Danielle Bean has a great discussion going on her blog today about why women feel defensive:
Why is that some of us get so darned defensive upon merely hearing about others who make choices for their families that are different from our own? Particularly when it comes to parenting and schooling?
This topic really hit a chord with me. I’ve not only encountered the phenomenon frequently—especially in internet comboxes—but I’ve also felt defensive myself around other moms.