I Look Down On Women Who Troll Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry

CA01866As a woman, and as a woman with a husband and kids, and as the editor of a website dedicated to parents I am pretty familiar with click-bait. The other day Thought Catalog published an article that is easily recognizable as click bait, entitled I Look Down On Young Women And Kids And I’m Not Sorry. 

Ladies and gentlemen, ready your pitchforks. Grab your popcorn. Cue the feigned moral outrage.

The article is dumb, it’s just that simple, but it’s controversial enough that it will get everyone all up in arms and lead too all sorts of ragey comments like:

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I get where these readers are coming from. You can’t publish something like:

You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.

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 not get ragey comments.

As an editor, I think Amy Glass does a great job. She has a strong point of view and that view is unflinching. It’s also an unpopular point of view because it’s so damn misogynistic and hateful.

Amy gets an A for writing some rage-bait, and an F for her opinion.

It’s easy to be an asshole on the internet. I’m an asshole on the internet. As most writers can tell you, spewing a mess of bile is easy compared to writing something that has merit, that will make people think, that will change perceptions or make someone laugh or cry or call them to action towards all the bullshit injustice in the world.

Saying that women who choose to be moms and wives rather than being a doctor or an engineer are not as important as women who do choose those paths isn’t a new notion, it’s something that women contemplate and struggle with and face everyday. It’s something that women who are wives and moms, outside of any other path, have been guilted for and criticized for and negated for their entire married and child-raising lives.

We hear you Amy, but it’s not like we haven’t heard it a gazillion times before, by writers a lot more eloquent than you.

I love me some ragey click bait. I love scandalous ideas and train wrecks and car crash journalism as much as the next person with an Internet connection and some time to kill. And I think every woman should be allowed to have her opinion, no matter how “wrong” and misguided I feel their opinion is.

It’s fine that this writer doesn’t see raising a family as being valuable. As someone raising a family I feel differently. But I just can’t muster the energy to care about fighting this notion when I have laundry to do.

To me that’s a lot more important that arguing with someone bloviating on the internet.

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    • Maria Guido

      BOOM.

    • http://www.sarahcooksthebooks.com/ Sarah

      You know, what’s actually amazing to me is how many women are like her, to some degree. There are a lot of women out there who think women who get married were weak, or sold out, or something.

      • Bunny Lucia

        Not to mention it’s actually a fairly common perception that women just like to complain and that they’re actually just making it hard for themselves because x, y, and z

    • CMJ

      That woman. That woman. She just wrote another article entitled: “When It Comes To Women There’s No Equality Gap, There’s An Ambition Gap” and I raged so hard.

      She wrote this into the article: “When women get married, they become less capable of achieving more, in general, because they put themselves into this role of helper.”

      what.theactual.fuck?

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        she thinks she is Camile Paglia. Pro tip: she is not

      • Magrat

        Notice she does not say, “When men get married, they become less capable of achieving more, in general, because they put themselves into this role of needing to be helped.”

    • JLH1986

      It’s all about defining our own successes. For me having a successful life includes a husband and hopefully one day children and being a good counselor. Successful to me is being an exceptional “Jen” not an exceptional {insert role here}. If successful for her includes being an “exceptional writer/editor” kudos do your thing. But don’t judge me for what I deem successful. No click bait for her, from me anyway. lol

      • Amanda

        I really love what you juat said about being an “exceptional Jen”. That is perfection!

      • JLH1986

        Thanks. It took a long time to figure out that out. That being a good “whatever” isn’t the goal but being a good “me” is. I still fail but now at least I know I have the right goal!

    • Tinyfaeri

      Piiiile oooooon! (<- sing-songy voice) *jump*

      • CMJ

        “I like a good internet pile on as much as 10% of the internet loves a good pile on.”

        (Did I get that right? It was mostly from memory)

      • Tinyfaeri

        close :) 10% hates a pile on, 90% loves it – today, I’m a 90%er. YAY FRIDAY! It is Friday, right?

