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Re: What The Hunger Games miss

Apr. 22 at 7:00pm | see this comment in context

Eegad, my communication skills.  "Trouble with positive gay characters."  falsely being misconstrued as being on the same page with positive black characters.

I meant that it seemed like that.  NOT that you felt that way!  (sorry, I said I was done but I didn't want you to think that!) 

Re: What The Hunger Games miss

Apr. 22 at 6:26pm | see this comment in context

And with that, I promise to leave your blog alone.  But maybe, just maybe, consider that as a writer on the internet, people will comment and you shouldn't jump to the "clearly you're a liberal sent to tank the Church" place.  i haven't been treated so harshly since commenting on a pro-abort blog about being prolife.

Re: What The Hunger Games miss

Apr. 22 at 6:25pm | see this comment in context

Barbara, you cut off my statement.  I was trying to impress upon you my intention when I visited this site.  That is all.  I wasn't looking for your pity as a mother, just that I was visiting here as such.  

And having gone back to read my comments, completely flummoxed as to your visceral reaction as well as Katie's, I think I've found the problem - when I said I was surprised at the reaction concerning the character's race, my sleep-deprived brain didn't make clear that I meant OUTSIDE of Katie's comments.  I have read a lot of this particular controversy in mainstream media.

I stand by what I say.  I don't understand why this needs to be pointed out, and I'm even more confused with it being compared to the inclusion of homosexuality in tv shows.  (it draws some kind of connection between your trouble with positive gay characters and positive black characters)

I also reiterate that I NEVER did, nor implied that Katie was a racist.  I don't know Katie, outside of reading this blog, recommended by a fellow Catholic mom for the purpose of discussing The Hunger Games, as I have young children and also teach them.   

Re: What The Hunger Games miss

Apr. 22 at 3:30pm | see this comment in context

Barbara, I felt it important because I think when one says something careless, it undercuts their actual effectiveness.  I was respectful, cautious, yet strong of opinion, and your reply indicates you find me idiotic, irresponsible, and accusatory, with an added dose of "clearly this person is a liberal baby boomer in need of my smack."  I find it all very unwarranted and uncharitable, to boot.  You missed my point and went to dastardly places in a vicious manner.  I will say nothing more but congratulations, you verbally eviscerated a Catholic mother who read this in the hopes of learning more guidance for her children's reading choices.  Heck of an accomplishment for this Sunday afternoon.

Katie, I hope you don't concur - it was not my intention to paint you a racist.  That would be truly hateful - I just wanted you to understand the perception your words gave was all.  God bless you and yours.



Re: What The Hunger Games miss

Apr. 22 at 3:12pm | see this comment in context

I am not even close to boomer age, and while i commend any and all criticisms, I am puzzled by choosing the hill to die on of race.  Why did I deserve a "takedown" for this, exactly?  As a Catholic woman, I am taught that no race is superior, and to me, this complaint doesn't gel with that.

I hardly consider that idiocy. 

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