One of my female co-workers said this today, in a discussion with a male co-worker, about a woman he’s recently begun to date. Actually, the full quote is “no GOOD woman leaves her kids behind if she breaks up with their father.”
To my co-worker: Fuck you. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. And when you’re done riding, I hope the horse fucks you too.
Who the hell are you to define “good”? I see you at lunch, reading the tattered, well-worn, well-loved Bible you said your grandmother gave you when you were little. I hear you discussing God and church with other colleagues. I see your Lord’s Prayer screen saver. And yet…you didn’t marry the father of your two daughters until the youngest was five years old. I myself have nothing against not being married when you have kids. But an awful lot of people don’t see it as “good.” Including your God. Of course, since Christ is your savior, and according to your system of beliefs, you’re forgiven, and you’ve got nothing to worry about. But IMHO, that should make you LESS of a judge on what “good” women do. LESS. Not MORE.
Fuck. I’m so pissed off right now. And while she was not talking to me, and was not talking about any issue realted to me, this is a really, REALLY sensitive issue with me.