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Poking the Bear

I started a bit of a snark war on the Huffington Post yesterday. I read this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-hannah-grufferman/mommy-wars_b_1584446.html and saw a comment from a fool basically saying women need to stay home and make babies because that’s the way it’s always been.

Well, the historian in me couldn’t take THAT, so I had to respond to the jackass’s comment. As of this morning I’ve gotten FOUR replies from him, all in a very condescending, chauvinistic tone. I’m pretty amused: sometimes it’s worth the effort to poke at insecure bullies just to see what happens. Snort.

I’m debating responding to his response, but since he essentially outed himself as a fool I don’t think it’s necessarily worth the effort. Therefore, I’m blogging about it instead.

UPDATE:

Yeah. I couldn’t keep my mouth shut, so I DID end up responding. Sigh. Smart isn’t always my strong suit, I guess, but sexist intimidation is so irritating.

2 thoughts on “Poking the Bear

  1. It is sad to read all of those comments! People are so inconsiderate and self-centered! If there is a problem with women not being treated equally, it is EVERYONE's problem, not just the women.

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  2. I know. Fair or not, I feel even worse about comments like that when they're issued by women. I know everyone has a right to their opinion and all, and everyone has a right to voice theirs, but it irrationally feels like a betrayal when it's women pushing backwards too. I suppose it's right up there with being told it's my \”duty\” to have children (which has indeed happened) by total strangers…shocking and just utterly depressing.

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