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  • State Farm scraps gender identity project after ‘Like a Creepy Neighbor’ campaign brings awareness

    05/24/2022 1:17:00 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 114 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2022 | Brian Flood
    State Farm quickly distanced itself from a program that pushed books about gender fluidity on young children Monday after a new ad campaign slammed the insurance giant as "a creepy neighbor," but Consumers' Research thinks the insurance giant still has to "undo the damage" it caused. "Yesterday we launched our ad campaign calling out State Farm for donating books aimed at kindergartners on the topics of transgenderism and being non-binary… now they claim that they have ended their partnership with the GenderCool Project," Consumers' Research executive director Will Hild told Fox News Digital, calling the turn of events "an indication...
  • BuzzFeed Should Stop Publishing Only Negative Takes On Motherhood

    05/18/2022 11:38:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 18, 2022 | Karen Agness Lips
    Stories about parental regret might get clicks, but BuzzFeed acting as a PR machine against motherhood might also influence people’s decision to become a parent.As BuzzFeed contemplates its future, the website should reconsider its approach to motherhood. The media outlet is rethinking its news division because it loses money, offering voluntary buyouts. BuzzFeed would likely gain some mom consumers if it changed its tune on motherhood. In April, BuzzFeed ran an article headlined, “Mothers Are Revealing How They Realized They Regret Having Children And How They’re Coping Now, And They’re Such Nuanced And Valid Feelings.” The first mom the article...
  • I wanted my son to reject masculine stereotypes. Then he fell in love with tractors

    04/25/2022 12:15:15 PM PDT · by millenial4freedom · 117 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/21/2022 | Jay Deitcher
    After turning 2 years old, my son, Avishai, started demanding that he only wear tractor shirts, and my mind spiraled into darkness. I catastrophized worst-case scenarios, imagining a world where he fell for everything stereotypically manly. I envisioned him on a football field, barreling through mega-muscled opponents. Imagined him waxing a sports car on a warm summer day. I have always judged other guys who seemed boxed in by masculinity, but 3 ½ years ago, when I became a stay-at-home dad, my bias skyrocketed. My son was born in Albany, New York, on the bedroom floor of the apartment I...
  • Feminist Author: Stay-at-Home Moms Breed ‘Worse, More Sexist’ Men

    04/15/2022 11:54:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2022 | Samantha Ibrahim
    Controversial feminist author Jill Filipovic is preaching the “overwhelmingly negative consequences” of stay-at-home moms — and social media watchdogs are coming for her. Filipovic, 38, detailed her stance that these mothers create “worse, more sexist” men — and women who are “psychologically and emotionally worse off” — in a now-viral Twitter thread published on Tuesday. SNIP “The problem with paying people to stay home with kids, though, is that (1) we’re overwhelmingly not talking about ‘people,’ we’re talking about mothers; and (2) pushing women out of work comes with overwhelmingly negative consequences,” begins the thread by the outspoken author of...
  • REAL STORIES: "My Son Replaced Me When I Got COVID"

    02/28/2022 1:44:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    theAsianparent ^ | Sarah Voon
    When I got COVID and had to go into self-isolation, my son coped with the absence by replacing me with himself. I tested positive for COVID-19 on February 8th, 2022. About 3 weeks from my third (booster) vaccine shot, the unimaginable happened. I started off having a sore throat and I initially blamed it on eating too many pineapple tarts during the Chinese New Year break. But I knew better than to brush it off, with the Omicron variant going rampant and cases rising rapidly over the past weeks. I had also been informed by a friend who came over...
  • Transgender man who gave birth to his son criticizes medical staff for calling him 'mother' and claims that it's 'important' to STOP automatically linking pregnancy with being a woman

    12/22/2021 5:10:57 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 148 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/2021 | Jessica Summers
    A father has shared how nurses insisted on calling him 'mom' during his pregnancy despite being a man. Bennett Kaspar-Williams, 37, from Los Angeles, first realised he was trans around ten years ago, in 2011, but didn't begin his transition until three years later. Then six years later, in 2017 he found Malik, his future husband - who he married in 2019. The couple decided that they wanted to have children, and weighed the options available to them, with Bennett eventually deciding that he would be comfortable trying to conceive and carrying a child.
  • Prosecutors: Omaha man recorded himself hanging baby with scarf

    12/04/2021 8:15:42 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 26 replies
    Fox42kptm ^ | 05/25/2021 | McKenzy Parsons
    OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — An Omaha man is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after investigators say he appears to be on video choking a two-year-old girl, according to an affidavit filed with Douglas County Court.
  • If You Let Government Parent, Don’t Be Surprised When It Claims Your Kids

    11/16/2021 8:45:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2021 | Julie Gunlock
    Is it any wonder school officials view themselves as the leading authorities on children?Glenn Youngkin’s gubernatorial win in Virginia sent a clear message to government bureaucrats: treat parents with more respect. Parents are paramount to their kids’ welfare and education, and they have a right to be angry when treated otherwise. Yet parents should also reflect on how we got here and consider how they share at least some of the blame. For decades, public schools have encroached on some basic parental responsibilities — from feeding kids to health care to helping with homework. Is it any wonder school officials...
  • When Two Parents Tried To Make Their Young Daughter Practice What Greta Preaches....All Hell Broke Loose!

    10/15/2021 8:05:48 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 38 replies
    No Trick Zone ^ | 10/15/2021 | P. Gosselin
    You think FFF kids are mad at their parents for trashing the planet? That’s nothing compared to their anger when you ask them to walk the talk. Angry Greta. Image cropped here. At FaceBook, two German parents of a young schoolgirl decided that if their daughter was going to skip school on Fridays and demand the rest of the world start being responsible for the planet as Greta and Fridays For Future prescribe, then she should begin to do so at home. Well, that didn’t go over too well. Here’s what the two parents wrote: Thanks Greta…. thanks Fridays For...
  • Masks on Kids: And other abuses parents with emotional issues dole out

    08/06/2021 3:36:12 PM PDT · by calvincaspian · 12 replies
    Thoughts from the 42nd Parallel ^ | 08-06-2021 | Tom Shattuck
    “My rising Kindergartener told me two days ago she could wear a mask all day.” Okay, sicko. In lieu of placing a cloth filter over a child’s mouth which will serve no greater health purpose but will inhibit their breathing, perhaps parents should seek treatment for their own mental health issues. See a shrink and fix yourself. “My rising Kindergartener told me two days ago she could wear a mask all day,” Jen Psaki declared. It’s a dark victory lap to take. The fact is that if kids were not mandated to wear masks most of them never would and...
  • The Transgender Industry Is Culling Tomboys Out Of Existence

    07/19/2021 10:03:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 19, 2021 | Nathanial Blake
    The biggest sources of sex stereotypes and strict gender roles are the trans movement and its allies, insisting girls who like 'boy' things must actually be boys.Sometimes transgender propaganda is too honest for its own good. For example, Loudoun Now, a weekly newspaper in Virginia’s Loudoun County, just ran a horrifying story encouraging gender dysphoria in children. The piece focuses on seven-year-old Sophia, now pretending to be a boy named Max, and her mother Emily (the unnamed father is almost entirely absent from the article). It was meant to boost transgender ideology in an area that has become a battleground...
  • How A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Mom Saved Her From Going Transgender

    07/01/2021 10:34:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/01/2021 | Walt Heyer
    When I appeared on a Heritage Foundation panel discussion in 2019, I said people are manufacturing trans gender kids. They are hurting the most vulnerable members of our society by encouraging children and adolescents to live as the opposite sex, inject hormone blockers and cross-gender hormones, and undergo surgeries that irrevocably alter healthy body parts.These protocols are dangerous and unstudied, and shouldn’t be pushed on children. Yet this madness rages on like an unchecked forest fire.I was a transgender child who “transitioned” to female as an adult. I lived as female for eight years, until I woke up and admitted...
  • Most Children’s Music Is Terrible. Listen To This With Your Kids Instead

    05/28/2021 8:33:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    Perhaps worse than trite politicization of classic tunes is failing to pass on the wealth of a child's musical heritage. Here are some ways to start offering that audible feast to your child.Just as what you feed your baby (and eat while pregnant) trains her palate toward good food or junk food for life, what your baby sees and hears does the same for her artistic tastes. Kids raised on mental junk food have a harder time developing an understanding of and affinity for more complex, subtle, and nourishing brain foods later in life.Many parents nowadays pay immense attention to...
  • Bethany Christian Services Decided To Feed Foster Children To The Leftist Mob

    03/25/2021 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2021 | Paula Rinehart
    Bethany may renew their federal contracts by deciding to abandon Christianity in foster-care placements. But in the bigger picture, more abandoned children will run the streetsOn March 1, Bethany Christian Services sent shock waves through the adoption and foster care community with its landmark decision to place children with same-sex parents. There staring out from the pages of The New York Times stood the imposing figure of Chris Palusky, president of this historic Christian agency rooted in the Dutch Reformed world of Grand Rapids, Michigan.The news of surrender hit hard. Bethany, the ten-ton gorilla of adoption and foster care, and...
  • Report: Americans’ Obsession With Careers Is Contributing To Our Dangerous Lack Of Babies

    03/18/2021 9:20:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 18, 2021 | Joy Pulman
    What really predicted fertility, the authors find, are attitudes about work and family.The world’s richest countries typically have the world’s lowest birth rates. The highest-income people in those wealthy countries on average have the smallest family sizes. Those two facts conflict with the broad perception, especially among lawmakers, that Americans aren’t having babies because they’re worried about how expensive kids are. So may the results of a new study out today, which finds that the more career-oriented individuals and wealthy societies become, the more their fertility declines. “Highly work-focused values and social attitudes among both men and women are strongly...
  • Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Apologizes After Son Records Expletive-Laden Phone Call

    03/17/2021 10:34:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 15, 2021 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    "No father should speak to their children like this," Kerrion Franklin posted with the recording.Grammy-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin apologized over the weekend after his son posted a recording of a phone call in which Franklin hurled profanities and an apparent threat at his son. In audio of the partial phone call posted to Kerrion Franklin's Instagram account, the elder Franklin can be heard saying: "You need to get your skinny motherf-----g ass back out the g------ way before I put my foot in your ass." "I will break your neck if you ever disrespect me," he continued before seeming...
  • GAY THROUPLE: California Birth Certificate Lists 3 Dads as Parents

    03/02/2021 7:11:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 03/02/2021 | Caleb Parke
    While the media celebrates a gay, polyamorous throuple who was given legal custody of two children, a children’s rights activist says the California judge’s ruling sacrifices the kids’ wellbeing for adult desires.The three men – Ian Jenkins, Alan Mayfield, and Jeremy Allen Hodges – became the first to be listed as three dads on a birth certificate in a 2017 ruling.Best-selling author Todd Starnes warned Americans about a cultural free-for-all in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage.“The ultimate goal of the sex and gender revolutionaries is to destroy the traditional American family,” Starnes wrote in “Culture...
  • Why The Left Is Attacking Amy Coney Barrett For Adopting Kids From Haiti

    09/29/2020 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2020 | Jayme Metzgar
    When all of life is reduced to racial struggle, adoptive families are a threat. When rumors suggested Friday that President Donald Trump was set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a particularly vile line of attack began to emerge from leftist activists and blue checkmarks on Twitter. While some of these tweets were later deleted or walked back, the left had tipped its hand: Barrett’s two young, adopted children are not considered out-of-bounds for witch hunts and smears. Nor was this line of questioning limited to Twitter, according to Diane Kunz of the Center for Adoption...
  • Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia ‘officially pushing for emancipation’

    08/22/2020 10:42:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 155 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2020 | 12:42am | Vincent Barone
    Kellyanne Conway’s Trump-hating daughter is apparently ready for a new family. “I’m officially pushing for emancipation. Buckle up because this is probably going to be public one way or another, unfortunately. Welcome to my life,” 15-year-old Claudia Conway tweeted Saturday night. Left-leaning Claudia has been openly feuding with her parents on TikTok and Twitter all summer, bashing them for their conservative views. At one point she urged progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to adopt her. Saturday’s tweet came alongside many more in which she penned her frustration over her mother’s work for the president, and over recent praise of her father,...
  • 11 Pregnancy Must-Haves And Other Recommendations From A Mom Of Six

    08/14/2020 12:16:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 14, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Pregnant women get lots of ads and advice, but I bet that almost none of the people making all the other lists have as much pregnancy practice as I do. Pregnant women get lots of ads and advice, but I bet very few of those giving it have as much pregnancy practice as I do. While our family of eight is a pretty normal size by historical standards and on other continents, itÂ’s not among comparatively much more wealthy Americans. That means I have almost surely had more babies than any of your friends or any other internet writer recommending...