Kim Kardashian Will Speak At The Commonwealth Club & She's The Perfect Woman For The Job
It's official: Like it or not, Kim Kardashian is kind of taking over the world. Later this month, Kim is scheduled to speak at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. In case you don't know what the Commonwealth Club is, it's an annual public forum that hosts talks from world leaders and some of our country's greatest minds. In the past, the forum has featured speakers like Martin Luther King Jr., more than a few former presidents, and Nancy Pelosi — all in all, they keep a pretty prestigious roster. All things considered, it's not a group that Kim would normally be included in, so obviously, it's huge that she's been invited to speak this year. The bad news: USA Today predicts plenty of people will be upset that she is joining the ranks of these distinguished guests, but if you ask me, that's pretty unfair. Kim has just as much right to speak at the Commonwealth Club as anyone else, especially on the topics she'll be addressing while she's there.
Kim's appearance is sponsored by Glu Mobile, the company behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and according to the Commonwealth Club's website, she'll be talking about "her new book Selfish, the Kardashian Jenner clan, the business of millennial culture, the objectification of women in media, and more." Who better to speak to these topics than Kim?
OK, I get it: Kim's on reality TV, she takes a lot of selfies, she's attached to her Instagram — who cares? She's also an incredibly successful businesswoman who managed to grow up in the spotlight and come out relatively unscathed, and being that her family is the topic of a lot of conversations right now, she's obviously doing something right. She may not have written the coding for KK:H, but she does call a lot of the shots. The game's release was ridiculously explosive when it launched last summer, and not on accident. She's incredibly savvy in understanding what sells and what doesn't, and the best way to reach consumers. If more people would take a break from criticizing her (or mocking her, which seems to happen in equal measure these days), they'd probably realize she's someone we can learn a lot from.
And as far as women being objectified in media goes? Yeah, I'd definitely say that Kim has a little experience with that, too. Being that Kim's voice tends to be a lot louder than others based on the fact that she's part of one of the most famous families in the world right now, she's the perfect person to stand up for women who feel marginalized by the media. Someone has to do it, right? Why not Kim? She's funny, she's relatable, and I firmly believe that anyone who doesn't watch Keeping Up With The Kardashianshas no sense of humor.
I'm with Russell Simmons: Kim Kardashian could totally be president. And anytime she wants to give a speech, I'm listening.