There's No Better Time For Tina Fey's Kim Kardashian Quote Than Now
Everyone is in a tizzy over Kim Kardashian's nude photos on the cover on Paper Magazine.
It's great press both for the magazine and for Kim herself, but I can't help but feel that it's pretty detrimental to our society as a whole.
I mean, here is this woman with a "perfect" body parading around every corner of the Internet, forcing us to objectify her.
Look, as a red-blooded American male, I'm not going to sit here and tell you I don't like looking at this sort of thing. But after the initial sheen has worn off, it seems like these images could do some real harm.
They set a pretty terrible example for young girls in that they promote unrealistic bodily expectations and make it seem as if the only way to be noticed is to turn yourself into an to an object for the sexual gratification of others, to submit to the male gaze.
But, there are those out there who know better than to yield to these impossible standards of beauty. And Tina Fey is one of those people.
In her book "Bossypants," Fey spoke about the emergence of a culture obsessed with asses and how celebrities perpetuate these ridiculous ideals. We should all follow Fey's lead.
We'll be better as a society for it. Take heed:
I think the first real change in women's body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I'm totally messing with you. All Beyoncé and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.