They have demonstrated that the worst thing you can say to a woman with an opinion is that she’s a) ugly b) sexually frustrated c) bitter d) childless e) slutty, or f) some combination of the above. Koenig has been on the receiving end of all of it, despite the fact that Keonig in a committed relationship and has mentioned, many times, that she has never ruled out motherhood.
It’s shit like this that made me not want kids once upon a time. If Doc hadn’t told me I didn’t have to automatically love other people or their kids if I had my own, I think I’d still be on the pill. As it is, I want a kid desperately, and I think STFU Parents is hilarious, and here’s why:
It’s not about parents, good or bad.
It’s about shitty behavior on social media.
It’s about oversharing. It’s about posting incessant updates about banality. It’s about hijacking other people’s statuses and using bad grammar and generally being a total asshole who doesn’t know what the Internet is for. Just like STFU, Conservatives and STFU, Liberals and STFU, Believers and every other STFU site out there.
But that this one challenges the general assertion that parenthood is somehow above mockery is cause to call the author an ugly, unlovable whore.
Because if she had kids, she’d automatically become a total asshole with no sense of humor, too?
That’s a pretty lousy way to encourage someone to breed, and a much more stinging indictment of parenthood than anything posted on B’s site.