supermom my ass
both have posts up on a Newsweek article
about the stress of being a supermom. I confess I didn't read the entire article, but in this case "Supermom" seems to be defined as "Type-A college-educated anal-retentive career-and-child-oriented perfectionist control-freak bitches with not enough to complain about so they just make shit up and then expect 'society' to fix it for them."
Listen, I go to community college. One of the girls in a class with me this past semester is a recovering junkie with two kids, dirt-poor while trying to hold down a full time job, go to school so she can better herself and her future, while still parenting and providing for her kids. The father? Are you kidding me? I think her parents helped her out some, and of course she got (deserved) government assistance, but still, that's a challenge greater than most anyone living in this country today has to face, and it is far from an uncommon situation.
And these stupid bints in this article are bitching about matching FELT TEXTURES?!? About what the other Stepford Wives think about their kids' Arts and Crafts projects? Oh shit, we're late for fucking soccer practice, it's the end of the fucking WORLD!?! Replaying nonsense conversations over and over in your head all night isn't driving you insane, lady: you were fucking crazy a long time ago, talking to yourself is just another symptom. While you're whining to your professional-journalist $100k/yr pillow buddy about how freaking hard you have it, people all over the country are burning the midnight oil trying to fix their lives, pushing themselves to and beyond the limit daily to feed their kids and work their job and maybe make something of their future. Do you think that maybe, just maybe, it's possible that there are worse things in life than getting the wrong shade of fucking TABLET PAPER!?!
And of course, the author wants society to fix it. They don't just want to have their cake and eat it; they want to dance in it, they want to throw it at people, and they sure as hell don't want to have to make it themselves or pay for it, then they'd be being "forced to take it all onto themselves", and God knows that's just cruel
. Of course, when they say they want "Society" to fix something, they don't really mean society at all, they mean tax exemptions and changes in corporate policy. They want to live their lives how they want, without the responsibilities that come along with it, and how dare you
want to live your
life the way that you want. How unfair! How unprogressive!
How about this. A progressive government option: instead of repealing the tax cuts, we can create a new branch of the government called "The Department of Overstressed Career Mommies". The only function of this "arm" of the government is, when some yupster mum bitches about matching fucking paper colors the government will simply send out an agent to promptly slap that woman until she gets back to reality. Repeated offenses will result in an automatic bump into the next-higher tax bracket, so they can see what it's like to have real stresses on your life, like, say feeding your kids and having gas to get to work, and the money earned will go to people who actually do have severe problems in their lives and raising their kids.