You know, for the last couple of days, seems like every blog I’ve gone to is thanking all and sundry for either being nominated for an award or for being awarded an award. The list of nominees and winners almost exactly matched the list of people being thanked, which in turn almost exactly match my list of readers.
The one blogger conspicuous by their absence was, wait for it, yep you got it; me! Now I was a bit down in the dumps at first, thinking that I just didn’t write as good as everyone else, and I’m the first to admit my subject matter is a bit on the shallow side, and features dogs instead of kids.
But wait, that’s not it! I don’t deserve an award or a nomination not because I’m not any good, but because I’m not a woman! Well how’s that for supportive nurturing from my fellow bloggers. What a great example of inclusive solidarity by my colleagues in the blogging community, how heart warming.
Now hang on a minute, that’s being a bit harsh, women need to define themselves as gender first and ability second in order to gain an equal footing. Well I guess you’re right, or you would be if it wasn’t for the fact that the ratio of female to male bloggers is almost 3 to 1.
So how do I feel about all this? Let me put it this way, the opposite of love isn’t hate; it’s apathy, and as far as this goes, I couldn’t give a shit about not receiving an award from some arrogant, self appointed, self absorbed arbiter of style and quality in literature who represents, by their own admission, merely a subset of society. Hmmm seems to me that was a perfect fucking post.
Gee I hope I haven’t gone too far this time, I’d hate to be excluded from the Blogging Chicks, or the Perfect Post Awards, or Christian Women Online, or the Ultimate Blog Party, or Share the Love (but not with everyone) oh wait, I already am, never mind.
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