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    Default I really shouldn't have scrolled down to the comments

    So I've started reading the comments in some linked things that pop up in my news feed and immediately regretting it because they just destroy my faith in humanity!

    The first was an article in the Australian about a study showing that women on the average age work for $5ph once you take out tax and daycare. Boy-oh was I not prepared for all the 'why have kids if you want them to bond with daycare workers instead of mum' sentiments.

    The next was a link to the recent DV ad campaign. OMFG so many people saying "but what about the men, these ads are bs because they only treat it as a woman's issue" then anyone who tries to point out that you can't have a one-size-fits-all ad campaign for male/female DV as the underlying causes are different - they get shot down as overzealous, feminist man-haters.

    Sigh... So what have you recently regretted scrolling to the comments on?

    And yes, I am in major procrastination mode with reports waiting to be written!

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    Any comment on the daily telegraph site (Murdoch)
    Mind you serves me right for even reading that so called journalism

    Absolute trash. And the people that comment are absolute trash too.

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    Never read comments 80% are trolls. They just want to get a rise out of people.
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    I read the comments on a linked video describing a woman who makes Barbje dolls for Muslim children (ie changes skin colour, adds hijab etc) this morning.

    I knew there would be some negativity in there but I still can't get over the sheer hatred and vitriol directed toward something that literally has ZERO effect on the commenters. It was occurring in a different country ffs!

    But I have to admit I always dip in where I know I'm going to end up feeling stabby...my own fault really.

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    An article on IVF and the comments said infertile people shouldn't use IVF as it's selfish when there are so many kids needing to be adopted. Clearly hasn't read the adoption thread here and has no idea how hard it is to adopt.

    Sometimes the comments are the best bits. Like on sanctimonmy or Em Rusciano.

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    I try very very hard to just keep scrolling. There are some people that have just lived such precious and sheltered lives that they have no idea what actually goes on in the world around them and they choose to be ignorant on such issues rather than educate themselves.

    Only on Friday I clicked on what I thought would be a really positive article about the NRL Indiginous Round; Nup!!! It saddens me that people view this as modern day segregation instead of celebrating it. We've come a long way when when we can openly celebrate our nations first peoples.

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    Oh, so many things.

    The articles about the Safe Schools Program, then about the govenrment pulling funding for it, then about the Victorian govt choosing to fully fund it for their schools. Some of the stand outs being that the LGBTI+ community with be preying on children through the introduction of the program, and that gay people are all paedophiles and won't someone think of the children.

    An article about Trump's tactics, speeches and fear mongering, comments filled with Trump supporters. I'm sure that I don't need to give examples of the sort of comments that followed. I'm seriously not sure whether Trump make my blood boild or freeze in my veins.

    Anything about refugees, and in particular lately the articles about Manus Island and Naru.

    I do the same as @harvs.... I really shouldn't do it. I often find it astounding that people could actually believe the things that they write.

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    I read the commons on the article about working mums working for as little as $5.00 an hour. I got so cranky about the comments, lots of woman pointed out they have to work! You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

    Yeah stabby summed up my feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    I read the commons on the article about working mums working for as little as $5.00 an hour. I got so cranky about the comments, lots of woman pointed out they have to work! You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

    Yeah stabby summed up my feelings.
    Yeah I only read the comments on that one as a friend had written an eloquent reply to someone in there, explaining that yes, of course daycare expenses are shared by the couple but that doesn't change the fact that the net extra earnings for having her work instead of stay home is a pittance. So many people just could not get their head around that concept and kept insisting that the math in the article was all wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    Yeah I only read the comments on that one as a friend had written an eloquent reply to someone in there, explaining that yes, of course daycare expenses are shared by the couple but that doesn't change the fact that the net extra earnings for having her work instead of stay home is a pittance. So many people just could not get their head around that concept and kept insisting that the math in the article was all wrong.
    I thought a lady made some good points about Childcare being the sole financial responsibility of the main care giver ( single parents) Childcare expenses are just crippling.

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