Since beginning my guest writer stint I have so far published two posts at Feministe. The first was on capitalism and the exploitation of mothers and the second one was on ‘extended breastfeeding’. Both of these posts are what I consider to be fairly hardcore feminist motherhood topics so I was a little surprised (and pleased) that not a peep of controversy had appeared in the comment threads (at least none that were ‘on topic’).
But then I found a comment this evening waiting in moderation abusing the shit out of me for being a mother who breastfeeds her kindergartener son, and I was almost tempted to let it through just so I could say to everyone, see! this! is! what! I! mean!
It ended with the best line of all time:
Poor, poor boy to have a filthy mother like you.
My partner, Bill has been using that line all evening. We have so much affection for it.
Anyway, I’m really enjoying writing at Feministe and I’ve met lots of lovely new people on the ‘extended breastfeeding’ thread. Come on in, the water’s fine.