Lord Ramona, STOP just STOP!!! Ramona tries to avoid telling the truth with an outlandish lie that when she ultimately gets caught doesn’t realize the truth however hurtful would have been better. Regarding Sonja, I think the reason she didn’t want her there was because she wanted her bday celebration to be all about her and Sonja can suck the energy and attention out of the room. Yeah, that is fucked up but that’s better than the ludicrous lie about not wanting to be filmed. Classic deflector she brings in the other women when that isn’t the issue. You intentionally hurt the feelings of your closest friend on the show and that is what makes you a horrible person. With Dorinda, just say from the jump that I wanted to sit a different table because that table seemed more interesting. Lying about being confused about the table number is just silly and a stupid lie. Constantly focusing on the most egregious aspect of that was to swear on your daughter’s life is again not the point and a deflection. Its easier to explain the horrible truth than to defend a lie that no one buys.
Ramona needs help. She blames everything on the abuse she received from her father. A good therapist would help he realize that her actions are the same as her father - being verbally abusive to people, making an insincere apology and repeat the behavior. That’s why apologies from Ramona are worthless. Ramona is her father’s daughter.
Beth has a lot of nerve bringing in the feminist card with Tins. Full disclosure, as a gay male (Hey Gurl Hey), my broad understanding of feminism (and I am fully open to be educated) is that at its essence feminism is about the right and agency for a woman to choose how she wants to live her life without judgement. If you want to be in the workforce, great, if you want to be a housewife, great. Those are your decisions, and no one has the right to judge you. Tins has a vision of the life she wants and she is being judged because it is more domestically focused as opposed to corporately. Her choice. I think its unfair to say she has set back women.
Tins reminds me of Kelly Bennsimone in the sense that I think they are both emotionally stunted. They both seem to have a very juvenile mentality like they stopped developing and maturing mentally at an early age. Tins approach to dealing with the opposite sex and with her mother is very pre-teen/teenager. There was a discussion on the boards years ago how Kelly always had a reference point of 12 years old (or some other young age) and it was speculated that she had received some sort of trauma around that age that prevented her from developing mentally and socially beyond that. I wonder if Tins went thru something similar. It could have been around a young age is when her father’s alcoholism really impacted and affected her and a coping mechanism was to shut down. Just a thought.