Assuming you don’t 1) subscribe to the RSS feed of my comments or 2) check back every 10 minutes and obsessively check every single post for new comments, and since I spent so much time and effort refuting one particular commenter’s comments about Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks, I only thought it fair you should know I received probably the nicest comment from that commenter who I was lambasting.
I’m posting this as I think it deserves equal “air time”…since she was nice. If she was hateful and mean, I would have deleted it and pretended like I never read it.
And if you do read this, I would like to point out this person’s sense of humor. Chartroose had said, “I’ll bet the commenter was some hairy talibanish dude and not a woman at all.” And check out what the commenter called herself:
Sorry I was away on holidays here and I missed the show. As you must have figured I am the star of the show – Miss Ignorance.
Anyway, allow me to clarify a few things since you took the time to write all of that and it would be rude of me to just ignore it.
First, you are absolutely right. I don’t have the justification to judge the book especially when I haven’t read it. I’m afraid it was one of those spur of the moment comments, but given the situation in hand, lately you get sick of hearing the same broken record on Muslim women this and Muslim women that, it kind of gets to you.
Secondly, I wasn’t really directing a hate remark on “you” specifically. I was simply speaking about the typical Western point of view of Muslim women now adays.
Thirdly, I don’t think I was wrong in judging how the West views these issues but I admit I was wrong in two things: 1) judging the book without fully reading it and 2) not being clear enough on who I am addressing which made you think I was attacking you.
Anyway, I do apologize if you took offense girl. I actually happen to like reading your blog
Like I said it was a spontangeous comment based on continuous past-agendas of unfair western discrimination, other than *pulls out a white flag* “I come in peace!”.
If someone can poke fun at themselves (i.e. calling herself The Hairy Talibanish Dudette), then I’ll hang with them anytime. And they’re more than welcome to disagree with me.