Wendy isn't one to beg, but she's backed into quite the dark corner with this whole medical board fiasco. She pleads with Chuck not to allow the board to strip her license. When Chuck says this is outside his jurisdiction, she says this is just the type of selfless act that would fix their marriage.
The action takes place entirely at Castle Black. Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly are manning their posts atop the Wall. Sam is still torn about Gilly's possible death and he asks Jon about Ygritte, noting that he will most likely die before he ever experiences sex. Jon wonders if Sam and Gilly ever... Then he reminds Sam about their vows and that they signed up for celibacy when they joined the Watch. But Sam points out that their order only forbids marriage and fathering children but leaves room for interpretation regarding actual intercourse. Jon tells Sam that Ser Alliser wouldn't care for any interpretations. Yet, at his friend's urging, he tells Sam about his short but passionate relationship and gets caught up in the moment of describing being literally a part of someone else, being, at least for a little moment, more than yourself before finally confessing, "Well I don't know, I'm not a bleedin' poet!" Sam jibes that he certainly isn't and that even if the Wildlings shoot them full of arrows; they've already done the worst thing they can do to him, they killed his woman. Sam heads down while Jon stays above; suddenly watched over by an owl.
At the top of the Wall, Ser Alliser directs the troops as Jon Snow rushes forward to see a terrifying money shot, an inferno lighting up within sight of the wall among the trees, burnishing the horizon orange. "The biggest fire the North has ever seen", which Mance Rayder had promised and now delivers. Alliser looks at Jon and for once cools down and even asks Jon to go ahead, say I told you so, but Jon refuses to take the bait and tells Alliser that blocking the tunnel and drowning it was a hard decision either way. Thorne tells Jon that being a leader means following his instincts and sticking to his guns rather than second-guessing his decisions. He tells Jon that after the battle they can go back to hating each other, but for now they need to put their mutual disdain aside for however long it takes to beat the wildlings back. Jon concedes the point and stands beside Thorne as he orders the brothers beside him to prepare siege defenses, including barrels of oil.
Kate Shaw A major theme in the book is internal debates and friction, sometimes tipping over into a kind of an internecine warfare among gay rights advocates over whether marriage should be the focus of their movement for equality and equal rights. Can you just tell us a little bit about this? What were the positions of those opposed to really centering marriage in the equality struggle? And what did they argue was being lost as the movement began to focus primarily or maybe even almost exclusively on achieving marriage equality.
Sasha Eisenberg Yeah. And then if there was a policy objective that was stated at this point by people like Nancy Paul Lakoff and and Paula Abdul Brecht, it was some version what people called multiple families, that the goal of, you know, what we would call LGBT family law would be to win recognition on equal terms for a wide variety of family structures single parents, co-parents, unmarried, married group, living family caregivers. And that that the goal should be to sort of break down the privileged position that marriage had as the one institution that the state recognized for the raising of children, the sharing of property, and that and that the goal should be a kind of of of flattening of of of all these different marriage types as as equal. And so what they opposed was that this and in retrospect, it totally has done this I think in both both gay and straight communities is that it is reify the idea that marriage is the one institution in which responsibilities property can be shared and and by extension sort of deal legitimized and the other possible arrangement between adults or single adults having a relationship with others.
"It's no longer about minority rights in terms of race anymore or nationality," Badenoch said in the recording, according to VICE World News reporter Ben Hunte. "It's now, you know like, it's not even about sexuality now, it's now like the whole transgender movement, where, OK well we've got gay marriage, and civil partnerships, so what are transsexuals looking for?"
After a grueling season full of confrontations, manipulations and scandalizing accusations, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finally sit down with Andy Cohen to rehash their dramatic and fascinating sixth season. In the first part of the three-party reunion, the ladies of the 90210 debate everything from O.J. Simpson and the fabulousness that is Erika Jayne to the end of Yolanda's marriage and the shocking allegations made against her Lyme disease. Read on for my full break-down of all the drama from Part 1...
