My guilty pleasures are the following: celebrity gossip, designer shoes and bad reality television. Recently, two of my favorite worlds collided when semi-celebrity DJ Big Tigga invited Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s bad girl Mary Jane (stage name) on his show to discuss her very public, very steamy and very sexually fueled episode with a very publicly married man. When she was asked why she engaged in certain sexual activities with this married man, her response was simple, “he took those vows, not me.” *Gasps and grabs pearls*…No this b—- didn’t just say that!
As a single woman, this statement is scary for multiple reasons. First, woman tend to think, no matter how lame, disgusting and deadbeat their guy may be, that you as the single woman are desperate enough to jump his dusty bones. She just confirmed this theory. Next, as a woman who plans to marry, it’s crazy to think that another woman will disregard the seriousness of the marital bond that I will share with my husband.
But wait, she wasn’t finished. “If he doesn’t respect his marriage, why should I?” Things just got real. She continued, “My advice is for father’s to love their daughters. I’m not condoning what I did or what I do but…”. All of a sudden my chest tightened. Immediately I thought of my daughters fathers lack of influence in her life. Of course she has my dad to cater to her every need, but is that enough of a preventative measure to keep her from turning into a gold-digging, husband stealing, side-piece? Am I underestimating the impact of his absence?
She’s at an age where questions are being raised on his where-a-bouts on a regular basis. She often will say how she wishes he was here. I’ve disregarded these things because I don’t fell like financially, her life is lacking. However, it’s clear that she needs something more. She needs his adoration, his affection, his attention his presence. As much as I hate to admit it, she needs him, just as I needed my father.
I think I just had a break through.
To hear the interview in its entirety listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKHgzaFZapE