Meredith Baxter's New Family Ties
I would like to make an announcement: I am straight. Phew, I feel so much better now that I said that. Well, no. I don’t feel better. Want to know what I feel? Why the heck does it even matter? There are two things with this whole situation that really bothers me: 1. Why do people make such a big deal about their sexuality and 2. Who the heck is Meredith Baxter?
If I make anyone mad or irritated with me: good. I would really like to know why people feel to make such an issue of their sexuality. Yes, I am straight, but there is so much more to me than just me liking guys. I am also a Christian, I like to read, write, bowl, sew, play miniature golf, go to movies, take random mini road trips, and enjoy food. I am sure it is absolutely freeing to actually admit that you are gay, and for that, I give you much kudos. If I had to make an announcement like that, I would absolutely mess myself. But to make your sexuality become your sole purpose, and have that as the one thing that people focus in on isn't for me. I am one of those people who likes to focus on the whole person, not just their sexuality. I would die if someone would only focus on aspect of my life. Don’t get me wrong, please be proud of who you are. For example, I am a proud Italian and not ashamed to admit it.
And Meredith Baxter? Really? Seriously? I am still baffled over this. So many questions arose when I heard it. One: Who? Two: And we care because. . .? She has had not been in the public eye for what, 20 years? Yeah, I was in first grade when she was last on TV. It makes me wonder if she is only doing this as a publicity stunt or if she really means it. And if she does mean it, why is she coming out on national television about it? I would under stand if Family Ties was on now, and she felt compelled to do it since she was actually relevant, but now? Personally, I would feel almost insulted that she is now admitting this. I feel that way because she is using her sexuality, something that people actually struggle with, and almost using it as publicity. Seriously, if she really needs money that badly, she needs to get a job.