Yes i said it. There is a woman out there apparently with thousands of followers who has written a post that seems hell bent on ripping the skin off female integrity and wellbeing. I found a rebuttal to her post on the wonderful Women 2.0 and went to see what it was all about and i’ve been gasping in horror ever since.
Read the article and come back here and read my comment because I want it recorded here for eternity.
My comment to Penelope Trunk on her Blueprint for a Woman’s Life (dubbed by me Blueprint for a Woman’s Demise on Twitter):
A few things come to mind reading this: Hitler’s final solution; Sarah Palin’s aerial wolf hunting habit; Saw III or any episode of the “Real Housewives” series. In other words - harrowing. I saw a comment about this article on Women 2.0 and when I read it, my mouth hung open the whole time. I thought it was a joke. I thought surely it must be. Then I saw that you are a popular “guidance counselor”, syndicated and widely read “writer” and I felt nothing short of terror. I’m not using hyperbole here. You have upset my whole morning and challenged my faith in the human race. Makes me want to go run and hug Ann Coulter and say ‘there’s someone worse than you out there.’ This post is disgusting and more than retrograde, it’s the absurd inane wayward advice of a raving self-annihilating lunatic. Unless it’s a joke and then its brilliant for its extreme version of the most vile kind of human being our contemporary society has on offer. What Women Make exists in exact opposition to every sentiment uttered here. I have three words to say to you and I mean them with all my heart: Shame on you.
Wonderful illustration of imaginary friend trope. Someone or something you can count on, that cares for you, a bind that no one understands but you two, you and your imaginary friend. It’s the basis of all Disney tales. All bedtime stories. It’s the embodiment of reassurance, validation, and really, the embodiment of confidence without the need for outside approval. Red Balloon is a classic. Here are screen shots I took.