At this time of year I should be posting things of a more festive nature or stuff that’s going to make want you to treat yourself or someone you know to pair of silk PJs but holy sh*t, I have been knocked back this morning by some of the commentary I read on the appearance of #meghanmarkle at the #britishfashionawards last night where she presented an award to to @clarewaightkeller.
I thought she looked like a beautiful mum-to-be with that skin/hair thing that I remember and hoped would last forever. Couldn’t give a monkey’s that she had a dark manicure (apparently this flouts royal protocol 🙄🤷🏼♀️) or that “Kate would never have worn something like that.” What struck me was how cruel, juvenile, unnecessary, unintelligent and backward some of the commentary was. Does it honestly enrage you that much that she was cradling her pregnant belly?! This bullsh*t saddens me. This pitting of woman against woman does nothing for our cause and this negative spewing against a woman with whom most of those commenting are not personally acquainted strikes me as a form of some of kind of madness. I’m not sure what it is about Meghan that has divided people so - sure there are rumours and who knows maybe she’s a real bitch but I suspect she’s not. I suspect she’s a woman who is finding her way in what’s bound at times to be confusing, overwhelming, lonely and maddening in equal parts. A woman who is probably hormonal and has had the odd bad day where she’s snapped at someone. I know I’ve said things that are far removed from the parts of my character that make me proud at times of extreme pressure.
I’m not a monarchist and I think if we were starting again, a constitutional monarchy might not be where we’d end up and I am not defending her to the extent that she can do whatever the f*** she likes (one gives that up when they live off public dime) but what she, indeed anyone, should at least be able to expect is respectful treatment.
I’m all for honest commentary but I think most adults can make the distinction between fair comment and hate.
I love social media but there are many times it makes me sad and angry and that I wish it was just more “quiet”. Have a good day 🦊