Though lesser minds continue to malign Kim Kardashian West for her outward support of female empowerment through a variety of mediums, recent cosigns have thankfully started to shift the global conversation surrounding her place in pop culture to a far more interesting place. On Tuesday, Kim visited the esteemed Commonwealth Club of California to speak on millennial culture, the realities of fame, and the objectification of women in modern media.
Thankfully, Kim wasted no time in affirming the increasingly acknowledged importance of her position in pop culture. When asked directly about the objectification of women in relation to her no-holds-barred Instagram methods, Kim says she doesn't consider that a bad thing. "I think there’s power in that," says Kim, "and I think I have the control to put out what I want so even if I’m objectifying myself, I feel good about it." Kim adds that many people still assume that "with looks, things will be easy" — though she contributes her own success to simply putting in the necessary work, as quoted by Page Six.
Kim also discussed the family's beautifully evolving relationship with Caitlyn Jenner, whose new E! docuseries I Am Cait debuts later this month. According to Kim, the public has been "more supportive than we ever could have imagined." As previously reported, Kim is currently expecting her second child — a boy — with husband Kanye West.