Not to beat a dead horse, but Jelly’s response is up, and it’s really great (and exhaustive, and worth reading).
When dealing with a painful, volatile subject you can be guaranteed that I wonâ€™t be the last one to leave a comment that gets your hackles up. Part of the â€˜beautyâ€™ of patriarchy and objectification of women is that it pits us against one another, makes us think that we are always in competition with other women, and teaches us to measure our self-esteem by how much better we think we are than the ugly girl. I am not envious of you, nor do I want to look like you. I want to be myself, to be able to love that person, and to be treated with the dignity deserving of an equal human being. I thought your blog would be a community where I could overcome my inner and outer oppression. I hope it one day becomes such a place!
Thanks for the heads up here, Jelly! And thanks for starting a very important conversation.
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