Ive let the link sit there in the comments field. I will take it down. I will not link to The (Angry) Practical Conservative blog and I confess my self loathing for even taking the bait, but this angry woman is a loose canon. And she pissed me off.
She has a post linking to one of mine, where she claims I “rant about housewives being useless eaters”. Oh, and I failed to talk about the Pew data. The notion being, of course, that if I link to a commentary that is about a study and parse it, my stuff is a null set if I don’t, what? Crunch some numbers? Commission a counter study? Go to the special character set button and write some cool statistics equations about the study results? Make a graph?
Not sure I pulled the bait and switch of getting folks sucked in expecting all of that and then giving them, well, something else. Like rants about useless eaters .
Only in this millennium with this particular cohort of thirty-somethings does such a stupid descriptor as useless eater take root in common use and count as a forensic sure-to-score. Jabringer was better, wins on originality.
I do not consider a housewife a useless eater, whatever the hell that really means, nor do I promote any of the things this woman is so seething about. I’m not a walleyed home school advocate, I’m not rabidly against women’s in vocations outside the home, and other than some sub-group out there in cyber ether, there really are not sufficient people who fit the profile of the targets of her invective.
She scatters words like “reasonable” and such throughout her appeals as a way to set her position apart as the thinking persons position, the one lacking extreme, the practical…when it reads like a bitter screed top to bottom. Her treatment of folks on either side of an issue (but not hugged up against the extreme boundary) is akin to me using the small Pentecostal church down the road from my house as THE standard by which I criticize anyone who calls themselves Christian.
I would think this kind of writing, in an appeal to women to see the reasoned thought behind it, would be massively off-putting in the way that ,say, Occupy Wall Street may have been off putting to main stream liberal Democrats.
Someone, please, offer some kind advice to this person because most meteors burn totally up on reentry and never reach the ground.
I’m sorry if you clicked over here expecting something of substance and not just some spleen residue from my ventilation.