Boss Lady

Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor


Amal Alamuddin, a London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law, has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… some actor guy.

julian-assangeAmal, 36, is an educated and successful career woman we’ve long admired. The high-flying barrister has notched up many career highs, including representing the controversial WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange, and also has multilingual fluency in English, French and Arabic.

Amal attended St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, earning her BA/LLB and receiving the Exhibitioner, Shrigley Award. She also attended New York University School of Law earning her LLM and receiving the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award.

As TheHomeDweller outlines, a true testament to her character is her decision to find time to serve on the expert panel of Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (formed by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague) to gather evidence of sexual crimes committed in conflict zones.

Singing her praises yet? Well you aren’t the only ones…

Julia Roberts called her “beautiful and smart”. Translation: she is beautiful and smart.

Mark Stephens, the solicitor who hired Amal to represent Assange: “She is a fabulously bright woman, she’s independent, has a Rolls-Royce mind and intersocial skills to die for.”  Translation: she is awesome.

Amal AlamuddinAmal is also a style icon for corporate women across the globe, with her easy elegance set off with her love of quirky footwear – a nice touch to her personal brand.



Now back to this marriage …

Little is known of Amal’s earlier relationships (we assume she was climbing that corporate ladder and smashing glass ceilings) but she’s tying the knot with an actor, whose name is George Clooney, we’re told.

Amal & GeorgeHe’s probably a nice man, but seems to be a bit clingy, as since she met him it’s hard to find a photo or footage of Amal without him hanging around in the background.

We only hope he doesn’t hold her back from conquering the world. We think this George Clooney fellow has scored big time.

He’s been quoted as saying he was ‘marrying up’… we agree.


About Amanda Rose

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    Cindy Gallop

    September 28, 2014 at 9:56 am


    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Ha! So glad you do Cindy 😉


        Karen K Callahan

        September 29, 2014 at 6:45 am

        i think it just might be a good match. I don’t think GEORGE IS JUST SOME RUN-OF-THE-MILL actor. He has a lot of class himself, and as long as he can keep up with her intellectually,I am all for them both

        • Karla Pincott

          September 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

          We agree, Karen. We were more commenting on the unbalanced weighting in the way it was being presented in the media. Too many stories saying ‘oh no, Clooney is no longer single… waaaaah’. And so on.


            Danielle Balsaras

            September 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

            I was really pleasantly surprised to see your headline in a sea of “George Clooney snapped up!” article titles. I had to come and read your view and when I started I just hoped that you wouldn’t belittle the man. It is society that creates the hype, it is everyone else. It is not the actor who proliferates the stupid headlines. Your lack of respect shows by your line ending “and married…an actor.” I mean, really? I thought positive feminism promoted equality. You ladies are being jerks, sorry.

            Women who truly slay the balance are those who do so with kindness and no judgment as a human approach. If you truly respected the woman, you’d trust her judgment on a man and not belittle him, however subtly. Not cool.



            September 30, 2014 at 7:21 am

            Agree Karla, if I see another Clooney the actor marrying article! I mean it’s demeaning to him also. He does a lot of philanthropy work, in fact acts to pay for it. No doubt the reason Amal fell for him, NOT because he was an actor. However, we have to do stories like this because the developed countries are so removed from the rape, murder and oppression that millions of women face daily. We are no where close to equality. It’s just that it’s not news or fun to read about women being raped, murdered, sold and married off at 14yrs. No, let’s just talk about an actor who most people don’t even know does amazing work for many organisations.



            September 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

            Danielle, Well said. It is a journalists responsibility to represent the information respectfully without slightness, subjectivity or flippancy, albeit subtle. Feminism is the ability to be confident without being trite. And educated confident women have the good judgment to entrust their counterparts to be of the same caliber. Equality and humility should be mutually exclusive. Ditto on the not cool.


            Misha Walker

            September 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

            In marriages between major Hollywood stars and civilians, people will always focus more on the star, regardless of gender or of the non-star’s level of success in their profession. The media coverage is simply reflecting that. Clever spin, though.


          Chief Kurtz

          October 1, 2014 at 1:52 am

          You are suffering from an irony deficiency.



        September 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

        Dear Amanda,

        Thank you very much for pointing out (finally someone!) the things from the right perspective!

        I fully agree with every word that you wrote about Amal – I have followed her work closely and admire her human rights advocacy job she was brilliant at for a long time! And, to be honest, was wondering “what was she doing with that guy?!?” once the pictures of two of them dating were all around the web. For me – he was a Holiwood star, who was dating many women, without a real… hmm pedigree? And she was amazing! However, after proposing her, I have started to have better oppinion about him – as a guy with a brain who has recognized all of her qualities and has picked the right woman to marry with.
        So, thank you once again for making my day and the day of many women around the world that share the same opinion!
        P.S. And yes – he has scored big time, for sure!



          September 30, 2014 at 6:15 am

          and yet, the framing made clear by the commentary on this perspective still creeps into your description…
          “a guy… has picked the right woman to marry.”
          Like he was the one who picked her, rather than the opposite.
          How easily our our words betray the programming of years of headlines and social dynamics.



          October 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm

          I thought this article was a little tongue-in-cheek, but I loved the different perspective. For those not familiar with George Clooney, except as an actor, he has been very active in helping third world countries, helping organize food drives, schools, etc. He’s not just another pretty face, you know —)))


        George Clooney

        September 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

        Dear Amanda, I love you. Love, George Clooney



      September 29, 2014 at 2:05 am

      Women are too dumb to debate men:



      September 29, 2014 at 2:22 am

      Smart article. Very smart and indeed she has a REAL job 🙂



      September 30, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Brilliant! I will format this and print it out and put it ON MY WALL! That photo and that headline and that article…WOW!



      October 1, 2014 at 3:36 am

      I absolutely love this article. I am an American Citizen and I have been annoyed by the US fluff articles dealing with Clooney’s marriage to Amal. I am an Attorney as well and I am extremely proud of the fact that your article Ms. Rose captures the profound accomplishments of Amal and mentioning her marriage as an addition.



    September 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love this take on “that” wedding. Brilliantly done.

