Gloria Steinem Says The Kardashians Don't Empower Women

08/11/2011 11:40 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2011

Feminist icon and founder of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem isn't too happy with television these days.

Recently she called for the boycott of NBC's upcoming series "The Playboy Club," and now she's opening up about what she thinks of the the reigning queens of reality TV, the Kardashians sisters.

At a luncheon in honor of her new HBO documentary "Gloria: In Her Own Words," Steinem told the New York Daily News that she didn't think the Kardashians "empower" other women.

"They're not empowering other women, but there's no point in blaming the people who take advantage of the system without changing the system. Imagine if this were a family of boys," Steinem told the paper. "If men were rewarded for the same things, they would be doing it too."

The Kardashian family shot to fame through their multiple reality shows branching off of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," but it was 30-year-old Kim's sex tape with singer Ray J that leaked online that made her name known outside of Hollywood social circles.

In 2010 Kim spoke to Allure magazine about the sex tape saying it was, "Not my most proud moment, it was humiliating. But now let's move on. Not that I don't think it's no one's business, but I think I've done a good job with replacing negative things with positive things."

Empowering or not, the Kardashians certainly aren't shy. Check out some of the reasons they've become so famous:

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