<<Ann Coulter loves to use the ole "quotes!"
Last week, a fan sent me this article, click here to read. Some grouchy, childless woman wrote a blog about how having babies and raising them isn’t real work and blah blah blah she is better than those who do such boring tasks and whatever.
And I had some ideas on how I wanted to respond to this person but I also struggled with giving this person too much attention. Maybe if I ignored it, it would go away?
Today, one of the anchors at local Nashville affiliate Fox 17 News, Jennifer Waddell, sent me a tweet asking me my opinion on this person. To see the tweet, click here.
When one of your fans happens to be a popular, local news anchor – you need to get off your lazy booty and write something good.
So here’s my response to one, Amy Glass, who believes that you cannot be exceptional if you have kids and also that women talk about how hard it is to manage a household because they are trying to cover up for their lack of real accomplishments.
Amy Glass – you are the Ann Coulter of feminism. And not because you may be blonde and close to anorexic, although I cannot attest to your appearance because all it says under your “About Amy” section on your site is this gem: “Powerhouse. Lover of start-ups, big ideas and the future. You can email me using the contact form.”
But you are Ann Coulter because you try really hard to use quotes when you say mean things. I am going to write you a response in your “language,” because I believe it’s important that you “understand” what I “mean.”
Here are the problems with your “article.”
1. For the love of all that is holy and good in this world – STOP CALLING ME MOMMY. You had to go and bring up “mommy bloggers” didn’t you? You couldn’t just “write” your nasty little “article” and not use the word MOMMY. From the bottom of my “heart” – shut up.
2. I lol’d and then lol’d again when I read the part of your “article” that said having a kid is boring and isn’t a real accomplishment. What can I say? You simply just don’t “know” what you’re talking about. Anyone that has gone through this process either via their own bodies or someone else’s knows that you are a moron. I don’t even feel the need to defend it.
3. You said, “I want to have a shower for a woman when she backpacks on her own through Asia, gets a promotion, or lands a dream job…” So do it? Did someone say you can’t do that? Does someone throwing a baby shower mean you can’t take your stinky backpacking “friend” out for a drink? Should you decide to do that, however, please keep your stinky backpacking “friend” far away from me. Body odor makes me have to “fight back vomit.”
4. You said: “Women will be equal with men when we stop demanding that it be considered equally important to do housework and real work. They are not equal. Doing laundry will never be as important as being a doctor or an engineer or building a business. This word play is holding us back.” Last time I checked – no one is saying that laundry is more important than being a doctor. Although, I think it’s important to note that a doctor who stinks in her dirty clothes at work will not be as successful as the one who has clean clothes. You see, Amy, doctors have to be super, duper clean because germs are what doctors are fighting against. This cleanliness helps them fight disease and save people! Unless of course she’s your doctor – we all know how you like to throw “parties” for those who reek. Listen sweetheart, clean clothes also apply across the other disciplines you mentioned as well, like engineering and building a business. If these people look like crap, smell like crap, then they will not be as successful as those who are wearing clean clothes. In fact, I can smell you from here. Please, go take a shower. The stink lines around you are getting in the way of me reading your “article.”
5. You said: “You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.” Here’s where you’re correct – do those of us with husbands and kids have less time, energy, freedom and mobility? YES!! You totally nailed that! But saying that makes us less exceptional is where you clearly fail. Just as you say “this word play is holding us back,” I will say YOUR word play is holding YOU back. Exceptional means something different to me than it does to you. I would go as far to say as exceptional also means something a little different to your stinky “friend.” You don’t get to tell us what makes us exceptional, Amy. As women – we get to decide how WE want to define it. If I define it by standing on my head at yoga, taking a shower, writing my famous blog and talking to popular local news anchors, helping my kids get straight As, feeding my kids food that helps them grow and rocking my husband’s world at night – that is my right. That’s my definition of exceptional, for me! You see, Amy? You’ve got it all wrong. You’ve gone ahead and tried to define exceptional across the board for all women. And that’s just stupid. Because by my definition, you’re failing to be exceptional. Is that a fair statement? Of course not. You have the right to choose to not take a shower! And I support you in that.
And in a few years when you either accidentally get pregnant, try to get pregnant and have to seek medical help to do so, or try to get pregnant and be lucky enough to have it work, or adopt – you’ll be writing a blog that is titled, “I’m sorry I looked down on you, women with kids and husbands. I’m really needing some support and help right now, is anyone still out there? I promise I will take a shower.”
I’ll always be here for you, Amy. I hope you’ll be able to put aside what you think is right for you – and can respect what is right for others.
And for the love of GAWD. Take a shower.
Whew! You stink!