    • Bethany Ramos

      I can’t tell if her rage was click-bait or authentic, BUT I have been reading her post’s evil comments for HOURS. It’s never easy to get negative feedback, but the comments are so epic… I just can’t look away.

      One of my faves:

      “I was offended by this for a few minutes, then I took a second to peruse some of the other stuff you’ve written, and realized… you’re just a shitty person. Eh, I guess the worlds needs people like you, to you know, bring the internet together so we can all be grateful we’re not, well, someone like you.”

      • CMJ

        Thought Catalog has some of the best/worst vile commenters.

      • Sara610

        Right, don’t let your appearance go to shit like that hag Elin Nordegren.

      • CMJ

        That article made me LOL.

      • jsing014

        Oh Elizabeth Hurley, if only you had been attractive, Hugh Grant would never have cheated

      • Bunny Lucia

        JESUS CHRIST WHO IS THAT?!?!

        Am I looking at an angel? I think someone took a picture of an angel and put it online.

      • jsing014

        Yeah, pretty sure she was voted “most beautiful woman alive” either that year or the year after Hugh Grant cheated on her with a prostitute

      • Alicia Kiner

        I just read this and started reading some of the comments. Right away, one of the first comments was about how she had to be fat and ugly and no one would ever want to have sex with her. Why is this okay? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not happy with what she wrote, or more the way she wrote it. I THINK I may get a couple of her points, if I try not to get offended. But why is it okay for women to be belittled for an appearance that people don’t even know she HAS based strictly on opinion they don’t agree with?! This is absolutely ridiculous. She is entitled to her opinion, but she doesn’t deserve to be bullied on her body because people disagree with her.

      • bubbles24601

        Co-signed. She’s an asshole, 100%. But going straight after her looks and weight is just as assholish. And it’s detrimental to all the other people who are either giving reasoned responses, or telling her she’s a shitty person.

      • Insidious_Sid

        Fight a-hole with a-hole, I’d say. She should be a bitter man-hating feminist. I am worried her so I sent her a “spinster starter kit” – a box full of kitten. I really hope she doesn’t eat them.

    • scoutergirl

      I am a wife, mother AND and Engineer. And I partially agree with her – managing my household including laundry, cooking, etc. is not nearly as hard or stressful as my job. But I chose to do both….and I certainly can be exceptional and I have achieved a wide variety of accomplishments in my career. So there!

      • shel

        Ditto! Except for the Engineer, part… I’m a doctor :)
        And we are all exceptional, no matter what titles we hold… except for that author, she’s a bitch.

      • Kay_Sue

        But she is exceptionally good at being a bitch, I think.

      • Sara610

        Not to mention that “exceptional” is in the eye of the beholder. My late MIL overcame date rape, out-of-wedlock pregnancy in a highly conservative Midwestern 1960s town (possibly resulting from rape; we’ll never know), followed by an an abusive marriage and becoming a single mother of four kids with no college education after her abusive ass of a husband walked out on them.

        She managed to raise all four of those kids, finish her own college degree and impress upon them the importance of education so that they all did considerably better than she did.

        I think that’s pretty damn exceptional.

      • Harriet Meadow

        That’s what bothered me. What’s “exceptional,” anyway? Why is backpacking through Asia (an example given in the article) more “exceptional” than being a good mother? I mean, fewer people do the former, but one might argue that the latter is actually more important.

      • http://www.ambiencechaser.com/ Elizabeth Licata

        That certainly sounds like a more exceptional range of achievements than the mountainous achievement of writing ranty clickbait articles on Thought Catalog.

    • BrittanyS

      Shes probably just bitter because no one wants to marry her :P

    • Terry Teague SF

      As someone who is proven to be not an asshole on the internet, I get where you’re coming from.

      Trolling for attention sucks.

      UPVOTE ME IF YOU AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      UPVOTE ME IF YOU AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      UPVOTE ME IF YOU AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Terry Teague SF

        Eve, someone didn’t get my humor :-(

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        I think you should write up your feeeeeelings and submit it to thought catalogue

      • CMJ

        IHTM: I got down-voted on Disqus and it ruined my life.

