Kim Kardashian was on the Alec Baldwin show on October 21, and said something that super disturbed us.Kardashian explained that a lot of her independence is gone, due to marriage.
“I think being with a man like Kanye, you have to learn how to be a little bit not-so-independent. I’ve always been so independent, and working, and [had a] schedule, and when you get married and have a husband with a career and kids, your independence … you have to let it go. I had to learn that being with a man like Kanye.”
Mmmk? We get what she is saying. Sometimes, you have to let someone come in and help, or let someone do something that typically you want to do. Especially as things get bigger and tougher. We all know marriage is a compromise. But I personally do not think that marriage means losing your independence. Independence is something to be proud of, and allowing yourself to have it in marriage with kids is okay. After all, this is someone who has made an empire – and now she’s not independent? Is Kim losing herself?
If you ask me, this isn’t a very “girl power” statement, nor is it encouraging by Kim Kardashian. We all do the best we can. Whether we are mom’s, single moms, single ladies, in a relationship or in a marriage – you have the right to be you and sustain your independence. I think some of my best qualities in a relationship stem from my independence and build my own confidence. From confidence, it trickles down to making my work, relationship and so on better. Why do you have to let that go?
Perhaps this was all out of context, and what Kim Kardashian meant is that Kanye helps her so much, that she realized it was acceptable to let him? But let’s make this clear – you don’t ever have to lose your independence for any reason.
By Staci Wuokko