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too young to be a mother

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 05:18 -- Bee

Last night I went to an industry party, which means I spent the entire evening dodging strangers.

Why? Because I can predict exactly when it will happen, and what will solicit the remark. I make great efforts to steer the conversation elsewhere, but tedious verbal gymnastics only delay the inevitable:

"You look too young to be a mother."

Sometimes this is a compliment, or a pickup line. But more commonly the sentiment is accompanied by crossed arms, puzzlement, dismay, and often, extremely rude questions.

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hate mail, idealism, and the right to choose

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 08:46 -- Bee

Hate mail is a routine and perplexing part of my life. Perk of the job?

Anyway, the best so far today is related to Girl-Mom:

This Web site almost had my passionate inquiry until I read you executed ‘pro-choice’ rationale. Too bad. Which teen moms are pro-choice, anyway? I’d imagine most would have aborted their children before having to endure teenage motherhood.

Huh. Damned if you do, damned if you don't... this is a really typical reaction. And yet another example of why I think that the site is so important.

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