      • Kay_Sue

        If only you were more ambitious, you’d have been able to overcome that travesty. /end sarcasm

      • Julia Sonenshein

        IHTM: I Got Down-voted On Disqus So Please Don’t Complain To Me About Getting Raped I REALLY Don’t Want To Hear It Right Now

      • Bethany Ramos

        Julia lolllllll

      • Terry Teague SF

        Whoa, I hope this isn’t some inside joke….

      • Insidious_Sid

        Quit stealing my attention.

    • Sara610

      “You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.”

      I think that Hillary Clinton, Golda Meir, Elizabeth Warren, Marie Curie, Renee Fleming and Marion Jones would all beg to differ on that statement.

      My problem with this article isn’t that it’s not PC, or that it angers me (because it doesn’t; why should I care if the author “looks down on” me? I don’t know her from Adam and therefore, her opinion holds no weight with me.)

      My problem is that it’s completely idiotic. I mean, did she take even one second to think through that statement before barfing it out all over her keyboard? Because if she had, surely she would have realized how stupid this makes her sound.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        Hahha I love that “barfing all over her keyboard”

      • Sara610

        I will say, there’s one thing about this that DOES irritate me. It’s not that I take Ms. Glass’s opinion personally or seriously, but this is the kind of bullshit that drags all women back by 30 years.

        These emotionally satisfying but ultimately unproductive and frankly idiotic statements, made to tear other women down who chose a different path, are exactly what contribute to the image that professional women have to fight so hard against. The image of catty, bitchy women who would rather nitpick each other than put their brains to work actually accomplishing something worthwhile.

      • Kay_Sue

        Hear, hear!

      • Kat

        Exactly what I thought.

        Uh, I mean, bitch!

      • helloshannon

        She doesn’t think very highly of Hils. http://thoughtcatalog.com/amy-glass/2014/01/the-womens-movement-is-about-approving-of-every-choice-a-woman-makes-no-matter-what/

        who the eff is this woman anyway? what does she do that is so great? certainly she can’t mean her “writing”

      • mphnyc

        That piece on Hillary Clinton was sarcasm. She’s clearly a fan of Hillary and the theme of her sarcastic piece is of the same vein as the one everyone is up in arms about today.

    • Jane Doh

      I am too lazy to actually go read the article, but from the synopsis here, it appears that she is conveniently forgetting the existence of married, professional women with children. Statistically, working mothers in general comprise a pretty large chunk of the population, so this is a pretty large omission. Also, not to seem as though I’m taking the position of “she’s just jealous,” but the position she takes does seem like it’s at least partially based on feeling defensive of her unmarried, childless status. There’s nothing wrong with choosing that path, but it is unnecessary and destructive to hate on women who choose differently. Ladies spouting lame, misogynonist positions like this make the world a worse place. It’s like she’s trying to find something to be the Ann Coulter of.

      • Bethany Ramos

        I reeeally like your username. ;)

      • Jane Doh

        That makes me happy! Thank you.

    • Kay_Sue

      I would add a witty comment, but alas, I spent the morning trying to manage my household and 3 year old and I am just all tuckered out. *pouts*

      • Tinyfaeri

        It’s Friday! Whiskey!

    • ada

      you spelled the name of the website wrong.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        TY damn you autocorrect

      • CMJ

        I kind of like it – I think they should change it to that so it represents the pseudo-intellectual malarkey they post over there.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        Shit, I should have just added an ü.. as in Thoüght Catalogüe

    • Shannon

      For me , “success” is if my kids look back and say they had a really happy, fulfilling childhood. I had a shitty one and if I can make things different for them, I will die the happiest little old lady ever.

      I plan on finishing my bachelors degree while I’m a sahm and working once my kids are of school age. Which will give me a nice sense of accomplishment and all. So I guess that makes me less “useless” in the eyes of this “author”?

    • Shannon

      I always think that when people fixate and venomously hate a certain segment of the population, it’s because they’ve had a horrendous traumatic experience with them, so they all must be bad right?

