This is not a spoof or a satire. This shit is real:
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It’s a system I believe is purposefully created to disillusion white boys away from progressive/liberal perspectives.
First, the boys are inundated by memes featuring subtly racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic jokes.
Being kids, they don’t see the nuance & repeat/share.
Then they’re called out for these jokes/phrases/memes by parents, teachers, kids (mostly girls) at school & online.
The boys then feel shame & embarrassment – and shame is the force that, I believe, leads people to their worst decisions.
The second step is the boys consuming media with the “people are too sensitive” and “you can’t say anything anymore!” themes.
For these boys, this will ring true – they’re getting in trouble for “nothing”.
This narrative allows boys to shed the shame – replacing it w/anger.
And who is their anger with?
Women, feminists, liberals, people of color, gay folks, etc etc. So-called snowflakes.
And nobody is there to dismantle the “snowflake” fallacy.
These boys are being set up – they’re placed like baseballs on a tee and hit right out of the park.
And NOBODY seems to notice this happening – except, it seems, moms of teenage girls who see the bizarre harassment their daughters endure.
And, of course, moms like me who stalk our sons’ social media.
These are often boys from progressive or moderate families – but their online behavior & viewing habits are often ignored.
Here’s an early red flag: if your kid says “triggered” as a joke referring to people being sensitive, he’s already being exposed & on his way.
You can also watch political comedy shows with him, like Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Hasan Minhaj. Talk about what makes their jokes funny – who are the butt of the jokes? Do they “punch up” or down?
Our boys want funny guys to relate to. Give them John Mulaney, Hannibal Burress, Hasan Minhaj, Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle … then TALK TO YOUR SONS about that funny shit. Break it down.
(Also give them women comics, obviously, but that’s beside the point here).
Show them that progressive comedy isn’t about being “politically correct” or safe.
It’s often about exposing oppressive systems – which is the furthest thing from “safe” or delicate as you can get.
Disprove this “snowflake” garbage once & for all.
Ask your son:
Who is more of a delicate “snowflake” – the person who gets offended by racism/sexism & actively wants to help end bigotry? Or the person who is offended by people saying happy holidays instead of merry Christmas?
Above all, we need to stay engaged & challenge our kids without shaming them.
I’m lucky, my kids are smart and have a smart, critical, progressive dad who isn’t afraid to call bullshit when he sees it.
But I’ve seen SO MANY white boys falling prey to this system. So beware.
Jeez Louise, lady, why don’t you just cut the kids balls off and get it over with? (Testicles are the point of origin for toxic masculinity) I would tell you to let the boy’s dad handle it but you probably already emasculated him.
It’s not too late for your son though.
Let your son be a boy. Learn the difference between mothering and smothering. No boy wants his mother looking thru his social media account. That is just about the worst thing you could do with a teenage boy (or girl.) If you do snoop, don’t say anything to let him know you were prying into his activities.
In my day we didn’t have social media, but I remember the time Mom was cleaning the drawer runners of my dresser and accidentally found my porn stash underneath the bottom drawer. Man, was that embarrassing!
Your son is never going to be the girl you hoped for. Back up off of him and cut the umbilical cord. Kids need to have freedom. Let the baby bird fly. Also, give him physical privacy. Install a lock and his door so he can wank undisturbed. Then he won’t monopolize the bathroom.
This may come as a surprise to you but ALL TEENAGE BOYS MASTURBATE. Gay or straight, sooner or later he’ll start pulling his pud. If he’s not wanking yet he will be soon. If your son isn’t spanking his monkey by the time he is 15 you need to have his dad take him to a doctor. He might need to take testosterone pills. But whatever you do, DON’T TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT.
Do not enter his room without knocking and waiting for him to invite you in. Walking into his room unexpectedly will result in you seeing things you did not want to see. If your son is in his room with the door locked, do not bother him. Don’t stand outside his door and ask “What are you doing in there? Why is the door locked?”
There is no such thing as “excessive masturbation” by teenaged boys. Jerkin’ the gherkin several times a day is NORMAL for teenagers.
When he starts dating, STAY THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY. This is especially true as he gets older. Eventually he’ll meet a girl (assuming he’s straight) that he wants to marry. No girl wants to marry a soy boy with a domineering mother.
Last but not least, forget about all that crap about “toxic masculinity.” It is bullshit invented by toxic feminists. Repeat after me, “Having a penis is not a crime.” Nothing will fuck up your kid’s mind quicker than teaching him that his normal feelings and desires are bad.
I give this advice freely because you’re gonna ignore it anyway.