Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day One-Hundred Fifty-Six: Follow-up

For anyone who was the least bit interested in the dubious mommy blogger of last week:

The explanation.

A revealing read. If you don't want to bother with it, I'll tell you that I was wrong about it being any sort of research for a paper, a story, or an experiment. It was just...a thing. A thing she did.

The article does an awful lot of making the whole thing into a Christian/conservative/pro-life agenda-fueled conspiracy, but it really reads to me like it's sort of a sad, cathartic, coping type of mechanism that got way out of control.

Again, this may or may not be interesting to you, but if it is then take a look. This twist on the story really makes me think harder about the questions originally posed from this ordeal. Was this woman in the wrong, ethically speaking? Is it her fault how people took her blogging? Is it intentional emotional manipulation, or just a platform to tell the world what she thinks?

I must ponder these things further.