But it would certainly help if the Kardashians weren't so recklessly feeding the biases and stereotypes we know make it harder for women and people of color, and especially women of color, to succeed.Washington Post Sally Kohn is an essayist and a CNN political commentator.She can allow it to be photographed and Photoshopped.She can take pride in it and profit from it and predict that the mere sight of it unclothed will #Break The Internet.If I had not discovered masturbation, I would have spent the majority of my time sitting on shed roofs, like a cat on heat, yowling at the moon. As we are the half of the world that still doesn't get to say as much as men (see stats earlier), how we look works by way of our opening paragraph in any social setting. If a young woman isn't to go mad, then masturbation is a needful hobby, as vital as going on long country walks, to get a bit of air in your lungs, and pursuing the revolution. It doesn't cost anything, it doesn't make you fat, you can knock it off in five minutes flat if you think about Han Solo, or some monkeys "doing it" on an Attenborough documentary, and it means you can face the world with a kind of stoned, post-coital cheerfulness that would otherwise require Valium, or constant spa-breaks. Think of all the different kinds of looks women can have, depending on their clothes, hair and make-up: "Slutty".
She's like a buck-naked Trojan horse for a devious message: that the rest of us shouldn't get our panties in a bunch about sexism and racism because, hey, Kim Kardashian is laughing about it. The A-list couple posed for photos with Giordano's staff following lunch. It's as impossible to untangle for Kardashian as it is for her entire family.
The original version features Carolina Beaumont, who is black.
The portrait was published in Goude's book called, ahem, "Jungle Fever."Both images hark back to even more offensive representations of black women, particularly of Saartjie Baartman — the "Hottentot Venus" — a black woman with a large rear end who was violently exploited as a sexual object in a traveling "freak show" during the slave trade era.
As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. Kim Kardashian's picture is an almost exact replica of a 1976 portrait, also shot by photographer Jean-Paul Goude.
Most cultural critics rolled their eyes and cried stunt. They're dangerous — actively exploiting and reinforcing racial and gender biases.