I've come across yet another smart, empowered, published female author coming under attack.
This time, it's Lisa Selow, author of the super-fab A Rebel Chick Mystic's Guide (Hay House). She just made a public post on Facebook, sharing how someone accused her of being "entitled", judging her for being a successful, childless entrepeneur.
Last fall, my pal Craig Conley and I chatted about why he left Facebook--and he made some wise observations in our interview about the connection between how the social site was founded...and the energy it engenders as a result.
Here's what I posted to Lisa at Facebook:
It's not you, Lisa, it's the Zeitgeist of Facebook. Remember: Zuckerberg started this site by comparing female "hotness" as a juvenile college game. Thus, this site brings out the WORST in people. The most insecure and jealous hang out here, and the first people they go after are confident, powerful females...especially if they're published Self Help authors (believe me). Fuck them, and don't believe them. Instead, trust the word of people you admire and your friends.
To those of you who are insecure:
Trying to mow down "tall poppies" doesn't make you stand higher. It lowers you.
Not only that, you pollute the web and the world with your toxic, jealous, petty attacks. You're like a nippy dog that no one wants around. Or, like a chicken pecking at an eagle's feathers, trying to draw blood.
If you can't write your own book, then leave those of us alone who can and do.
If you can't find a beloved mate, then stop attacking those of us who are adored.
If you are lonely and miserable, you'll stay that way by assaulting those of us who aren't.
What's especially distateful is how many of you are women and say you're into self-improvement or spirituality.
If you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem.
If you're not creating something or offering value, then your opinion means jack shit.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to kiss the sky...