Kardashian Feminist Kollection: surprising takeaways from America’s reality TV royalty

featThere’s no arguing that the Kardashians are strong, successful women. Run by momager Kris Jenner, this klan has reached previously unseen heights in the reality TV sphere. Whether you love them or hate them, you know who they are, and that’s what makes them reality TV royalty. But are they feminists?

The answer is yes, sometimes. No one is perfect, and certainly there is no such thing as a perfect feminist, but these women are doing something powerful and they’re doing it on their own. Lead by Kris, this matriarchy is dominating an industry that is predominantly run by men. The only other woman I can think of to compare their empire to is Oprah (not that I am saying they are anything like the all-mighty O!).

They started from the bottom – Kim’s sex tape with Ray J – and have become household names across the globe. They did it through hard work, creativity, and by sticking together – something that would be a challenge for any family.

Now they’re raising a new generation of Kardashian women. North and Penelope are growing up in an environment where women are leaders and breadwinners. There’s something to be said for that!

Not only that, they’re intersectional feminists. They support Caitlyn (even though she’s hard to support at times), and some of their best friends are racialized (Rachel Roy, Lala Anthony, Malika Haqq, and previously Blac Chyna).

So let’s have a look at the ways in which each Kardashian is adding to the family’s feminist kollection.