Dear Ms. Glass, I Look Down On Hateful Human Beings Like You

4 years ago

Dear Ms. Glass,

I really didn’t want to give you any more attention than you have already received for your thought provoking piece, “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands and Kids And I’m Not Sorry”.  The fact that it was featured on the website Thought Catalog, which also featured a piece called, “I Can’t Wait To Abort My Interracial Baby”, must feel like quite an accomplishment.  Congratulations. 

Anyway, I actually received a few requests for a “virtual tar and feathering” (that was one was my favorites) so I’m going to indulge some of the nice folks who read my little blog.  Oh yeah, I forgot.  Also, these kinds of requests validate my existence.  You of all people should know, I need all the validation I can get as all I am trying to accomplish at this point in my life is raising two girls, taking care of my house (pathetic, isn’t it?), starting my own business, as well as maintaining my position on a board of directors for a local charity.  It’s really unfulfilling.   

Additionally, I have assuaged my guilt over giving you any extra publicity because your brilliant work went viral far before anyone pointed it out to me.  In the bigger picture, my commentary means nothing anyway because clearly your work is destined to end up in The Library of Congress one day.

A few of my favorite gems from your piece -  

“….women secretly like to talk about how hard managing a household is so they don’t have to explain their lack of real accomplishments. Men don’t care to “manage a household.” They aren’t conditioned to think stupid things like that are “important.” 


“If women can do anything, why are we still content with applauding them for doing nothing?”


Did you mean to come off as Ann Coulter’s femi-Nazi counterpart or was that a coincidence?  I only ask because clearly both of you will say anything, no matter how ludicrous, to get someone to pay attention to you.  It’s very forward thinking of you to masquerade as some kind of revolutionary role model calling for the empowerment of women.  I guess the bonus for you is that you get to break women down at the same time.  Wait, that doesn’t make sense now, does it?    

Surely by now you have realized that this letter is rife with sarcasm.  I never meant to imply that you were stupid because clearly you aren’t and I say that without sarcasm.  It’s admirable of you to ‘buck the norm’ and step ‘outside of the box’.  But if you genuinely want to empower women, might I suggest finding a real role model like Sheryl Sandberg who doesn’t need to lambaste a population of wives and mothers in order to accomplish her mission and be heard?     

I assure you, darling, I am far happier than you are in your hateful little bubble.  You might consider this.  The most important of my four jobs is raising two girls.  I have made it my mission to raise independent females like myself (despite your ignorant criticisms of how I have chosen to live my life).  I will raise them to know that they can conquer anything their hearts desire, even if it is something as shameful as raising a family.  More importantly, I will raise them to be well rounded, compassionate human beings that might someday even out the population that consists of evil bitches like you. 


Maura McCormick 



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