I’m fairly certain that 75% of all “mom” bloggers in the US are writing about the Time Magazine Cover as I type.
Ya’ll know my motto.. “No judging”.
I saw the Time Magazine cover, I posted a link on Hot Mess Mom’s Facebook page and I asked for your thoughts.
And you gave them to me.
And you fought with one another. And name called. And got frustrated and emotional and downright angry. You used words like “disgusting, horrible, offensive, beautiful, miraculous, sexual, selfish, pathological, and idiotic” in addition to several four-letter adjectives.
And it’s my fault because I asked for your opinion. And since we are all about honesty here at HMM, you gave it to me honestly. And I loved reading your different opinions. I’m not a proponent of long-term breast feeding, therefore I didn’t do it. I will live with the consequences of my parenting choices and you will live with yours.
But here’s what bothers me…. you are all readers/ fans/ supporters of Hot Mess Mom, which means, although you are all different, you do have some things in common. I assume if you read this blog you have an open mind, a sense of humor, do not take yourself too seriously, and aren’t easily offended.
Until someone judges your parenting choices. Then you go all ape-shit. And that’s human nature. We vehemently protect ourselves and our families when we feel like we are being attacked. We behave irrationally when we feel persecuted. And we are ready to cut the bitch who disagrees with how we raise our children. I get it.
But it makes me sad. Terribly horribly sad.
I watch the news. I see suicide bombers in the Middle-East attacking Americans because of our different beliefs. I see us attacking back.
I see Republicans crucifying Democrats and Democrats slamming Republicans in every forum possible.
The 99 % are pitted against the 1%. Small businesses trying to survive in the shadow of Walmart.
Public school children receiving varying degrees of declining education. Debates about public, private and home schooling.
People fighting for equal rights and others fighting to maintain what they deem to be “normal” and “right”.
Christians, Muslims, Atheists… all convinced that the others are wrong. Not only different~~WRONG. Wrong, ignorant, stupid, brain washed and hell bound.
Adversity on top of aggression on top of fear and rage and lack of tolerance and understanding for anyone unlike ourselves.
So, if we as women; as mothers cannot support (while disagreeing with) one another’s choices in something as basic as feeding our children how in the hell do we expect anything to get better? Ever.
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