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you 😉



        September 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

        Love that most of the social media shares were showing zero when I tweeted this and it’s gone crazy overnight ( UK time ) , good job !
        ps: Wondering how many ‘Jacks’ are out there ? 😉



      September 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Sheesh, a woman makes it and has to flaunt her success by going out and picking up a Hollywood trophy husband to pretty up the house.

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    September 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    It’s Clooney that the world cares about, not some barrrister.



      September 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Woosh, right over your head.


      Amanda Roseblade

      September 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      oh puuuullllleeeese….have you entirely missed the point?



      September 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Aw. Poor Jack. Better luck next time.



      September 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      I’m gonna be optimistic and hope that Jack *does* get it and for some reason he just got up this morning and decided to be a misogynistic idiot.



        September 29, 2014 at 12:59 am

        Lawrence I am sure if it was the other way around he be thinking the same ie actresses marrying a business man … the fact that you jump to calling him a misogynistic based purely on the fact he a male make you sexist



        September 29, 2014 at 2:23 am

        indeed….or has a “sense of humour”! lol



        September 29, 2014 at 2:51 am

        Nothing he said was related to her being a woman, but way to see misogyny when it’s not there. If you’re always looking for it, it’ll always show up.


        J. Nelson Leith

        September 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm

        There is nothing misogynistic about pointing out which of these two people is more famous. If Sandra Bullock married an “internationally acclaimed barrister” the coverage would be about her.

        There is, however, absolutely something sexist about labeling anything that doesn’t flatter your gender as “misogynistic.” So, congrats on the irony prize.



          October 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

          You nailed it.
          These types of articles are so juevenile and spiteful. No one ever took anything away from Ms. Alamuddin’s accomplishments.



        September 30, 2014 at 8:26 am

        @Lawrence: Why does it make “Jack” misogynistic for placing more importance on Clooney than the woman he married, yet this article puts more emphasis on the woman over Clooney, and that’s fine?

        In fact this article essentially insults and disregards Clooney out of spite and anti-male sexism. It’s fine to write an article about a marriage, but this article was clearly taking shots at Clooney. I wonder if the columnist ever wrote any similar articles about the countless female actresses who married lesser-known men who were highly educated or influential in other ways?



      September 29, 2014 at 12:53 am

      well jack its a site for business woman so i am guessing this site does



      September 29, 2014 at 4:31 am

      consider yourself to be the whole world then, do you Jack? baha.


      Guy Chapman

      September 29, 2014 at 6:43 am

      George who?



      September 29, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Some people are irony deficient. Perhaps you should look into a supplement, Jack?


      Shayne O

      September 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Well jack, I’m pretty sure Mr Cloony cares about this “some barrister”, for one.


    Kay Scorah

    September 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Nicely done! Has me looking for similar stories to look at through the gender looking glass.



      September 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      try celebrity glasses. nothing to do with gender.


    Kay Scorah

    September 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Nice! Has me looking for similar stories to look at through the gender looking glass.


      D. Zaster

      September 29, 2014 at 2:18 am

      Kay Scorah, Scorah
      Whatever will be, will be
      The future’s not ours to see
      Kay Scorah, Scorah . . .

      Like you’ve never heard that before. :o)



    September 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Superb profile! loved the closing!



    September 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Nice and understated. Excellent 🙂



    September 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    There’s something about the praise miss Rose is heaping on Amal Alamuddin that just doesn’t come across as being very genuine. Jealously is a fascinating subject to study.



      September 29, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Aw, yet another one who just didn’t get it.



      September 30, 2014 at 6:55 am

      And yet another *whoosh*.

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    Adrian Galley

    September 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you Amanda! Finally there is some depth to ‘social page’ reporting. A trophy spouse, who scores high on the eye-candy scale, rounds off an impressive CV. You have managed to put into perspective the nauseating cult of ‘celebrity’.

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    Andrew Jacoel-Robertson

    September 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Best headline ever. 🙂 More articles like this please!



    September 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    haha spot on , enjoyed the tongue in cheek angle 🙂

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    September 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Amal is also a product of the British state funded school system, where she was educated at high-achieving grammar school Dr. Challoner’s High School, ie she is not from a private school, known as public school in the UK.



    September 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The intention here is great – the tone of the writing though is quite cheesy toward the end which somewhat makes it appear trivial and like it belongs to a gossip magazine (cos that’s what women read, right?). My biggest gripe though is with the reference to Amal as a’brand’. This is a human being, not a corporate entity. It makes it sound as though her interest in ‘quirky footwear’ is a premeditated feature to differentiate herself from other brands/people. Drop it!



      September 29, 2014 at 2:07 am

      I will make an assumption here – that you aren’t familiar with the term personal brand and image. It’s how people perceive you, and how people associate and relate to you, often on a visual level, and sets you apart, especially in the general corporate gray and black. Human beings have identities too – its called your brand image.



      September 30, 2014 at 2:10 am

      If I’m reading it right I think the ‘cheesy’ writing style was intended to mimic the style of celebrity gossip thereby invoking footwear/style notes etc. In which case it works really well.



    September 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Excellent! I wish her a wonderful life. He seems nice, hope he doesn’t hold her back on her career.


    Susan Wareham

    September 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Heart your style Amanda. 🙂 Brilliant story!

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you Susan 😉



    September 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Incredible. Hats off to the originality of this idea. Simply superb, Amanda.

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you! 😉


    Willsin Rowe

    September 28, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Kudos. I had no interest in the wedding at all. I love your take on the proceedings while ever it was being reported from the other angle. Not that I’m interested in it any MORE now, of course…heh.



    September 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Brilliant and loved how it has irritated some jackass’ around


    J. Smith

    September 28, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Almost…but you blew it by mentioning what she wears.

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      We love her style 😉



    September 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I enjoyed this, though I think he it’s worth saying that this is a reversed rather than balanced account. The latter would probably leave his acting to the final paragraph and focus on his advocacy for Sudanese and Southern Sudanese people and for greater involvement of wealthy nations in helping to prevent mass atrocities.


      Deborah Wylde

      September 29, 2014 at 12:57 am

      A very good point, Murray ……… and one that has been overlooked.


      Danielle Balsaras

      September 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Very well said, Murray.



