Is It OK to Turn Divorce Into Pop Culture Entertainment?

Thu, November 11, 2010

Making Our Political Voices Heard

A few weeks ago, the Huffington Post launched a new page at its site dedicated to the topic of divorce.  Trust me –  I’ve got nothing against divorce, especially since I divorced my first husband many, many years ago.  The reason?

I wish I could say it was a complaint about not picking up his dirty socks (I know we can all feel Michelle Obama’s pain on that one), or even that he ran around with other women. Not like that’s a good thing.

But as I’ve mentioned before, it was a little more serious than either of those things –I was a victim of domestic violence.

I was lucky — I got out of that marriage pretty quickly.  But because of that, I worry about what happens when we put a pop culture spotlight on splitting up (aside from our fascination with celebrity marriages) if it trivializes the darker side of divorce.

That’s what I’m talking about this week at The Stir in my column, Speaker of the House. I hope you’ll stop by and weigh in on the discussion!

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