The folks over at Writers Bootcampza had a challenge today and it was – Topic for day 3 : One of my greatest fears
I really want to tell you that this is some stupid hoax — I really do, but it would seem not.
I have several fears, many of them irrational, many of them keep me awake at night.
Finding this sort of stuff makes me really afraid.
I am afraid for parents who parent using an anti-masturbation cross, I am afraid for children who grow up in these homes. Their sense of self must be so corrupted. They must feel they are dirty and evil and bad. At their core.
One of my greatest fears is that as a society we fuck up our children. You do not get a do over with kids — you fuck them up, they become fucked up adults. Sure fucked up adults often can sort them selves iout, but it is difficult, and if you are so fucked up — well then you die fucked up, usually early, and usually in a rather dramatic manner, and possibly taking a few other people with you.
I do think parenting has come full circle. Right now as parents we have lost the plot a little bit.
We have forgotten what good parenting is. We have forgotten the value of teaching our children morals, and that life is not always fun. We are teaching our children that they can get prizes for anything, no matter how average they are, they will get a prize. No matter how badly they behave they will get what they throw a tantrum about.
We are teaching our children that sex and what is natural to our bodies is bad. Is evil.
A lot of parents I know just cannot bear to talk to their children about sex. The simple angle is if you aren’t talking to your child about sex, then who is??
If you aren’t talking to your child – best to really hope this well meaning group is not. To refer to masturbation as self-rape is a bit of a stretch, and really creates an impression that exploring your own body is evil and a violation.
I cannot imagine tying my 5 year old up in this contraption because I find her with her hands in her pants. Really!! I must punish her for exploring her own body. So to make it clear — we put kids in velcro crosses for touching genitals? Can we also velcro cross them if they rub their ears? I believe that feet are very sensual — should I velcro my child if she rubs her feet.
Or are we only focussed on the genital area. Is the anus included —- or are we going off the reservation a bit there?
Who the hell comes up with this shit?
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This sort of shit scares the bejesus out of me.
What sort of message is your child taking with them if every time they think about self exploration they can velcro’d into a cross??
Spiders scare me. Stupid people who breed scare me. But this, this stuff scares me on a very elementary level.