The unlikely equal rights activist Kim Kardashian represents by doing. With the pay gap between men and women not getting any better, Kardashian’s business empire — whether you agree with her methods or not — says that earning power is seemingly unlimited. (Of course equal pay for equal work can’t apply here: no one else has Kim Kardashian’s strange celeb spectacle gig.)
The new release of Kardashian’s popular Kimoji app is rich with options — as with all emoji stacks, the choices are more than you need. I mean, who would ever need to use the blunt?
(Wait, are you high?) But beyond the silly and illicit, Kimojis include a tampon and birth control pill — two under-the-radar aspects of our common narrative that really shouldn’t be. (And aren’t illicit, either.) What could be more prevalent and yet hardly talked about? Adding these symbols and removing possible taboos on these as conversation pieces is welcome. Over at Bustle, writer Jamie Primeau goes so far as to say the Kimojis are “pretty empowering.”
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 5, 2016