Yesterday – as with most days – I had more on my schedule than I could realistically get done. About midday, as I was triaging, I noticed that there was a new link to my blog somewhere out there in the Internetz. Generally I try and click through to anyone that’s linked to my blog to see the context, see if there’s a way for me to comment in an interesting way, and general curiosity. I don’t always get to it – but I do try. So I took a moment to go visit this site that had linked to my blog.
Imagine my surprise when the first post on this site was titled Sluts Abound and started of thusly:
Welcome to Halloween Season, folks.
Around my house, Halloween means everyone gets dressed up in something absolutely freaking adorable and runs around like little hooligans, trying to scam candy. (Yes, this includes me and my husband. I may even be reduced to putting up a picture later this week…we’ll see.)
If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you’ll notice that this word-for-word how Monday’s post started out. I admit, at first I was just confused. So I scrolled down to the next post. The second post was titled On gender, sexual orientation, and children and started off like this:
Hugo’s post is his response to a question about a bisexual man who is in a monogamous marriage with a woman, and what that means. The Atlantic article is about transgendered children, the range of reactions and parenting approaches, and what it all means in adulthood.
Which is, of course, how my post from last Thursday started out. Now, you might be able to fill in the dots more quickly than I was. I had to read through every post I’ve written for the last two weeks, and then go back and make sure that I wasn’t missing some overly-clear message at the top that everything written on this site was written by someone else – namely, me. I wasn’t missing it. In fact, the only reason they had linked to my site was because I had self-referenced a previous blog post in the last two weeks. Happy that I did, eh?
I moved quickly from confusion to being really pissed off. It also made me realize that I’ve written some good stuff in the last two weeks! I also feel totally violated and completely protective.
I’ve called my hosting company – ironically they also host the dirty rotten thieving site that is putting up Google ads and attempting to make money off of my good writing. They tell me that they’re going to make this other site take down my content. But I notice that this morning they’ve gone ahead updated their site to include my post from yesterday called Making menstruation personal again so clearly no one has made any headway yet.
So this morning, if you have a moment, please jaunt over to this other site (http://www.sexualitytips.info) and leave a comment for me, telling them what thieving sinners they are. (They have now started blocking comments on their site. You are still encouraged to comment on this post – your outrage and suggestions are helping me feel better.) (You’ll notice the copyright notice at the bottom of this page. They certainly didn’t.)
And if you’re so inclined, take a moment to peruse the last few week’s posts I’ve written – but please be kind, and peruse them here rather than over there. Here are all of the posts that the dirty, rotten, scoundrels re-posted, but these links will take you to them here at my site, where they belong:
About me and my blog (can you believe the gumption – to include this post on a different site??)
You may now feel free to proceed to outrage in the comments section, both here and on their stupid, derivative site. Just be sure not to click on any of their google ads.