My son wore a dress for Halloween

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    Nov 11, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    Thought a few here would enjoy this and the slide show below the article.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-byrom/my-son-wore-a-dress-for-halloween_b_2096630.html
  • calibro

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    Nov 11, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    her kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado? i'm getting really tired of parents who use their kids as pawns to talk about how liberal they are. it's a great story, but it's not something she (and by she i mean the collective group of people who are doing) needs to write about every time i go to the huffington post. it used to be parents wrote about that their kids were gay and how that it was scary. now it's all about how kids are whatever they are and parents are doing a great job for letting them be that way. i don't take issue with her being a good parent for what she's doing with her kids; that's an awesome attitude. i do, however, take issue with how she uses her children as a story as if children are weapons to wage a war on how one should parent.
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    First off, I'd name my kids something less nicknamey. As for the areas of the child growing up, expressing themselves, and discovery who they are as a person; I'd let them know the good and bad of their choices, but would love and support them either way. I'll wear a dress for Halloween! Let them know its a holiday deal for me.
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    calibro saidher kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado? i'm getting really tired of parents who use their kids as pawns to talk about how liberal they are. it's a great story, but it's not something she (and by she i mean the collective group of people who are doing) needs to write about every time i go to the huffington post. it used to be parents wrote about that their kids were gay and how that it was scary. now it's all about how kids are whatever they are and parents are doing a great job for letting them be that way. i don't take issue with her being a good parent for what she's doing with her kids; that's an awesome attitude. i do, however, take issue with how she uses her children as a story as if children are weapons to wage a war on how one should parent.


    Amen Calibro. This all the way.
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    I'm glad that there are people in this world who are brave enough to stick to their convictions. However, for the sake of those kids, I think the parents need to become more practical (especially as the boy grows up). Our society progresses very slowly, but if not for the efforts of these brave souls, it wouldn't progress at all.
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    calibro saidher kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado? i'm getting really tired of parents who use their kids as pawns to talk about how liberal they are. it's a great story, but it's not something she (and by she i mean the collective group of people who are doing) needs to write about every time i go to the huffington post. it used to be parents wrote about that their kids were gay and how that it was scary. now it's all about how kids are whatever they are and parents are doing a great job for letting them be that way. i don't take issue with her being a good parent for what she's doing with her kids; that's an awesome attitude. i do, however, take issue with how she uses her children as a story as if children are weapons to wage a war on how one should parent.


    Nice story but even I have to admit to why parents would name their kids like that.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 11, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    calibro saidher kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado? i'm getting really tired of parents who use their kids as pawns to talk about how liberal they are. it's a great story, but it's not something she (and by she i mean the collective group of people who are doing) needs to write about every time i go to the huffington post. it used to be parents wrote about that their kids were gay and how that it was scary. now it's all about how kids are whatever they are and parents are doing a great job for letting them be that way. i don't take issue with her being a good parent for what she's doing with her kids; that's an awesome attitude. i do, however, take issue with how she uses her children as a story as if children are weapons to wage a war on how one should parent.


    Oh my god I know. That was all I could read the whole time. I'd almost rather see parents diligently maintaining gender stereotypes and the status quo that parents who see their kids as trophies. It's disgusting.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 11, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    Southern7 saidThe very first line of the article says that the editor uses pseudonyms. As in those are not their real names. I don't think anyone would name their children Twirl or Tornado...


    Oh thank god. To be fair, it does happen. Blanket, anyone?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 11, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    I don't care what other people do as long as they are not hurting anyone. As far as naming your kids Twirl, Firecracker, and Tornado, personally, I wouldn't, but the names are cool and I don't see the big deal when American Indians name there kids stuff like Thunder Cloud, Little Bear and Flying Eagle. Chinese name their kids names like Spring, Love and Wave. American English names have meanings related to their origins like Benedict (blessed), Ryan (kingly), and Craig (rock). As far as parents dressing there little kids like characters of the opposite sex, not big deal, grown men dress in drag for Halloween, why can't little kids. Lighten up kids.
  • Fable

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    Nov 11, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    calibro saidher kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado?
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    calibro saidher kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado

    I'm disappointed in your Calibro. I have come to expect a higher attention to detail from you.

    Editor's note: This post uses pseudonyms to protect the identities of minors
  • Fable

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    Nov 11, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    calibro saidher kids are named twirl, firecracker, and tornado

    I'm disappointed in your Calibro. I have come to expect a higher attention to detail from you.

    Editor's note: This post uses pseudonyms to protect the identities of minors



    erk.