Just don't want anyone to think I believe that ALL awful people are men.From Gawker with link to the NYT.
Oh, and I was delighted to hear that the most horrible rich people I have ever personally known lost millions when their high tech stock investments crashed! Being patronized on several unavoidable occasions by these insignificant, uptight twerps really annoyed me. I finally got lucky, though, because, unlike my husband, I did not have to attend the 50th birthday party of His Nibs, where after viewing a film about his life and times, his wife broke down in sobs and declared to the assembled throng that her husband was the most wonderful man on earth.
They had no clue as to their offensiveness, because most of the people around them sucked up to them. Well, their days of holding court are done. It's an ill wind and all that.
More: From the Gawker, on the demise of the art scene.It was dead already as far as art went, but now there's no money in it either. You know, maybe it's worth it, just to imagine what a hard time these people are having without their hookers and cocaine. Must be tough.
Kuczynski writes. "A woman going through the risks of labor clearly deserves to be paid." To her, surrogacy is akin to organ donation or, more accurately, "organ rental." Well, true enough, but the larger issue, of course, is whether anyone would take on such a burden if she weren’t seriously in need of cash...
Sure, a woman can rent out her womb to pay for her own daughter's college tuition, just as some poor father in India can sell his kidney to feed his family. But offhand, I’d say that, if given a "choice," she’d probably prefer to earn that extra few grand through something that didn’t involve nine months of pregnancy, labor and delivering a baby for a woman who will later write an article referencing her hemorrhoids and flatulence.
The pictures the editors chose to print along with the article are telling and show that she is a much hated person:
Someone in the photo department, it seems to me, decided to have a bit of fun underscoring the true meaning of that last phrase with a bit of visual commentary. Hilling is depicted sitting on her back porch literally barefoot and pregnant. Kuczynski, meanwhile, stands in front of the majestic columns of her Southampton estate holding her child and accompanied by a uniformed black woman referred to, quaintly, as the "baby nurse."
In the world she inhabits, Little Ms. Richie Rich is as disposable as the women she looks down on, with as much value as used TP. She doesn't run the show here; men do. And she will have a hard time in the future, count on it.