Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Best of the Web Today

The Wall Street's Journal's "Best of the Web Today" describes what it called "an amusing little dust-up from the Volunteer State," referring to my dispute with Bob Krumm regarding the response I received from State Senator Henry on the "death certificates for abortion" bill. It also refers to Aunt B's response, which smartly made the point that Krumm's comments overlook or misunderstand my concerns to focus on his perception that I didn't "jump through the hoops correctly" - and I do think B got that exactly right. My original post on Henry's letter is quoted, as is my response to Krumm.

"Best Of" author Taranto's most amusing comments? Referring to me as a "blogress" and stating, "We'd actually go beyond this and say Rachel clearly is literate." My parents will be thrilled.


Anonymous David Rothman said...

"Blogress"? I'd never seen that...but you appear to not be the first.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

You go , girl. A WSJ op-ed sez you are literate....my congratulations! Keep on keeping on!

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Mack said...

Is it just me, or does the phrase "amusing little dustup" strike you as incredibly condescending?


7:54 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Yes, Mack, it does, as does "blogress."

8:25 AM  
Blogger Jen P said...

How did the WSJ miss the part that Aunt B got completely right (that this issue was not the form letter but that the form letter response did not address your questions) is what I want to know. They focused instead on the literacy aspect.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Slartibartfast said...

I guess my idea of referring to you at my place as "Rachel, Blogress of the Night" from now on as a sign of affection is out of the question?

1:23 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Because you asked nicely, and because I don't thus far have a webby nickname, I suppose that will be acceptable. :)

3:51 PM  
Anonymous john h said...

When I was a kid they called black women, 'negress', which was apparently the feminine version of negro. At that time, negro was the 'acceptable' word (this was MANY years ago).

On the other hand, negress seemed somehow condescending. Many years later, blogress seems much the same. Pity you're "only" a blogress. Perhaps if you are REALLY literate AND eschew form letters you will ascend into being a blogger.


4:50 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

john, I know - it's a bit like princess or stewardess.

4:56 PM  

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