The video I embedded yesterday was funny. I'd give it a solid B. But there's a bigger point.
When insecure guys take gratuitous potshots at ambitious or successful women - potshots you know they'd never take at men - it doesn't just insult that woman. I think there's a subconscious message they send young women and girls - try to succeed and you'll be harassed for it.
Many women shrug it off or use it to motivate them, but some don't. The bottom line to me is they shouldn't have to deal with it, but the reality is they do and they probably will forever.
That's why I thought of the "female role models" posts - I thought maybe it would be a way to show people that there are tons of success stories out there who may not be Senators or Cabinet Secretaries, but are doing amazing things every day.
But I'm not exactly an authority on female role models. So I reached out to some women bloggers I know who are also active on Twitter. They're going to stand up to the sexism and introduce us all to women who deserve our praise, not our mocking.
The next time we see another example of a sexist potshot from an insecure goober, we will send a tweet that says something like "ignore sexism from [insert insecure goober name here], @username is a role model for MY kid." Or something like that. Then we'll add the hashtag #sexistsvsrolemodels at the end.
So anyone who wants a list of female role models on twitter will only have to search that hashtag. I say let's create something good out of this. And maybe this is a start.