Cheating scandals have become so commonplace that I didn’t bat an eye upon finding out about CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair. I’m just sorry for what his wife Holly is going through right now. Not only has she been betrayed, but in a very public way. I am pretty darn sure that what has just happened to her is every woman’s greatest fear. The idea of your husband of 40 years having an affair with a woman 20 years your junior is terrifying. That after an entire lifetime of raising children together and supporting your husband through his incredible career, he just up and decides to replace you with a newer version.
Naturally, the trolls of the internet are not being kind to Holly. ”She looks like his grandmother.” ”She should be 75 pounds lighter.” ”I blame it on her appearance.” ”Well of course he cheated. Look at the mistress…then look at the wife.”
Are you fucking kidding me?
Maybe this is some sort of defense mechanism that women use. Well, it won’t happen to me, I work out. Psh, our marriage is fine, we still have sex. I shave my legs sometimes. I wore a dress last week. So it’s easy to blame a husband’s affair on an older, heavier wife.
But what about all the super hot women that get cheated on? There are tons of them too. Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore…well she must be a bitch. She must be vain or too career driven.
We do this because it’s so scary. Because believing that we can keep a man from cheating by dying our hair and “keeping trim” is easier than accepting the simple fact that we can not control another’s actions.
No matter what those internet bullies say, I know that Holly Petraeus is not to blame in the least for her husband’s affair. And she knows it too. David himself has said of her reaction to this scandal, “Furious would be an understatement.”
Mullet-sporter and all around good guy, David Hoogland, was kicked out of an Australian nightclub last week. He was dressed appropriately and wasn’t being rowdy or anything, but apparently the bar didn’t appreciate David’s party in the back.
Hoogland was just trying to have a few drinks with his fiance(!?) and some friends at the hip new Print Hall rooftop bar, but says he was only there for 20 minutes before being asked to leave because of his, “unfashionable hairdo.”
G&G’s claim to fame? Going to school with Obama Girl.
Oh geez, IKEA’s selling beer now guys. Well, only in the UK currently, but the brews are set to debut worldwide in August. Because providing us with cheap furniture and delicious meatballs just wasn’t enough, those good ole Swede’s have brewed a dark lager, ÖL MÖRK LAGER, and a lighter option, ÖL LJUS LAGER, both with an ABV of 4.7%.
Early reviews are positive; tasters are saying they were, “pleasantly surprised,” by the brews. At just $2.75 a bottle, I say we mosey on over, pick our favorite mock living room and have ourselves a little ÖL MÖRK party.
News just broke that women in their 20′s aren’t having as many babies these days. In fact, the birth rate dropped 18% between 1990 & 2008. At the same time however, the birth rates for women in their 30s & 40s has gone way, way, up.
People are speculating as to the reason behind this decline. More reliable birth control, feminism, negative perceptions of motherhood, choosing careers over families…so many reasons.
Some of the ideas have a little weight to them. Like the one that says women are having an increasingly hard time finding suitable men to make babies with. Every girl knows this is true.
As for women in their 20s choosing careers over motherhood…I’m not sure I buy this one, as most of the 20 something girls I know are still stuck working at coffee shops and selling things on etsy. This brings me to what I believe to be the #1 reason women my age aren’t popping out as many babies – we are all broke.
Yup. When you consider a job paying $10/hour a score and have $7.50 left in the bank at the end of the month…well, that’s not really enough to pay for 2135 packs of diapers. When you’re taking the day old bagels home from work for dinner…that’s not the best time to start eating for two. And when you spend all day silencing calls about your late student loan payments…the last thing you want to hear is the pitter patter of little feet.
So while everyone is free to come up with their own ideas, I am standing behind mine. It’s not that we think motherhood is demeaning or anything deep like that. We’re just poor and having a hard time getting our lives started. We are not having babies because we simply can’t afford to. And in this economy…well, don’t expect us to start popping them out any time soon.
Wow. Who knew?
That just goes to show, the right hair and a slammin dress can turn even the most androgynous alien into a smokin’ babe.
Well, in the latest “news that isn’t really news”…alcohol can make you feel prettier. Duh. But now it’s official, because French scientists have just published the results of a study examining the effects of alcohol on people’s self perception.
They say that the more someone has to drink, the higher they rate their own attractiveness. For some reason they only studied men, but we have enough first hand experience to confidently say that it works on girls too…
The only interesting finding was that even believing they’d been drinking made people feel more attractive. 94 men were given either an alcoholic drink or a placebo, then asked to read a message on camera. When told to rate their filmed performance, the men who thought they’d been drinking rated themselves much higher than the men who believed they’d had the placebo – regardless of how much alcohol they’d actually had.
We’ve always known we feel a little sexier with a classy glass of wine in our hand. Now we know why. The scientists say it’s called, “alcohol related expectancy,” meaning the more we drink=the more at ease we feel=the hotter we think we are.
Rumor has it H&M is launching a new “luxury line.” The company has confirmed that they will be debuting a new chain of stores in 2013, thought they’re not giving any details. Word on the street though, is that the stores will carry a more high-end, luxury line of merchandise.
Since H&M has already been featuring exclusive collections from “guest designers” like Versace and Marni (plus those ‘Fashion Star’ winners), with great success, maybe they’re thinking an entire store filled with such products is a fantastic idea. And who knows? It might be.
Although, with higher prices, let’s hope the quality of H&M’s products also rises! After all, the country is still broke, and we’re not about to pay top dollar for see-through dresses and sweaters that pill after one wear.
I’m not a slut or a prostitute, just a poor girl who depends on Planned Parenthood for her birth control, and I (along with pretty much everyone I know) was rather perturbed by Rush Limbaugh’s statements this week. Now, we don’t like to get all political here on G&G, that’s what facebook is for, but let me just tell you, we are outraged.
We are not here to debate Fluke’s intentions, or whether or not birth control should be covered by insurance (it should…) no, we would just like to share how incredibly stupid Rush came across as sounding, trying to raise contention by making absurd statements about a speech he clearly didn’t understand in the slightest. Fluke never once even mentioned her own sexual needs, but focused on other students with medical issues. We have read the entire transcript of Sandra Fluke’s testimony, and never once does she mention recreational sex. Instead, she cites students with ovarian cysts that can be prevented by taking birth control (including a lesbian student who obviously doesn’t need the pills for pregnancy prevention) and a married couple that decided they can no longer factor bc into their monthly budget.
We’ve also listened to Limbaugh’s commentary on her speech, and regardless of how he (mis)understood all the big words she used, his response was extremely immature and inappropriate, which I suppose is all one can expect from him anyway. Rush states that Fluke “essentially says that she must be paid to have sex” and that “She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.” Fluke is not asking the public to pay her for “getting laid,” she’s already paying an insurance premium, and simply thinks birth control should be covered within that fee. Rush obviously has no understanding as to how bc works, and we honestly do not understand how he came to those conclusions, other than simply making them up to cause a stir and get to call women sluts and prostitutes.
I suppose that by using birth control to control how many children we have, and when, and with whom, all of the G&G Girls are sluts and prostitutes, and so are most of the other women we know. We’re all just a scary bunch of slutty prostitutes.
Rush is probably scared of us, and he is also probably friends with the real life versions of these guys: