We mean this. As a smart woman commented, it puts the “twit” in twitter.
The banality of twittery just out-twitted itself.
Yes, the tweet that gave even the virtual world pause came from one Penelope Trunk, 42-year-old chief executive of a blog called Brazen Careerist, where women can find advice about balancing work and family.
Trunk tweeted while in a board meeting late last month that she was having a miscarriage — and how great is that? Beats the abortion she was planning to have, which would have meant missing two days of work since she would have had to go all the way to Chicago. Apparently, there’s a waiting list in Wisconsin, where Trunk lives.
I need to find me a big old comfy rock to go hide under.
Rebecca adds: But the important thing to remember is that women never take abortion lightly, and only have them when in dire straits, and after much consideration.
This episode is foul, but maybe it’s advancing a greater good if it promotes the awareness that some women do indeed treat abortion as analogous to a bikini wax: a bit of physical discomfort, sure, and sometimes it’s hard to get a convenient appointment, but hey, it’s part of full sexual liberation!
Andrea thinks that someone’s site stats were down and needed a sensation? Indeed, I clicked over to Brazen Careerist–only to find this as Trunk explained herself on the miscarriage tweet:
If you are new to my blog, and you’ve gotten this far, maybe you’ll like staying here for a while. Here’s a good page to begin on: About this blog.
I recently went to see Julie and Julia, and loved it. (Yes, this is related.) I loved it at least in part because Julie Child seemed to be a dignified, and yet fun, woman. (One of my favourite lines, brilliantly delivered by Meryl Streep is when Julia Child loudly declares “I am a very conventional woman!”) In our Oprah Winfrey age we are constantly crying about something, revealing all, expecting massive sympathy and discussion–or as in this case, being clueless and crass and making profit of one kind or another (not necessarily monetary) from it. Sad.by