It’s fortunate that Janet Jackson’s baby turned out to be a boy. Her Qatari businessman husband Wissam Al Mana, 42, is happy to have a son named Eissa, to follow in his footsteps, while a girl would have had a decidedly inferior life. Qatar is second only to Saudi Arabia in their disgraceful treatment of women. If Janet had a little girl, the child would attend an all girls school, clad head to toe in a black shroud, and wouldn’t dare speak to a male. No parties or socialization with boys at all. Jobs are limited to dreary low-level government jobs, separate from men. Marriage is arranged. Who would want to bring a daughter into THAT world?
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Even bundled up with minimal makeup, supermodel Christy Turlington, 48, is still a knockout on the subway. She’s one of our favorites because later in her career, Christy went back to school and graduated from NYU with honors and got a Masters degree from Columbia University. Besides modeling, she has used her education to become very active in women’s health and education charities worldwide. She’s been married to actor/director Ed Burns for 13 years and they have two kids. Interesting fact: Christy’s sister is married to Ed’s brother!
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