Opinion on Other Opinions: Women in Society.

For those of you who have not read the article, “When Kylie Jenner Challenged Sadie, Her Response was Brutally Honest,” please follow the link through to do so.

For those of you who have read it, I’m going to voice my opinion on this article. To be quite honest, I one hundred percent agree with the author of the article. The author makes 8 very valid points as to why young teens should look up to Sadie Robertson as a role model versus the somewhat scandalous Jenner. I’m in my twenties and I’d rather take a few lessons from Sadie than Kylie. I find myself wanting to read Sadie’s book over wanting to make my lips appear ten sizes larger.

However.

The article highlights exactly what is wrong with our society. As a society, we constantly put women up against one another, in a fight to the death competition of who is better, or prettier or thinner. These girls are both 17. Seventeen! We should not be comparing why one is better than the other. Neither is better, neither is worse. They both live a life of fame and each have responded differently to their surroundings. Kylie was raised in California with sisters who are currently in their thirties. She’s probably seen and heard a lot from them, which would explain why she acts so mature. She has four older sisters to model herself after (five if you count Kris Jenner), who are all strong and beautiful women with a drive to find success. And Sadie’s family has found a way to remain humble and generous with their rise to fame. She grew up in a strong Christian family in Louisiana, whose laid back and low maintenance lifestyle is to be expected.

So, why are we comparing them? They have grown up and been exposed to different surroundings.They have had different experiences and each have their own story to tell. At the end of the day, who is anyone to say that one is better than the other?

We need to put a stop to this constant comparison of women in our culture and start celebrating women, of all ages. Sadie has a prom gown line, a best selling book and has accomplished so much at the age of 17. Kylie is an up and coming model, with a clothing line at PacSun and is already making a name for herself in the celebrity world. Good for them. Both of them. They are both amazing and should be applauded.

What do you think, Reader? Is the article right to compare the two?

Let me know!

Love, B.

6 thoughts on “Opinion on Other Opinions: Women in Society.

  1. I was really bothered by this article for a lot of reasons. First, it assumes that all women want to be a “good girl” and follow society’s expectations of women. I’m not saying Sadie should change her behavior, but I am saying that many of her behaviors as stated in the article reflect a patriarchal understanding of where and what women should do. The article makes that seem like the ONLY way girls should act. I think these girls are children, and reflecting on their choices and differences is unfair.

    1. That’s a great point! I hadn’t thought of that, and I 100% agree, they are children…they are still learning who they are. Let them be!

    1. Just read your post and as a Christian myself, I loved it! Definitely an inspiring read concerning judgement of self and others. We need to take a stand and stop this shaming of people, especially celebrities just because they are in the spotlight.

  2. How did I not know that his article existed! Ridiculousness all around in that article. I really like your response and totally agree. These girls are just seventeen, from backgrounds that are atypical of the average North American. When we shame women in the public, we make it ok to shame women privately. when we shame other women, we make it ok for men to shame women.
    Crazy. Also a little harshly written by that article’s author. What about some compassion for someone who’s obviously got some issues with self-image.
    eeeeeeesh.
    loved your article. and blog. and am now a creep and following you on instagram.

    1. so glad you agree! As a society, we definitely need to put an end to shaming other women.
      Also, I love your blog! I really enjoy the way you take on pop culture and I usually agree with your opinions!
      And I’ll have to follow back on Instagram, haven’t posted in a bit though :/

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