Blab #7 – #Oscarssowhite, Super Tuesdays, Erin Andrews and More
The divas from Words, Wine and Women are back with their first Blab of the month for Tuesday, March 1st. They certainly didn’t disappoint this week as they dished on hot topics like Chris Rock and Stacey Dash at the Oscars, and impactful moments like Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga with their stance on sexual abuse. Keeping the momentum going, the ladies discuss Super Tuesdays, Donald Trump, Celebrity Apprentice, Erin Andrews and more. Check out the summary of the Blab below or simply hit play to hear the scoop for yourself:
2016 HollyWeb Festival Selection: Words, Wine and Women
Congrats to Words, Wine and Women on being an Official 2016 Selection of the HollyWeb Festival. The ladies will partake in the festivities on April 1st, followed by a blue carpet awards ceremony on April 3rd. Feel free to check them out and other 2016 selections if you’re in the Hollywood, California area.
Those Uncomfortable, Awkward Moments at the 2016 Oscars
Tara starts the conversation by talking about how the 2016 Oscars were less about what people were wearing and more about what people are saying – especially Chris Rock. All in all, Chris Rock did a good job hosting. Though he’s getting a lot of clap-back from the Asian community for his jokes on child labor….
Were you offended by Chris Rock’s jokes or do you think he did a pretty good job?
Tara and Mary Beth had to speak on that awkward moment where Stacey Dash stepped on the stage…. How humiliating. Has she reached a point in her career where all press is good press? While it may work for Ms. Dash, Tara says it’s just not her cup of tea.
The ladies also spoke on Lady Gaga’s extremely powerful performance at the Oscars in relation to sexual abuse. It was great to see a diverse set of people represented – including men, which sent a very powerful message to the world.
Super Tuesdays: Donald Trump for President? It May be Time to Pack Your Bags!
On to “super Tuesdays”, the ladies talked politics in America today. Bernie Sanders seems to be taking the lead on primaries in Oklahoma, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the frontrunners.
How many of you thought Donald would ACTUALLY have a standing chance representing the Republican Party? Will you be moving to Canada if he becomes the president of the US in 2017?
The hostesses of Words, Wind and Women have a few issues, but the real kicker is… “Does he really have a stance on real issues? What does he stand for? He’s filled with antics and trending phrases, but can he really and truly run the country? Very scary times to live in.
As if that wasn’t enough, governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie decides to endorse Donald Trump! Isn’t this the same guy who said Trump wasn’t fit to be the president? That was a total shock for everyone and the internet has a lot to say about it.
Both Mary Beth and Tara talk about how difficult it can be to make a decision on who to vote for as the next president. Many of the campaigns are about trashing the other candidates and not nearly enough about what the candidates are going to do to make effective change in the country. When you see all the underhandedness, backstabbing, and surprises going on you can’t help but connect it to the scandalous political television series you see like House of Cards and Scandal.
Are there no real candidates standing up for change? Are they all out to get something? Who is really for the people?
Celebrity Apprentice: Arnold Schwarzenegger Catch Phrases and the New Image
Speaking of Donald Trump is they go on to discuss their interest in seeing how the new host of Celebrity Apprentice will do. Former California Governor and actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hosting this season and Words, Wine and Women hostesses want to know how the show will play out? Tara for one is interested in finding out if Arnold will use his timeless catch phrases such as, “Hasta la vista” and “I’ll be back” instead of the Trump coined phrase, “You’re fired”!
The women are also interested in learning if Trump’s children will remain on the show or if Arnold will have his own “minions” helping him out? Will there be a boardroom? Or will they meet in a gym? The skies are certainly the limits.
What’s your take on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice? Will you be watching?
Erin Andrews: Does Her Circumstance Warrant 75 MILLION Dollars?
You’ve likely seen it all over the news. American sportscaster Erin Andrews is filing suit against the Marriott Hotel for a “peeping Tom” incident in 2008. Erin apparently had a stalker by the name of Michael Barrett that was somehow placed in a room adjacent to hers during her stay that the hotel. Without her knowledge, Barrett placed a video camera outside of her door and captured video of her in the nude.
Well Erin wants restitution and she’s going after hotel staff claiming they were negligent by placing Barrett in a room next to her. The video has reached millions of viewers and has even begun to cause issues within her relationship. After having your most private intimate moments posted for the world to see, you can only imagine that getting back to a sense of normalcy can be a challenge.
While the ladies empathize with Erin, the social world has other views. From “get over it” to “it’s not that serious” Erin’s story has been getting a lot of negative feedback.
So audience, what do you think? Do you believe what she’s asking for is reasonable? How would you react if you had been objectified in such a way?
Social Objectification of Women and the Rape Epidemic of 2016
In a world where sexuality is open and fluid, you would think that rape and objectifying women online would be a thing of the past. You have women and men out there that are willing to “put it all out there” for the world to see, people who are very sexually open and free – and yet you still have women and men falling victim to rape and obscene backlash from the social community when they speak out.
It’s moments like Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the Oscars urging campuses to do more about rapes, Lady Gaga’s compelling Oscar performance on sexual abuse, and Erin Andrews and her lawsuit that give hope for the future.
Though more needs to be done to implement change, it’s great to know that people are coming out of the woodworks and using their platforms to make a difference.