He's down on the comic and I can so identify because the years this blog was an online comic novel, there were chapters I hated and people would say, "Betty, I loved it." And I would think, "What are they thinking? How can they love it? It's awful."
But sometimes we aren't the best judges of our own work.
And sometimes we aren't good judges period.
I get wiser as I get older so someday I'm going to be a genius. Of course, I'll be 101 then. And may forget a lot. But I will be a genius.
One thing that I've learned in the last three to four years is that sexism doesn't go away and it doesn't end only when left women like me call it out. It requires everyone. Greta van Susteren may not be right wing. I just assume she is because she's on Fox. But no matter what she is, I do applaud her for her post today:
I really don’t understand my friend Tucker Carlson. He owns the website The Daily Caller and it currently has on its front page the most vile story — referring to a sex act with Governor Sarah Palin as a “womb shifter.” It is even the headline. Do you know what that means? Figure it out It is really vile. It is not just smut…this is violence against women.
The “womb shifter” reference reported in the story is only the tip of the ice berg in terms of the vile nature of the posting. I am sparing you the details. To show you how bad it is, however, I have put a screen grab up of the front page reference on Tucker’s website. (I am deliberately not putting the link up since I am not going to help Tucker be a pig…he apparently can do it all himself without my help.)And I learned in 2008 to defend Sarah Palin when she was the focus of sexist attacks. It's not something I would have done before. I would have thought, "Screw her, she's a Republican." But I would felt bad about myself and dirty. It's not like I decided in 2008, "Okay, I'm going to defend her from this sexist attack." I never "decided" that, I just acted on the natural response.
And some of the sexist attacks on Sarah Palin were a lot like the ones on Hillary. And I don't want to be a hypocrite. If it was wrong to trash Hillary in a sexist way, it's wrong to trash Palin in that same way.
And on the topic of sexism, read Ava and C.I.'s take down of the backlash peddlers in "TV: The backlash whines 'poor men'." Tomorrow, I may write more about this and how this piece had an immediate effect on at least one media outlet.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):