I posted the following elsewhere as part of a longer post and a longer conversation a couple of days ago but thought I’d post it here, as well, because maybe it will be helpful to someone. Conflicts amongst feminists are hard, women attacking feminists is hard, women being at odds is always hard.
What I do when people are being jerks and assholes towards me is, I use the energy of my rage or hurt to fuel my work on behalf of women. I blog my ass off, help some woman in real life, do whatever positive thing I can find to do for a woman, take someone to lunch, help someone at work, blog three posts instead of one, comment to women’s blogs who are new to me, whatever, and I try to ignore what the jerks are saying. It’s really hard at times. There have been times when 2 or 3 bloggers or more had posts up attacking me at the same time! And all of the usual suspects and sadly, some I wouldn’t have thought of, in there participating, too. But you know, I can’t help that. I can’t do anything about that. What I can do is ignore it and blog my ass off and keep on finding new ways to serve and love women.
So now you know what’s going on with me at times when I’m blogging my ass off! 😉