      September 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

      Really? It’s not a balanced account? Are you sure? Goodness I had no idea. I’m sure this article was striving for balance over anything else. I don’t see any emphasis on irony, humor, social commentary, equality of the genders, our fascination with celebrity over meaningful work, etc.



    September 28, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I give it 2 years



    September 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    How refreshing & funny. Love it….at last some originality!



    September 28, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    One question for you, pretty lady!
    If only she’s such an “internationally acclaimed” lawyer, why did your article read like her CV?

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Because some people needed reminding amidst all the hype 😉

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    September 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    LOVED it!

    And I’m not sure if I love or dread the fact that some apparently do NOT get it… ^^

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks Christine and yep lol



    September 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Loved the style, the approach, but that actor is the exception, would have been worth mentioning, although it would have killed the pun… Good work!

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    alison king

    September 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    that is hands down the best approach to reporting this news I have seen – absolutely love it!

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you Alison x


    Fredrik Carlström

    September 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Haha! Nailed it!


    Sarah Arrow

    September 28, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    What a fabulous write up. Let’s hope she doesn’t regret marrying an actor.

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks and yeah…only time will tell!



      September 29, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Let’s just hope he doesn’t regret marrying a lawyer and that he has a prenup.



    September 28, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I get what you’re trying to achieve here. But by sidelining Mr Clooney’s profession as something beneath that of hers, you’re merely offsetting the prejudice onto something else. He hasn’t married up. She hasn’t married down. They’re both human beings, they both have jobs that are equally important. Using your “witty” take on the story devalues the man. That’s not equality is it?


    Ashish Verma

    September 28, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    This is like the worst way ever to reflect feministic ideals. I mean does anyone even know who this girl Amal is, Its George Clooney that she has married and you can’t refer an oscar winner by just calling him an actor.Let’s be practical n think that by what means are we trying to propogate feminism, a ‘pseudo form’ as i would say here. Perhaps u need to learn the journalistic ethics again( if u by any chance learned them earlier).

    • Amanda Rose

      September 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      You assume the article was reflecting feminist ideals? It was simply reporting the news.



        September 30, 2014 at 8:24 am

        Many interesting takes on this story. Some comments present some valid points. I get the ‘was simply reporting the news’ I do not get that in so doing Mr Clooney’s character was limited to only that of an actor and the implication, however subtle, that his now wife/life partner was marrying down.

        This from Wikipedia (see political views) can be confirmed via any number of websites: Clooney is also noted for his political activism and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. His humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami, and 9/11 victims, and creating documentaries such as Sand and Sorrow to raise awareness about international crises. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

        When are we going to grow up and start owning our own place in time? No one holds anyone down. We are the creators of are own reality. Marriage isn’t an up or down proposition. If they are smart it is the union of two souls who find in each other that which complements and challenges and hopefully leads to a mutually beneficial life together. I wish them all the love, success, good fortune I would wish anyone embarking on a new path.


      Leigh Williams

      September 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      This “girl”? She’s 38 years old, for God’s sake, and a highly accomplished professional woman. But thanks for signaling your bias so clearly. Always good to identify the enemy at 100 yards.



        September 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        You are right.she is not a girl, she is a woman. She has only been made famous by the fact that she got married to GC and she is milking it. Just because someone has got a diiferent opinion does not mean they dont get it.



          September 30, 2014 at 2:15 am

          Oh Suchitra

          Fame is completely relative, which is presumably the point of the tongue-in-cheek article.

          My Dad wouldn’t have the faintest idea who George Clooney is.


      Saurabh S

      October 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Ashish you may not be interested in reading what is happening around you, but around 5 billion inhabitants living on this planet know who Amal is. This is not about feminism, it’s about ideology we live with. Get a life Ashish.


    James Garner

    September 28, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    You can’t quote Julia Roberts in an article that attempts to downplay the importance of actors. Or are you saying Julia is important because she is a woman whereas George isn’t because he is a man? Hmm.



      September 29, 2014 at 3:58 am

      Good point. Is it any more true because Julia Roberts declares it? Why not find a non-actor and get their opinion? Also, why does it need to be translated?? Weird.



    September 28, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    That was a great and fun read 😀
    The one sidedness of the intentions lying behind annoys me a little though.
    1. Whenever an actress or female singer marries an unpopular or less popular man, nobody cares about the man either. And as far as I’m aware that is fine for all men and women equally.
    2. Alamuddin herself is apparently totally fine with not being in the spotlight. Making an issue out of this might even be against her own will.
    3. Up to this one, Business woman media themselves haven’t written a single article about Alamuddin. But as soon as she’s getting married to George Clooney she’s suddenly a superstar and worth writing about. Slightly hypocritical maybe? Unfortunate coincidence at least 😉



      September 29, 2014 at 2:01 am

      Good points, all three. Growing weary of stuff like this. It doesn’t make us look strong, because we’re not re-writing any rules, we’re just reacting. It makes us look desperate and one-uppy, like we think we’ve scored some big victory, when the end, we’re still just talking about a celebrity marriage, because now she’s a celebrity, too.

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      Riot Nrrrd™

      September 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      “1. Whenever an actress or female singer marries an unpopular or less popular man, nobody cares about the man either. And as far as I’m aware that is fine for all men and women equally.”

      Way to be unclear on the concept there, Sparky. The point is that Amal is an incredibly accomplished woman in her own right – the “total package”.

      Most men that marry an actress or singer (who aren’t famous/actors/singers themselves) aren’t that accomplished. At best they might be some anonymous rich businessman but that doesn’t make them internationally accomplished.

      “3. Up to this one, Business woman media themselves haven’t written a single article about Alamuddin. But as soon as she’s getting married to George Clooney she’s suddenly a superstar and worth writing about.”

      She’s not a CEO or a high-powered executive.

      Why would “The Business Woman Media” have written about a *lawyer* before?

      (As far as I’m aware, there are no magazines about international lawyers.)

      To Amanda Rose: a (woman) friend posted this on Facebook and I laughed out loud. The only way it would’ve been better is if you’d said “some actor”! 😀



      September 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Why are you assuming this is about feminism? Nowhere does it say it is. If anything, it’s a reaction to the ridiculous way that being an actor, singer or other entertainment celebrity is elevated so greatly above other achievements in the public realm.

