Last week, Penelope Trunk tweeted that she was relieved that she had a miscarriage, so she didn't have to get an abortion. I was surprised that someone whose online reputation was about being a business professional would tweet that. I did wonder for a while if that TMI was brave, stupid, or smart. But the message itself wasn't terribly surprising or shocking. That tweet caused quite a stir, and the feminist blogosphere is about to tackle it. Trunk explains everything.
I particularly liked her last paragraph:
I think what really upsets people is the topic. We are not used to
talking about the female experience, and especially not in the context
of work. But so what? We can start now. The female experience is part
of work. What we talk about when we talk about work defines how we
integrate work into our lives. If work is going to support our lives,
then we need to talk about how our lives interact with work. We need to
be honest about the interaction if we hope to be honest about our work.