I’ve been battling strep this week, and I’m winning now – so that’s good. I actually had no idea because the last time I had it [when i was a kid] I was miserable with a fever and all. This week was just gargling salt water and drinking tea – no fever, etc. But what a week of disaster and craziness!
We’re all totally over Kanye now – which is good – but it seems Hollywood/the Entertainment industry decided to give Spanky and the gang their own DiscoveryChannel style ‘women-hating’ week. [trigger warning]
There was leftover Mackenzie-furor from last week, as people are still trying to process what she called a “consensual relationship”. [I don’t get it either. With a clear pattern of abuse/steady supply of drugs, how is there *ever* a “consensual relationship between one who has power and one who does not. ]
Then there was the Roman Polanski mess – which still has me pissed. More because of all the misplaced support from people I used to have a lot more respect for like Whoopi. How is drugging and raping a child made better cuz it happened ‘a long time ago’? Especially when the perp has said this?!?!
Then I happened upon this article about Elizabeth Smart’s ordeal, and I was almost in tears at her description of endless rape she endured.
All this awfulness and we can’t even get a public option on the table…bad guys won in the news this week.
Please don’t be depressed though. The people in Rio de Janeiro are having a party – rejoice with them for the first Olympics in South America.