Reading Sophie Currier's blog

I've been following the saga of Sophie Currier with interest, since Currier attended the same Minnesota high school as I did. Today--in a Globe story reporting that a Norfolk Superior Court judge won't give Currier extra time to pump breast milk during her doctor's licensing exam--we, the reading public, learn that Currier has started a blog to discuss her situation.

She may regret this decision. Right now, comment on is overwhelmingly anti-Currier, with posters 1. noting that Currier already gets to take the test over two days rather than one, because she has dyslexia and ADHD and 2. hammering her for not just dealing. One example:
All I have to say is that you need to grow up. First of all with the learning disabilities you used to get more time for tests during school and to take the boards is shameful.

Why because your using an excuse and saying poor me I need more time. Suck it up and this is coming from another woman who feels you are making the rest of us look bad.

Seems to me you always have an excuse and I feel bad for any place that hires you. You will be that one woman who always has an excuse why things are not done.
Yeah, there are nursing-mom martyrs out there. They're the ones who suffer because some people get inexplicably freaked out if they glimpse a woman's breast in public.  But Currier doesn't want her nursing to be treated as unexceptional. Instead, she wants special treatment--and, it seems, a whole lot of attention.

I don't know Currier, but here's some friendly advice: Sophie, it's time to take it down a notch.

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