Each week, I compile a small list of things I’ve written (not here, elsewhere), read, or watched. Usually with minimal commentary, but that might change today because – oh man – the Internet certainly served up some madness this week. And as a disclaimer, some of the things I link to may contain NSFW language.
– Little Luxuries Are a Big Freaking Deal in Epic New Ad for Booking.com <— This spot is funny.
– Quietly Amazing Subaru Ad Is About So Much More Than a Girl Changing a Flat Tire <— This spot is heartwarming.
– They’re letting me try my hand at parent-themed GIFs over at BabyCenter. We’ll see how it goes. BC readers might not love GIFs with an undying love like NF readers, but I’m hopeful. GIFs 4 LyFe.
Here’s what I’m referencing in today’s blog post title. (Note: the girl above did not write any of them. I just wanted to use a photo and stock photos can be weird so I texted my friend today’s blog post title and she sent me this photo. So much better than photos of women laughing while eating yogurt, you know?)
“I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands and Kids and I’m Not Sorry” – an obnoxious piece of vitrol and ignorance – has been circling its way around the Internet. Gems (and I certainly use that term loosely) include “I hear women talk about how ‘hard’ it is to raise kids and manage a household all the time. I never hear men talk about this. It’s because women secretly like to talk about how hard managing a household is so they don’t have to explain their lack of real accomplishments. Men don’t care to ‘manage a household.’ They aren’t conditioned to think stupid things like that are ‘important.'”
AND ALSO “If women can do anything, why are we still content with applauding them for doing nothing?”
Let it be known that this is not SAHM vs. single women here. I would not call Amy Glass a ‘voice’ for any large group of people. It’s one ignorant opinion and she’s certainly entitled to it, but feminism… true feminism.. is about advocating equality. This feels like a really weird, acrimonious rant.
– This also is making the rounds: “It Happened to Me: There Are No Black People In My Yoga Classes and I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It”
The title drew me in because 1) I yoga and 2) I think it’s important to be on the up-and-up when there’s a lot of racial inequality going on in our country, even if I’m not experiencing it or even seeing it directly. So.
“I got home from that class and promptly broke down crying. Yoga, a beloved safe space that has helped me through many dark moments in over six years of practice, suddenly felt deeply suspect. Knowing fully well that one hour of perhaps self-importantly believing myself to be the deserving target of a racially charged anger is nothing, is largely my own psychological projection, is a drop in the bucket, is the tip of the iceberg in American race relations, I was shaken by it all the same.”
I started reading it, and I went from Hm. Hmmmm to Wait, what? and then Oh no, did she just? Yeah, she did just – and then I bravely dared the comment section. I admit, I was howling at this comment: “Everything about this article is offensive. Somehow, the author’s attempt to show self-wareness makes it worse. I eagerly await the follow-up piece: “IHTM: I Was Just Trying to Do My F*cking Yoga and This Weird-Ass White Girl Kept Staring At Me with Tears in Her Eyes.”
Responses are being published all over the place, including this one at BlogHer, and this one entitled “It Happened to Me: There are No White People In My Twerk-Out Class and I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With it.” #dying
When I’m not NFing, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sometimes on my kitchen counter eating pizza out of the box like an animal. PS. Speaking of pizza, Kristen Howerton and I are hosting a “Hey did you forget about your resolutions?” DietBet, and no, it’s not too late to join. Click here for details. :) See you tomorrow for TIHIF!