Sister's are doing it for themselves, right!? It's 2019 ladies, and we are all about GIRL POWER here at Aunty Acid! And it seems that these days, most of the world is too, doesn't it? We're helping each other rise, holding each other up, smashing that glass ceiling together... But apparently, and incredibly sadly, there still seems to be some of our sisters out there who missed the whole "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" memo.
Woman all across the globe are out here fighting the good fight for each other on all sorts of issues, but one of the hottest topics to this day still seems to be surrounding... yep, you guessed it... BREASTFEEDING. Dun dun duuuuuuun!
You see, Veteran mom's more often than not, luckily, stick up for those who are still breastfeeding. After all, they know what it's like. Alas, we seemed to have found that one, elusive veteran mother who is just NOT willing to get with this carefully curated program.
Meet Carly Clark - Carly hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina and has recently angered literally the entire population of the internet after she threatened nursing mothers of the world on Facebook. Smart move Carly, super smart move.
In a post she made way back in July 2018, and unsurprisingly has since been taken down, Carly did not hold back and very clearly expressed her sentiments towards what she deems necessary violence... and the backlash started pretty much immediately after she clicked the "Post" button.
Yep, I know. And I swear this is a real freakin' post from an actual freakin' mother, can you believe it?
Because I know I absolutely cannot.
And of course, people who saw the post were outraged immediately and wanted to make sure the despicable post was seen by mothers (and literally everybody else) as much as possible.
Ah... the advantages of the internet!
And this woman wasn't alone in her anger...
Others were quick to express their reaction to the ill-advised tweet...
In case you're unfamiliar with the company mentioned above, Petsense is a large chain retail outlet store that can be found in outlet malls and rural markets across the country that specializes in both pet supplies and pet services - however, more importantly, it does not sell dogs or cats.
Petsense does, however, promote animal adoption (amazing) through local city and/or county shelters & rescues (even more amazing) and also tries to offer pet products at competitive prices by allowing their customers to purchase directly from their vendor partners (super duper amazing).
Currently, Petsense operates over 150 stores all across the USA and promises that you can purchase quality products at a super affordable price (music to my pet-loving ears, am I right folks?), “from an employee with a smile on their face!” , which is what you would probably expect from any retailer you shop at.
However, after reviewing Ms. Clark's deplorable post, many loyal Petsense shoppers felt that she just didn't fit that description at all... shock, shock, horror, horror. So, they voiced their opinions on the situation, and amazingly so - eventually got Petsense to listen to them.
I mean... not only was Ms. Clark an employee of this company, but she was the damn MANAGER of the place. It just goes to show you never really know who you're hiring or being served by.
Anyway, the happy ending to the story is that Petsense eventually issued a statement saying that the company did not 'condone violence' after following the sheer, unadulterated anger over the post and has now confirmed that the "individual in question" is 'no longer employed' by the company.
And too freakin' right, too! I don't know about you but I'm so glad that Ms. Clark truly suffered some repercussions after posting such a vile, aggressive post.
The internet may have both its advantages and its disadvantages, but this I can honestly say is 100% an advantage of this miraculous invention. Awful people ain't getting away with NOTHIN' no mo'!
...If only it ended there, though. As with most cases when someone is being loud on the internet and they get called out for it, Ms. Clark just refused to take responsibility for her own awful behavior. So what did she do?
Well, as it turns out, she was so very displeased with these turn of events that she actually had the AUDACITY to message one of the mother's who had complained about her - Kim Reindeau - in order to say a few things about her character.
Anybody else wishing they'd grabbed the popcorn before reading this article?
A fair point?
She didn't think so...
CAN YOU BELIEVE THE SHEER CHEEK OF THIS WOMAN? CAN YOU? I mean is it actually possible to vote somebody out of the Girl Power club because I'm ready to exercise my voting rights.
Fortunately, it seems like I'm not the only one who feels this way either. People were absolutely BAFFLED that something like this even happened in the bloody first place and I can not blame them. After all, it's 2019 people... IT'S 2019!
Another excellent point...
Short and sweet and a point well made!
This story says it all...
We could all learn a thing or two from her!
This lady was ready for a fight!
Tell 'em, sister!
Some also felt fairly aggressive...
Not that I condone violence of course...
This is QUITE the remark!
What a tweet!
SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE BACK.
Even non-mothers chimed in!
United we stand!
Genuine nightmare fuel...
They've never seen one of them before!
And this sassy lady let her feelings be known...
Sorry not sorry...
And this gem...
That last comment though... glorious. And also INCREDIBLY ACCURATE. Have I ever told you folks just how much I hate other humans?
Anyway, I want to hear your take on this whole thing. Do you think the punishment fits the crime? Do you think making the comment go viral was a bit of an overreaction? Let me know in the comments! And don't forget to share this with your friends and family too! AAx