      I thought it was really funny and liked it a lot.



    September 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I get what you are trying to do here and it is well intentioned but you have kind of turned something non-sexist into something sexist… Clooney gets attention because he is famous, not because he is a man. Nor should equality be achieved by devaluing the man rather than promoting the woman which I’m afraid this article does. On another note she seems like an amazing person.


      Danielle Balsaras

      September 29, 2014 at 10:51 am

      Concise. Correct. Well said.



      September 29, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Why is it sexist? It’s about the difference in celebration and attention actors get as opposed to human rights lawyers, when arguably the latter are doing a more meaningful and important job. The man isn’t devalued at all, it’s an ironic take on the misbalance of the rest of the reporting of the wedding.



      September 30, 2014 at 2:21 am

      Perceiving this non-gender specific article as sexist, is inherently sexist.

      Your assumption is that there is a sexist angle because the roles are switched male to female, but there is nothing gender-related in the copy.

      Given there is no trigger, this can only be down to your own prejudice in the perception of gender roles.



    September 29, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Thank you Bigfoot and Marc.
    Well said.
    And no mention of the fact that he is an internationally acclaimed ER Doc? For shame.


    April The Real

    September 29, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Finally, someone has put this into perspective, though in a tongue in cheek kind of manner. I wish more articles would be written highlighting her success – her strategic success at that – instead of hyping up the fact that she married George Clooney. Her career should be held up as an example to millennials. And in response to ‘Big Foot’ – I don’t believe the intent of this piece is to devalue George Clooney, surely the Nespresso ads has a lot more potential to do that than this article. This piece is meant, in my opinion, to highlight the ‘unfairness’ in the angle taken since Amal and George became public.

    I’ve read ONE, only ONE, article where her career successes and family ideals were highlighted on its own without being attached to or given prominence because of the esteemed Mr Clooney. That’s not ‘right’ in itself.



    September 29, 2014 at 12:31 am

    As an American who has heard nothing but, “Someone finally snagged George Clooney” this read was a brilliant change of pace. Amal Alamuddin has an impressive career and accomplishments. It’s been a little frustrating to hear our media speak of this union. So thank you.



    September 29, 2014 at 12:31 am


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    September 29, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Another useless gossips & comments. Instead of bickering about who married up whom, perhaps you should learn for yapping about people you don’t know and poking in their business and personal affairs to be simple and obnoxious. Get a life you “celebrity”-obsessed bores.



    September 29, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Beautifully done! Thank you for making this about Amal. Great writing! I could hug you for this 🙂


    Deborah Wylde

    September 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

    A lovely, fun, light-hearted article ……. but I feel that some of the people posting comments here should lighten up with the feminist angle and stop reading too much into it. Life is too short!

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    Adam Bedstroke

    September 29, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Hmm George Clooney, isn’t he that guy who was in a 1984 sitcom called E/R? I didn’t know he went to some places to get money and fame. 😛



    September 29, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for this humorous take on mass culture Amanda. As Horace said, to entertain and instruct. Hurray!



    September 29, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I’d like the writer of this article to answer a few commenters above, such as Joe, Marc and Bigfoot. They all have stated excellent points contradicting the article’s take on feminism and the right way to approach it and yet the only comments she replies to are those of people thanking her for having written the “best article in the world”, and comments of people who didn’t quite get the point of it. Sad.



      September 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

      There is no single right way to approach an issue…



    September 29, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Brilliantly done! Thank you for putting things in their proper perspective!


    Carolyn S.

    September 29, 2014 at 2:07 am

    The thing that is so lovely – the actor would agree with every word.



    September 29, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Loved this article! Until mainstream media gets it right, I hope for tons more like this. #iamafeminist



    September 29, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I’m a feminist and indifferent to both these people. The article would be stronger if it didn’t casually denigrate Clooney; he clearly appraciates how amazing Amal is. Why not just write an informative article about her. You undermine your own point by then going on about fashion which, compared to human rights, seems trivial. Also if she defended Assange that appears to be a very cynical, career based choice (fair enough) but I can’t see her as some hero battling sexual violence. Finally, your article seems angry and trivialises her achievements by making what I imagine you see as a feminist point, whilst sounding unfeminist due to having to be disrespectful to Clooney. A waste of what could have been an informative article on a powerful and impressive woman.



      September 30, 2014 at 2:29 am

      I don’t think this article is about feminism, it’s about celebrity culture gender-regardless.

      Framing it as feminism is missing the key feminist point of gender equality in my opinion.

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    September 29, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I love this article 🙂



    September 29, 2014 at 2:50 am

    This is brilliant!!


    Jenny Chambers

    September 29, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Congratulations to both members of the happy couple. You are both highly regarded in your own fields, but on your wedding day you were a couple in love declaring it to the world in front of friends and family. A life time of love to you both xx



    September 29, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I see what you’re trying to do, with reversing the focus of the story. However, by diminishing the man’s accomplishments (and him as a person) in life in order to highlight the woman’s, I think you’re missing the point of the problem.

    Worse, it makes your story and your site seem like the point is solely satire, not “reporting the news” as you put it.

    She sounds like a great woman, and it was quite interesting to hear more about her as a person. Your writing just makes it seem like she’s only an opportunity to make a point.

    Unless I am missing the point and this story is truly supposed to be satirical?



    September 29, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I love this 🙂 She is just all kinds of inspirational awesome. But to be fair to Clooney he’s not a dumb bimboy trophy husband. He has his own production company and he does a lot of humanitarian/charity stuff himself including being a UN ambassador for peace. And he is a good actor – a much-underrated profession.



      October 1, 2014 at 5:54 am

      I have to laugh when you remind us that Clooney has done “humanitarian” work. Does that include him signing a letter where hundreds of actors pledged support for Israel in the wake of its Gaza massacre of Palestinian babies whose heads were crushed to death? Can you tell me what’s the use of pretending to be “humanitarian” when you support such infanticide? I say he’s a fake and furthermore showed disrespect to his Arab then fiance who allowed such support. If she’s so smart, how come she did that?

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    Angela Cobrin landis

    September 29, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Absolute perfection. I look forward to the day that we can read articles, such as this one, and not think twice…because this perspective is the norm. Cheers to the author.



