WTF? Is this just an upper-middle class circle jerk?
October 25, 2013
6:04 am
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9 out of 10 Americans
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Was over on GGC this morn and came across her post about the Too Small to Fail campaign and I was immediately like, "WTF?" I'm not even sure why Rebecca is involved with this as she is at least 3rd generation upper-middle class on her mom's side, making her kids 4th generation. In other words, absolutely entrenched upper-middle class. And the Too Small to Fail campaign seems to be aimed at the crucial first five years of a child's life. Which, for an upper-middle class family with a SAHM/nanny strikes me as rather bizarre. The campaign, I think- or at least hope- isn't aimed at Rebecca's demographic.

Feeling a bit groggy this morning and a little bit surprised that anyone could be so clueless when the political and economic fate of our country is in the balance, I made some clickies.

And WTF? The video here- http://gomighty.com/camp-mighty/ is bizarre. Mostly white, most definitely privileged upper-middle class women getting together to make life goals? Really? That's what the focus was on? Talk about a circle jerk.

I'm still trying to sort out this train wreck of a campaign, but I need to get to work on my "life goals" (which I'm too solidly middle middle class to blast out in public and expect to get finger snaps). Any thoughts on what the hell is going on here?

 

P.S. We need a circle jerk smiley. ;-0

October 25, 2013
7:44 am
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Bored Now

Sorry, but I'm not sorry.  I've never liked GGC.  She's that special blend of Los Angeles elite that truly thinks that by pretending to be all hippy and organic, they are actually making a valuable impact on the world.  Instead, she just screams "CLUELESS PRIVILEGE".  A retreat?  In Palm Springs?  Well, of course.

 

finger

October 25, 2013
8:41 am
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ChampagneMami
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Yes the focus of the Too Small To Fail campaign is bridging the education gap between low income and middle/high income children. Lots of research now pointing to the obvious: kids of middle class & higher parents do better in school in part because they are talked to more. It's why the President is focusing on PreK education for all- let's get those small kids hearing more words at a younger age so we can close the gap by the time they get to elementary school. So yes, very bizarre for GGC to be blogging about this, and yes, her goals to take a music class with her kids make no sense. Like, who cares if some rich lady takes her kids for music lessons?  I am solidly middle class and can't afford music lessons for both of my kids but I always assume rich people have their kids in music lessons.

 

ANYWHO, that Camp Mighty shit was MIGHTY ANNOYING. They brought in Piper Kerman & Larry Smith to talk to rich white people about CJ reform? Was hoping Rebecca would bring them up in her post.

October 25, 2013
9:37 am
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Possums Everywhere

I genuinely like GGG – mostly because I honestly think she's one of the best parents who blogs. She posts pictures of her kids and we can debate all day about that, but every time she describes her interactions with them, I'm just like, "Damn. That is EXACTLY what I would want to say to my kids to handle ___tough or confusing situation A____." And her mom's recipes kick ass.

 

That said, she really is a slightly clueless privileged LA lady, and the Camp Mighty shit drives me nuts. Ugh.

October 25, 2013
9:42 am
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Bored Now said
Sorry, but I'm not sorry.  I've never liked GGC.  She's that special blend of Los Angeles elite that truly thinks that by pretending to be all hippy and organic, they are actually making a valuable impact on the world.  Instead, she just screams "CLUELESS PRIVILEGE".  A retreat?  In Palm Springs?  Well, of course.

 

finger

sha_clap2sha_clap2sha_clap2sha_clap2sha_clap2

 

I used to think she was okay. After she had Bonjour and Ceviche, I started realizing what a truly privileged twit she was. Also? Don't get me started on Camp Mighty. What a vapid bunch of Lululemon clad cumdumpsters. Why don't you manifest yourself off of the internet and into doing something productive with your lives, you overprivileged assholes? 

October 25, 2013
9:45 am
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The only place Rebecca Woolf could ever be considered "upper middle class" is LA. Just about anywhere else she would be considered quite wealthy. Also, Maggie Mason? Loaded, even for San Francisco. Upper-middle class people usually have to work for a living. These women only need to work out ways to spend all their money.

October 25, 2013
10:00 am
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Possums Everywhere said
I genuinely like GGG – mostly because I honestly think she's one of the best parents who blogs. She posts pictures of her kids and we can debate all day about that, but every time she describes her interactions with them, I'm just like, "Damn. That is EXACTLY what I would want to say to my kids to handle ___tough or confusing situation A____." And her mom's recipes kick ass.

 

That said, she really is a slightly clueless privileged LA lady, and the Camp Mighty shit drives me nuts. Ugh.

Me too. I like her, but she also strikes me as "slightly clueless privileged LA lady", and her affiliation with "Mighty Girl" makes me question. I never understood how she went (in the blink of an eye) from supposedly very tight finances to being able to afford an art deco mansion in a good part of L.A. while supporting 4(!) kids and freelance writing. So very confused. Was she just being full of it about her finances, or did they suddenly come into a lot of money?