      For example I’m totally convinced that the fucked up whacko founder of the Westboro baptist church was abused by a man he may have trusted, soooo all gay people must be evil and corrupt right? (NOT my opinion)

      Hell, maybe the authors stay at home mom was a closet alcoholic that beat her senseless everyday. Sure as hell doesn’t make it right, but perhaps this is why she harbors such animosity toward women that marry, have kids, etc?

      • Itpainsmetosay

        I love the way you explained this because this how I feel about some people

    • Itpainsmetosay

      Do you ever think about how people got to that opinion? I wonder if this is the way she feels about her own mother or woman who raised her and what if its about her best friend that left her behind for wifery and/or motherhood. Is she just projecting? I think shes a bit catty but how did she get that way?

      • Victoria

        When I was younger, I had a similar attitude. It’s embarrassing to admit, and I did some deep self-investigation, asking myself where it came from. What I realized was that I wanted to be successful in my career more than I wanted a family and that I was frustrated with the expectation that I would one day have a baby and “See the light” and give up on any career related goals. And I was scared, because that’s what most of the women in my life had done. So I spent years without role models, being told that I shouldn’t want what I want and I should just give up find a husband and have babies. It’s enough to make anyone angry, but at least I took the time to truly discover the root of my anger and direct appropriately rather than doing what the author did.

      • Itpainsmetosay

        I totally get this because when I was younger I had opinions about things I now regret. I also am all for having kids and have to stop myself from saying things or looking at people wrong when they say they don’t. That you don’t and have come to accept it is really awesome. I am not on her side, in fact the reason I was thinking about this was I sometime feel like I project about things to my mother or at her but I would never write about them. Do you think her mother/woman who raised her/best friend reads this? I want to know who in her life she is talking about and what did they do to deserve her abuse? (not that I think she should abuse them

      • Victoria

        I really do think that she’s young, that she could benefit from more lived experience, and I looked at the piece and she is definitely pushing back at something. I mean, the part where she attacks baby showers kind of hit home because my grandparents responded to each of my cousins’ pregnancies with thousand dollar checks and family heirlooms. I recently finished my Master’s degree and started my PhD. I would have been happy with a nice card. They haven’t even as much as said “congratulations.” So, I do think this anger comes from somewhere. Like you, I don’t excuse her behavior, but I think about all of the shitty behavior I’ve encountered over the years and cannot help but wonder if that hasn’t played a role in shaping her into the person who writes those kind of articles.

      • Itpainsmetosay

        I so get the grandparents thing because of their special treatment my eldest cousin, who had babies first, feels so entitled to handouts and attention, while I as the youngest am lucky to have gotten a quilt (my claim to fame) at all (arthritis) much less one she made special for me. Sorry that’s projecting a bit because she just made a huge scene/a-word of herself at my other cousins baby shower that was going to be hosted by the sister but the ginger dictator took over.

      • Bunny Lucia

        That is almost my same exact experience.

        I spent my childhood wanting to be great, wanting to be “Someone” and do things with my life, then there were all these older ladies with that knowing little nod saying “Oh just wait till you get married and have children.” And it drove me insane. I didn’t even want kids! I wanted to be a doctor! Or a movie star! Or a model!

        One of my favourite memories is I was at church and I was on my period, I was in excruciating pain and this woman was like “Oh! Childbirth will be so easy for you!” Seriously lady, what the fuck?

        And when you’re younger it is just so much easier to be angry at these women who you think gave up, and you tell yourself that they’re not happy and that’s why they’re picking on you.

      • Victoria

        Yeah, and a lot of times people told me that I wouldn’t achieve my goals not because of shifting priorities (which would be legitimate, it does happen for some people), but because I would inevitably get pregnant and that would cause me to fail at those goals. Which made me angry, but now it kind of makes me sad, because it makes me wonder if they felt like they failed at their goals because they had children. (Side note: I had a medically necessary hysterectomy, so now I just laugh when people suggest that a pregnancy will “just happen” and I should accept it as inevitable).