    September 29, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Sorry – I should clarify that I don’t think that’s implied in the rticle itself, I meant that as a comment on the commenters who are comparing her choice of partner to the stereotype of the successful man and trophy wife (which in itself is a nasty sexist stereotype).



    September 29, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Such a fresh approach and loved reading about her career and achievements which hasn’t been mentioned any over here

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    September 29, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Given that she is an internationally acclaimed lawyer and she represents clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, surely we can trust her judgement in choosing a spouse, no? It’s disappointing to read an article (by a female journalist, nonetheless) that continues to propagate the media’s condescending and patronizing tone when writing about successful women.

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    September 29, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Nice to see an article that has the focus of the success of a person. Very impressive accomplishments for such a young person. Stunning takes second to a very successful person. (both are good looking people)


    Kristine S

    September 29, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I have issues with the..raise women by making men small tactic. I get her take and it does have some merit, but the headlines wouldn’t have been any different if a famous actress was marrying someone. We Americans love our movie stars. Gender regardless. How much do we know about husbands of famous actresses that marry men outside the industry. I will venture to say about as little.

    Imo a more appropriate article might have been showing that two people of equal mind (George Clooney has his own share of activist causes he had supported) Have paired up in what seems to be a well matched partnership in terms of age, accomplishment and intellect. May they do good things for each other and for others.

    Lifting women up, shouldn’t be at the expense of making men small. No one wins in that game.



    September 29, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Excellent article, loved it as a lawyer as much as a man. The only thing you forgot to mention is that she is Lebanese. I can certainly relate to that too as I married one! Great women these Lebanese!



    September 29, 2014 at 4:31 am

    PS Love you Nada!



    September 29, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Geesh. The lady wrote an article viewed from a different perspective. It is her artistic right. I do not see any great feminist statement. Perhaps the statement has more to do with the media’s obsession with celebrity and about media itself. I thought she did a great job. She did not report inaccuracies. She just chose to focus on some things and eliminate others. The media does this all the time! Well done.



      September 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

      quote: “Little is known of Amal’s earlier relationships (we assume she was climbing that corporate ladder and smashing glass ceilings) but she’s tying the knot with an actor, whose name is George Clooney, we’re told”.

      “We only hope he doesn’t hold her back from conquering the world. We think this George Clooney fellow has scored big time.

      He’s been quoted as saying he was ‘marrying up’… we agree”

      Two silly attempts to undermine him as a man and as an actor. These attempts are all over the article, if you didn’t see them, whether you’re a simpleton or you’re just pretending to be one. I mean, no offense.



    September 29, 2014 at 4:44 am

    So it looks like Amanda is a little bit jealous. Don’t worry woman someday you will marry someone. Until that enjoy taking care of your cats. And BTW nice article.



      September 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

      You clearly did not comprehend the point of the article…Give it a while–or try to have someone explain it to you.



    September 29, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I thought the article was a great read… until I got to the end of it. Amal is an amazing woman, highly educated, and respected. So she chose “an actor” (gasp!) as the person she fell in love with. So what? He may be just “an actor”, but I believe he probably adores the fact that she IS amazing, highly educated, and respected. Not to mention he is outspoken on political issues, and world events. He may not be at her educated level, but I think they compliment each other quite nicely. You can’t help who you fall in love with. As far as the “clingy” comment – they are a couple in a fairly new relationship, and now, a new marriage. Of course they were going to be photographed together a lot. They WANT to be together a lot! She seems to be a private person, and although there are pictures of her alone, there aren’t that many, mainly because she has just become recognized in the public/magazine/celebrity/tabloid community. Until their new relationship settles in to daily life of a married couple, be prepared to see plenty more photos of them together. Once they settle in, you’ll be seeing more of her out and about while alone.



    September 29, 2014 at 4:49 am

    She is a fashion icon???? Look at the above picture!!!! Not bad, but cheez! George has had many, many, many, many, many lovers, and I hope this marriage is a great change!! I also hear they are anti-Semitism!!! NOT GOOD!!! He who touches the apple of MY EYE, touches ME!!! I didn’t say it, YAHWEH did!!!

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    September 29, 2014 at 4:56 am

    My daughter posted this article on her Facebook Page and I just LOVE it!

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    September 29, 2014 at 5:22 am

    I would respect her more if she just didn’t get married.

    Try to paint this any way you like. It’s still a woman who settled for a prince charming because she felt her clock was ticking.




      September 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

      watch out, I foresee some feminist rage towards your comment.



    September 29, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I almost spit out my drink when I saw the headline. Bravo, great take. I wonder if this Clooney guy is going to stop working and just become a socialite?


    Imelda The Hon

    September 29, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Technically she does not appear to be a member of the New York bar. I looked her up in the attorney database.

    But that doesn’t change the epic genius of this post. Thank you.

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    Macalyne Fristoe

    September 29, 2014 at 5:52 am

    See how it feels?


    Patricia Easton

    September 29, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Frankly, who cares what George Clooney is doing? This guy is so impressed with himself it’s nauseating. If only everyone else were as impressed with himself as he is. His clock has definitely worn out. I give the marriage less than one year.



    September 29, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I thought this was a brilliant and unique view on “The Wedding”. For those of you leaving your negative and petty comments, lighten up! It was meant to be funny.

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    Paola Estrada

    September 29, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Nailed it. This,fortunately is not a Cinderella’s story. He fell for a strong, intelligent, career driven, successful woman not the usual bimbo. It makes a refreshing change. Loved your piece!

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    Georgina Christmas

    September 29, 2014 at 6:36 am

    The capitalist class is feminist now so watch out world!

    I’m going to get back to the articles about how to exploit my way to success with gender equality.

    Love your blog!



    September 29, 2014 at 6:42 am

    That is a really progressive and modern way of reporting I like the very interesting angle of this article



    September 29, 2014 at 6:55 am

    When it was reported that they were an item, I said to some friends, “He’s been dating a lot of women and saying for years that he’ll never remarry, but if this woman wants to get married, he’ll get married. She will never let him treat her like some Hollywood starlet or bimbo.” I hope they’ll be very happy.



