Saturday, September 10, 2016

Melissa Gorga: Feminist Icon?
Melissa Gorga, feminist icon? We never really expected to type those words, but with what we've seen this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it's becoming undeniable.

As she's ventured out on her own and opened her boutique Envy, we've watched as she's struggled with the opposing forces of her desire to set a progressive example for her young daughter Antonia and her husband Joe's expectation of an obedient housewife. As this sneak peek of Sunday's new episode, exclusive to E! News, makes perfectly clear, things are finally coming to a head.
After arriving home from a long day at the store, Melissa was only looking for a warm, comforting welcome. What she gets is a husband whining about losing out on a deal after a last-minute auction proved to conflict with his responsibility of picking up his children from school. Why didn't he just call her or a family member for help, Melissa asks?

"I wasn't brought up to do this," Joe replies, digging his heels into this unattractive caveman persona he's crafted this season.

"You weren't brought up to do what?" Melissa asks. "Have kids?"

From there, Melissa just goes HAM on her surprisingly unsupportive husband. "Who always backed you up so that you can do what you do? Do you know how ignorant you sound? Joe, welcome to the new millennium," she says. "You're so friggin' old school. You're so old school."
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