Ah, once again I seem to have fallen into some vortex o’ doom somewhere. Between work and a shameful addiction to bad holiday movies (seriously, they’re almost all about “sad lonely women needs a man for Christmas” – that kind of bad), I’ve really not kept tabs on much lately. And let’s face it – there’s been a lot of real news to keep a person occupied, too.
Like what designer is going to create Michelle Obama’s inauguration dress – what could be more important for people to know about the soon-to-be First Lady (a term I find I hate)? All a future First Lady can hope to achieve is to come anywhere close to Jackie O as far as making a mark on the nation.
Now that the heavy stuff is out of the way, let’s start with Oprah [article removed]. Oh, Oprah, please don’t say such things. I’m torn about between reacting as Kate Harding over at Shapely Prose does – feeling for Oprah because she suffers the same body unacceptance so many of us struggle with and being concerned that by Oprah heaping shame on herself, she’s only making public unacceptance for quote unquote fat people okay. It’s not okay, but if Oprah is embarrassed about her body… *sigh*
In a similar vein, I stumbled across this article, which dissects why the “best” female form might not be the hourglass shape apparently coveted (I missed that memo. I have an hourglass shape if someone wants to trade me.) by pop culture. I’m including the link here because the slant of the article goes quickly from scientific reasoning to “the menz are looking for womenz that look like this not that“. And because I like the last line – “And from a woman’s perspective, men’s preferences are not the only thing that matters.” Gasp! Say it isn’t so!
On a lighter note, Bratz Dolls [article since removed] may soon be a thing of the past. Now if we could just get rid of Twilight, I might think there’s hope for humanity after all. 😉
Meanwhile, Britney Spears continues to be someone to talk about. Some people think she doesn’t have the right to say K-Fed isn’t a good dad because of her own checkered past. Hmmmm, really now? Why not? 1) She seems to have made great strides in getting herself pulled together, and 2) she’s not saying anything the rest of us haven’t been thinking for years. I have to wonder if people would bat an eyelash if K-Fed criticized her … oh, wait. He did and I don’t recall anyone doubting his right to do so.
On a final note, Forbes reports that it still pays better to be a man in Hollywood, using all the “reasoning” one would expect. Not news.
That’s it for now – I wish you all a great holiday season, whether you celebrate anything or not.