Monday, May 23, 2011

Edie, you are a professional and a mother. How could you?

How could I religiously watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey? I’m a feminist. I’m a criminal defense attorney. I typically cringe at television shows that depict women as frail, dumb, boy-crazy, inept, greedy or shallow. Such women are pathetic. Such women have TERRIBLE taste. They literally get into fistfights in front of their young children. WTF, Edie? WTF?

I can’t get enough of this show.

Perhaps it’s the fact that the show confirms my theory that mothers who find ways to talk about their incredible mothering skills are in fact the very worst mothers. Am I really the only one who hates Caroline?

Perhaps it’s the fact that I feel better about myself as a mother whenever I tune in to this show.

Perhaps it’s that age-old quote “you can’t buy taste.”

Or perhaps it’s just about my hatred for Caroline and my love for Jacqueline (the only semi-normal woman in the bunch).

Regardless, I profess to you all: This professional, educated, mother loves me some Real Housewives of New Jersey. 

See you at the reunion show!


  1. The fact that you dislike Carolyn Manzo, undoubtedly the best mom in the entire tri-state area, and like the biggest 'w'ussy of the entire Andy Cohen extravaganza that is the Real Housewives franchise makes me wonder about you, E, it really does. It's almost like you may have worn a denim trench coat or something.

  2. This is such a brave post. I'd rather wear a denim trench coat every day than have to put up with one minute of Caroline Manzo's gd speechifying.

    I think you should start a weekly feature detailing what everyone could be arrested for.

  3. And people think its embarrassing to admit to watching Teen Mom!?!?