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  1. Kathy
    Kathy July 18, 2009 at 8:01 pm |

    Miranda – we all make mistakes and have regrets. The bigger the mistake, hopefully the more we grow. Regrets should be reserved largely for what you didn’t do in life, but should have. Life’s best lessons are often the hardest to learn.

    With the post you have regrets about, I think you should have gotten more guidance and advice from the blog editors before you posted it. It’s not all on you at all.

  2. Katie
    Katie July 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    I haven’t been commenting but I have really enjoyed your posts. I’ll be adding Women’s Glib to my list of blogs I regularly check out. Thanks for sharing yourself with us and in particular for owning both your triumphs and your failures. I look forward to reading more from you :)

  3. aldea
    aldea July 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    Miranda, I lurk here because I get pounded at other feminist sites. I don’t say things just right. It makes me sad that women I thought shared my ideals say really awful things to me when I’m just agreeing with them. That they’re half my age, didn’t live through a time when I couldn’t really choose, and didn’t live in a time when I *had* to say yes sir to get a paycheck makes me sad for something that is a core of my existence. It’s sort of like faith that way. Then there’s the marriage thing; I’m married, I changed my name, I wear a ring, and my husband supports us. According to many, I’m not truly a feminist..

    Here on Feministe though, I am not less. I am not considered unworthy to share because of –fill in the blank why my feminist card should be revoked here– but I’m a person with insights, experiences, and me, myself and I – to share. This is why I still come here to learn, and feel part of a community.

    This site is one of the few that I feel comfortable commenting on, because these folks understand that it’s more than words. It’s action, reaction, relationship building and understanding. That’s why you’re here. I really admire the forthright way you write, and it’s great that you ask your audience, even though they say it’s not the one everyone says you should ask, it’s what we do when we’re learning. Keep writing – please!

  4. Pega
    Pega July 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm |

    I’m sorry to see you go. You’ve had some really insightful posts, and I’m certainly planning to ad Women’s Glib to my usual reading.

  5. Andrea
    Andrea July 20, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    Just for the record, I think you were treated really unfairly for that post, I think context was not well taken into consideration, and I think there was some soap-boxing at your expense. But I’ve been endlessly impressed with your writing, your insights and your analyses. I discovered Women’s Glib through these posts, and I’m so glad!

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