So where are you, Maureen? Is there someone else back there who has taken the reins for this book and is getting paid? Of course there is and so it should be. And it's about about money honey as well as some greater good and I fully believe that and I believe her. Hell, it could be about all of that for Romney, it was for Stemberg, it probably was even for my ex-husband, and you can bet that no matter what, in the final account it is no different for women who are divorced, like Sullivan, like myself, who leave these men and are alone and ill with little legal protection (at present she has Allred) but others who have no money for a lawyer, and frankly, why should it not be? Since when did caring about money become a such a dirty thing? I think women are told that so that they don’t care about it. To keep us good and quiet and complicit.
I’ve come to learn that no matter what anyone tells you, ultimately sometimes you have to be about the self – and that ideally, it should be about some modicum of integrity. If you’ve lost sight of that, you’ve lost it all. But don’t think that looking out for you and thinking in terms of that dirty word, money, is such a bad thing. It’s not. Perhaps it should be about that and I’ve been a fool because without that, I’ve noticed, in our current society, we don’t seem to have a whole lot of power.
So then I wonder: these days when my mother says to me, “Darling, I’m worried for your mental health – I mean, if you really think people are coming into and out of your apartment and moving things around and stealing them…” whether I ought bother getting into a whole discussion about what happened in my divorce and about Romney and the restraining order and politics and cannabis and epilepsy and infidelity and privacy and balance and how some people cannot reconcile little ole me with my Independent views that, really, aren’t so hard to reconcile if someone would just listen and say, Wait – but she is making sense.
Maybe she makes a whole lot of sense. Maybe she is telling the truth. Maybe this should stop and now. And maybe this bullying between women and to women by women on women and by men as well or couples or mob bullying (just look it all up) has been and was happening for far too long and we should stop that as well because it’s wrong.