After showing Andy and the ladies how to "pat the puss," Erika also takes some time to defend herself from some of the incredibly misdirected haters. When one viewer calls her music videos pornographic, she claps back that while poor Mary from Provo, Utah may have given up in life, Erika Jayne has not. Yaaaas hunty! As for anyone who questions the dynamic of her marriage to famed attorney Tom Girardi, Erika insists that being respectful to her husband does not mean she's "subservient" to him. Besides, it's been working for over 17 years now so the relationship basically speaks for itself. Bye haters!
Switching gears, Andy turns his focus to Yolanda for what's sure to be the first of many times during this reunion. Addressing the biggest elephant in the room, Andy tries getting Yo to open up about the demise of her marriage to super-producer and musical legend David Foster. However, while citing her chronic illness as a major contributing factor in the end of their marriage, Yolanda remains fairly tight-lipped about the actual cause of the couple's divorce. She has only good things to say about her ex, insisting that people shouldn't criticize him for seemingly abandoning her in her time of need.
Lisa Vanderpump takes a turn subbing in as the reunion's host by peppering Yolanda with a string of questions about her relationship with David. Was the marriage crumbling during filming? Did she know or was she blindsided? Was David the reason she was crying the night of her dinner party at Wally's? Yolanda insists that nothing happened until November 2, the night the couple got in a disagreement weeks after filming had ended. (Keep in mind they announced their divorce on December 1, 2015.) Andy does get Yolanda to admit to being blindsided by the end of the marriage, saying she would have preferred to get completely healthy and start working on their issues. Yo tries to put a pin in the discussion by saying she doesn't want to analyze her marriage, but does admit that if she had been healthy, she and David would probably still be together. The other women all express their dismay at the sudden end of Yo's marriage as well, with Erika refusing to comment on whether Yolanda confided in her out of respect for their friendship. As for what her future holds, Yo predicts that she won't ever get married again - the most important thing to her now is getting to the finish line of her recovery from Lyme disease and supporting Gigi, Bella and Anwar as they take over the worlds of modeling and fashion.
This long-brewing history between the two women came to a head when Kathryn joined the show, putting her at odds with both Faye and OG Kyle. Despite how her friend came across on the show, Kyle sticks up for an absent Faye on the couch, insisting that viewers (and her fellow 'Wives) don't know the real Faye at all. Andy stirs the pot by saying that Kathryn seemed to chicken out over confronting Faye at Kyle's BBQ, but the newbie states that she merely decided to be the bigger person and rise above the more than two decades-worth of ill feelings between the two. Kathryn maintains that what Faye wrote about her took a toll on her life, her marriage and her friendships, but a protective Kyle shoots back that while she may think she had a hard time, the new 'Wife has no idea what Faye has gone through. However, Kathryn suggests that Faye brought it on herself by writing the book in the first place, and refuses to back down or "discount" what she experienced by being dragged into the ordeal. Then Kathryn drops a bombshell: she and Marcus were actually married at O.J.'s house after he and Nicole had divorced! The conversation moves on to Kathryn joking about Lisa Rinna having an eating disorder and opening up about her father's suicide, and it looks like we may never get any final resolution to this gripping and fascinating O.J. drama...
The most unintentionally hilarious moment comes when Yolanda incredulously asks Lisa Rinna how she possibly could have faked her medical records if she really had Munchausen. Yolanda, darling, just head down to Orange County and ask Brooks Ayers. It's not that difficult but millions of viewers will catch you on it and your reputation will be forever ruined. Lisa Rinna continues to get riled up against LVP, revealing that the entire plan was set in motion at her birthday party in the season premiere. According to her story, when Yolanda showed up without any makeup and Lisa Vanderpump's husband Ken commented on how bad she looked, Lisa Rinna's husband Harry Hamlin jumped to Yo's defense by stating that she was sick and admonishing the cast to stand by her. At that point, LVP apparently snapped her fingers and proclaimed "there goes our f---ing storyline." Never mind that this story directly conflicts with what Lisa Rinna said on Heather Dubrow's podcast early in the season, Lisa Vanderpump obviously denies the story, pointing out that cameras were there the entire night and would've caught the moment on film had it happened. The two Lisas continue to argue back and forth until Yolanda can't take it anymore, tearfully walking off set and barricading herself in a dressing room as Part 1 of the reunion ends... 781b155fdc