Thursday, October 11, 2007

Grump for the day

I'm not sure what the ultimate point of this article at the Huffington Post is exactly. But it made me want to say "Big deal lady. I lit on oven on fire once, too, and I knit." It's as if she's first establishing her modern woman cred by reciting how un-domestic she is and then concluding "but it's kind of cute how the young kids are taking up these grandma things again." Didn't make me feel any more well disposed to see her treat knitting, crochet and macrame as if they were pretty much interchangeable. The are all fine. They are just not the same.

So here's the scoop: I lit that oven on fire (and I'll match my dust bunnies against anyone's). I read the HuffPost and Wonkette. I've had a "real job" or two. I have an advanced degree. And I knit quite nicely, thank you. Don't fence me in.




Rosie sez: "And check out my handknit socks."

6 comments:

Amy said...

Amen.

Leslie said...

unthinking
unappreciative of honest work
conceited
self-centered
probably a poor mother
scum bucket

and those were the polite thoughts that crossed my mind as I read this -- as well as "I pity her daughter - this woman is no example for anyone"

kmkat said...

I set my oven on fire once, too, plus I knit. Wanna be my friend, friends should have something in common. We could form a club. But not just anyone who sets their oven on fire can join. They have to knit, too. Sorry, Huffington...

Sandra said...

That article is just offensive. Not just to knitters, but women in general. Why can't we do it all? I work as a sales analyst, and I knit, I cook, I raise my son. I think it's her "it's only for grandmas" attitude that gets to me.

magnusmog said...

Having a link with people in the past, male and female is one of the reasons why I love knitting and now spinning. My pre-historic family would be spinners out of necessity, as well as my great aunts who were weavers by occupation. There is a lot of lazy stereotyping around and I think you found a good example of it in this article.

hege said...

Aside from the silly content, this is not even well written. Not to mention the spelling errors...