    September 29, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Hello Amanda,

    Thank you for writing an article focusing the highly admirable merits of this accomplished woman instead of going the way of pretty much all other media outlets that have been mourning the whole “he’s off the market” angle. I, like you and many others don’t find marrying an actor a supremely rare privilege especially for a highly educated woman that has managed to carve out such an inspirational career. I’m of course happy for them as much as the next couple to have found love and happiness but the media obsession with their relationship and wedding is pathetic, undeserved and nauseating.



    September 29, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Amanda Rose must be the pseudonym for Amal’s mom! Great job!



    September 29, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Everybody, including the author should ask themselves, if they knew who Amal Alamuddin was before she met George Clooney. The answer would be most likely no. *That* is the only reason the rest of the world chose to write about this wedding from a slightly different angle, the only angle that makes sense in a world where publicatons have to sell papers or websites generate pageviews. If Madonna dated a lawyer, the headline would likely be “Famous popstar Madonna dating a lawyer from [insert country/city]” and nobody would cry gender bias.



      September 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

      This isn’t about gender bias. It’s actually about the exact thing you’re talking about–obsession with celebrity.

      But hey, take solace in the fact that you weren’t the only one whose head this completely went over: there are about 4 other posters who also missed the point entirely.



        September 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

        No, I did not miss the point. Among the wedding guest were Cindy Crawford and Julia Roberts. They are married to non celebrities. Nobody has ever complained about the fact that their husbands have never received ample public attention. Do you know who they are and what they do/did for a living? I didn’t think so. I guess you are just one of those “celebrity-obsessed”.

        • Riot.Nrrrd.mail@Gmail.COM'

          Riot Nrrrd™

          September 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

          No Mike, you *do* miss the point. Neither Rande Gerber nor Danny Moder are internationally accomplished in their field. Gerber is just some rich “American entertainment industry businessman and former model” dude and Moder is a film industry cameraman.

          The gist of this article is poking fun at the fact that it’s a marriage between two accomplished people and yet all of the media coverage is about George and him being “off the market”. Just because most of the time the media ignores the “non-famous” spouse doesn’t mean they should in this case. He really did “marry up”.



            September 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm

            So being a rich “American entertainment industry businessman” is not an accomplishment to yo? Wow, what exactly has Alamuddin accomplished to earn that honor? The author made this to be a gender issue, when it was clearly not by insinuating that the media ignored the bride while gushing about the groom. No, Clooney didn’t marry up with regards to income or social status.
            Other examples: Scarlett Johansson is married to a guy who is the owner of an advertisement agency. To you that’s probably synonymous to being homeless and broke.
            Salma Hayek is married to a french CEO and billionaire. Still not accomplished enough for you? Who gets first billing in media headlines for these two couples? I guess you know the answer.

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    September 29, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Why should anyone care about either of these people? Perhaps its time to start living our own lives?



    September 29, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I’m thinking this is a woman for the ages. Intelligence is so sexy in a way different than the perceived sexiness of beauty or youth. I’m thinking he had to work hard to woo this woman who can stand on her own achievements and CV. Thank you for your slant on this “story”.

    • Riot.Nrrrd.mail@Gmail.COM'

      Riot Nrrrd™

      September 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Absolutely right DianaLu – she is the “total package”. While not lawyers I’ve met a few in my time – and wish I could’ve married every one!

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    September 29, 2014 at 8:06 am

    anyone that got married and got happy ???? only at first I am surpeised about people that rrot for the others marriges, good luck

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    Paula Marrero

    September 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I LOVE this article’s point of view! Genius!

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    September 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Hey Men’s Rights Advocates! You are on the wrong site. A Voice for Men is thataway —-> So please take your misogynistic BS and spew it where it belongs: a site populated by bunch of other socially awkward virgins who have never talked to any actual women. This is a site for grownups, so please let the grownups talk. Thanks so much!


      Danielle Balsaras

      September 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Your attitude stinks. You cannot lift people up by bringing others down.



        October 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        I agree Danielle. What an awful, sexist remark to make… why is Men’s rights “misogynistic BS”? I’d think any man was an idiot if they said that about a woman’s rights advocate, or called them “socially awkward virgins” …what has that got to do with anything? Thanks for defining everyone by their popularity and how sexually attractive they are. Such forward thinking. I’m pretty sure every feminist (myself included) is cringing at your comment.

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    Jill Juneja

    September 29, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Cute article. I always love it when a smart gal finds a little arm candy.LOL! + George seems like a great guy.

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    Roberta M

    September 29, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Loved the article, but I wonder what she sees in him?

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    Lynette Smith

    September 29, 2014 at 11:09 am

    He’s the one marrying up! She is one intelligent “catch” for him. Hope her intellect and achievements are not compromised or stifled by her new situation.
    Good luck and best wishes.

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    heather saunders

    September 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    GENIUS!!!!! GENIU!S!!!!! GENIUS!!!!!!!!!

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    September 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    nice perspective, loved it



    September 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    is it me or Amal hsa put her career on hold since she’s with GC ? She was always on vacation or prepararing her weddingfor the the 6 last months… just saying…



    September 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Loved your take on the event. Great fun!

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    I Spiteri

    September 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Am very impressed with the perspective of this article but was disappointed that this was the highlighted part:
    “Amal is also a style icon for corporate women across the globe, with her easy elegance set off with her love of quirky footwear – a nice touch to her personal brand.” Let’s stop focussing on what one wears and continue to focus on what one does.

    • Amanda Rose

      September 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Nothing wrong in saying a woman looks good 😉

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    Nilesh Vasave

    September 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I absolutely loved your article Amanda. Bravo! Please can we have more “real” news like this? 🙂

    Congratulations again.

    Love it! and Keep Writing!



    September 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    In what sense is Mr Clooney marrying up? Is his marriage going to help him careerwise? Will it boost his reputation? Will it make him more rich? Will it open him new doors?
    What a nonsense! Most doors are already open to him, due to his preeminent status.
    Quite obviously, this marriage will boost instead the career of Ms Alamuddin. I have already heard in the news that she has made appointments to meet various top-level politicians and heads of state. Being the wife of George Clooney, she is endorsed with publicity, which is clearly an asset, even for a lawyer. I will not be surprised, if we all soon hear of Ms Alamuddin taking some high profile political post. Thanks to her marriage to George Clooney of ‘course!



