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Ayesha Curry, Kim Kardashian, & This Toxic 'Real Woman' Complex

Why we need to stop pinning women against each other, first.

Kamylle Edwards

It’s still March right? So we’re still celebrating Women’s History Month, right? Because as of late, there’s been more shade throwing than light shining.

The Internet loves reducing women to a barrage of scandalous and disgraceful binaries, but what these Twitter trolls need not to forget: needlessly pitting women against each other will not change the fact that women run the world.

Meanwhile, the swirling question seems to come down to - are you a Kim Kardashian or an Ayesha Curry?

Odds are, you’re just a regular person trying to live your life exempt from classism, sexism and this idea that you must identify with a high-principled basketball wife or a professional socialite soaked reality star. Did we forget that every woman is wired with her own mechanic make-up and beliefs to be firmly situated between a homemaker and a salacious slut? Seems pretty unjustifiable.

Lost? Don’t worry we’ll catch you up.

While Kim Kardashian was busy breaking the internet, yet again, with her nude selfie on Monday night, Ayesha Curry was the No.1 trending topic on Twitter Wednesday afternoon for her honorable wife duties. Keep in mind this all went down just a day short of International Women’s Day. But before Curry even entered the ring of fire, Kardashian’s NSFW selfie had already came with rounds of feminist backlash from just about everyone.

Starting with surprisingly 19-year-old model/actress Chloë Moretz tweeting:

Then came the alley-oop from legendary actress Bette Midler:

And shortly after a penned two-cents from singer Pink:

But if there’s one thing Kim has adapted from her vocal and any-rant any-time husband, a clap-back is so necessary.

“Let's all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. your nylon cover is cute boo,” Kim replied (which has since been deleted).

Following with the slam-dunk selfie-based politics, “I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.”

Now here’s how Ayesha Curry came into play.

Over the last few months, Curry has reveled in her classy upkeep, even going as far as tweeting:

So with Kim’s newest nude sparking a slur of comments, and Ayesha being glorified for her cookbook on the Food Network, it seemed only fitting for the Twitter feeds to start a shit show. Because, it’s Twitter.

Crazy thing is, Ayesha Curry and Kim Kardashian have no problem with each other. So what entitles us to pin one against each other?

Absolutely nothing.

Sure we are all authorized to our own opinions and what we hold to be merit, but at a time when women should be empowered, this is quite ridiculous. This is without a doubt a miscellaneous misogyny disguised as a celebrity feud that quickly needs to be dismissed. Kim Kardashian as well as Ayesha Curry, are mothers first, businesswomen, unpoetically beautiful, and who ultimately scored a happily ever after.

Now what they are not, is sexual objects, degrading to the female race, nor on an elevated plateau oppose to the next. With the irony and parallelism being their limelight to inspire women through their ever-expanding empire.

Granted, it comes with the territory and ardent aestheticism of being a millennial woman, but how about we celebrate their tenacity to be stand-up chicks first and foremost.

Bottom line, this might be a man’s world, but it would be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.

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