There is no question that Chelsea Clinton is a poised, articulate, admirable young woman. Somehow, against all odds when you consider other children that grew up in the White House glow, she has managed to avoid tabloid drama and pretty much any sort of negative press whatsoever.
And while her parents, former United States President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, unquestionably own a great deal of the credit, Chelsea herself …
Ah, punishment, a word that brings up anecdotes, questions, and discussions on equity. It also, of course, leads to discussions on what might have caused bad behavior in the first place, as evidenced by a recent story out of Plaistow, New Hampshire, where Dirty Dancing became more than a film title and the entire student body was penalized for the actions of a few.
A New Hampshire high school has canceled two dances over concerns that student dance moves are becoming too sexually suggestive.
Officials at Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow say the spirit week and homecoming dances have been canceled. Principal Donald Woodworth tells The Eagle-Tribune that last year chaperones become uncomfortable when students started “grinding,” a form of dirty dancing…
Please. I mean, come on, seriously, please. Even though Gisele is a Victoria’s Secret model, she’s done a lot of stuff off the runway that she deserves credit for, but these spots for Hope Lingerie are just atrocious. Oh, what? There’s another one? Another two? OK, let’s check those out, also:
This, ladies and gentlemen, half of one of the richest celebrity couples in America. And for what? Parading around in panties and a bra? She’s gorgeous and she’s talented, but “Sorry I busted your credit card, tee hee” and “Sorry I wrecked your car but it’s OK because I’m going to distract your apparently-stupid man-rationale with my tits and ass. That’s going to make it all better, and no problems will ever arise in the future as long as I’m always as hot as I am right now. In fact, just because I’m so hot, I may never actually have to take responsibility or be accountable for any mistake I might make, and in the long run, it’s going to make me manipulative and self-centered.” Is that what we’re aiming for? I know that these ads are supposed to be lighthearted and “fun,” and maybe I’m taking them way too seriously this early on a Saturday morning, but come on.
Something seems kind of … off about all of that, does it not?
If you happen to follow Evil Beet Gossip as well as Zelda Lily (and to those of you who do, kudos to you for taking it all with a grain of salt, ha!), you probably noticed an interesting conversation sparked by one of the recent posts concerning actress Sarah Jessica Parker and some comments she made about her husband, Matthew Broderick. When interviewed about Broderick and their marriage, Sarah had this to say:
“I think that’s healthy and I think it’s realistic. Some people have it down to 20 minutes a week. Other unfortunate people have it down to 20 minutes per hour.”
What Sarah’s referring to is the fact that she, herself, “hates” her husband for twenty minutes a day, and claims that those figures are actually pretty good in comparison to … well, I don’t know who, exactly, she’s comparing herself to, but if what she says is true, I’d hate to meet those who “hate” their spouses for larger blocks of time on a higher frequency.
What’s also interesting is that many of the commenters – some quite different from those we have here on Zelda Lily – supported Sarah’s comments and claimed that they, too, “hate” their partners for significant periods of time weekly or daily. To me, this came …