      September 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      +1 All of that


    Iheoma Obibi

    September 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I had refused to say or post anything on this marriage until I read this article this morning. Amanda, all the way from Lagos, Nigeria. Thanks for writing this and letting the world know that Amal had a life, career and prospects before she met George Clooney. I just hope we do not miss her in the international development, refugees and human rights sector…..

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    Jeremy Acton

    September 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    That actor guy REALLY got lucky.



      September 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      That actor guy was voted sometime last year “the sexiest man in the world”. I think in Vogue magazine, or something similar.
      Do you really think he would have great difficulty in alluring any woman in the world, whatever her profession might have been?

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    September 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    What an Incredible, Brilliant, Beautiful Woman…thanks for sharing.



    September 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Nice article, Amanda. But you forgot to mention that she is “Lebanese” from beautiful Lebanon.



    September 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    As a Lebanese woman, I say: “Thank you”!



    September 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    The most feminist title and article I’ve ever read.

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    September 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Nice angle. I suppose that ” … rents Venice for wedding to actor” would have been too much to ask


    Tiffany Bultema

    September 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I think the point of the article is this woman was blessed with brains, good looks, and social stature and has decided to use these blessing to give back to the less fortunate, contribute, and get involved in issues that are important to her. I think Gorge Clooney is proud of her and would ‘get’ the intention of the article. Too often people with such blessings just coast on what they are given. Well done!

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    September 29, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    A great retort to and commentary on the sad state of the society and media today.



    September 30, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I think he is far to old for her. She can find someone better.


      Giulia Morris

      September 30, 2014 at 1:19 am

      I agree.



      September 30, 2014 at 3:07 am

      Ageism, how nice!

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    Giulia Morris

    September 30, 2014 at 1:17 am

    B R A V I S S I M A !!!!

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    September 30, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I love this article for flipping the bias around for another (quite witty) perspective. Many folks with vastly differing takeaways need to chill and stop over thinking it.

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    September 30, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Great article… some terrifying responses!

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    September 30, 2014 at 3:47 am

    I completely agree with the fact that Amal is a truly remarkable woman, who is a genius is her field. But this does not give you the right to be-little one of the most famous actors. He is brilliant in his work, and as is amal. There is no way if you have seen any of his movies, you will call him “…an actor”.




    September 30, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I get the funny part about seeing it the other way around. But…you do know, that this is about world wide fame and not gender, right? If a well known actress is marrying some world renown scientist (i.e. renown in the scientific community) everybody would talk about her and her…whatshisname. You get that, right? Good.

    Made me laugh. Like that. 😉



    Marcela Alonso

    September 30, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Great finally points out that he is the lucky one!! as we says in Mexico “se ganó la lotería” (he wins the lotto) …. behind every great man its a greater women!!



    September 30, 2014 at 5:34 am

    You’re fairly inspiring, yourself, Amanda Rose! Good on you!



    September 30, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Absolutely love the article! So well written. It actually gives an extremely individualistic profile of both of them, regardless of the gender. Alas, the media sees Amal as just another woman that George Clooney has married!but I’d say, lucky man. And I really hope Amal keeps it together for herself!



    September 30, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Laughed with delight the whole way through this. What a charming, smart, positive, non-confrontational corrective. (Which makes me laugh even harder at the people responding with a how-dare-you tone.) Well done.



    September 30, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Great article, so glad to be introduced to your site. However, if this is not about Amal Alamuddin marrying George Clooney (an actor) how many times has your page written about her; or perhaps any other site for that fact? Ms. Alamuddin has star credentials, like so many business women, who only get noticed..alas..when there’s a man attached; yes, even an actor!



    September 30, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Why are you even reporting on this marriage? Do you normally report on all marriages of all successful women (of which there are many!)? Or only the celebrity couplings? Surely this wedding has had enough over exposure already – the most public ‘private’ wedding ever.

    Good luck to them both, they look gorgeous together, she’s bright….. but enough already?!



    September 30, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I read this article, lured in by a post on facebook, and I immediately fell in love with the author…..I cannot for the life of me understand any of the negative remarks that have been made. I immediately understood the meaning and purpose of this article…. from the comment of shoe style to Julia Roberts commenting…. This was beautifully written. Great article.

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    September 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Why did you feel the need to attack George Clooney? It is possible to be in favor of women without having to be sexist towards men.



    September 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Rich man picks up a younger lady. What’s new?



    September 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

    E……R …… Did well and so did she.
    EV….ER….Y Happiness to them both


    Troy Greeen

    September 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I agree wholeheartedly with this article’s rallying cry against the celebrity culture we have, and the fact that the media are only reporting on this fantastic woman because of her an association with an actor.

    I for one would love to read more about her. Perhaps you can post a link to all the articles you wrote about Amal Alamuddin before her association with Clooney?



    September 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

    well done! who gives a fuck about george clooney anyway? That lady has a real job and adds tremendous value to society.



    September 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Well said. George is also a lucky guy from Lexington, KY, as well as a filmmaker and an activist. Could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Blessings on them!



    September 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Oh, THANK YOU for writing this! It’s perfect!


    Karla Denise Sanchez-Pacheco

    September 30, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    You are a genius Amanda Rose! Love the article!

    I received this link from my sister the other day while lying in bed sick. The message said: “think you and your colleagues would appreciate the POV of this article.”

    Of course she was talking about your article Amanda!

    I did enjoy the spin of a story line where a woman marrying a famous actor is finally being highlighted for her worth and accomplishments and is marrying this man “in spite” of him being an actor.

    I started to think about the films Georgie, as I prefer to call him, has become involved in. I can’t help but wonder if his relationship with Amal has had any influence on his choice of projects or if things just worked out that way and they complement each other that much. I for one was very impressed by his projects and it helped me to counter the unimpressive playboy cliche behavior he couldn’t seem to stop.

    I have to admit… I have had a secret tiny crush on Georgie over the years (there Daniel, I finally admit it) but I was always a little ashamed to admit it because I could not admire his behavior in the relationship area. Now that he did finally tie the knot and I see the caliber of woman it took for him to take the plunge… I totally get him even more… I even can admit publicly to my crush! LOL Good job George Clooney, you did GOOD!

