Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why Marriage Equality Concludes a Movement

Marriage equality is the civil rights issue of our generation. And not just that - it is likely the LAST major equal rights movement. Gender equality has been achieved, in my opinion. There may be a lot of racism out there, but at least the laws of modern Western nations are not actively racist (like segragation in the US or the White Australia Policy). People are also no longer discriminated in law based on their religion. In recent years gay and lesbian rights have advanced, to the point where marriage equality is the only missing thing in many Western nations.

It is in this background that I have come to the conclusion that marriage equality isn't just the end of the struggle for gay legal rights, but a perfect end to the whole equal rights movement. Marriage equality may be much less challenging and impact a smaller population than some of the previous waves, but it will be our generation that will have finally achieved the equal rights dream. It will be for this that we will be remembered.

Of course, the eradication of cultural racism and homophobia, as well as general social justice and civil rights issues remain things that we need to continue to fight for in the long term. Whilst homophobia eradication seems quite successful in parts of Europe, racism appears much more deep rooted unfortunately. But that's a separate issue.

By TaraElla (News, Website)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Perfume Between the Thighs?

Halle Berry recently revealed to Conan that she believes perfume should be worn between the thighs!

"The way you're supposed to wear fragrance, you're supposed to spray it in between your thighs. Then it heats up and the aroma rises up all day long. And when you hug somebody you don't leave your sent on them," she said.

Crazy idea. And I'm not about to try it, trust me.

By TaraElla (News, Website)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Poor Taylor Fans!

Apparently a whole bunch of fan letters to Taylor Swift, coming from places as far as Japan, have ended up in a dumpster in Nashville. What's worse is that some of the letters are now visible to all, online.

This is a tragedy.

The letters have since been collected and given to Taylor's management. I think Taylor should reply to each and every letter there, it's the best thing she can do out of this.

By TaraElla (News, Website)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Why I Don't Wear Heels

I don't wear heels. People have asked me why. Well, here's why.

It has been reported that Sarah Jessica Parker has sustained some serious foot damage after wearing heels a lot. This came after wearing heels almost every day for 10 years.

I don't want to suffer any of that.

By TaraElla (News, Website)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence's Wardrobe Fetches $12,000

The wardrobe Jennifer Lawrence wore to "Silver Linings Playbook" apparently sold for $12,000.

Which is not really a shockingly high amount.

But I'm not paying that for what are essentially second hand clothes!

By TaraElla (News, Website)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Adele On Top Again

Adele's 21 is again the best selling album of the year in 2012 globally - for two years in a row!

Congratulations, you deserve it!

By TaraElla (News, Website)