People who believe Kim Kardashian is nothing more than a vacuous puppet whose celebrity is unwarranted and inane need to take up their grievances with Variety magazine (and also with a therapist -- it's not that serious). Why? The magazine is honoring Kim as part of their 2015 Power of Women New York issue.

The Power of Women issue spotlights five women who are known in the public eye that use their celebrity to bring attention to important issues around the world. Kim, in particular, decided to take on an active role at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles after one of her friend's children became sick. Kim reportedly spends a great deal of time with the young patients at the hospital in addition to donating part of her eBay auction proceeds to the hospital.

She told Variety that the painful experience of losing her father, Robert Kardashian, to cancer allows her to understand what the patients are going through, to an extent. She said, "My father passed away from cancer. I remember what it was like when my dad was going through it. You see the kids that are so strong. They feel so helpless. You want to do anything to help them."

DeAnn Marshall, a senior vice president at the hospital, commented on Kim's involvement, saying, "Her involvement has always been laser-focused. Her positive spirit and genuine concern for their situations has lifted up many families during unimaginable times.”

The other four woman being honored include Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz, Lena Dunham and Glenn Close. You can check out the full issue over at Variety.

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