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The tragedy unfolds.

Of Alligators, Gorillas, Tragedy and Blame

. There has been an outpouring of online sympathy for the parents of the boy who was killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Orlando, which just goes to show that sometimes the internet has a heart, and sometimes it calls for blood. . The question is why.  . In contrast with the half a […]

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Screeeeeech! There's that mom again! (Photo by Karolina Kabat)

“I Was Ambushed by Crazies For Letting My Son Wait in the Car”

. In which self-righteous  shamers leave the gorilla world behind and return to harassing more mundane moms: Lenore, I just experienced my first crazy ‘concerned citizen’ this morning. I stopped at the dairy mart to get my son some breakfast on his way into daycare. When I’m running late, he waits the 3 minutes I’m […]

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Turning an unpredictable tragedy into a mom-shaming meme.

The Gorilla, The Boy, The Mom and the Shamers

. The account below seems to capture the shocking and chaotic scene at the Cincinnati Zoo, where a toddler wiggled his way into the gorilla exhibit and had to be saved, unfortunately by zookeepers shooting Harambe, the 400-pound gorilla holding onto him. The gorilla died. The boy has been treated and released from the hospital. The […]

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