October 25, 2013
10:03 am
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Makita said
The only place Rebecca Woolf could ever be considered "upper middle class" is LA. Just about anywhere else she would be considered quite wealthy. Also, Maggie Mason? Loaded, even for San Francisco. Upper-middle class people usually have to work for a living. These women only need to work out ways to spend all their money.

Most people equate middle middle class with upper middle class. I, as a lay student of American socio-economic classes, make a distinction; they are as different from each other as the working class is to upper (capitalist) class.

It's not just about salary amounts, but values and GGC is clearly upper middle class no matter what she and Hal take home or how often her parents pad their bank account.

shutup

October 25, 2013
10:09 am
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Bored Now said
Sorry, but I'm not sorry.  I've never liked GGC.  She's that special blend of Los Angeles elite that truly thinks that by pretending to be all hippy and organic, they are actually making a valuable impact on the world.  Instead, she just screams "CLUELESS PRIVILEGE".  A retreat?  In Palm Springs?  Well, of course.

 

finger

You hit the nail on the head. I've never been a fan. She has this schtick about being such a free spirit, go with the flow, hippie dippy young thing, but the reality is that she is just one more Jewish girl whose parents support her family so they can live a privileged boho lifestyle. She's never worked, she's now had enough kids that work isn't feasable, she can't decide whether she's happily married and she has the substance of green jello. One day she's a fashionista, then she's an interior decorator, then an author of a book that didn't sell. She doesn't know who she is, her mom is her enabler and bank account. Crying poverty in her million dollar house? Please.

 

That Camp Mighty Retreat should be renamed "Rich White Girls Than Need a Weekend Off."  What was most amusing to me is the woman on the video who said that her life's goal was a lingere wardrope. Now that's deep.

October 25, 2013
10:17 am
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sorefeetstink said

Bored Now said
Sorry, but I'm not sorry.  I've never liked GGC.  She's that special blend of Los Angeles elite that truly thinks that by pretending to be all hippy and organic, they are actually making a valuable impact on the world.  Instead, she just screams "CLUELESS PRIVILEGE".  A retreat?  In Palm Springs?  Well, of course.

 

finger

You hit the nail on the head. I've never been a fan. She has this schtick about being such a free spirit, go with the flow, hippie dippy young thing, but the reality is that she is just one more Jewish girl whose parents support her family so they can live a privileged boho lifestyle. 

 

Nice subtle anti-semitism there.

October 25, 2013
10:18 am
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pom pom fringe said

Possums Everywhere said
I genuinely like GGG – mostly because I honestly think she's one of the best parents who blogs. She posts pictures of her kids and we can debate all day about that, but every time she describes her interactions with them, I'm just like, "Damn. That is EXACTLY what I would want to say to my kids to handle ___tough or confusing situation A____." And her mom's recipes kick ass.

 

That said, she really is a slightly clueless privileged LA lady, and the Camp Mighty shit drives me nuts. Ugh.

Me too. I like her, but she also strikes me as "slightly clueless privileged LA lady", and her affiliation with "Mighty Girl" makes me question. I never understood how she went (in the blink of an eye) from supposedly very tight finances to being able to afford an art deco mansion in a good part of L.A. while supporting 4(!) kids and freelance writing. So very confused. Was she just being full of it about her finances, or did they suddenly come into a lot of money?

I don't like her. She has a sense of entitlement that rubs me wrong.

I helped her a couple of times very early on in her career and she didn't return the favor. In fact, after she used me/my help, she dropped me.

She wanted to get beta readers for her memoir and was so put out that she was expected to join and contribute to an existing community, she decided to form her own group. She had some takers and got her memoir beta read, but I seriously wonder if she helped any of those group members. She's a taker, plain and simple.

I've read her since PTSF and was disturbed when she and Hal were having marital troubles and she'd run home to daddy and go on a daddy-funded shopping spree and then laud him so publicly on her blog about how HE was the greatest father (not the father of her child…)

But the turn she's had in her life/career/blog is bizarre. I'll nominate her for most likely to stop blogging because she's already said as much.

October 25, 2013
10:21 am
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Miss Noir said

I used to think she was okay. After she had Bonjour and Ceviche, I started realizing what a truly privileged twit she was. Also? Don't get me started on Camp Mighty. What a vapid bunch of Lululemon clad cumdumpsters. Why don't you manifest yourself off of the internet and into doing something productive with your lives, you overprivileged assholes? 

OMG! Bonjour and Cerviche– hahahahaha!! thumbsup

October 25, 2013
10:25 am
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ChampagneMami said

sorefeetstink said

Bored Now said
Sorry, but I'm not sorry.  I've never liked GGC.  She's that special blend of Los Angeles elite that truly thinks that by pretending to be all hippy and organic, they are actually making a valuable impact on the world.  Instead, she just screams "CLUELESS PRIVILEGE".  A retreat?  In Palm Springs?  Well, of course.

 

finger

You hit the nail on the head. I've never been a fan. She has this schtick about being such a free spirit, go with the flow, hippie dippy young thing, but the reality is that she is just one more Jewish girl whose parents support her family so they can live a privileged boho lifestyle. 

 

Nice subtle anti-semitism there.

It wasn't subtle…


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