My roommate and I were watching How Stella Got Her Groove Back this afternoon, and we were commenting on how (for those of you who’ve never seen it) inappropriate it is that Stella dates a guy who is 20ish while she’s 40 – at least in the eyes of his mother. I mean if I were that mom, I’d be kind of perturbed at the situation too.
Then my roommate went on to tell me an even more disturbing story that made Stella’s story look like the most decent and sensible relationship in the world. She told me about this article on Yahoo! about a woman who was forced to give up her baby when she got pregnant at 18. The baby girl went on to have a child herself and years later, when she was dying of breast cancer, conveyed to her son about how she was adopted and how she never was able to find her real mother. Her son made a promise to find his mom’s real mother, his biological grandmother, and did so 3 years later. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Right? Wrong.
The grandmother and grandsons, now 72 and 36 respectively, decide that they’re each other’s SOUL MATES and fall head over heels in LOVE. Oh, but it gets better. They decide their lives aren’t complete until they have a BABY together. So the granny coughs up her entire retirement fund of $54,000 to hire a surrogate mother so she and her grandson lover can have a child together. Are you kidding me?! And apparently, there’s some weirdo disorder called GSA (Genetic Sexual Attraction) in which people who are related are attracted to each other. Okay, seriously. Even if you have this so-called ‘disorder’ – you should have enough sense to overcome it because it’s NOT RIGHT. This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard of. I mean, alcoholics and drug addicts overcome their disorders because they know they’re not right, don’t they? Seriously, this is not right.