Saturday, June 14

Mad

I don't get upset much. Or at least not really, shaking upset at people I don't know. But I have to say I am right now. I've been following Coming to Terms's Blog for awhile now. She was recently features in a NYT article about infertility. The article itself- I really liked that. Now going back to read people's comments about the article is what has me SO mad...

Some of the comments are so freakin' insensitive and degrading. I can't even believe that people have the audacity to say some of the things they say. If you want to see some of the comments, go here. Especially look at number 8. We're supposed to not want to have children and to be punished because she's not happy with the children so has? (And actually wishes she could go back to a time she didn't have kids???) Some of the comments aren't quite so upsetting and some are downright nice, but as always it's the negative ones that stick in your mind...

3 comments:

Pamela Jeanne said...

Thanks for your empathy and support. I've been reading the comments, too, but I'm (somehow) able to divorce myself from them. Call it self-preservation but I read them as an anthropologist might and am downright amazed at how callous and uncaring some people are. Their hearts and minds must be very small. I only hope they're not passing on those characteristics to their own children. Here's to those who do care -- may they go forth and multiply...

Bee Cee said...

I read Pamela Jeanne'a article and thought it was excellent.

I didn't look at the comments until I saw your post, I found them shocking and very very narrow minded. It's just a shame people have these opinions.

Morrisa said...

I too liked the article but I had to stop reading the comments. Some of them made me so angry I was in tears. I can't believe that there are people like that out there in the world!