It has never been my practice to 'call people out by name' here on my blog although the people I namelessly do call out usually know that it is them I am talking about.
However, this woman is what I BELIEVE is everything that is wrong in this country.
I'M FAT. TREAT ME EQUALLY BECAUSE I'M FAT. BUT DON'T EVER SAY X,Y OR Z TO ME BECAUSE THAT MEANS YOU HATE ME. Essentially treat me equally well because I'm fat but don't discriminate or criticize equally as well.
SHE SAYS I HAD A KID AND I WILL SUFFOCATE HIM WITH LOVE AND HUGS AND KISSES BUT I WILL NOT DISCIPLINE HIM WHEN IT IS NECESSARY BECAUSE THAT IS MEAN.
She then gives an example of a kid knocking a drink off a table at McDonalds and likens a parent's disciplinary response equal to if a man on a date treated his date like a child. It IS NOT the same people. Children need to be taught. They aren't born with life's tools and discipline and consequences for poor or naughty behavior is necessary. NOT MEAN.
SHE IS A FIRM BELIEVER THAT 'DIETS DON'T WORK TO LOSE WEIGHT'. Which essentially means she thinks you don't have to change anything to get a different result - which rejects Einstein's definition of insanity.
WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN SHE PONDERED NOT ANNOUNCING GENDER. LIKE EVER. AND LIKENED IT TO IGNORING SOMEONE'S RACE. AND THINKS RAISING A GENDER NEUTRAL CHILD IS SUPPORTABLE AND EVEN PROMOTABLE!
AN EXCERPT FROM HER HOLY GRAIL OF RAISING A 'BOYCHICK'
…While I know my child has a penis and testicles, and apparently lacks a vulva and vagina, I do not know that he is a boy. I may think that he is a boy, it is likely that he is a boy, but just like I do not — and cannot until he informs me — know his sexuality, I do not — and cannot until he informs me — know his gender. He might be a boy. He might be a girl. He might be some variation of genderqueer or otherwise fall midway in the gender spectrum, or outside of it altogether. (And for that matter, he might be a high femme boy or a very butch girl…)
But unless I give him room — psychic and psychological space, if you will — to discover and create these things on his own, I will never know how much of what he does is what he really wants, and how much is what he’s adopted because it’s what he thinks he’s supposed to do and like.
I’m not opposed to gender (which would be about as sensical as being opposed to gravity); I’m just opposed to its imposition on children too young to know better, but not too young to be warped by all the baggage it brings with it. I cannot say it better than this: “Turn down the volume on the gender coding. Respond to the child’s personality. Let your child be who he or she is.” Not gender-free. Just free to be whatever gender they are — whatever that means to them.
WHAT THE HOLY?!?!
I TAP OUT HERE ON THIS SUBJECT
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE
WEIGH IN POST STILL TO COME