These parents shouldn’t be allowed ANYWHERE near kids

by Skip

Mom and babySeriously – We have to ask babies PERMISSION to pick them up – and then let THEM pick their “gender”???  And then they wonder why college kids are just jerks now, just WAIT to these bunch of adults-to-be grow up.  Admittedly, my primary child-rearing days are 30 years in the rear-view mirror but given that TMEW and I are raising our grandson, I’ve been looking at these kinds of posts with absolute horror – really, who really is in charge here, the babies or the parents (yeah, take one guess – right: no one).  If this is an indication of what’s going to happen in the future, God help us all.

Example #1: Always ask your baby for permission to pick them up.  Even if they have no idea of what you’re saying.  Because RAPE CULTURE!!!! (reformated, emphasis mine):

A new parenting trend urges parents to ask their own babies for consent before picking them up. Most mothers will likely pick up their babies without thinking about it and as and when they need. But one mom has revealed that she always asks her six-month-old son for consent before picking him up – earning her support from other parents.

Nisha Moodley, from San Fransisco, always asks her son Raven before going to hold him. Alongside a selfie of her and her son, Moodley explained on Instagram: “Why? Because we want him to know that his body is his, and that others’ bodies are theirs, and no one gets to make choices about someone else’s body.”…She added, “Since the moment he was born, we’ve always asked before we pick him up,” explaining that when he was too young to speak, she decided to “feel” for his “yes” instead.

Moodley says that asking for Raven’s permission is a small step in ending rape culture – as she is teaching her son from the off that he should only touch another person when he has their consent. “I don’t ever want my son to be a sexual perpetrator or the victim of one, and the best thing I can do is honor his choices about his own body,” she told Yahoo.

This is wrong on so many levels.  Being a parent, especially of a real little one, means YOU are in charge and all the responsibility that comes with it.  You are there to TEACH good behavior – this just lays the foundation that this sweet little baby may just become quite the terrible two with an entitlement problem later on as he gets used to being asked instead of being told.  And the asking is NOT going to determine whether this little guy is going to be a rapist!  Sorry, this is an idea that has no foundation – just a claptrap fad of “Feelz good” for a parent that just might need some head straightening before long.

Example #2: This is the transgender movement gone over the cliff – once again, the baby will make the choice?

When a Trans Parent’s Ideology Turns Into Abuse: A Genderless Child?

 

…But another story shows that there’s another side to this coin. The parent of a Canadian newborn not only wants to make a crucial life decision for him or her, but also force the government to recognize that decision. Now I say “him or her” because it has been hidden whether little Searyl Doty of British Columbia is a boy or a girl. Only the child’s mother, who identifies as a “non-binary trans person” and is taking male hormones, knows the truth.

Searyl made international news when this baby received what his or her mother is calling the first ever “genderless” document issued by any government. The Gender Free I.D. Coalition, an activist group Searyl’s mother participates in, seeks to “remove all gender/sex designations from identity documents,” and in this case, they appear to have gotten their wish. The card issued by British Columbia lists Searyl’s sex as “U,” presumably for “unknown” or “unclassified.”

Searyl’s mother (who, again, would prefer I call her a “parent,”) said in a statement that “It is up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity.” Doty believes so deeply in liberating children from biological sex that she’s a complainant in a case currently before the province’s Human Rights Tribunal, arguing for genderless government I.D. She’s also applied for judicial review of her child’s birth certificate, which British Columbia still says must list either male or female.

Doty’s lawyer says requiring such a designation violates the baby’s rights “as a Canadian citizen to life, liberty and security of the person.” And by the way—folks, I promise I’m not making this up—this lawyer refuses to use capital letters in her name because it’s oppressive.

Now why am I telling you all of this? Because in contrast to the Charlie Gard case in which the government overstepped its sphere of sovereignty, this is a case of a parent overstepping her sphere of sovereignty as well as crossing the line into abuse. And no, I don’t think “abuse” is too strong a word for a mother who refuses to acknowledge the biological reality of her child’s sex, and to raise him or her in denial of such reality. The potential for harm here is great, and not only should government officials refuse to accommodate it, they should stop such practices, even if necessary, removing the child from that home

…And just as there are limits to the state’s authority over the family, there are limits of the family’s authority over the state. A parent doesn’t have the right to force the government to violate its responsibility to recognize reality either.

God designed the family before all other institutions to produce, nurture, and protect children. The state isn’t competent to do this, and neither is the market, the academy, or even the church. But when the family fails to fulfill its God-ordained role—when parents try to deny a fundamental and biological truth about who their children are, they’ve failed.

It’s awful to watch governments steamroll one family to end Charlie Gard’s life, while failing to intervene in Searyl Doty’s life. Because children are helpless against our social experimentations, Christians can’t simply retreat from the public square or concede the clash of worldviews. The bad ideas of adults in any sphere of authority often have small victims.

I’m all in for parental rights and I’ve said it for years in terms of school choice.  But these actions above are akin to parents saying “I’m not taking them to church – I’ll let them grow up and let them decide for themselves”.  Er, by that time, it’s too late and it becomes a lot easier just to sleep in late on Sunday mornings. Similar results will come out of these as well.  Sorry, the overarching theme is “whose in charge here?” and I see massive abdication of what a parental role should be in these cases.  Parents are supposed to be parents – not friends, not buddy-buddies (at least while they are not adults and then the relationship should go, for example, from Dad the Father to Dad the advisor).  Parents are supposed to nurture, train, and lead their children and not the other way around like these two examples are intimating.  Sorry, life doesn’t work that way and if carried on in other areas, I bet will not end well.  Kids are impressionable and what might be fine at the adult level isn’t at the kid level.

The problem is, with the current crop of precious snowflakes coming out of college, the stupid social experimentation their professors and spineless administrators have performed on them for four or more years, is now going wild into the rest of civilization. Unfortunately, I drearily predict, with unfortunate consequences as more and more Culture Marxism get squirted into society.  At an earlier and earlier time.  After all, if parents are going to be and act like parents, why bother?

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  • Dan_Itse

    The idea that a parent would allow their child’s body to be permanently altered based upon a child’s understanding of the world, or the parent’s unconscious misdirection motivated by the parent’s need for acceptance in a counter culture is beyond comprehension. The articulation as “gender assigned at birth”, as though it were an arbitrary decision, is irrational. The matter of gender is one of biology, if you have a Y chromosome you are male, even if you are XXY or XXXY; if you don’t have a Y chromosome you are female. In my opinion, the surgeries and hormone treatments are an elaborate and irreversible form of cross dressing, it doesn’t change the testimony of every cell in your body. It should not be lost on us that the same faction promoting genderless children, are the same people promoting the “science” of anthropogenic global warming.

  • Catherine

    Asking permsission to pick them up is going to get awfully awkward when the kid turns 2 and wants to make a bee-line to go play in traffic or some other situation that you need to remove them from ASAP. Still gonna ask permission and wait for a positive response? Gonna let them play in the park until midnight because they won’t give you permission to pick them up from the see saw? Gonna make Drs and nurses ask permission and wait for a positive response every time they need to touch them (especially if they need to give them a shot)?

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