Sherri posts on her BlogHer experience as a non-mother in I hate mommy bloggers:
Seriously. I’ve spent one evening in San Jose (and BlogHer hasn’t even officially started yet) near a handful of obnoxious "mommy bloggers" and I already want to rip their fucking ovaries out.
Having been married to a woman who didn’t want kids, and who was constantly angry at how the media (and other women) portray the childless woman as somehow not a "real woman", I completely understand where Sherri’s coming from. And some of the comments are amazing: one numb-nuts even accuses Sherri of "hate speech"! The simple equation that being a woman is not equal to being a mother seems to pass these idiots by.
UPDATE: Just to make it clear, I’m not in any way criticising BlogHer
itself. Judging by the posts, some
people seem to have enjoy it and got a lot out of it, while others had
a less positive experience. Given that I wasn’t there, I would be well
out of line criticising it – and, to be honest, given that the
conference was a space for women bloggers and (last time I checked) I wasn’t
one, it would be churlish of me to do so.