I did just that last week with a piece written by DailyWorth.com‘s Amanda Steinberg (@amandasteinberg) for Forbes.com. In a weak moment, apparently channeling a deeply buried angry feminist, I only read the first couple of paragraphs, skimmed the rest and then decided to crucify Paige Craig (@paigecraig) on the spot without any further follow-up or research. I believe my exact eloquent words were “bite me.”
So, here goes:
Dear Paige Craig,
Please accept my sincerest apology for directing “bite me” to you on my Twitter account, Facebook page and those of Smart Girls Rock. I was most definitely not a Smart Girl and should have my Smart Girl license revoked or at least suspended. In fact, the #dumbass hashtag was well deserved.
In my Find Your Inner Rock Star speech, I always stress that one should never write, tweet, post or share anything negative, that it will never serve a good purpose, period. Apparently I need to go back and listen to my own speech.
I can’t take back what I posted but I can stand up like a woman, admit I was wrong and learn from my mistake.
You should too.
PS I am assuming that this is probably not a good time to ask Craig to invest in Smart Girls Rock … …