Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The whole thing's on Literary Mama

Well by midday Thursday it will all be up on literary mama, but you'll see it here too. The very first personal attack on me, kind, nice mama-writer. Jen of Toronto Mama.com wrote a response to that American Spectator piece (see below), and at the end linked to my response. The author responded with a slightly incoherent but very mad rant back at Literary Mama and at me. She called me a bad feminist, a weird Internet feminist. Oh well. LM decided to go ahead and publish it, and give me a chance to respond, which I did.

I'll post it all here, but let me sleep on my response, and get it up in the morning.

One thing I'll say, she accuses me of sour grapes, which for the life of me I don't understand. At what? And of lack of generosity because--listen to this-- I gave her over an hour of my time, despite her lack of focus and her hostility. Hey, she's the one who ended up with a writer's fee for the article, and I'm just typing away at my free and unpaid blog. Some of my closest friends don't get an hour of coffee with me for weeks at a time, as I try to pack all my work into a six-hour day, so she should in fact be kind of grateful, I'd think.

2 comments:

Sandy said...

There are a lot of us bad, weird internet feminists out here, and I'm proud to be one.

Thanks for writing about this!

Lone Star Ma said...

I just read your birth story on your other blog - wow. I think pit almost always takes the pain from 0 to 60 almost instantly, doing away with all chance of a normal labor, but I doubt many people dilate so fast on it. What an experience! I am big into natural childbirth but don't think I'd want to do it on pit...just hurts too much! That must have been intense. Congratulations on your baby. I am currently really enjoying your book and have added this blog to my blogroll. Have a great baby moon. You are a blessing to the mothers' movement.