When did it become acceptable for Catherine Zeta Jones & Michael Douglas’s marriage split to be breaking news? I think you could have knocked me down with a fucking peacock feather when I opened up my sky news app , only to see this shit staring back at me. I mean come on! What about all that is happening in Syria and the rest of the world?? People are dying and we are preoccupied with celebrities? I admit to not keeping up to date every day on the situation as much as I should but for frick sake and to use one of my most hated terms, REALLY?!
What have we become? I was further enraged when I happened upon “Daybreak”.. the topical (?) programme that’s on in the morning and they were featuring Penny whats her face who is married to Rod Stewart. She was talking to a woman from the states who was very well off , had loads of plastic surgery and who’s children who were 11 and 15. The 11 year old boy said that if he had a girlfriend and her nose was a bit crooked, as long as they were serious , he would suggest plastic surgery. The daughter said that she would get her boobs done when she was older because her mum said that she “had none”.
Imagine , passing on your insecurities to your young children and encouraging them to have an unhealthy self image?! Why not work on self confidence, self image and accepting yourself as you are? Instead of forking out thousands of pounds on plastic surgery, why not invest it in developing some sense of self worth? The father said that he would do anything for hi children and that money was no object.. This makes me sad because all the money in the world will not make you happy if you don’t think you are “good enough”.
I find myself watching TV less and less these days, especially after seeing an episode of celebrity big brother and one of the young girls saying that she believes that she would be a good wife due to knowing how to give a fantastic blow job. THIS is the world that we are bring our kids up in these days. This is what some of our young kids aspire to be like. When did this happen? I see my own daughter looking at the older high school kids, with their skirts hiked half way up their arses, and asking me when I say no, why she cant look like a big kid. This household is in no way perfect, far from it but I try hard to instill values and a lot of them feminist ones but once they go out the door, try as you might, you can’t stop others having an influence on them. All we need to do is hope that what she takes from us is enough to give her the confidence and strength that she needs but if it goes arse up, that we are here to support her.
Rant of the day over…