An open letter to Bitch Media

Dear Bitch Media,

I know that everybody and their mother will be blogging tonight about your monumental failure. I for one will offer you constructive criticism in the form of one of my satirical open letters.

The first thing I would like you to know is that if you are going to do something, anything, even if it is walking the dog you should stick to it. Don’t put the leash on the poor hound and say “you know what Rover, never mind. I don’t feel like walking right now.”.

The second thing I would like to point out is that if you are going to do something to shape the minds of our young readers, get your fucking facts straight. Don’t declare yourselves educators, don’t declare yourselves feminists. There are people with degrees in these fields who would have gladly helped out and contributed to your article. Know for sure that the things you are putting out there have a positive message for our kids and if you are going to push boundaries (and please push boundaries, then do it the right way.) What I see as a community manager, is a group of people saying “Hey YA is hot, lists are hot, feminism rocks! Let’s make a list.” That is not good enough.

My last problem with this debacle of idiocy is you censored yourselves due to comments on a blog post. If I took something down every time I got a comment I wouldn’t even have a damn blog. As the great Colleen Lindsay said on Twitter. Grow a pair.



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3 Responses so far

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    This entire controversy is just a shame. The fact that Bitch Mag has no backbone and can’t even speak for themselves sets a shitty example to those who have always looked up to them as up and coming feminists. Though it may be tough as women for them to grow a pair, I suggest they start acting with some sore of bone in their back. Otherwise they end up being mindless drones only doing as are ordered to do. And we saw how well that turned out in I, Robot. Not good.

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    Very well put Pam! Amen :D

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    Wow, I hadn’t heard about this yet! I sent the info on to one of the YA librarian listservs I follow. They had a recent thread on feminist YA lit so this will be perfect for discussion.

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