See You In Hell!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What a giant, steaming, evil, hateful pile of shit:

There is a special place in hell for Focus on the Family. Just read THIS horrifying crock of right-wing crap:
http://www.focusonyourchild.com/develop/art1/A0000684.html

8 Comments:

Blogger eM said...

oh fucking hell no.
Here is a choice quote from the introduction:

“Our oldest daughter, Lisa, is starting junior high soon. She’s a hopeless tomboy. If she had her way, she’d never wear skirts or dresses. She can’t wait to sign up for the school wrestling team this fall. If I say no, she’ll throw a fit. Where’s the magic wand so I can turn her into a lovely princess?”

fuck them fuck them fuck them. Mom and dad should have probably been freaking out for most of our upbringing, huh? Jen, you and I were on the way to hell for sure. I think we all are on that path now. if people want a barbie doll, get a fucking doll. messing with people is just not right.

http://www.focusonyourchild.com/develop/art1/A0000712.html is another choice piece of fodder. I think this gives a bit more insight into why these mofos think that way.

But little Jege, you should play with dolls, not build awesome star wars ships or mini houses. What will you ever do with those skills? They won't come in handy in your life of servitude to your husband and many many children that you had to show how much you love Jesus! umm, err, maybe they'll be really handy when you become an architect or some shit like that... hrmm..

GRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!

honestly, when you think about people with this mentality and everything else, if the LeinGirlz 3 were the LeinBoyz 3, we would have been seen as gods instead up uppity weird bitches, huh?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 11:10:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Amen to that, sister.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 11:24:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger eM said...

Per Jege's request. Here are a few courses I e-mailed her that I need to take after she had to rush off to her 'tomboy re-programming' workshop.

-"accept it, you cook, you are the subservient one, even though your
husband folds laundry as does dishes while you cook, you're still
beneath him, stop trying to hide it" 101

-"Even though you are successful, you are still nothing in god's eyes
because you rarely wear skirts except the really short ones and those just make you a whore" 102 (101 had to do with not wearing mens shoes--oops! i've got big feet and they have better colors was apparently NOT an acceptable term paper and i didn't do as well as i would have hoped. hell, i've been wearing guys shoes since high school when a friend wore the same size and he let me borrow them.)

And a few seminars:
-"yes yes yes, everything you've said makes sense....If you were a man. but you're not, so turn it all around and do the opposite of that, mmmkay?"

-"he's allowed to do that, even encouraged to because he is a boy. Don't ask questions. Go make me a turkey pot pie."

-"no, it's not okay that you and your husband try to have an equal
relationship. Listen to whatever he says and do your best to obey. He knows better" is a joint session with "how dare you think you can continue to work after you have children, don't you know your place?"

To which I must add a disclaimer that there is of course nothing wrong with doing traditional male or female roles or anything like that or staying home to raise the kids. In fact, if a parent can afford to stay home and raise the kids (and maintain their sanity), all the better!

however, when it's expected that women have to stay home and do all the cooking and cleaning and that men have to go out and be the breadwinner and rule the world, well, that's a bit of a problem.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 12:17:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Exxxxxcelllent.

I just thought of another course that could be taught at GSSU (Gender-Specific Stereotypes University):

"Madonna AND whore: being all you can be in your marriage"

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 12:46:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger eM said...

Oooh, i like that one!

What about, "if you've got a dick, you can be one all you want, but if you don't, you'd better learn how to make one happy?"

tee hee hee...the funny thing is that all three of us Lein girlz are hitched and not totally man-hating psychos. at least not all the time ;)

But seriously, my DH Dylan finds the typical gender expectations to be f'ed up too. DH=darling husband--weird term used on discussion boards talking about pregnancy and stuff (yes, i'm researching).

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 12:58:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger kari said...

fuckin' fuckers. that's all i can muster right now. i promise i'll be wittier at a later time. but for now: fuckin' fuckers.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 6:54:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Jim V said...

Listen, I'm a conservative, but this stuff is a little nuts. What ever happened to loving your kid for whoever they want to be?

All of the people that I know that are gay (a few dozen, certainly no scientific study) had really terrible childhoods. I'm sure there are a lot of guys that are gay simply because they like guys, but I think there are also a lot of people out there that have a lot of pain and the only way they can deal with it is to "act out". If your parents are INSANE enough about making sure you are straight, what better way to act out?

In other words, I think the job of a parent (and I am one) is to love your kids unconditionally even when they make life decisions that you disagree with. Homosexuality is not something to be solved in a child. I think a lot of people use homosexuality to alienate themselves and create an excuse for why they are feeling rejected. "People just hate me because I'm gay." It's exactly the same thing people do by overeating. In other words, people don't reject you because of you, they reject you because of your weight, or your homosexuality, or whatever else.

But if that is true for SOME people who are gay, do you really think that cramming traditional concepts of what a male and female should be doing is going to solve the problem or make it worse? You aren't going to make your kid feel any less alienated by letting them know their behaviorisms don't conform to your pre-conceived notion of make or female behavior.

Monday, August 15, 2005 at 9:26:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Here's a quote from the Focus website:

"Before puberty, children aren’t normally heterosexual or homosexual. They’re definitely gender conscious. But young children are not sexual beings yet — unless something sexual in nature has interrupted their developmental phases."

Not sexual beings?!! Then why are they always playing with themselves, huh? Huh?

Friday, August 19, 2005 at 1:32:00 PM PDT

 

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