The week has been full of internet drama: lists, chats, articles, pick your poison. The 'book bloggers are evil' argument came up again with this article from Spectator. This old chestnut. Critics were writing about this when I first started blogging- 4 years ago. Yawn. I'm not going to comment on that and reveal my book blogger "persecution complex". Buuuuuut.... I am going to comment on this.
I’d rather hear what Julie Myerson has to say about the latest AS Byatt than Lynette, full-time mom and doglover from Arkansas.Oh yes, the M word. Cause moms are stupid, right? Everyone knows a woman's brain is removed during childbirth. It's attached to the placenta or something. That's a fact. When you become a mom, you give up the right to an opinion. Back to the kitchen with ya.
|Word to your mother|
I'm really tired of people using 'Mom' as an insult. It's not the first time I've heard it and I'm sure it won't be the last. Why is that? Does a person see the word mom and assume the only thing they'll discuss is diapers and baby-wearing? We may not be as interesting as mountain climbing millionaires but if you give us a chance you might find that we have something unique to say. I may not have thousands of followers but the ones I do have come here because they want to hear my opinion and share theirs. And I'm grateful to them. I may not get a pay check but there is value in being heard.