What really grinds my gears

What grinds my gear

I’m not sure how many of you watched the American Music Awards this week Sunday/Monday (depending where you live). However whether you watched it or not I am sure that must you know who Jennifer Lopez is, well she hosted the awards this year…I thought she did a fabulous job (I’m a bit of a fan).

The comments, once again that other “women” have been making, about her being “past it” has seriously irritated me. Why? Because WHY are woman so nasty to other women?! None of the derogatory comments were made by men, they were ALL woman! They take pride it it too! I had one old woman (I will call her that because she does not deserve my respect) tell me that I just don’t get it because I’m “young”…I HOPE that I am as fabulous as Jennifer Lopez is at her age! Jennifer Lopez is probably one of the least past it people I have ever seen!

Why? What is with woman constantly putting each other down and why are they taking such pride in it as they keep talking like it’s a good thing? Their insecurities are just SCREAMING! Do they not realise this?

Here is in Australia we have just “celebrated” White Ribbon Day, which is to stop violence against women (although any kind of domestic violence is bad) How can we even hope that this will happen when, as women, we can’t even stand together? Do they not realise how detrimental they are?

Jenny from the Block…I love you!

Jennifer Lopez…I just love her!

So everyone has different female idols and I would have to say that Jennifer Lopez is one of my most favourite. Normally when I tell people the first reaction is normally “You know she is a complete diva” and my response is “Well…Yeah…She’s not considered a ‘triple threat’ because she’s sitting like a wall flower”.

However the reason I bring this all up is because I’ve been reading Australian ‘Cosmo’ from November 2013 and Jennifer is their cover girl.

Reading through I was nodding my head and agreeing with her, saying things like it wasn’t till she was older (in fact after she had her children) that she started to feel comfortable. The quote/section that really stood out to me was (after telling her new partner she has things about being ignore since she was a middle child) “It’s funny. Sometimes when we don’t get it (attention), we try to get it in a negative way, you know?”
“Chasing guys who ignore us,” I say, lounging on my bed “So many of us do that in our twenties”
“…And then it becomes a habit, and you’re like, ‘Why am I still doing this”.

When I read this I had one of those Oprah ‘ah ha!” moments. This is EXACTLY where I am up to in my ‘journey’. Then she went on to say “I was always so insecure” she says. “Then I grew, little by little, and realised, wait a minute, this is not a fluke, I am not a mistake”

People wonder why I love her so much! …She just happens to be an inspiration for me.