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Paleo Drama

So I don’t know how many of you follow or read Paleo blogs, but there has been some drama going on in the Paleo blogosphere.

And frankly, I haven’t really been interested in commenting or getting at all involved until I saw a tweet by Mark Sisson the other day.

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This twitter conversation was sort of the last straw for me.

I will address his tweet and the comments first before I begin my rant on about the women behind a lot of the drama.

For one, Mark is completely right. You may find an article or post on a site that you agree with, BUT that doesn’t mean that you agree with everything on that site.

I mean shoot….I know I have actually quite a few readers who are vegetarians. They obviously don’t agree with my perspective on nutrition, however, they do like what I have to say about working out!

So they may link out to a workout post on my blog.

If someone from their blog, clicks on the link to the workout article they posted and then happens to stumble on to an article about how much I LOVE meat, I highly doubt they are going to go accuse the author of the blog that posted my link of being anti-vegetarian just because they linked out to a post they did happen to agree with on my blog.

I know I’ve definitely linked out to conventional wisdom blogs that have ONE post that I agree with even if I don’t agree with anything else they’ve ever posted.

A good post, is a good post…PERIOD.

So when readers attack a blog author for linking out to posts from another site just because that site has other questionable content is COMPLETELY INSANE!

If you don’t like the other content on the blog linked out to, THEN DON’T READ THAT BLOG!

Secondly, I would like you to note the last comment on Mark’s tweet by Evelyn. I almost completely blanked out her info because I don’t really want to give her any more publicity since she is apparently seeking it out based on all of the rude comments she and another woman have been leaving ALL OVER THE PLACE!

But seriously lady!?!

Why insult him on a personal level even if you don’t agree with the links he posts? WHY make that comment about the memory supplement!?! WHY!?!

Also, as I stated above, just because you support one post on a site doesn’t mean you even agree with anything else. And if you, the reader, doesn’t like the site linked out to…DON’T READ IT!

Which leads me into the rest of the Paleo drama….

A couple of women have been attacking a number of the big “Paleo” bloggers…like Robb Wolf and Free The Animal, Richard Nikoley (who I actually don’t even consider a “Paleo” blogger).

They have even created a site that supposedly addresses:

Problems with the paleo community: misogyny, quackery, orthorexia, and more. Posts are by a variety of people. You can submit your own as well.

I refuse to link out to the site as I don’t want to help their rank on Google or really promote it in any way. If you choose to go in search of it and read their freaking ridiculous posts, the site won’t be hard to find.

But honestly, it isn’t even the site that really bothers me despite all the completely disrespectful shit-talking that goes on.

Hey…on your site, you can say WHATEVER you want. If I don’t like it, I don’t have to read it. Hence, I read a couple of posts, HATED THEM and refuse to go back onto the site.

BUT what I do have a problem with is when you start to take your fight onto OTHER people’s sites.

Honestly, I NEVER understood making nasty comments on someone else’s site. If you don’t agree, then don’t read their stuff!

If you don’t like the fact that Free the Animal uses the “c” word, DON’T READ HIS STUFF! Shoot write on your OWN site that people shouldn’t read his stuff, but don’t make nasty comments on his site about it! What’s the point!?!

Oh wait…the point is to get yourself publicity…not to ACTUALLY, TRULY make a point.

YOU JUST WANT ATTENTION!

One of the women involved in this drama actually created a fake account to attack one of the other commenters on a blog post and then denied it and finally admitted to it because the other person was supposedly “stalking” her….What a way to make women look bad!

It seriously drives me crazy when people do crap like this.

You can literally say whatever you want on your own site. I don’t care even if I think you are completely and utterly off base.

BUT if you are allowed to say whatever you want, ladies, then why can’t these other bloggers!?!

The whole point of a blog…the whole point of twitter, Facebook…social media…is to be able to say what YOU think!

And if a reader doesn’t like it? They don’t have to read it!

Plus I do just want to point out that what does misogyny really have to do with diet and exercise? Just because you don’t like their personal views doesn’t mean they don’t know what they are talking about when it comes to diet and exercise.

Also, quackery!?! UHM I would say you could use quackery to describe just about every opinion in the health and fitness field. You can find studies to prove and disprove just about EVERYTHING! We are all just experimenting and trying to find our way so really who knows what works.

If someone wants to try something and then write about what they found, WHO CARES!?! If you think their diet is stupid, DON’T DO IT!

And orthorexia!?! Please…For one they are writing a BLOG about diet and exercise…It is their BUSINESS. It isn’t like they are randomly going to talk about computer software on their health and fitness blog. I mean that is like condemning a golf website for only posting about golf stuff!

Anyway, that is my rant for today. And if those ladies DO happen to stumble across my site and my rant, I wonder what the would say.

They couldn’t get mad at me for cursing…since I rarely do.

They couldn’t get mad at me for being a misogynist because…well…I’m not.

I guess they could say I’m orthorexic…But then they should see the cheat day I had this week.

I guess they could also find some link on my site where I’ve linked out to a blog that has “hateful” posts. They could then accuse me of supporting a hate-filled site…

But then again…I didn’t link out to their blog…So that is one hate-filled site I’m definitely not supporting.

So now I ask…What do you think?

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