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Bristol Palin: I'm No Victim

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Bristol Palin is upset that some writers called her out for playing the victim after she complained on her blog about receiving death wishes.

"I think some pundits need to check the dictionary before they write about my blog," she wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday along with a link to her latest blog post.

Bristol points out a few stories, some by Huffington Post bloggers, that accuse her of "playing the victim card." In a previous blog post, she did print examples of vitriolic comments that followed a post she wrote criticizing President Obama's gay marriage announcement.

Last week, Bristol bemoaned commenters who "treat me as if I’m not human" and asked "why do I get so many messages telling me I should die?" This week, she says she is no victim:

However, anyone who actually read my post would know that I simply made two claims:

1. Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.

2. But despite their efforts at name-calling and even their threats, I won’t be deterred from speaking out.

Here is what the original speaking out against Obama involved:

While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

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