Pink Nail Polish Causes Panic

  • metta

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    Apr 13, 2011 1:23 AM GMT

    Pink Nail Polish Causes Panic

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/04/12/Pink_Nail_Polish_Causes_Panic/
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    Apr 13, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    If any women did that to my son, it would be a fair consequence to bitch slap her all the way back to the other side of the yellow brick road to Kansas.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 13, 2011 9:43 AM GMT
    and Kansas would be glad to have you

    Again latent homophobia rears its ugly head
    because god forbid parents do ANYTHING that might Possibly
    influence their children on being homosexual

    EEEGADS no icon_eek.gif

    Because as you know the worst thing you can have is .... a gay son - right? icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    GQjock saidand Kansas would be glad to have you

    Again latent homophobia rears its ugly head
    because god forbid parents do ANYTHING that might Possibly
    influence their children on being homosexual

    EEEGADS no icon_eek.gif

    Because as you know the worst thing you can have is .... a gay son - right? icon_neutral.gif


    To happy on this side of the Yellow Brick Rode in Oz.

    My concern would be how this child may think about this when he was older. If I had a son and he wanted a dolly, I would have no issues. I well recall things grown ups did to me, because they thought it was funny. I am a poofter and I would never wear nail polish, nor would my son.

    If I was to have a gay son, I would love and embrace him, and teach him there is a whole other world out there, and he does not need to hide away in some inner city gay ghetto to feel safe and accepted, as acceptance starts from within. But at the same time, I would weep in private, as I look back at the negative influence being a homosexual had on my life when I was younger, the things I seen and experienced. The people I seen given a slow death because of anthers careless and reckless behaviour, and selfishness by not wanting too deprive their dick of the party.

    The gay left is also full of a lot of hate, and I would want to protect my child from that too; schooling would be a big issue, as liberals pollute the education system, and feel it is their right to force their way of thinking on to children.
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 13, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    If it had been a picture of a Mom playing with her daughter in the mud with trucks while wearing hard hats and tool belts, would this have even been an issue?

    This kid is sharing a moment with his Mom, doing things his Mom does. He's not expressing his sexuality!

    I am a staunch believer that you can't "turn someone gay". Either you're born gay, or you're not. I would hope that if a parent recognized their child is gay, that they assist the child in coming to turns with it in a healthy manner. Thank god my parents did this for me when I was a little tyke. I was spared the trauma (and for some) the shame of coming out. I had it easy and am grateful for that.

    And the media is blowing this story so out of proportion. It's a friggin photo in a catalog.
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    ^
    I totally agree, having a feminine son does not mean that he is/will be gay when he is older. Obviously, encouraging or discouraging someone to be gay is not going to work. They are what they are.



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  • metta

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    Apr 13, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidIf any women did that to my son, it would be a fair consequence to bitch slap her all the way back to the other side of the yellow brick road to Kansas.


    Spoken like a true self loathing homo conservative.

    Aside from that, the pic really made me smile. Mom and son have a really special bond.
  • metta

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    Apr 14, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    From The View:

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    Apr 14, 2011 9:22 AM GMT
    Parenting also means sometimes saying no and putting a limit on certain things, and not just giving them their way, because you want to be their friend.

    Children need to know the meaning of NO, and to also have boundaries to help them feel safe and secure, and too be consistent.
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    Apr 14, 2011 9:29 AM GMT
    Nail polish =/= Running with scissors

    This was turned into a big deal because it was a slow news day, apparently.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 14, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    First the ad was supposed to be about HAVING FUN with your child on a weekend

    also what business is it for anybody to say what a mother does with her child as long as it's not harmful
    is homophobia so strong that it makes this knee jerk reaction?
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    Apr 14, 2011 11:52 AM GMT
    I find this extremely interesting and very annoying. The interesting part is that we have created a cultural palate of colors that one associates with either gender. What I find fascinating is that were the palates changed slightly (black as the new pink) the same notions of gender associated with color would remain.

    If that is the case then what's really at issue is what we associate with being a woman and what we associate with being a man (feminine/masculine and male/female, to my philologically trained mind denote the sexual characteristics of the being as opposed to any kind of gender identity). It seems to me, then, that the psychiatrist is implying that the application of things "womanly" to a male is harming the boy, which when one looks at is it pretty sexist and misogynistic.

    Taking it one step further, is it any surprise then that anyone who wears a "salmon" colored shirt is gay? Not really..... :-)
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    Apr 14, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    eddieross69 saidIf it had been a picture of a Mom playing with her daughter in the mud with trucks while wearing hard hats and tool belts, would this have even been an issue?

    This kid is sharing a moment with his Mom, doing things his Mom does. He's not expressing his sexuality!

    I am a staunch believer that you can't "turn someone gay". Either you're born gay, or you're not. I would hope that if a parent recognized their child is gay, that they assist the child in coming to turns with it in a healthy manner. Thank god my parents did this for me when I was a little tyke. I was spared the trauma (and for some) the shame of coming out. I had it easy and am grateful for that.

    And the media is blowing this story so out of proportion. It's a friggin photo in a catalog.



    I doubt True_Blue read your post, so I've quoted it to bring it to his attention.

    Well? Should Moms be forbidden to play with their daughters with trucks in the mud wearing hard hats n tools?

    -Doug
  • tazzari

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    Apr 14, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Wouldn't it be great if we just allowed kids to have fun, and develop into who they are?
  • metta

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    Apr 15, 2011 7:16 AM GMT

    Toemageddon 2011

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 15, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    I've seen where Sherri Shepherd on "The View" is getting loads of criticism for stating that she would never paint her 5 year old son's toenails pink (or any color), nor would she let him wear her makeup. She's been blasted for this as a "bad mother" and a "bigot" which I find really ridiculous. Her point on "The View" was well made and not the least bit judgmental towards other mothers who may think that this is appropriate. She does not, and I happen to agree with her. Her point was that "A 5 year old boy doesn't need to be wearing toenail polish, or makeup". I don't see how that is so unreasonable, and I certainly don't think it makes her a bad mother or a bigot.
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    Apr 15, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI've seen where Sherri Shepherd on "The View" is getting loads of criticism for stating that she would never paint her 5 year old son's toenails pink (or any color), nor would she let him wear her makeup. She's been blasted for this as a "bad mother" and a "bigot" which I find really ridiculous. Her point on "The View" was well made and not the least bit judgmental towards other mothers who may think that this is appropriate. She does not, and I happen to agree with her. Her point was that "A 5 year old boy doesn't need to be wearing toenail polish, or makeup". I don't see how that is so unreasonable, and I certainly don't think it makes her a bad mother or a bigot.


    Well, neither does a 5-year old girl. Or any aged girl really. It's extraneous.

    But you are right that how SS raises her kid isn't really anybody's business. Same with the mom of the kid with the nail polish.
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    Jun 13, 2011 10:06 PM GMT


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