There are a lot of worries parents might have as their child heads off to school: academic struggles, not getting along with teachers or classmates, bad behavior. The potential consequences for these concerns are worrisome as well. As a mother (and one who used to teach high school social studies), I don’t think it’s all that unusual to fret over things like these.
But one thing I didn’t think I’d have to be worried about is the possibility of my son being suspended for his sense of style. A 13-year-old 8th grader from Kansas was recently suspended for wearing a Vera Bradley handbag while attending school.
Suspended. For having a quilted bag. Seriously. Keep reading »
“I am quite dominant in my career, so what really works for me when I come home, is to relax more into the feminine side. If you’re really an alpha female, you don’t allow [your partner] to have the space to feel like the man in the relationship. Maybe I am too traditional, but men feel important when you ask for their help, instead of thinking you can do it all on your own. My mistake in my relationships has been to feel that I can do it all on my own: I don’t need a man. That is definitely a mistake. Women generally want to feel loved and appreciated. It’s something that I am working on every day, trust me! It’s a challenge for me to do that.”
––Miranda Kerr has got a net worth of $12 million and is “dominant” in her career, but when it comes to her marriage to Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr told Net-a-Porter’s online magazine The Edit she takes a more submissive route. Just a few months ago, pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece also said that she let her husband Laird Hamilton be the leader in their relationship and cited the same reasons as Kerr. It makes me wonder if there’s a secret society of wealthy, famous wives who don’t fight to wear the pants at home. If it works for them, more power to them. I’m all about each couple choosing how they want to operate rather than following society’s prescriptions, even if it means following traditional gender roles. I’m not loving the gender essentialism (men are like this! women are like that!) in Miranda Kerr’s quote, but hey, she’s a lingerie model, not a gender studies scholar. [PopSugar] [Image: Splash News]
Professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reese is promoting a new memoir, My Foot Is Too Big For The Glass Slipper, which hops on the bandwagon of a somewhat popular theme for memoirs-by-strong-ladies these days: she says her life and marriage have improved by being “submissive” to her husband, pro surfer Laird Hamilton. Keep reading »