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Lynda

I read about this on another blog, but since I am not a mom, it doesn't really apply to me.

Rowan

But it does.

One of the main points made on Ann's Blog was that of not selling yourself short by giving away your life's stories. To own them and be proud of them...to value your own worth.

I think that is a universal concept that very much applies to all of us.

Lynda

I read about this on another blog, but since I am not a mom, it doesn't really apply to me.

My husband would say the same thing you did, though.

Lynda

hahaha! I thought my comment didn't post because the anti-spam came up. Plus, I added something.

I do agree with you. I just meant I saw it and since I am not a mom, I didn't really check it out. :)

Sorry, I goofed.

Rowan

Oh. That's cool. Don't worry about it.

Jen

Well written! I completely agree. There are a lot better ways to support mothers than stealing their life stories to further an entertainment agenda.

RYC: I'm in Denver, so we're just about exactly a mile high :-)

Rowan

Hey, Jen.

It's good to see you here.

It sounds like we're about the same elevation.

Oh, and I'm glad you liked my post. I feel pretty strongly about people valuing themselves and their own work. So many of us walk around with our insecurities keeping us from enjoying our potential. I'd love to wipe that all away, and watch the beauty blossom.

Gads, am I sappy or what?

Marla

Hi Rowan!

I'd moved on, but hadn't forgotten about the subject. When Ann pointed me back to the comments and then to your very, very good post, I was thrilled to see that it had gone a little further.

I went away from Ann's post further fuming about the types of stories they asked for, but still haven't quite been able to articulate why. As Mama Moon wrote "Why do they always have to be cutesie/funny dilemnas?", I think that addressed it in part.

I'm just foreseeing a shift in the way Mothers will be portrayed in the media. While it's been no more real to have the wise, all-knowing kindly perfectly imperfect mom we've seen in fifty years of sitcoms (or dramedies) - it's that she's usually been partnered with the bumbling dad or various kid characters as the comedic foils. So, should a show with a mom mired in one humorous situation after another, all at her own expense, become even moderately successful? More will follow, of course, each inclined even more dramatically in the money-making direction.

It further diminishes the value of the most underpaid (um - not even paid) job in the world.

We can, and should, laugh at ourselves. We should not be laughed at. The marketers, and the powers that be would most certainly not be laughing with us. I mean, are we laughing WITH Homer Simpson?

Anyway, thanks so much for taking the discussion a little further. I like edgy, smart and aware people. They make the world a better place to live.

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