ASSHOLES & OPINIONS. WHO CARES?
When I think of the 2012 US Federal election, there is one word that drifts out of the cloud of contentious issues. It is the one thing I will remember from the campaign.
For it is this topic that has repeatedly been the focus of many of the reports and debates coming out of the campaigning. Mainly because of stupid things that conservative, God-fearing, middle-aged white men are saying.
I caught this on Twitter recently, and I had to smile.
Everybody has an opinion. And we all feel the need to share it with anyone that may raise an eyebrow our way. It’s human nature to tell others of our thoughts and experiences, but is it helpful?
Basically whatever you are doing, you are doing it wrong. According to someone.
Last week, I was asked to appear on a late night TV show to share my opinion about women over the age of 40 having children. By the time I got the call, I’d already taken my bra off for the night, which is a shame because I had plenty to say about it.
Mainly, who the hell cares?!
Do you think want-to-be mothers need a group of people who don’t know them personally, or know nothing about their circumstances, to sit there and pass judgment on them?
The coulda/woulda/shoulda crew who are so smug in the choices that they, themselves have made, casting dispersions on those who have, whether by design on not, left this particular decision until later in life?
US Republican, Richard Mourdock has opinions on how women should live their lives. Mrs Woog sends him some gentle advice.
Me? Naive? Perhaps. But I think armed with the facts and given support, these older Mums have the intelligence and capabilities to make their own decisions without fear of public scorn or ridicule.
And while I’m at it, here are some other things that I just do not care about…
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