I came across a few items on Jezebel this week that were worth noting. In fact, I'd planned on covering something similar to one of these topics myself.
After Christmas, my cousin's wife sent me a Facebook friend recommendation. For one of my aunts. She'd already done the same with another aunt and I was ignoring it. Then another cousin sent me a friend request. Once I accepted, he recommended the same aunt, who just happened to be his mom. Noooo!
I can't believe the question needed to be asked at all, but Jezebel asked it, "Should you be Facebook friends with your mother?" I was even more surprised at the number of Jezzies who said they were, in fact, Facebook friends with their moms and other assorted family members. More power to them, I suppose, but that's a big DO NOT WANT for me, sisters.
My mom sent me an e-mail a few months ago, asking what she should do, as the previously-mentioned cousin's wife and one of my uncles had sent her friend requests. I told her she should just delete those e-mails. Thankfully, she did.
There are just some areas of my life that my family needn't be a part of, you know? It's bad enough that my brother and several cousins are my friends. Not to mention all of the people from high school. This is why I don't have a link to my blog on my Facebook page. It's also why I don't have any sort of relationship status. Christ, there was a shit storm when I went from being listed as "single" to just removing my relationship status at all. If I want my brother to know I'm dating someone, I'll tell him. He doesn't need to find out on Facebook. Lord knows my nosy family doesn't need to know that shit, either.
Speaking of my dating status, Jezebel also directed me toward this douche, who apparently thinks I'm a whore. Unless, of course, I have to meet all of those requirements to be a whore. Is it a checklist? Is there a scale? Is it like a Cosmo quiz, where if you answer mostly As, you're a whore, but if you answer mostly Bs, you're pure as the driven snow?
Apparently, because I have broad shoulders, love to curse, have masturbated to porn and have had more than the median (or average, let's be a honest here) number of sex partners, I'm a dirty fucking slut/cheating whore. Look, most of us have had slutty phases. I can't say I'm ashamed of it (them?) or I regret it (them?), but I'm very much past any slutty phase and I'm certainly not cheating on anyone. I don't know about y'all, but it's tough to consider cheating when you've been on the receiving end of it.
What I'm trying to say is this: Roissy can eat a fucking dick. You don't know me, motherfucker.
Last, but not least, I leave you with this one sans commentary.