Yorick comes to the end
This week is all about the last issue of Y: The Last Man, #60. BKV said he spent extra time on it (the only good thing about the writers strike).
Poor Heidi at Comics Fairplay gets comments about her comic book reading from not one, but two gymbarbies. One gives the scrunchy face disapproval, and one is out and out hostile and made her poor husband sell his comics.
What gets me more is the famous "mom card". People with kids use them as an excuse and reason for everything. I have friends and relatives with kids, and I love buying presents for them- and playing- but some people act like having children makes them a better and more relevant person. Believe me, I see tons of parents at the library and in life that are not in anyway better than me, no way no sir. I can get really steamed up about the rude and ignorant comments people say. With all the attention on pregnant stars and celebrity babies, it seems that a woman- especially a married woman-is forced to have kids. Have we gone back to the 1950s?
Also, why is it that men with kids still keep their life and hobbies-- they run, and read comics, and play guitar. But as soon as someone I know gets pregnant, it's forget the books they read or shows they watch or politics--- now it's all diaper bags and feeding. I understand being informed and interested in your children. Women, please don't lose yourselves so much in your marriage and kids that the friend we loved is gone.
OK, breathing now...