I think that some people don't like your blog here because you take overly simplified stances on topics that are very near and dear and important to some folks, and your wishy-washy approach, especially as someone who hasn't first hand experienced some of the things you've covered, makes people feel like you're writing about it to glorify yourself and bad puns rather than offering a true look at these topics.
Your writings are awfully short and written like you churned them out an hour before they were due. A weekly column is hard work, surely, but there's a level of care that must be taken, out of respect to yourself and others, namely those you're attempting to speak for without, I'm assuming, actually asking those people how they feel about what they experienced.
I'm a fan of yours. I've seen you perform, and it never not makes me laugh. But this column... makes me feel awkward. Please don't discount everyone who's not a fan of this column as a misogynist asshole. There are folks who do just hate feminists, but those who dislike this column seem to have a problem with you as a writer, not you as a feminist. Not saying that's not harsh, but it's not the same as being hated for having a belief.
.Montego baby why don't we go
Jamaica off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo
Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo
To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique
We'll put out to sea
And we'll perfect our chemistry
Maybe he's the same guy I'm into, does he have a mustache?
Barbara Holm writes good things that I like to read, and trolls can eat it.
@Graham: u lyk me dont u
Barbara has had a fair amount of vitriol spouted her direction since she has started writing here. It's not hard to think a group of people hate you if they insult you week in and week out for some dumbfuck reason like Graham's. This might be the first time that she's posted something where she wasn't completely lambasted by a small group of commenters on here. So yeah, you are a bunch of dicks.
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Gee Your Honor: wanna find out what it *really* feels like to be a lightning rod? I'll show 'ya!
@Todd: u r 2 slo
I just checked your last seven columns and didn't find the word "hate" in the comments, except when used by people talking about all the "haters" who comment.
(Well, there *was* iceprez saying he hates pretty much everyone.)
You write for the snarkiest paper in town, and some people make fun of you.
Anyway, you're on course to be mentioned in the letters column for the third week in a row, so that's something. Best of luck with "Hategate."
Because of my intense love of veracity, I checked on the comments section of all of Ms Holm's posts (this actually goes really quick if you know all the browser keyboard shortcuts, maybe took me five minutes). At no point did anyone in the comments of any of her columns actually say that they hate her. I could be wrong about this, and willingly accept the fact checking of my fact checking. Maybe these comments about hating her happened elsewhere?
The closest anyone came was something like, "I really hope that we can make her hate herself". But I did learn that Ms Holm says that *she* hates something on average of about twice per column.
The reason that I did this is not because I hate women, or feminism or Ms Holm (quite the opposite). It's because I really find the core messaging in these columns to be weak and I want them to be better. If statements in an argument can be so easily disproven, it casts the general argument (one that I whole-heartedly agree with) in a negative light.
"C'mon people, trolling others with snarky comments is never okay. It's a form of bullying that ... oh, it's cocktail hour. Time to go pick a fight at the local tavern. Good thing I'm a woman, because if I were a man and started yelling at the nearest asshole running his mouth, I might get my ass beat."
Maybe its you.
A WOMAN IS TALKING AND I AM UPSET ABOUT IT GRUMP GRUMP FART
Your bracing, lighthearted commentary on gender inequality never ceases to warm my heart/threaten the deeply ingrained socioeconomic advantages of my external genitals and oafish physique. Your refusal to give into the spiteful shit-slinging of doucheholes, asswagons, fuckhorses and general internet bigots is invigorating and inspiring.
XBox isn't hyphenated.
Your jokes and your columns are always wonderful and you are a delightful person. People are dumbdumbs. Next time you're at a bar I'll leave a sloth dressed up as Rogue with the bartender. It'll be a magical one that doesn't need to eat, drink or poop...All it needs is a hug once a day
I would bike more if there was better safer bike storage, I would happily pay for it like car parking in dense places like downtown portland...I would love to bike downtown but never will because my bike isn't safe and I can't afford to buy a new one when someone steals it which has happened several times despite heavy locks. So additional bike lanes aside and safer bike only pathways aside...if you want me to bike more give me a safe CONVENIENT place to lock up my bike, I have money for you
Can your next column be about the difference between using the C-word and the D-word?
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