Brittany, Al Pacino, and Aliko come together to teach us what freedom is; Shiri from "My Wedding" in her first and exciting pregnancy that reminds us how much fun it is not to have children; And surprise of the week - the status of women in Israel is not something at all. It's the beginning of Pride Month, but women's news is a little embarrassed. Don't say desperate, one day we'll all get to live like Aliko.
We talked about the Barbie and the strange pregnancy, and about the armpits, what shall we say?
"I went to pee and found that my calves were blue"
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Shiri Kupferberg (Photo: screenshot, Instagram/tulagashri)
Shiri from my wedding brings a child alone
A "wedding" veteran will bring a child, probably in an alternative way, so called. And after wishing us well and sleep-filled nights, we will pray that alongside normalizing sperm donations and fertility treatments, choosing not to have children at all will also be legitimate in the State of Israel. Look around, there are more than enough of them, I really don't need to contribute to the group effort.
If you're a 30-year-old woman up north and don't have children for whatever reason, you'll probably identify with the statement that the question of children is the most depressing part of any conversation. Even if being childless doesn't depress you at all. Everyone will have an opinion about what you are supposed to do with your uterus, and the opinion will always tend to produce a new person with it, often from a merciless person and certainly one who will not bear the consequences of the decision for you. In any case, of course, these tips are pointless, and at the same time that such conversations are irritating and also terribly boring.
After all, if you wanted children, and you don't, you are probably aware of the alternative options, and that you have considered them in your head, and that woman at the mall or a taxi driver did not contribute anything new to you except salt on the wound. If you didn't want children, well, I hope you didn't change your mind because of the opinion of a woman at the mall or a taxi driver, nor because of your mother who died for a grandson. After all, she'll be there to buy no sweets, but with all due respect, that's just the fun part. Let's just say that if you're a good grandmother, your name won't be on the psychologist's couch, a privilege that mom doesn't have.
It's good that we've started normalizing families in different ways and raising children in different ways, because the most important commodity for raising them is love (well, money, too) – and as long as you have that, the rest is really marginal. Children do with love or don't do at all, and as a result, let's assume there's no point in pressuring someone to have children she doesn't want. You are blessed to be a free people in our land.
Brittany reconnects with her mother
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Brittany reconnects with her mother
Or at least that's what she says. If she herself does indeed activate the profile for herself. I don't know, I don't trust anything anymore about Brittany. Everything she says sounds alarming at this point, both because Brittany is Brittany, about everything we know about her and her relationship with her family, and partly because her posts are always worded with a creepy minimalist optimism that makes her sound like a product of a GPS chat. "I was able to communicate what I held inside and I feel blessed," Robo-Brittany wrote. "We drank coffee together after 14 years of not doing so. Maybe now we'll go shopping!" Doesn't that sound like a cipher that needs to be deciphered? And what a terrible thing it is, to get to a place in life where everything you say sounds like a potential distress call.
As we know, Britney was released last year from her father's guardianship after a long and protracted legal battle, but fans still fear for her safety. From the sidelines, her mental state seemed to continue to deteriorate, and a number of puzzling videos with her participation (are there any non-puzzling videos, when it comes to Britney?) continued to raise questions about her actual independence, as well as conspiracy theories. Among them is the one who says that Britney herself no longer appears on social media at all, and that the videos in her image were created using deepfake technology. Usually such theories make me laugh, but in Britney's case, everything is so fucked up behind the scenes that you really can't tell anymore. So what do you think? Was Brittany really set free? Who is behind her bizarre videos? Is Britney's real tragedy that today, no matter what she says, no one will believe her anymore that she just feels okay?
Your own room, is there? The housing crisis hurts women more (Photo: Reuven Castro)
Israel ranks last in gender equality
Congratulations! We were ranked last among OECD countries in terms of equality between men and women, in a flattering conjunction with Japan, a country where the ideal woman behaves and looks like Hello Kitty. The SIGI report examined the issue in 179 different countries through parameters of discrimination in the family framework, personal security, access to economic resources, and the exercise of civil liberties. And we're not just behind, we're literal in the last seat of the bus. Just as an indication - in the area of domestic discrimination, while the average in the survey countries is 14.2, Israel received a score of 40.9, far from the coveted 0. As a matter of fact, our score is also high relative to the global average.
This is a wake-up call for the entire State of Israel, the ringing and resounding answer to "why feminism is needed" and "how it is still relevant" and the pin that is supposed to burst the bubble of enlightened democracy in the Middle East in which we all live. A piece of glass will also sparkle out of a lump of shit, but that doesn't turn it into a diamond. Let's get out of the movie, we have work to do.
Pretend surprised: we're also suffering more from the housing crisis
Another fun report, this time local produce, by the Adva Center, reveals that women are suffering more from the housing crisis. A logical and obvious conclusion given the general economic gaps between the genders, but it is interesting to look at it from this angle as well. How Virginia Woolf said, first of all have your own room, then we'll talk. That's how it was written, I think. If I had my own room, I might be able to concentrate.
Dad, Grandpa, what difference does it make. Al Pacino (Photo: Amazon Prime Video)
Let me just live like Aliko
There's no age for love, especially if you're a middle-aged man and she could be your daughter or granddaughter: Al Pacino expects a baby at 83 From his 29-year-old lover, 46-year-old Aliko returned to 18-year-old Liraz. Like most readers, it is clear that I raised an eyebrow at this news. In my heart I asked, what exactly bothers me about this? Is the age gap indicative, perhaps, of unfair, perhaps unhealthy power relations? An age gap does often go hand in hand with extreme power ratios, with the scales tipping in favor of the older and more experienced person, who is also, usually, the man. But does my heart really go out to Liraz that I know nothing about her except that her taste in men is probably Aliko?
To be honest with myself and with you, Pierre, I'm jealous of Liraz. A sentence I never thought would come out of my mouth: I envy Aliko. Probably more than that in El Pacino. Men, in general: How fun it is for men for whom age just means nothing to them. Date a girl who hasn't finished developing yet? Check. Having a child when you're a foot in the grave? Why not, on the contrary - he will learn independence. So yes, we have the uterus and all that, but admit that our fear isn't just about decreased fertility. Actually, for me it's about everything but that. As far as I'm concerned, fertility will go Kibinimat. It's deeper than that. We are afraid of becoming irrelevant, uninteresting, unworthy. And I ask, if Aliko can live in a college movie at 45, who am I to feel old at 30? Come on, everyone. I'm going on my spring break.
- Britney Spears
- Al Pacino
- Wedding at first sight