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Yesterday news damaged that Kim Kardashian West was robbed and also held at gunpoint in Paris. At the moment of the occurrence she was in a private residence wbelow she had been remaining while attfinishing Paris Fashion Week. Though she is physically unhequipped, she was apparently tied up and also locked in a bathroom while the five assailants, that were dressed as police police officers, made off via over $14 million worth of jewellery.

The assailants are still at big and, though the dust is beginning to work out, one quite nasty outcome has emerged in the results of the robbery. As the news of the ordeal spcheck out across the internet, many type of social media customers had an unsavoury (but not completely unsurprising) reactivity to the event.

After years of desperation, Kim Kardashian lastly has actually a factor to be in the news now.

— Josh Tiberius Meeks (
ProducerMeeks) October 3, 2016

50 bucks Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint by the exact same people that robbed Ryan Lochte

— Ryan Broems (
ryanbroems) October 3, 2016

I can't believe someone robbed Kim Kardashian at gunsuggest when all you really needed was a shiny object.

— Rock (
TheMichaelRock) October 3, 2016

#KimKardashian held at gunpoint? I think we all understand that did this. pic.twitter.com/NfNLLA5D5b

— Jake L Bennett (
JakeLBennett) October 3, 2016

"KIM KARDASHIAN ROBBED" Hope somebody got a photo.

— Mike Scully (
scullymike) October 3, 2016

Just Another Day Being Kim K

There’s no doubt that Kim Kardashian is a polemerging number. People are often bent out of shape around her, about her family members, around her marital relationship, about her body, around her climb to fame… about every little thing and anything, really. And fine: not everyone has to prefer everyone. But to mock and also sneer at someone who was simply robbed at gunsuggest, just because you don’t prefer the TV present Keeping Up with The Kardashians or what it ostensibly represents, is borderline sociopathic.

To me, the worry of laughing at Kardashian West’s misfortune goes well beyond public opinion of her, or the reality that she is a rich and famous celebrity and is therefore someexactly how much less worthy of sympathy after having a large number of expensive jewels stolen by criminals. This is around just how culture views womales, and exactly how much we “value” and also “reward” woguys who behave in a specific way: the “right” means.

In many kind of methods, Kardashian West is not what society considers to be the ideal woman: she is openly sex-related (so a lot so that her fame was launched off the back of her sexuality, in the create of a leaked sex tape); she is ambitious and also seeks out fame, fortune and success. She has the gall to think she can take up area in a way that she chooses, on her terms — and many kind of openly resent her for it.

Whether it’s deliberate or not, some punish her for it. To laugh when she’s put in harm’s way is to support the principle that she ‘deserves’ it; that this crime is in some way okay bereason she’s being taken dvery own a peg or 2.

kim kardashian gets robbed at gunallude, the world sneers & tell her she deserved it. lovely. https://t.co/7cUysQ2UYj pic.twitter.com/RT9BQCGDEj

— Melissa Leon (
MelissaHLeon) October 3, 2016

The “Right” Kind Of Woman

When I saw the jokes flood Twitter as news broke digital, I redubbed the popular Kardashian meme that circulated previously this year. It read: “In a people of Kardashians, be a ” – empty being the name of any type of regarded “worthier” female celebrity, choose Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Helena Bonham Carter or Princess Diana.


However you feel around the Kardashians, the concept of women measuring themselves against each various other in order to get approval from a wider public is truly sick. The meme seizes the means the media mirrors ourselves earlier to us and also amplifies it by 1000. It translates a violent create of internalised misogyny that urges women to look at each other, and themselves, as males do: to view ourselves with a gaze that judges us “worthy” or “unworthy”.

Where is the meme that reads: “In a human being of Chris Browns/Sean Penns/Johnny Depps/Wayne Careys/Bill Cosbys, be a man that doesn’t abuse and also rape women”? It doesn’t exist, because there is no widespread metric for measuring males versus each other, as tbelow is for women. (It’s additionally worth noting that the regarded “sin” of being a celebrity without having “earned” it is seemingly nowbelow near the actual sin of being a man who beats and/or rapes womales.)

It’s memes favor this one that encourage the type of stagnant, deplorable atmosphere that breeds vitriolic responses to a woman’s terror and misfortune. It doesn’t issue if that womale is Kim Kardashian West or any type of other everyday woguy from almost everywhere else in the civilization. A woman was threatened; her life remained in danger. What the fuck is funny about that?

The Wife/Mother/Daughter Defence

Of course, the internet is not completely 100 percent bonkers. There were many who took to social media yesterday to defend Kardashian West and to point out that a woguy in harm’s means is not a laughing issue.

You don't need to favor Kim Kardashian, but laughing at her being hosted at gunpoint makes you a sick person and also various other womales will take note.

— Alex Gervasi (
AlexontheMic) October 3, 2016

The way a perboy talks around Kim Kardashian tells you so much around what they think about womales.

— Ally Garrett (
KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she's a mom,a daughter,a wife,a friend.Be nice or shut up

— James Corden (
JKCorden) October 3, 2016

Still, so many of these defences rprogressed around the idea that Kardashian West is a “wife” or a “mother” or a “daughter”. Everywhere is the concept that her fatality would certainly make family members sad and leave behind tiny, mothermuch less children; that this is what provides laughing at her misfortune so wrong.

As well-intentioned as it is, we’re aget measuring a womale by her regarded value. She is a mother; she is a wife; therefore, we must feel sympathy for her. A woguy — any womale — is more than the roles she fills because she is a womale. She’s likewise a perkid that, choose any kind of perboy, deserves to be safe.

If anypoint, this occurrence reminds us that Kim Kardashian West is simply prefer so many type of various other women: judged, endangered, unsafe and also undefended by a people that thinks she is worth less bereason she is female, or a specific sort of female.

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It’s time for a little bit more empathy, and also a lot more solidarity.

Matilda Dixon-Smith is a freelance writer, editor and also theatre-maker, and a card-carrying feminist. She also tweets intermittently and also via incredibly bit skill from