      • Guest

        I’ve seen women who failed at their goals (with a pregnancy involved in there somewhere) and they seem to take it out two ways. #1 By telling young women to do everything they want to do before they have kids! or #2 Telling young women that they shouldn’t bother because they’re just going to have kids and it will make them fail. Both depress me :-(

    • Larkin

      “Saying that women who choose to be moms and wives rather than being a
      doctor or an engineer are not as important as women who do choose those
      paths isn’t a new notion, it’s something that women contemplate and
      struggle with and face everyday.”

      It doesn’t always have to be “or,” either. It can be “and,” if that’s what the woman in question wants. This reminded me of a “riddle” that a teacher gave my class back in high school. I knew the answer immediately, and was horrified that no one else in my class did.

      “A father and son are driving together when they’re in a horrible car accident. The father is killed instantly, and the son is rushed to the ER in critical condition. When he’s rolled into surgery, the surgeon takes one look at him and says, ‘Oh my God, that’s my son.’ Who is the surgeon?”

      Literally, there were boys in my class coming up with elaborate explanations like, “The guy in the car was actually his step dad, and the surgeon is his REAL father,” etc. Because they apparently didn’t even consider that the kid’s mother might be a surgeon.

    • rrlo

      Ugh another page on the “Mommy Wars” book.

      Today was not a good day for that… Did you guys see this: http://www.salary.com/2013-mom-infographics/

      This was all over the Internet.

      Take a look and if someone can explain to me how they calculated the 67K for the working mom using the numbers they have provided – I will give you a cookie. I ran it through my spreadsheet and the numbers make no sense at all…

      • Bethany Ramos

        Yes, I wanted to cover this!!

    • evilstepmom

      I know it’s rare (sadly), but I husband does a damn good job “managing the household” while I hold a job that I worked rather hard to get. But, of course, I’m the evilstepmom, so what do I know.

    • Allyson_et_al

      I had a “friend” like this. She told me I shouldn’t have kids because it would limit me. I was 7 months pregnant at the time. Yeah, we’re not friends anymore.

    • cesp

      I frankly don’t give a flying f- if others find any of my life choices to be of value. If my being a SAHM offends anyone’s “feminist” sensibilities I happily invite them to jump up and bite my “unproductive” ass.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      Raising children sucks sometimes and it’s hard. But other times it’s fun and exciting. For the most part it’s thankless, but ultimately a majority number of us have to do it to maintain humanity and the economy. It’s not noble, it’s not special, but it’s a nice life if it’s what you want and it’s a good thing there’s enough of us willing to do it at a financial loss because it benefits everyone in the long run.

      Anti-parents are like anti-vaxxers that way. If enough people stop doing it, the community suffers. So STFU.

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      I just…want to slap her with a trout…

    • Chris Carpenter Oursler

      Amy who? If her goal is to be exceptional….ie special…ie..we should know who she is..she has failed…therefore by her own standards, she has failed to be excellent..and by traditional ie. mediocre (her words) standards..she has failed to catch a man and reproduce…it seems ms. Glass is a failure on every conceivable level.

    • Kat

      I’m sure someone else has already said this but — what sucks is so many people bitch about women who don’t stay home with their kids, and now there’s this. As usual, women can’t escape the criticism.

    • Heath Holcomb

      Just a marketing attempt to go viral so they can say look how many hits my site gets and increase the sale value.

    • frankieagogo

      Ms. Glass is a low-life troll, a pathetic loser that writes provocative blogs to generate clicks for which she is paid. Note how many ads are attached to this blog… it’s all about the money. No person, male or female, of even average character or intellect would write such outrageous dribble unless to incite a response. Ms. Glass, if this is even her real name – note she post no photo on her blog – is following in the footsteps of all media provocateurs, nothing new here. This particular post has made the national news but I’ll bet money that we never see a TV appearance of Ms. Glass defending her words. A TV ambush on this troll is something that would make me very happy, the nation deserves to see what an Internet cock roach looks like.

