If you live in Canada and have a slight interest in media, you must have seen the shocking and developing story about ex-CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio host Jian Gomeshi’s massive fall from grace. Don’t worry, this post is not at all about that as you can search #JIANGOMESHI #GOMESHIGATE #BDSM AND #FIFTYSHADESOFGREY, you will come up with pages after pages of news updates, op-ed pieces and endless tweets and rants about the subject that has been deemed integral to this country’s much needed rape culture dialogue.
#JIANGOMESHI IN FACEBOOK
I must admit that yes, I was drawn to the scandal the very first day it broke in the news, well, actually, in the internet before the news, that I stupidly spent several rather heated hours of condemning the disgraced Q Radio Host. Not that I thought he was guilty by public trial that is beside the point. The entire basis of my ire was his rather impassioned, rather lengthy ‘official statement’ in Facebook. Aside from the noticeable run-on sentences, grammatical glitches and obvious editorial mistakes, I thought the piece itself was, for lack of a better word, full of cr*p. I have never said that word, ever, in this blog but I feel that this particular situation warrants nothing less.
#FIFTYSHADESOFGREY SOON IN THEATERS NEAR YOU
Okay you’re right, I did say right up front that this post is not at all about Jian Gomeshi, my fingers and my keyboard seem to have a mind of their own and for that, I apologize. (Side note: Love Joy feels I need to put more heat in this meat, I do recognize our PG-13 rating @20YS.) I do feel that this is an important issue that we must not shy away from discussing and no, not about the fact that Jian Gomeshi is apparently a (the only) quasi celebrity, a powerful weapon in the CBC’s very limited arsenal, who commands fear and threatens with reprisal if his demands are not answered to, but the fact that yes, serious allegations of sexual assault is at play.
While the original thesis of this post was about when and how to wear grey during the winter, the issue about violence against women supersedes that. I don’t like to be misled either and I hate cheap theatrics of writing post titles that have nothing to do with the actual article just to get people to read it but sometimes when you sit down and write with a definite piece in mind, the current flows the other way.
#OOTD HOW TO WEAR GREY IN THE WINTER
So, let me end this note with a promise, I will back with regular posts on fashion and style advice but in the meantime, please bear with me as I show you my Beyond the Fifty Shades of Grey #OOTD (that’s Outfit Of The Day for you moguls) for a slightly wintry day. My recent haircut is by Pierino Scarfo, my newly beloved knee-high boots, The Bannari, are from ALDO (which, I and many others, really love love!) and my head-to-toe look is from Banana Republic, with of course, the exception of my Michael Kors purse.
See, not just a pretty face.