Let me get this out of my system: Okay, America, what were you thinking exactly? Scott was not even in the bottom three. Who is voting for this guy? Don't you know what he did? How can you vote for someone like that? Let's get it right next week, shall we?
Now onto my real post for the day.
Anyone else have strong feelings about Jane Fonda? I never did before. I was really too young to understand the Vietnam thing, so while it obviously bothered me that she'd hang out on an enemy anti-aircraft gun with the North Vietnamese and have a good laugh about it, I didn't understand the implications deeply enough to hate her for it. I loved the movie 9 to 5, and that was really my only view of her.
However. I have seen her all over the news lately promoting her book. And she is getting on my nerves. For one thing, she is quite unapologetic about her Vietnam involvement. And for all the people to whom she has caused pain, she should be at least a little sorry, even if just the perception of what she did hurt people.
But for me, I am mostly annoyed at her for calling herself a feminist over and over and over. She claims to be a feminist as she tells stories about her first marriage. How she would go out and pick up women to participate in threesomes with her and her husband. This was something she didn't want to do, and disliked it so much that she had to get drunk to do it. But she did it repeatedly in order to keep her man happy.
She also, back in the 80's while peddling her exercise videos and making millions from them, was bulemic. So here she was, preaching to woman that they should look like her, yet the whole time she was bingeing and purging to help create an unrealistic ideal for women.
Then she married Ted Turner. During their marriage she became a Christian but was afraid to tell him because she was afraid he would talk her out of it. She said he was a great debater who was often known to talk her out of doing the things she wanted to do (or into things she didn't want to do). So she hid this from him and was a closet Christian during the marriage.
I don't get it. Aren't these things the antithesis of feminism? Doing what a man says even though you don't want to for fear of losing him? Selling an unrealistic body image when you can't even reach it properly and healthily (I know that's not a word, but I am on a rant here, work with me) yourself? Keeping information as important as your faith from your husband for fear that he will talk you out of your core belief system?
Its fine with me if you want to be that kind of woman (but I don't want to hang with you). Just please, don't go on television saying that being that kind of woman equates to being a strong woman. It doesn't.