Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/14/14
Opening my computer and aimlessly clicking around, I stumbled across a humorous article. It wasn't the content that made it funny, but the subject. A website for adolescents that prides itself for "breaking entertainment news" was detailing what it deemed to be a newsworthy event: Kendall and Kylie Jenner's trip to lunch in Malibu, Calif. Three weeks later, another article was published on the same website about a lesser-known 17-year-old Olympic swimming star, Missy Franklin. Her accomplishment: winning four gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. When bumped against the Jenner girls' accomplishments: "showing off toned [tummies]" while out to get lunch, the drastic discrepancy between the two events highlights an epidemic that is the lack of role models for girls my age. Luckily, the 2012 Olympic Games has been a remedy for this. In an age defined by social media, Kim Kardashian has attained the attention of over 15 million Twitter followers, just 2 millio...
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  • Amen to everything stated above. This girl has her head screwed on correctly, and will attain much in her life because of it.
    Too bad more cannot be said for so many youg people who revere the Kardashians instead of the Fab/Fierce Five, and Missy. Now there are some girls to not only revere, but try to attain more for themselves. Thank you for your wonderful column.
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