    • Emily

      I work in a high school. When kids post jackass-y things about others kids on the inter webs, often, the punishment is to call their mom and read what they wrote, out loud, to their mom. The effect is tremendous: they are mortified, because they never, ever would have have said such things out loud, to another person. I wish we could ask some internet “journalists” to do the same.

    • Whocaniturnto

      I’m a wife and a mother, and I work outside the home. I tried the SAHM thing, and it doesn’t work for me.
      That said – I think her point isn’t that being a mother isn’t valuable; her point is that it isn’t exceptional. Think about it – right now there are probably over a billion mothers in the world raising families. It’s not that raising your children or managing a household isn’t important, it’s that it’s common. I’m not some special snowflake for raising my children to be productive members of society – I am just one of many of millions and millions of women who do so. And for those of us who are younger you were brought up with the BS expectation that you need to be someone special, do something exceptional – you need to be out there climbing mountains, writing award winning novels, making partner at the big law firm, a famous movie actress, curing cancer whatever. So when we realize that we aren’t – we don’t want to face the fact that in fact, our lives are pretty ordinary. My life isn’t that different from millions of women out there. And rather than confront the truth that we don’t lead exceptional lives, we elevate motherhood into martyrdom – I am a MOTHER, i have THE MOST VALUABLE JOB EVER, and I AM TRULY EXCEPTIONAL – because it sucks to have the true realization that motherhood is just another part of life and that everyone else does it, too. Yes, it’s valuable and an important job, but it’s not exceptional.

      • Harriet Meadow

        This is a much better way of putting it than she did.

      • Harriet Meadow

        Also, I hate the emphasis that is put on being “special” and doing something “exceptional.” I feel like it just leads to a lot of disappointment. My goals, on the other hand, are to be happy and to be a good person. Still valuable, but less difficult (though, of course, being a “good person” is kind of subjective).

      • Jo

        No matter what you do there are a million other people out there doing it. Everyone is writing, everyone is doing something. No one is doing something that someone else isn’t doing. One person is the one to make the “break through” (sometimes two or three people in different places as the same time) but most people no matter what their career “just have normal lives”.

        Being a lawyer does not make you special. Being a doctor does not make you special. Backpacking through Europe or Asia does not make you special.

        I agree that the problem is the idea we get forced on us that we need to be special, but none of those thing she listed in her article actually make anyone special regardless of their gender.

    • Sean Hayes

      I’ve come to the conclusion that anti-feminist blogger “Amy Glass” on thoughtcatalog dot com is a deliberate troll designed to increase site traffic. The positions are hateful and outrageous (nothing new there) but combined with the lack of biographical data, and the lack of any direct replies from “Amy,” I think we’re looking at a cynical marketing ploy. It’s click-bait. Skip this blogsite.

    • rushie

      Well said. I heard about this post first thing this morning on Fox and Friends. (Don’t judge me ;) So of course, I had to read the post. It was so short that most of the post had literally been quoted already, and it was pretty easy to spot as “click bait” as you so aptly called it. Clearly, obviously bluntly crude and intentionally Incendiary. She knew what she was doing. And I love how now she’s backpedaling, even though “…and I’m not sorry” is literally part of her blog post title, she’s clearly playing the part of overwhelmed mom blog poster now and acting contrite and semi-apologetic. If you peruse her other posts, she even has one specifically saying that “all choices are equal according to modern feminism” completely contradicting her post, but it’s cleverly filed under “satire.” This chick isn’t worth all the attention she’s getting.
      .

    • Margie

      Ugh… I refuse to give that woman my page click. Anyways, I can’t help but think what she thinks about people who are health care aides or fast food managers or janitors? I mean, not everyone can be an engineer or a doctor or a best selling author. Someone has to push a broom.

      Growing up, I was told that I needed to get a university degree and make 90 000 a year to be successful, but I consider myself successful because I’ve got 2 amazing little boys and I turned my hobby into a business. Granted, I’m making just enough to pay for daycare and gas but it’s saving my mental health.

