Tuesday, December 19, 2006

True love?

My friend NPapaya and I were in a jewelry store the other day and she was pointing out engagement rings she liked because, well, that's what women often find themselves doing when in jewelry stores. Today she sent me a link to a ring saying, "I changed my mind- this is the engagement ring I want..."

If you go to that link you will discover that it is a replica of the ring given to Laura Webber by Luke Spencer, more commonly known just as Luke and Laura, on General Hospital. If you have no idea who I'm talking about let's suffice it to say that Luke and Laura's wedding episode was the highest-rated hour in soap opera history with $30 million viewers tuning in. Their story line was what is called a BIG DEAL.

However, does anyone else out there know why starting your marriage with this particular ring may be a bad idea? It's a little bit of trivia people seem to have forgotten in the furvor over "the perfect couple."

You may be surprised to discover that before they were the perfect couple, Laura was married to someone else and Luke got drunk and raped her. That's right, Luke raped Laura. (Don't believe me? Check out this Wikipedia article)

What this ring really says is, "You too can be raped and find true love." I don't think I need to elaborate further on the wrongness of it. They may say "Love conquers all" but fuck that shit (pardon my french). The only aisle a rapist should be walking down is in a courthouse.

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