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Monday, July 2, 2012

You've Got (Hate) Mail!

Ladies and gentleman, I have arrived. I received my first piece of hate-mail this weekend. As hate mail goes, it's actually rather tame, but I was excited to get it none the less. I stumbled across an anti-gay parenting blog the other day (I'm not going to link to it because they don't deserve the traffic.) They had written a blog about how gay parents are ruining the world and gay people should just "keep it in the bedroom." I left this comment:




Turns out that someone followed my profile back to Ask Your Dad, read my blog, and sent me my very first HATE MAIL!!

I promise I won't make a habit of sharing every piece of useless hate-vomit I receive in my inbox, but in honor of my very first one I thought I'd share the original and an annotated version.

Original, unedited e-mail

"Are you a feminist? I saw your comment supporting LGBTs as a "straight father". The only "straight fathers" I know who do that are feminists. Children need both a father and a mother. Both men and women. Feminist men are sickening and are contributing to the downfall of the West. Instead of having the picture of that man in black and white do the following: post a picture of Barack Obama and Sandra Fluke. Thank goodness that feminist women don't reproduce. Your working "wife/mother" is probably one of the older generations. Young feminist girls don't have children anymore thanks to contraception and abortion. It's a good girl and there will be less of them around."

- Young Anti-Feminist Millennial Girl

OK, let's break it down:

Are you a feminist? (I don't have a picture of Gloria Steinem in my wallet, and I try to avoid labels where possible, but if you're asking if I support women's rights, then yes I do.)

I saw your comment supporting LGBTs as a "straight father" (I like the quotation marks she puts around straight father. I can almost picture her making them with her hands.)

The only "straight fathers" (More ironic quotation marks) I know who do that are feminists. (These "straight" "feminist" "LGBT loving" "fathers" you "know" must just "LOVE" you. I bet you're just the "life" of the party.)  

Children need both a father and a mother. Both men and women. (Those two sentences are a bit redundant, but ok. Arguing the importance of the nuclear family is a conversation worth having. I disagree with you to some degree. But I'm definitely willing to have a calm, rational discussion… ) Feminist men are sickening and are contributing to the downfall of the West. (And… you've lost me. You know, if you hate us women-loving Westies so much I know a couple countries where you'd just have a wonderful time!)  

Instead of having the picture of that man in black and white do the following: post a picture of Barack Obama and Sandra Fluke. (In the banner? Now you're just being silly. But OK.)


Thank goodness that feminist women don't reproduce. (Science) Your working "wife/mother" is probably one of the older generations. Young feminist girls don't have children anymore thanks to contraception and abortion. (More Science. You can't argue with that.) It's a good girl and there will be less of them around. (I'm not sure what happened with this last sentence. My guess is that the author shoved her head so far up her own ass that the voice-to-text software she uses to compose angry e-mails whilst inserting her head into her rectum was unable to fully translate it. If I were to take a guess at its meaning, it would be that last sentence is saying that it's a good thing that I have a daughter who I will, no doubt, imbue with my LGBT loving, feminist qualities - in turn socially sterilizing her with a contraception ridden, abortion filled life… and this is a good thing to the author because that will be the end of Feminism. You're welcome.)

- Young Anti-Feminist Millennial Girl (Well, with a name like that her parents really picked her path for her. I suppose I should have named my daughter Young Pro-Women's Rights Future Abortion Factory Contraception Consumption Mcgee. That was on our list, but my wife said no.)


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So there you have it. I'd like to thank Young for taking the time to send me the e-mail. It felt good to laugh this weekend. I sincerely hope that she passes along her love and tolerance to the dozens of children I'm sure she is in the process of conceiving.

Love,

Dad
P.S. One more exciting note. Aside from the joy that was receiving my first hate mail, Ask Your Dad Blog hit two semi-major milestones last week. The Facebook Fan Page hit 100 followers and the blog itself surpassed 10,000 views in the two months it has been up! Thank you all for your support and please keep reading. I'm having a blast and hope you are too!


Hopefully this isn't just my mom hitting the refresh button to make me feel better.

11 comments:

  1. How can you counter-argue someone that has science and hard hitting facts on their side?!? Be strong. Don't let Young get you down.

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  2. That woman sounds like a genius and a great champion for our gender. I wish I could know her in person... Le sigh.

    Wow! Pretty sweet piece of hate mail, and an excellent retort on your part!

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  3. That girl needs to lose the shoes, get knocked up, and make me a sammich!

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  4. There's never any making sense to people like this... It's really a shame that so much hate exists and one can only hope they themselves don't parent a whole new generation of this type of disgusting behavior. Really, feminism a bad thing??? Let's just step back in time and make no progress, shall we?

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  5. I really think you have an amazing blog here. I'm in love with the voice you portray in it, and I know eventually you're gonna explode with the amount of traffic you're going to get in here! I enjoy reading your articles, even if I'm not a dad, it's still nice to hear the other side of things! Puts things into perspective for me, and makes me realize things that I probably wouldn't have ever even thought about! Keep it up :)

    I'd follow you, but I can't ever remember my passwords to this site. Thanks to my new mommy brain!

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    1. Wow. Thanks for the compliment Meaghan! I've had a blast writing it. You can follow me on facebook if you want. I post all the updates over there, or I just added a feedburner that allows you to input your e-mail add and get updates that way. (See right column). Anyway, thanks again and please keep reading!!

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  6. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the fact you didn't provide that link. I find it so irritating when people react to ignorance through ignorance. I joined your blog today and look forward to reading more, as I've gotten as far as your Dear Hypothetical Son blog and found you to be the kind of human being I like knowing. Keep up the inspiration of positive parenting, perhaps even broaden that to a wider scope, as you seem intelligent and articulate.. well suited to a blog on what kind of person one should strive to be and how one might get there. I always feel so blessed when I find another person out there who like me is trying to make the world better in some way no matter how small it may seem.. you never know how far it could spread. Keep it coming,, I'm looking forward to reading and participating. ;-)

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    1. You couldnt have said it bettet. I dont have children but love his positve energy and take on issues.

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  7. Congratulations on your first hate mail! :)
    This is the first time I'm reading your blog.

    If your interested, you can check out this study about lesbian and gay parenting:
    http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/parenting-full.pdf

    “In summary, there is no evidence to suggest that lesbian women or gay men are unfit to be parents or that psychosocial development among children of lesbian women or gay men is compromised relative to that among offspring of heterosexual parents. Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents. Indeed, the evidence to date suggests that home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children’s psychosocial growth.”

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  8. "your roll as a father"

    Like a sweet roll? A roll in the hay? This father may have a roll but probably not as a father. "My mother's role at the table was to keep us from eating my father's roll."

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