Today is Kim Kardashian鈥檚 birthday, but we don鈥檛 think we鈥檒l see her hosting at a nightclub or sharing a huge snap story of a lavish party thrown by hubby Kanye. In the weeks since her brutal attack and robbery, Kim鈥檚 been rightfully silent on social media. And you know, we鈥檙e totally okay with it, because she deserves to be private when she wants. After her attack, many blamed the reality star for her troubles, and it鈥檚 continued to haunt her while she鈥檚 off social 鈥 but it doesn鈥檛 have to be this way.

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Maybe it鈥檚 because of what鈥檚 going on in general, but we鈥檙e really getting tired of having to defend women no matter what. If it isn鈥檛 Trump grabbing a woman by her pu$$y, it鈥檚 a bunch of bros suggesting that we should be grabbed by the brains. Women aren鈥檛 here to appease anyone, and Kim鈥檚 not a toy for our amusement. She is punished when she is on social for being 鈥渢oo active,鈥 she鈥檚 blamed for her own attack and now, we鈥檙e mocking her for taking a social hiatus?

It鈥檚 important for us to remember that women and celebrities don鈥檛 owe anyone anything. We are allowed to use any platform we want at any time, and that includes not using those platforms. Being upset that someone wants their privacy even after they鈥檝e been so public is just another form of victim-blaming, right? If we鈥檙e trapped in this cycle, women basically are damned if we do AND if we don鈥檛, and that鈥檚 an impossible standard for every woman, even Kim K.

We should probably use this as a learning moment for us and for others and actually figure out why we sometimes think we鈥檙e entitled to other people鈥檚 privacy: whether we鈥檙e gossiping, watching a reality show or reading a tabloid. Female celebs tend to get the worst of this, and we鈥檙e thinking it鈥檚 probably time to accept that everyone, even Kim Kardashian, deserves a little away time.

How do you feel about having your privacy invaded? Tell us @BritandCo!

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