Couple of thoughts. I have a 7 year old son who loves MLP. He really enjoys the tv show, but is very careful not to tell anyone outside our family that he likes it. He senses it would not be well-received by peers. He’s a competitive kid who’s very good at sports, and loves monster trucks and Hot Wheels. Something about the MLP show really speaks to him, but he wouldn’t dare tell his buddies he likes it. This is fine by me.
I’m wondering if there has been too much prompting by the mother in this story for the boy to “be himself”. While it’s ok to be yourself, you have to expect some level of ridicule when your interests are this out line with your peers. I agree with others who say there may not be a father in the home to help with guidance. To me it’s common sense to tell an older boy not to flaunt his affection for female shows and toys if he’s not prepared to be laughed at. In an ideal world no one would be ridiculed, but we can’t legislate people into being kind.
Fifty years ago this boy would’ve been beaten to a pulp on the playground if seen carrying a doll, and that didn’t happen to him. I’d say that’s progress, and I don’t think it’s out of line for the school to request he not display it on their property. Yes words hurt, and yes it’s terrible that he’s being made fun of, but are parents no longer sitting their kids down and saying, “Ya know son, maybe it’s not a good idea to be carrying that?”
November 11, 2013 at 9:30pm
Yeah but they do sign up to do the bombing and invading. Having known several soldiers before and after they entered the service, I’ve noted the brainwashing that seems to take place over the years. They can do from nervous unsure guys to gung-ho killers, and I’m not sure how that’s any different from people who have been brainwashed by Obama and his agenda. The soldiers are reprogrammed by the government to do some pretty dirty deeds, most of which are not particularly admirable. Not trying to start an argument, just offering another perspective. Be well.
November 11, 2013 at 8:07pm
I don’t know. Taking knee-jerk emotional reactions out of it, I do have to say it’s hard to be a Libertarian and sing the praises of the military when they are the ones killing innocent folks in other countries. I think the author has a valid point, however misguided and rude of Salon to publish such an opinion on Vet’s Day. I do think it warrants a discussion.
October 16, 2013 at 4:20pm
I hate this. Worst thing about being a women is this constant pressure to measure up to someone else. Seeing a tiny Asian lady do sit-ups with her kids is just annoying. Not inspiring, not interesting, and certainly doesn’t make me feel bad about myself. It’s just dumb. My excuse is shut the F up.
September 11, 2013 at 9:42am
My point exactly. Those of us who don’t listen to him don’t have that deeply ingrained, cult-like desire to support him. The ones who frequently listen or watch seem to lose all common sense. If you google “brainwashing techniques”, it’s startling how many he used last night alone.
September 11, 2013 at 8:49am
I’m shocked that no one is pointing out that these are classic brainwashing techniques. He is blatantly lying to our face and trying with all his might to convince us that we’re not hearing and seeing what we’re actually hearing and seeing. This is some insanely scary stuff. Even his strange facial expression was one of “look deep into my eyes…”.
I always wondered why the people who watch and listen to him the most fall deeper and deeper into devotion with him. Wonder no more. They’re trying to brainwash us. (And I am not usually this much of a conspiracy theorist. After last night, though, with his vague, twisted words and softened, “trust me” eyes, I’m convinced they are doing this.)
August 27, 2013 at 10:47am
Not a fan of these Miley blogs. The girl clearly has deep problems, I’d guess even drug-related. It’s sad. There are countless people who are raised in perfect homes, far away from the celebrity world and status, and still manage to go off the deep end in their late teens and 20′s. No one is immune from this, really. The difference is this girl is doing it publicly and everyone feels the need to chime in on their theories as to “why” she is acting like this. Does it matter? Lady Gaga had her bare a$$ hanging out and no one is blogging about that, making judgement calls about her upbringing. What a double standard. If the TMZ culture didn’t exist, neither would these celebrities whose only intention is to shock. If we’d stop giving them attention, they would stop assuming we want to see it.
July 26, 2013 at 9:09am
Mac, don’t let that hold you back. You can’t agree 100% with everything every party advocates. The only way you would is if you started your own. I am a Libertarian and have been years, and the drug issue continues to be a hang-up for me. My mother is an alcoholic and I have a very deep rooted desire to keep everyone on the planet from taking a drink or a drug, but I’ve also come to realize the drinks didn’t jump into her mouth, she chose to drink them and do so until she passed out several nights a week. Just like guns, we can’t blame inanimate objects when humans misuse them.
