels insignificant. It's like I get to see the world for the first time again, but through someone else's eyes. It's a beautiful thing to feel and experience so much more, but with that beauty comes a flip side – seeing through my daughter's eyes the side of life that isn't always so pretty.
To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought. It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else's battle. But recently, I've read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been.
I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don't have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation. I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing.
So the first step I'm taking is to stop pretending like this isn't my issue or my problem, because it is, it's everyone's… because the California teenager who was harassed and killed by his classmates for being gay, the teenage blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus for speaking out in favor of women's rights, the boy in Florida who was wrongly accused of committing a crime and ultimately killed because of the color of his skin, they are all someone's son and someone's daughter and it is our responsibility to give them a voice and speak out for those who can't and hopefully in the process, ensure that hate is something our children never have to see.
And I'm sure she'd have even thrown the Sultan of Brunei's name in there for his anti-gay and anti-women laws in his home state, but she gets discounted rooms at his Beverly Hills hotel, and he pays really well for celebrities to attend his parties, so she'll just have to keep an eye on that guy for now.
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