In her latest Vogue cover, Kim Kardashian mentioned that she was in the middle of completing an apprenticeship at a law firm in San Francisco.
She later confirmed the news in a social media post where she wrote,
“For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required; I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way.”
Even though Kim didn’t finish college or go to law school, California is one of the few states that doesn’t require you to take your LSATs to enter law school. So, Kim spending her time studying and working at a law firm would be enough to get her where she needs to go.
I love that Kim is getting in touch with her passion for law. I don’t understand why people think it’s strange or something to make fun of. Her father was an incredibly successful lawyer, albeit, a controversial one. And she has been advocating in reforming the criminal justice system in recent years.
People made a mockery of her last year when she met with Trump to release 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who had already served 21 years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug charge. Countless tabloids made jokes about Kim’s meeting. The New York Post even made a truly disgusting front-page story with the headline, “The Other Big Ass Summit. Kim Thong Un pitches prez on president reform.”
Comments came left and right about how Kim wasn’t qualified. Jokes were made about which “dumb” reality star would be next to talk about humanitarian efforts. But what happened? Alice was released on parole.
The only defense that Kim’s naysayers have is the fact that she’s a reality star and a sex symbol. Social media didn’t hesitate to spew their sexist bullshit, making a mockery of her career goals. Because, even though it’s 2019, people still have this archaic idea that a woman can’t be both smart and sexy — an idea that never seems to be geared towards good looking men.
Multiple tweets brought up her sex tape and sexualized her, commenting on her notorious figure. Others brought up countless times that since she was born from money, it’ll be easier for her to have a work-life balance.
I just don’t see the need to criticize her about it. People complain constantly about how people who come from privilege never do anything good or useful with their money and influence, which is exactly what Kim is doing. Yes, her money enables her to do things at a level that is unattainable to others, but she’s still putting in the work.
Kim responded to the backlash in a few days ago in an Instagram post with the caption,
“For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me.”
“I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine — It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”
Dismissing Kim’s goals and dreams because of who she is and the persona she shows the world is disgusting. Did Legally Blonde teach people anything? I can’t believe that grown people still can’t grasp the whole “not judging a book by its cover” thing.
And that “baby bar” she talked about with Vogue? She passed it.
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Alysia Stevenson is a twenty-seven New York City transplant currently living in Florida with her boyfriend and three furbabies. When she’s not writing, you can find her watching beauty tutorials on Youtube or Parks and Rec for the millionth time.