Recently, Tumblr person gazelledeerdoe asked a question about breastfeeding. She’s not a mom, so her question to me (in response to one of my posts) was innocent—she genuinely didn’t know what breastfeeding mothers put up with. I felt our exchange was funny and lighthearted, and she now understands their plight.
Unfortunately, because of her initial question, she’s now getting a flood of hate messages, including at least one person who suggested that she kill herself.
I know my original post has gone into the Tumblr ether, so asking folks who may be just now discovering it to stop attacking this girl is like screaming into a hurricane. But, I’m gonna do it anyway.
FUCKING STOP HARASSING THIS GIRL!
And, if any of you care, please send her a non-anon message of support. Let her know the anon haters are the worst kind of cowards, not worth her time or energy. The people who matter are the ones who show their face, who understand we’re all learning and who support the blameless.
I think I left the anon option on from the last time I fielded questions. So, why not ask or tell me something? No topic is off-limits, but I tend to delete submissions from:
“Kids are little lying sacks of giggles. It doesn’t mean they’re evil or you’ve raised them wrong — they seem to learn it automatically, like breathing, apparently.”
Learn more about Kid Fibs here!
That’s true about George Washington, though.
OK, time for a story. Who wants to start?
Mama, can I act out my part?
It'll take too long. Boone, start us off.
Um... Once upon a time, there was a snake—
—Ssssss... I'm a snake–
—who lived in a cabin.
And I live in a cabin. Ssssss.
The debate over content creator’s rights online roars above the din every now and again. But when that stolen content is a picture of your child, the stakes seem higher than just a missing byline.
If you’re nervous about posting photos of your kids online, here’s a thing I did for Huffington Post Parents a while ago. (You should read it because I did actual reporting and stuff.)
"That’s Cynicism, Folks!," an article I wrote for Mamalode that posits the theory that today’s children are raised almost entirely on sarcasm
She totally caved.
Welcome to summer break, boys. Don’t get used to this.