Recently there has been an explosion of words over what one blogger said about another blogger. For some reason, it has been spoken about under secrecy and in hushed terms and no one is really coming out and saying what happened. Here’s the relevant conversation:
OK, now we’re all clear on what happened. Onward.
I don’t care one way or another about what was said, who said it, or who it was said about — although for the record I should tell you that I like both bloggers involved. The real issue for me is the reaction in the mom blogging community. So far I have yet to hear anyone say “Hey, you’re being a douche. Knock it off.” Or “OMG, just ignore it and move on already.” Instead people are talking about how “as women” we have to stick together.
What a crock.
Just because most of us have tits does not mean that we’re all going to like each other or that we’re all going to play well together. Why do we as women have to limit ourselves to ‘nice’ ?
I’m not saying we should all start calling people out for What They Really Are (although I could use the traffic, so if you write something about me at least have the decency to link), but it is false to say that As Women we’re all nice as pie and Sweet Sweet Sisterhood should prevail over our true natures.
Think someone is a douchebag or overreacting? Unfollow, unsubscribe, or comment publicly on the situation. Think someone has been slandered or misunderstood? Rally to their support. It just shouldn’t matter if you or the people in question are women or men.
Come on people, can’t we all just … be ourselves?