How dare she…?
I had a phone call yesterday (Wednesday July 6th) from a friend of mine…
“Have you seen The Times today? There’s a woman, doing a blog, just like you! She’s a divorced mum of two and blogging about relationships. It's going to be on Mumsnet.”
I raced out to buy a copy and discovered, to my horror, the most negative and miserable representation of 40-something divorcees.
But it didn’t stop there. The writer, calling herself ‘Plankton’, has dismissed a large section of single men as “… hog-wimperingly ugly, sexually diseased, hellishly promiscuous, arrogant, humourless, boring or teenagers.”
Her description of 40 something divorcees is no more flattering: “a single woman of a certain age… is a mere plankton in the food chain of sexuality… flimflam, a nuisance, an embarrassment of landfill”. Oh, and I mustn’t forget “married men pity us”.
She claims that people tell her she’s “not ready for a relationship”. D’ya think…?
Too bloody right! With such a negative attitude, how can she possibly think that men are going to be drawn to her?
I’m actually too pissed off to write any more today.
I’m going to write to The Times. And I mean it. I think this needs to be addressed.
Yours - really pissed off – Lara Lakin