I have had content taken from me, mauled and then published … Others have had pics stolen, content taken without acknowledgement etc etc. And then people have had accusations thrown at them of being plagiarists, when they clearly have had no intention of doing that.
We know IHM, it is impossible to not know IHM if you are a blogger. She has tirelessly blogged about women’s issues for so many years – and none of her posts are copied. She is a fair blogger and produces original content
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to “plagiarize” means
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
- to use (another’s production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
IHM did not present the ideas as her own … she clearly said that she googled and read other blogs and saw these ideas. She also credited the source as “other blogs” and she did not commit literary theft or stole ideas. These ideas are there.
Many women do tend to see themselves as objects or playthings, dolls for the men in their lives. Its scary because age will catch up – and then what? Will they be discarded like old toys are?
But, as usual I digress ….
We were taught that it is not considered plagiarism if citations are given. And at the beginning of her blog post IHM said this
Every International Women’s Day, messages and forwards give women reasons why they should be glad they were born women. I googled and found these common ones. Many of the reasons have to do with how women look and dress, and with how much they can give up.
Not linking and no offense is intended to anybody.
I think this is citation enough …
I happen to agree with IHM in hindsight considering the dust this blogger kicked up – perhaps she should have linked the blog post …
Since the lady in question is proud of her views