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Back in July of 2017, Jinger Duggar stunned fans of her family by wearing pants in an Instagram photo.
Up to that point, Duggar women of Jinger’s generation had exclusively worn long skirts, and the pants pic was widely viewed as an act of defiance.
To the chagrin of Jim Bob and the utter joy of many Duggar fans, Jinger sparked a rebellion–and started a trend.
Not long after her sister posted the photo, Jill Duggar began wearing pants, and once again, fans rejoiced.
Jill was the first of her sisters to marry and have kids of her own.
She’s often regarded as the spitting image of her mother, a doting wife and dedicated stay-at-home mom who lives to cater to her family’s needs and obey her husband.
So when Jill tossed the family dress code in the trash, it served as an indication that the new rules are here to stay.
And a new photo of the 26-year-old that appeared on her husband’s Instagram page this week might send the strongest message yet:
Derick Dillard posted the above photo, along with a caption reading:
“My beautiful wife speaking to a group of young ladies at a school today about God-centered relationships!”
Jill has been wearing pants in public for several months, but the fact that she neglected her family’s well-known dress code in an environment such as a school speaking engagement is being viewed by many as a bold rejection of her strict upbringing.
As In Touch Weekly points out, the response from fans has been ecstatically supportive.
“Yesss with the pants free the legs ladies!” commented one fan.
“Omgggggggg I am deceased. It’s not even a super long shirt!!!” wrote another.
“They have finally realized they can have their own freedoms. You can be modest and still wear pants. Clearly shown,” said a third Instagram follower.
Jill and her sisters are still stuck in a bygone era in the sense that they strictly adhere to rules set by their husbands, but fortunately, the new men in their lives are far more lenient than their father.
Derick might not be as progressive as Jinger’s husband, Jeremy Vuolo, but it seems he’s come around to the idea that there’s nothing blasphemous about a pair of pants.
It’s a minor step forward, but it represents a whole new world of freedom for the Duggar women.
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Susan Bro, the mother of the woman killed during last Saturday’s white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, says she has not spoken directly with President Donald Trump.
And she told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America today that she has no plans to ever do so.
Bro's 32-year old child, Heather Heyer, was mowed down in the street six days ago by James Alex Fields, Jr., a neo-Nazi who allegedly drove his car into a contingent of protestors in Virginia.
At her daughter's funeral on Wednesday, Bro spoke forcefully against the hate groups that tried to silence people such as Heather, earning national acclaim, respect and sympathy in the process.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up, but guess what, you just magnified her,” Bro said in front of a packed theater in downtown Charlottesville in honor of her daughter.
Added the mourning mother at the time:
“I’d rather have my child, but by golly if I got to give her up, we’re going to make it count."
Bro talked tearfully about Heather just one day after President Trump refused to condemn White Supremacists or their ilk.
He said in a press conference that violence on "both sides" was to blame for the chaos in Charlottesville, seemingly making a moral equivalence between Nazis and those who gathered to protest Nazis.
In the following interview, Susan says the President first called during Heather's funeral.
Various secretaries tried reaching out to her at other times, presumably to connect her to the Commander-in-Chief, but she has no interest in making this connection.
"I'm not talking to the President now, I'm sorry," Bro said, expounding:
"It's not that I saw somebody else's tweet about him, I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms. Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists."
Neither Trump nor anyone in his administration has visited Charlottesville in the days following Heyer's murder.
But even if he suddenly decided to do so?
"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan said. "I'm not forgiving for that."
Watch her exchange with Roberts below:
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Is it just us, or does Amber Portwood seem intent on breaking our hearts these days?
She refuses to just leave Matt Baier alone — though she’s said they’ve broken up, they’re rumored to be going on Marriage Boot Camp together, so we’re not holding our breath on a permanent split.
Even after he was shown to have a pocket full of pills on TV, even after he embarrassed himself with the immortal words, “Do you forgive Daddy?”, she’s still involved with the creep.
It’s all very disappointing, but perhaps the most disappointing thing of all is that horrible Instagram Live rant Amber went on earlier this week.
In the video, she decided to open up about her history with abuse.
“I’ve been through domestic violence,” she said. “I was the one on the other f-cking end with the domestic violence — it went both ways.”
Meaning that in addition to being the one dishing out the physical violence, she was abused, too.
“However,” Amber went on, “I never opened my motherf-cking mouth about anybody ever f-cking hitting me! Anybody! Because that’s what a real f-cking woman does!”
“That’s what a real woman does. I can f-cking take that!”
Yes, that’s Amber explaining that a man she was in a relationship hit her, but she kept it to herself. Because apparently, that’s what a real woman does.
Except it’s not. At all. And that’s a really ignorant thing to say.
Amber’s on this thing right now where she feels the need to repeatedly remind everyone that she’s a “real woman,” whatever that means, so whatever she does is what a real woman does.
It’s been getting old for a while, but now it’s getting dangerous.
And Simon Saran, Farrah Abraham’s sometimes boyfriend and everybody’s favorite Teen Mom troll, isn’t standing for it.
He kicked off over on Twitter by claiming that yes, Matt was the one who abused Amber.
“Matt has punched her on several occasions,” he wrote. “Mtv does nothing. They are more worried about setting Farrah up on more fake dates.”
Simon also tweeted that “A real woman opens up about domestic violence. Don’t listen to that bimbo. You can save someone’s life later down the road.”
When one of his followers tried to defend Amber’s statement, saying that “it takes time to deal with domestic violence,” he still wasn’t having it.
“Time is against you in these situations,” he wrote. “It takes courage and fast action. Do not ever wait! One time is more than enough!”
“In the end, let’s not discourage her,” he added. “She needs help from you #TeenMomOG fans!”
Simon was so fired up, and rightfully so, that he carried his message on over on his Instagram page.
“I know a majority of my followers are from the show, but ladies and gents, don’t ever keep domestic violence on the hush,” he began.
“You can save someone’s life later down the road.”
Simon, ever our faithful Teen Mom guide, wrote that the “majority of these cast members are airheads,” but “clearly they have a huge following and fans will do whatever they say.”
“Be smart and think with your head!”
We never thought we’d say this, but thank goodness for Simon Saran.