Is there a lot of overlap between anti-abortion activists and Joan Rivers fans? Rick Perry certainly seems to think so, because he brought up Rivers’ recent death while defending a controversial Texas law at the Texas Tribune Festival this past weekend. HB2, which Perry signed into law as governor last year, would require abortion clinics in Texas to operate under the same standards for building design, staffing, and equipment as hospitals do. Perry weirdly suggested that a law like this one could have saved Rivers’ life and prevented her from dying during a medical procedure earlier this month. More
Topic: Joan Rivers
But I can’t help imagining what Melissa has gone through in the last week, because I’ve been there too. And now that I’m a mother, I’m trying to do everything to stop imagining my son ever having to do the same. If he does, though, I hope I can do something to prepare him. More
Joan Rivers has died at 81.
Remember Joan Rivers, ya’ll? At one point she was a beloved comedienne, former talk show host and Johnny Carson arch nemesis. But somewhere along the way Rivers devolved from comedy legend to Queen of the Mean Girls. Rivers is now best known for her bullying antics on the E! network’s Fashion Police along with serial fat-shamer Kelly Osbourne. More
Things have been going so well in the world of body-shaming pregnant women. I haven’t read a headline about a post-baby body in weeks. But the garbage people (I’m sadly including you in this Joan Rivers) on E!’s Fashion Police decided that they would go after Elsa Pataky, the amazingly gorgeous and heavily pregnant wife of Chris Hemsworth, who is expecting twins. More