    • Amanda Rose

      September 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Wow thank you for that Karla – so glad you enjoyed it!! 😉



    September 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    It is a huge relief to have a headline putting this amazing woman first. English is hierarchical, so first in order matters. Amy had no need to tell us much about Clooney precisely because he IS Clooney. But, like the author, I think “Cass’ comment: George is also a lucky guy from Lexington, KY, as well as a filmmaker and an activist. Could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Blessings on them!’ is lovely.


    Mike B

    September 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I’m looking forward to the next celebrity/non celebrity marriage where SHE is the celebrity and HE is the ordinary yet accomplished man by her site. i’m sure Amanda Rose will be glad to give us another different perspective on this tired celebrity cult by pointing out, how lucky this unknown singer/actress/tv peronality is to marry such an accomplished man. Otherwise this article would reek of gender bias and we all know, this can’t be true, can it?



      October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Of course it can’t be true. We all know that feminism is about equality. That’s what it says in the dictionary!

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    Thomas Smart

    September 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    That was great… Great spin, nice counterpoint to all the other media rags writing about the Alamuddin-Clooney union. BTW, my friends LOVE it when I do it in my bad “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” narrator voice… what was that blok’s name? Anyway, I get the best laughs, with that impression, lol…



    September 30, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I had never heard of “The business woman”.Then i see the title of the article!! WOW how refreshing! Just shines another light on the event. I thought it but i never saw it in print!! As i read the comments (often tells us a bit about who reads this) I can’t believe how half the comments still reflect cat fighting, calling someone misogynistic, belittling Clooney… OMG, nothing has changed. How sad. It’s going to take a little longer before we really run the world.

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    Carlo Giordano

    September 30, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I got the point, Amanda Rose, don’t worry.
    But just for fun, I made a search on your website with the keyword “Amal”.
    Only 1 article shows up: guess which…
    So there was absolutely nothing to say about this internationally acclaimed etc. until her wedding with George Clooney ? Did you have to wait for this wedding to talk about her ?
    Hope you were not seriously believing your article might contribute to some gender or feminist issue or point of view, because in fact it’s exactly the opposite : your site only has something to say about Amal IF AND WHEN she’s in love with a famous actor ! (who’s most probably worse at his job than her at being barrister…)
    I’m absolutely pro feminist movement, provided it’s not deceiving and distracting from the real point, as your article is.


      Mercedes de Marchena

      October 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Oh, so agree!!! She is wonderful, smart, beautiful and very good at her job, but it has been her wedding to George Clooney that has put her out there. Nobody ever wrote an article about her that was this good……why? The world is rule by celebrities, by actors, by athletes, by famous designers, royalty, and such. Read any magazine. It is a sad reality.



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    October 1, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Oh, my Lord!! Seriously, people?? This was a little tongue in cheek, fluff piece meant for fun. I LOVE George Clooney. I thought this piece was hilarious. I bet George would give it an A plus!! What is wrong with people that you have to take everything so damn seriously?? Get a grip and get a clue. Oh, and by the way, I am a 53 year old woman — not that I know what the hell that has to do with anything having to do with this article.



    October 1, 2014 at 2:40 am

    You have no idea how many times I’ve shared this article! LOVE IT. And he did marry up.

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    Barbara Shaidnagle

    October 1, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Someone tried to claim that George would continue to play the field what with her being such a busy lawyer. Maybe after a year. Then…give it five years total…

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    October 1, 2014 at 8:24 am

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    October 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I truly enjoyed reading your article and read it to my four daughters. Finally a woman like Amal Alamuddin is on media that little girls pay attention to. Even though I teach them about strong successful women everyday, it is great for them to finally see one being talked about every where. Yes, it starts with George Clooney, but once everyone gets past his name and read about Amal’s success no one can go unimpressed. Love your article.

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    October 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I understand that you want to highlight that Clooney is getting all the attention, while Amal not. With her careerand qualifications she would definitely deserve some recognition too.

    Nevertheless, it sounds very discriminatory the way you put it “…and actor”
    Is one profession better than other? According to whom? Are we all supposed to judge this? Do we have the right to do it?

    Are we then all suppose to marry only someone who has an equivalent level of career? According to whom? To you, the media?

    She married him because they share many things in common I suppose and they are in love.

    I’m not a native english speaker, so I’m sorry if I made a spelling or grammar mistake. I hope you get the point.

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    Janis Nisii

    October 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I can’t believe the Huffington Post (the Italian version at least) said, Amanda, you dodn’t know who George Clooney is. I mean, really? Did they really think that this was the case? They write “Evidentemente la giornalista non è a conoscenza della vita e della carriera di Clooney,” (Evidently the journalists doesn’t know Clooney’s life and career). I don’t know if it’s lack of intelligence, humour or sense of irony.

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    October 2, 2014 at 5:34 am

    This article would have been so much more convincing had you not mentioned Julia Roberts !



    October 2, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Can someone explain to me what is so high-fly and outstanding about this women as far as her profession and carrer are concerned?!? I know plenty of people being very good lawyers, with LL.Ms, MBAs, registered in two jurisdictions, speaking two or even three languages perfectly, also with the strong experience from the international institutions. What did make her so succesfull? Wikiliks guy is still ‘locked’ in the embassy. I think that celebrities media are exaggerating as usuall making an extraordinary story out of nothing unique.


    Cindi Truman

    October 2, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I love this article 🙂 It is so well-written and the best article on the 2 of them, I’ve read ~ Thank you!

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    October 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Given her numerous accolades, it’s surprising that this site didn’t consider Ms. Alamuddin newsworthy until she married some actor.

    Funny how that works out.

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    October 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Amal Alamuddin is a smart intelligent woman who cares about human rights. Clooney fell in love with her because she’s not an airhead like the women he’s used to..

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    October 4, 2014 at 2:10 am

    How about below headline?

    “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries Internationally acclaimed actor George Clooney.”

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    October 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    How you all feeling now that she changed her last name to clooney? Well you shouldn’t be feeling anything because it ain’t none of your damn business!

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    October 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Clever article. Took me a moment for the penny to drop, and so I initially though ‘Gee that’s a bit rough on poor George’ but I really enjoyed reading it the second time through. Well done. 🙂

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