No cattiness like you find on some women’s forums; no judging; no snipping at each other. Especially since I left my first moms’ group in my area under less than ideal circumstances.
Here, at the new one, I thought I’d found kindred spirits, women who discussed mothering, womanhood, and current events not necessarily with eloquent speech, but at least with what appeared to be open minds. Someone commented about “lurkers”, an ever-present danger on any internet forum, but especially troubling if you’re giving away even the tiniest details of your life, your location, your kids.
People that are just quietly observing everything you send out into cyberspace.What really troubled me about this post was that it rapidly devolved into a bunch of catty women, slamming any fathers who dared to join a moms’ group, calling names, pointing fingers.I don’t always gravitate toward like-minded thinkers; while easy, it’s also boring.I don’t mind people calmly stating their opinion on heated topics like gay rights, abortion, breast feeding, or daycare.
Maybe I can hang out with them sometime, maybe even make a friend or two.
For the first couple of months I was on the site, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of drama.