…is what a lot of bloggers do.
I understand that the essence of blogging is personal opinion and user generated content. I also understand that if I do not like the thoughts put forward by a particular author, there is always top right-red cross-left click. And yet couple of things have really riled me up.
Today I read a post on one blog which made me seethe. I am used to some bias in all views because we are humans and with life prejudices are unavoidable. But the vitriol this woman spewed was unbelievable. If one has been exposed to only one side of the story and that makes one hate the other side well great but when one puts up one’s opinions for the world to see there will be people who will not agree with you. You might have enabled comment moderation and allow only comments nodding in agreement with you through . After writing a hateful passage full of running down a group of people you are asking commentators to not make personal attacks.If I had the desire to waste my precious energy I would have torn her arguments to shreds one by one .If one cant suggest improvements to a defective system it is a fate of their own making to suffer through it.
Over the past few days I have also come across another unique class of bloggers who advice on improving “game”-that is to get maximum bangs for minimum bucks(literally and figuratively). Though most of them are US based the misogynist views presented is shocking. And even more shocking is the millions of daily hits and hundreds of comments these bloggers get. There is this blogger who has written an entire series on why women need to be beaten because that’s what they secretly love in their men.Sample Rihanna.Although in all this drivel he made a suggestion that seemed to make sense in a twisted way. Supersuccessful women like Rihanna who choose out of their free will to go back/shield an abuser need to be socially castigated as much as the men who attacked them.
Going through so many half baked blogs with pathetic grammar and content is hard enough. To see talented writers expose their prejudices so bluntly is harder.
But then thats what I guess we have the bright X red button for.
PS: Not providing any links!
PS2: Roo’s post on nothing remains hidden on the internet is so true. While social network stalking( :D) someone I knew I stumbled across the profile of this blogger I frequently read. The shock of unearthing someone’s real identity (the blogger uses a pseudonym) was akin to watching a movie after reading the book!Not always like your expectations!