    • Allyson

      Wow!

    • feminist-hater

      This lady CLEARLY hasn’t been f%ucked, Well.
      Poor thing.

      • Sim Reilly

        grow up, infant

    • slugs4thugs

      Your a “woman” and you are also ” equal” to men.
      I am a man and can say with certainty my balls are bigger than yours.
      So there, I just disproved your theory.
      Let see, as a man, I can also…
      lift things that are heavier than you can.
      I can also plant a seed and create a life, You can NOT.
      I can fight better than you.
      I can run faster.
      I can apply reasonable logic, unlike you.
      I could go on and on and on with the many things that make us different.
      It will take more than your false idealology to bring the gap between men and women.
      So shut up and get in the kitchen and make some sandwiches.
      Dumb broad.

      • Leigh

        Wait, are you one of the three people on the Supreme Court I’m thinking of, or maybe one of the past three secretaries of state? Or are you the person with the highest registered IQ in the United States? Are you the chief executive officer of General Motors or Yahoo? And can you give birth? No, you can’t be; because all the people I just described are women!:)

      • Rosa

        Check your grammar.

    • bubbles24601

      Time for my stock response: Wow. What an asshole.
      Also, gee what an original idea! /sarcasm/

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    • Rita

      Yes bait, yes for falling into the same old stupid anti-mommy opinions. But the real issue was not mommy or not mommy but the value she wants us to put on people’s work, women or men. For every Hillery Clinton, doctor, or CEO there is a underachiever doing their domestic dirty work. While Hillery is out there jetting around the world someone male or female is at her home doing her lawn, laundry, dusting, and shopping. While Hillery was a working class lawyer back in day someone was changing her daughters dirty diapers and rocking her child to sleep. Every high achiever male or female, childless or parent, all have someone doing their painting, cooking, cleaning, etc… So Amy isn’t anti-mommy, she is just a snob, an elitist who looks down on working class underachievers. They aren’t as important as she is and in her narrow mind the world is made up of people who make a difference and people who don’t.

    • Jen

      My job is promoting authors and bloggers, and I can tell you that all of them–every last one of them better writers than Glass–would kill to get the 15 minutes of fame she’s enjoying. Why does this culture celebrate mediocrity, hillbillies, brain dead rants and freak shows? Glass’s blog will probably lead to a book tour, appearances on TV–all in spite of the fact that she is, at best (to borrow her own favorite word) an “average” wordsmith. I did two loads of laundry (seriously!) while familiarizing myself with her writing. I also made a shortlist of women I know who wear the apron AND bring home more bacon than hubs; Glass’s opinion that you can either be barefoot and preggo or have a great career is just…well…fascinating! I’d love to know what her upbringing was like. Did she grow up under the thumb of a Don Draper father figure? She did have some interesting ideas about feminism. I’d like to explore the notion that parties revolve around babies and weddings, rather than celebrate women who backpack around Europe…she just sucks too much as a writer to take the idea anywhere.

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    • Insidious_Sid

      I give myself a medal every single morning for being a divorced dad of two kids who has shared custody (>40% of the time) and a respectable career. Does it limit me? Sure it does. I can’t work 70 hours per week like the other Alpha-Male corporate soldiers working towards their first heart attack. I’d rather pass on the Beamer and drive my Honda to my daughter’s wedding, so I can dance with her. As for Amy Glass (Chrissy Stockton), little hipsters like her are a dime a dozen. Taking pretentious shots of her lame “I must have arrived” view from the balcony of the ‘thought catalog’ office? And this literary vomit is proof that she’s arrived and that her ‘success’ is attributable to her lack of family obligations? Sweetie, STFU and come back in 10 or 20 years when you have some life experience and something worthwhile to read, okay? The grownups are using the internet here… okay thanks.

      • Sun

        Eugenics can be great.

        However we must be aware that her types don’t breed then end up teaching future generations their ideas are palpable via Women studies and other worthless degrees in colleges.

        A combination of eliminating her kind infecting the population and lack of children will ensure their extinction.