Sunday, December 29, 2013

Birder Feud! The Hatfields vs. The MacDon...McCoys

Birdchick has one of the best (in terms of entertainment value) blog posts of the year up right here. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Without dipping into the convoluted but worthwhile discussion of how gender plays out in the birding community, I will just say I can relate to Birdchick's position. It's always a surprise when you find out someone who barely knows you has mysteriously built up a shoddy soapbox to spit venom about you in some corner of the internet...the fact that it's based on birding, of all things, makes it even sadder.