Yup, Missbehave magazine is over. Why? Because its founding editor, is leaving to be "I can't believe I'm about to say this…a s-s-s-tay at home m-m-m-om or a housewife or whatever you call it," and forcing some readers to confront how much they actually believe in choosing your choices.
Missbehave, the Brooklyn-based alternative ladymag with a cult following, is hanging up its Poste Mistress heels. While the print version folded last year, the quick demise of the online entity - and the fact that Samantha Moeller chose to announce it casually on her personal blog, has taken some aback. Writes Moeller,"The Hipster Mom" (which just might have been a sign of changing winds to the observant)
I've been doing a lot of thinking since I went away and well I might as well just come straight out with it….I'm not going to be working on Missbehave anymore. Ouch. It hurts to say out loud. I haven't issued a statement on the site yet but I thought that I would take baby steps and start here. It's sad because Missbehave was my life for so long. It was once a great Magazine and with time could have become a really great website, but it seemed like each week my pregnancy sunk in, the more my head was somewhere else, like here, writing about funny stuff that happens at the playground or my toddler shopping addiction. I'll admit it, my lifestyle is changing. I can hardly believe that I'm going to have 2 f*cking kids! It all happened so fast, and let me tell you, the idea of the second is a doozy. A toddler and an infant scares the sh*t outta me! It's not that Missbehave won't always be part of my lifestyle, but the fact is I'm ready to move on. My first piece of business is to be a, I can't believe I'm about to say this…a s-s-s-tay at home m-m-m-om or a housewife or whatever you call it, for a little while anyway. Actually, I'm going to name my new position ‘Mom About Town'. That's better!
While some are critical of the way Moeller handled the news (we're not even going to get into the kerfuffle in the comments section with a disgruntled employee) the vast majority of her commenters are very supportive of her decision.
Supportive: good luck with everything samantha-if you have the means to stay at home and raise your kids then that is awesome and you are truly blessed.
Defiant: Why do we have to lose our identity over life changes?...since when now do we have to do what society dictate.if you want to be a housewife or a stay at home mom, so be it!
there is not enough cool, hot and hip moms like you in that area; so welcome to the dark side!
Philosophical: I congratulate you on your decision. Its not that I have to agree with it, or that anyone else has to, other than yourself...what is important is that you are comfortable with your decision and that it suits you. In the end that is what feminism is about, not doing something because society or a handful of people suggest you should but rather doing what you feel is best for you and your life. Whether that decision is staying in a job or staying home matters not.
Just sayin': Sam working hard and creating missbehave entitles her to do whatever the fuck she wants. just sayin.
Angry: Way to fucking set an example for thousands of young women everywhere. In 2009, it's okay to be a manicured, bon-bon eating housewife?...Bitch please. Get a nanny. I'll be your fucking nanny. Just do something positive, instead of being stuck in the goddamn fifties.
The Last Word: We as women need to support each other because only we know what an amazing journey it is to be a female. When other bitches bash girls on blogs and shit like this especially in such a low blow catty, crazed with jealousy way it really disgusts me and makes my skin crawl. I've had it done to me before and it just sucks. And its just such a bad look!