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Mela commented on Watch: This Disturbing Video Shows How Women Are Treated By Men Just By Walking Around New York City

at 8:45AM on Oct 30

Hey Shannon. I think I may have had a revelation about this video. When you said they weren’t greeting any of the guys I went back and watched the video back, wondering if maybe she was walking in an area most women don’t walk alone. No. Plenty of women walking around her of all kinds. And then I remembered a discussion we had about a rap video casting call where the high level girls were explained thusly: “B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies.You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here.” And she really fits into that category. Is this in some way (I know it’s not the entire issue) a social contributor in what Shoshanda faced? I’d like your opinion.

Mela commented on Watch: This Disturbing Video Shows How Women Are Treated By Men Just By Walking Around New York City

at 1:15PM on Oct 29

Please don’t judge me but I don’t understand. Perhaps it’s because I’m a girl from the Canadian prairies where people greet each other on the street and still shake hands with strangers, but I just don’t understand. What I saw there is what I would consider passive behavior, aside from the guys who actually walked beside her on the street for a while. I’ve heard several people comment her and elsewhere that in NYC and San Francisco this is the norm. I just didn’t see anything I’d be too worried about, aside from the creeper who walked close for 5 minutes.

Isn’t it human nature for a male to peacock to get a females attention? How are you going to change that? Yeah these guys aren’t necessarily going about it in a classy way but a simple “hey mami” doesn’t sound like harassment to me it sounds like flirtation.

Again, there’s got to be some reason that I just don’t get it. I’m not trying to be a jerk about it I swear. I’m just honestly shocked by the outcry, and I have to agree I’m a little suspicious about how throwing money her way would help stop it. The video doesn’t say.

Mela commented on Pope Francis Reveals His Belief In The Big Bang Theory & Evolution

at 10:17AM on Oct 29

I feel you Trent. I’m a lifelong Catholic and I don’t get it either. For me, it’s the same as Christians who focus on God’s condemnation and Christians who focus on God’s love. For a long time our Pope’s have focused a lot of their energy on fighting the world with the “shall not’s” of the church. Then comes along Francis who’s like, “Okay that might be true, but God’s love kinda trumps all that, don’t you think?” and it’s just not the message that most Catholics have been drilled with for most of their lives.

Mela commented on Pope Francis Reveals His Belief In The Big Bang Theory & Evolution

at 9:28AM on Oct 29

Well I can’t disagree with you there. He’s definitely making a lot of ultra-conservative Catholics pretty nervous because his message is focused on the things that bind us to the world, not divide us from it. And that is for sure revolutionary as far as tone, if not teaching. PS – I love that you cover Francis stories on PITNB. It’s good to have nice stories about the church in the media. That hasn’t been the case for most of my life, that’s for sure.

Mela commented on Pope Francis Reveals His Belief In The Big Bang Theory & Evolution

at 9:04AM on Oct 29

Love this Pope, but this ain’t news. The Catholic church has been consistently on message with what he just said since the 50′s with Pope Pius XII. Francis has a way of saying things that relates so closely with us that we think what he’s saying is new, but he’s said nothing revolutionary since the moment he was made pope. He has only opened up the truth of the Catholic doctrine in a way that has not been as easily understood nor as widely publicised by any of his predecessors. Even Pope Benedict even spoke about the compatibility of evolution within the church. Nothing new here.

Mela commented on Beyoncé & Jay Z Have Renewed Their Wedding Vows

at 1:14PM on Oct 23

I try not to speculate too much but if you Google celebrity couples who renewed their vows it kind of reads like a pre-divorce checklist item.

Mela commented on North West Will Be Forced To Get A Job, Says North West's Mom

at 9:04AM on Oct 23

North will definitely work. I mean…all the Kardashians work (some more than others) and the older sisters did their time in retail until the endorsement deals and other opportunities started coming in and already the younger sisters can pretty much do what they want. North will have her pick of anything she wants to do because there will always be money in the family which is kind of the dream of any parent who’s had to work their way up in the world.

Mela commented on This Is What Renée Zellweger Looks Like Now

at 2:11PM on Oct 21

I was actually going to say maybe she had to get her eyelids done. I was 21 when the doctors told me my eyelid nerves were dead and that in order to stop them from drooping and ruining my vision more I’d have to get some taken out and tightened up but they said it is actually quite common when people age for it to happen. Ptosis is what they call it.

Mela commented on This Is What Renée Zellweger Looks Like Now

at 1:46PM on Oct 21

I mean…15-20 years ago I had a pretty different face too. I was a little surprised at the difference but then I started to really look and compare with old photos and I don’t actually think she’s had much done. She hasn’t touched her nose or lips or chin that I can tell…maybe an eyelid tuck and some fillers…OR it’s possible that what we’ve been seeing until now is her face full of fillers and botox and she’s now letting some of that go. She looks like she’s aging and she’s sporting way more of a tan than I’m used to seeing her with, other than that I kind of think she looks like a beautiful woman in her mid-forties.

Mela commented on 25 Photos That Prove Zooey Deschanel Has The Coolest Hollywood Friends

at 11:15AM on Oct 20

I know but usually I see her in photos by herself…when you see her looking rail thin compared to three women beside her all rocking about a size 2…that’s pretty durn thin. Just saying…it kinda shocked me to see it in perspective with such tiny women.