This article made my day. And, I think it's a pretty fair assessment.
grapefruit / 4717 posts
wonderful pomelo / 30692 posts
Love it! Especially 19!
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
Oh my god. I'm dying over here.
pear / 1986 posts
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Hahahaha! This is awesome!
apricot / 370 posts
#7 was my favorite. #11 was way too real.
nectarine / 2667 posts
Hahaha! This is great! I loved the one about no clean clothes & doing chores in intervals - those are my pet peeves!
grape / 76 posts
I'm amazed at the buzz around this book - people (assisted by click bait articles on the topic I suspect) don't seem to realize that this Meternity book is a work of satirical fiction not a manifesto! Good way to grab the public attention though by framing in an outrageous way as the media channels have done. Tbh, I find the the responding articles like this one filled with "woe is me, I haven't slept in three years nor showered in three weeks - see how hard it is??" to be more irksome than the book itself.
@Aimed121: I thought it was a funny representation regardless of whether it was a response to that book or what. I'm not really seeing the "woe is me" tone, but I wasn't reading into it too much. It just made me laugh.
@Aimed121: What makes you think her book is satirical? Did you read her article in the NY Post?
nectarine / 2765 posts
OMG. I died when I read this the other day. My co-workers and I were rolling, almost in tears it was so funny, and accurate.
@Shannon: It was a funny article - especially with the badger analogy! I think I am just tired of being bombarded with all the bitching around a work of fiction.
People seem to be responding to a heavily edited and sensationalized tabloid article as opposed to reviewing the actual fictional book. I just think it's a shame that this writer is being vilified for a fictional book that, if you look below the surface, has been taken out of context to promote clicks on 'we are all so offended!" articles .
grapefruit / 4022 posts
This is hilarious! I started laughing out loud when she got to the "bathe a badger" part. And then when she threw in an adolescent baboon, I nearly died.
coconut / 8854 posts
I loooove the bathing a badger analogy!!!
grapefruit / 4800 posts
@Aimed121: it was a bad analogy though. The article wasn't just about her book of fiction but a sort of justification.
Maternity leave is often seen as a burden to companies that women have to fight back from to be taken seriously. If someone wants to trivialize maternity leave to sell books I'm not going to be a fan.
papaya / 10570 posts
I laughed so hard at this!! Wonderful!
nectarine / 2280 posts
This was so good! Crazy accurate! I really liked the invisible bear.
pomelo / 5000 posts
Oh jeez. I know it's meant to be light hearted. I think that was the intent of both posts. But I hate the "us against them" type of thing with women...."you just don't understand." Or that everyone experiences maternity leave as some hellish martyrdom.
persimmon / 1367 posts
Laughed so hard I cried!
@Aimed121: I don't think people are vilifying her because of her book. Like you said, I didn't read it. But I DID read the article and here are some real quotes from her:
"those who end up on the “other” path, that socially mandated time and space for self-reflection may never come."
"It seemed that parenthood was the only path that provided a modicum of flexibility."
"There’s something about saying “I need to go pick up my child” as a reason to leave the office on time that has far more gravitas than, say, “My best friend just got ghosted by her OkCupid date and needs a margarita” — but both sides are valid."
"Bottom line: Women are bad at putting ourselves first. But when you have a child, you learn how to self-advocate to put the needs of your family first."
Unless you, and/or that Redbook article, are implying that she did NOT say these things in the NY Post article??
pear / 1750 posts
Ha! So good.
pomelo / 5220 posts
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