WOMEN

How Kim Kardashian Killed The Term "Empowerment"

R.I.P. "empowerment." As a word, you had a good run. But you've hit peak meaninglessness, and it's time to kill you off.

"Empowerment" has been an empty term for a while now, used to raise money for vague causes and issues ("empowering women and girls"), pad the pockets of the already-wealthy and well-connected (hosting ubiquitous "women's empowerment" conferences and speaking gigs), and justify basically anything a woman feels like doing ("I find doing acrobatics/getting spanked/wearing red lipstick/owning a three-legged cat empowering!"). But the final blow was dealt by the matron of meaninglessness herself: Kim Kardashian. 

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