June 27, 2013 at 1:33pm
Jesus probably does weep when men have sex with each other, but he also weeps when men and women have sex outside of marriage, get divorced, produce babies with multiple people, watch porn, etc. The straights make him cry just as much as gays do. It’s a good thing his mercies are new everyday. I cringe when heterosexuals start spouting scripture as if they themselves are as pure as the driven snow.
Jesus weeping does not necessarily comfort me, Jesus kicking over tables and whippin the crap out of Jerks does not necessarily worry me.
Note that the one thing both appeal-ers to the Biblical Narrative avoided mentioning was that Jesus won't BE weeping the next time we are introduced to him. He will be kickinasz without taking names and very few will be getting out alive.
June 7, 2013 at 8:33am
Google the Mises Institute.
May 20, 2013 at 6:48pm
Hate being the bearer of bad news, but just about every product considered pricy caters to the “cool” people. Such has been the case since the beginning of time. I guess people honestly believe the fashion/lifestyles industry is sitting around trying to think of ways to make their products more inclusive? Because most of them are focused on those who can afford it. Louis Vitton doesn’t want you in their store if you can’t afford their $1200 handbags, and there’s a security guard standing in the doorway waiting to escort your broke behind out if you linger too long. Tory Burch doesn’t make anything above a size 12, and her 12 is technically more like an 8. Rock Center just did a whole story on her company a few months ago and sang her praises! She’s as vapid and narcissistic as it gets!
The AF thing is a witch hunt brought on by people who have nothing better to do than check Facebook every two minutes and complain about something new every week. Petition this, petition that, let’s just petition everyone into robotic political correctness. What should be an ember becomes an inferno on social media. The same week this non-news story made the rounds, the three tortured ladies in Cleveland were discovered. America has lost all perspective. What a CEO of a clothing company said in 2006 is the story people discussed most?? That was the last straw for me. I have vowed to rebel against these non-news Facebook wildfires. I’ll continue to shop at AF.
May 15, 2013 at 12:22pm
If they want to strip away the 2nd Amendment, it only stands to reason they will not honor the 1st either.
Joe scarblow stands with them on gutting the 2cd amendment.
Yea, makes me wonder if this was just an act.
May 13, 2013 at 3:54pm
Are they still heros if they were doing something illegal, too?
May 6, 2013 at 12:49pm
STOP WITH THESE STUPID ALIEN ARTICLES!!! Makes The Blaze look like a joke. I don’t know what the goal is with these types of pieces, but we’re very close to canceling our subscription because of them. We’re all for liberty, peace, and stopping the feds from ruling our lives, but articles about aliens and things that go bump in the night do nothing to further those goals.
April 26, 2013 at 11:24pm
I am disgusted that the word adoption isn’t even uttered by these politicians. There are waiting lists 1000 miles long for couples desperately wanting to love someone’s “mistake”, turning to other countries because adopting infants domestically is so hard. Planned Parenthood has never encouraged a woman to consider anything other than putting a needle through her baby’s head and shredding it through a vacuum. This is further proof that the US as we know it is gone forever. Our morals are so corrupt, our people so broken and misled. Adults can’t understand why kids would shoot one another. Of course the do, because they’ve heard adults talk say killing their own flesh and blood is totally fine.
April 26, 2013 at 10:58pm
I will never understand the Progessive’s ability to think guns are bad, but driving a needle through a miniature person’s head for s*hits and giggles is totally acceptable, defended to the end. The only form of birth control a woman has a right to is self-control. How is it the government’s concern if she can’t keep her panties on?
April 25, 2013 at 9:50pm
I do wish The Blaze would “professionalize” the site. There are so many images and ads flashing or standing out in the side bar that all I can think of is old Geocities sites. That’s not really an image they should be conjuring up in the reader’s mind. The headlines are very tabloid-ish, as well. “Find out why this woman was afraid to go into her garage last night!” They skew on the tacky side.
 April 24, 2013 at 11:22am
I hate all of these “alien”-related stories The Blaze seems to love so much. I can’t suggest that my friends come to The Blaze site for the information that’s useful, because as soon as they see a post on aliens they won’t take it seriously and all will be discounted. It’s too Weekly World News and makes The Blaze look like nothing but a joke.