The Cheney Sisters!!
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney's daughters, Liz and Mary Cheney, are at odds over gay marriage. Mary Cheney is a lesbian and she's married to Heather Poe (in the article I'm linking to they refer to Poe as Cheney's "partner," not wife...must have been written in a state where marriage isn't legal yet) and Liz Cheney is running for office in Wyoming and she made a statement recently stating she's for the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman.
Vice-President Cheney issued this statement:
"This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained
to see it become public," the statement reads, according to NBC. "Since it has, one thing should be clear. Liz
has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage. She has also
always treated her sister and her sister’s family with love and respect, exactly
as she should have done. Compassion is called for, even when there is a
disagreement about such a fundamental matter and Liz’s many kindnesses shouldn’t
be used to distort her position."
The Vice-President does support gay marriage in states where it's legal.
Evidently, Liz Cheney doesn't and she's going to not only go down on the wrong side of history she's going to be remembered as the woman who stabbed her own gay sister in the back to get a vote.
You can read more here. It's actually one of the saddest things I've read in a long time.
Joan Rivers Fights Back
When I saw this I wanted to post about it, and not because of the actual content, but more from a social media POV. I've started to see a lot of high profile people slam each other on social media, as if this is their new voice...and vehicle...to say and do whatever they want. In this case, Jennifer Lawrence decided to slam Joan Rivers and Rivers' TV show, Fashion Police, because Lawrence, thin as a rail, thinks FP is promoting the wrong body image for women. Rivers fought back this time.
'The world has this idea that if you don't
look like an airbrushed perfect model. You have to see past it. You look how you
look, you have to be comfortable,' she said during the Q&A.
'What are you going to do? Be hungry every
single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb.'
Rivers took to Twitter:
Calling out the Hunger Games star, the
80-year-old nastily spat: 'It’s funny how Jennifer Lawrence loved
@E_FashionPolice during Awards Season when we were complimenting her every
You can read more tweets from Rivers here. But I think it's interesting that the article states Rivers "spat," and Lawrence "shared her refreshingly candid views." Now if that's not biased I don't know what is.
And I didn't notice Lawrence looking a pound overweight. I could get a grasp on this coming from Gabourey Sidibe, and even feel the need to support her. But coming from privileged Lawrence it loses luster, so to speak.
You know, I happen to agree with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, on this topic. We should be conscious of everything we eat, and not for vanity reasons or body image. We should be eating for health and if looking good and being thin is a side effect of that I don't see how being hungry can hurt. We have a serious issue with weight and medical issues in the US, and as people get older these issues due to weight only get worse. But Lawrence only seems concerned with body image. But more important, Lawrence mentions women only with regard to body image, as if this doesn't even affect men. Has anyone else seen all the ads for ripped bodies and washboard abs? They hock men with unrealistic photos and images that most likely aren't even real. Maybe I'm the only one. Maybe this is just a woman's issue. (That's sarcasm)
But back to my original point. Last week I saw a male C-list celebrity slam Miley Cyrus for the way she dresses and the way she acts, on facebook. I doubt Cyrus saw this because this guy isn't important enough to make big news, however, if she had seen it she would have been justified in fighting back. In other words, now in the age of social media when people are so free to throw the first proverbial punch online they need to be prepared for what they might get in retaliation. I personally learned that lesson a long time ago on a smaller scale in the writing community and I've had things happen to me where I would react in a totally different way now.