Back in February, I wrote a post about how frequently the “Odd News” stories at Yahoo are about the mistreatment of women, or stories about women that aren’t “odd” at all—or shouldn’t be. Today’s line-up is another perfect example.
A woman stabbing her boyfriend in the eye? Not “odd.” Horrifying.
The bodyguard of a female government official whose ministry is gender grabbing a woman on public transport? Not “odd.” Terrible.
A woman winning a settlement for being publicly humiliated for breastfeeding her son, which she is allowed to do according to NY law? Not “odd.” Just.
But throw in a vagina or a titty, and—poof!—instant oddity!
This is the constant trivializing of women’s lives, actions, experiences, issues that will one day make me lose it, well and truly. And on that day, I’ll do something that will no doubt make it into the “Odd News.”