Monday, October 31, 2011

And gay people can't get married....

72 days ago, Kim Kardashian got married to Kris Humphries in a wedding that was estimated to cost more than $10,000,000.

She filed for divorce today.

First of all, I have to say that, no I don't get all my celebrity news from TMZ.  Though this link is from that website, the story has broken nationwide.

Second, I have to admit to the fact that Keeping Up With the Kardashians has in the past been a guilty pleasure of mine.  Mostly because Khloe is unbelievably hilarious.  That, and they make me feel normal, which is pretty damn hard to do.

Third, I take issue with any family that leeches off the fame of one person, especially one who's really only famous because she was in a home-made porno a while ago.  Yes, their dead father was one of OJ Simpson's defense attorneys, BUT that isn't what made Kim famous.  Trust me on this one.

Fourth, $10 Million dollars?!?!?!  Seriously?  Talk about excessive.  Yeah, the whole shebang was pimped by the E Network for ratings and all, but seriously???  NO one needs three different one of a kind Vera Wang couture gowns.  I don't care who you are.  Kate Middleton only wore two dresses when she married William, and she became an ACTUAL princess that day.
I don't care how expensive your ring is,
it won't keep his pants on.
Fifth, I have a really hard time believing that  Kim was stupid enough to believe that professional athletes are loyal to their wives.  (Okay, maybe a few of them are....but most of them aren't).  She sure dated enough of them before this....she should have known that the odds were stacked against her.

Sixth, 72 days?  I know that in my marriage, 72 days in was very much still in the honeymoon stage.  Hell, we were there for years.  If you are so unhappy that you can't fathom trying to work it out in less than 3 months, maybe you should not have rushed into it in the first place.  Just sayin.

This whole situation is a mockery of marriage, orchestrated for television ratings.  We live in a country that allows this to happen in every state in the union.  Straight people can make horrible choices, get married and get divorced and call it good.  They can rip everything that marriage means to shreds, destroy any sanctity of the bond, make it a sham.  Even sell the rights to a cable TV channel.

But, we tell entire segments of society that they can't commit to life-long partners just because they are the same gender?  Seriously?

Straight people: YOU DON'T HAVE MARRIAGE FIGURED OUT.  STOP PRETENDING YOU DO.

There is something really freaking wrong with our country if this is okay.

8 comments:

  1. I completely understand your point that obviously it is not gay marraige that will undermine the "sanctity of marriage" since situations like this one have already done so. But really- sending out a blanket statement yelling at all straight people? I would think that someone making an argument for a gay righta issue would be aware of the rudeness and problems with making generalizations and assumptions. There are plenty of straight people with good marriages, just as I am sure there would be many gay healthy & happy marriages.

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    1. There was no generalization or assumption made about all marriages... just the very good point that the whole "sanctity of straight marriage" argument is clearly not valid in a society that tolerates so manyquickie multiple marriages, and easy divorce.

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  2. Great post. I loved all your points. Yes I used to watch becausee Khloe is hilarious. It is sad that people are making a mockery out of marriage just for money and now todays youth are growing up thinking that is how things are supposed to be. Just sad. As always love www.womenaregamechangers.com.

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  3. First and foremost, I am a non-censoring person who publishes all comments, whether you agree with me or not. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, never have. I'm simply saying that those who rally against gay marriage are almost universally heterosexual (or at least they claim to be). That is the audience my statement speaks to.

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  4. Kim Kardashian is not a normal straight person.
    She does not represent my 25+ yr straight marriage.

    Just sayin'

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    1. I've never claimed she was, or that her marriage is comparable to any one couple's relationship.

      My point is that I struggle with living in a world where what she has done is perfectly legal, but those in committed relationships for decades cannot get married simply because they are the same gender.

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