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Old Yesterday, 10:57 AM
 
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Liberal parenting.
As opposed to hitting your kids into submission. What are the acts of domestic terrorism telling you about that?
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Old Yesterday, 10:57 AM
 
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I agree with this.

And FWIW when I was a "tween" we played with condoms and I'd seen porn and sex toys. It is funny to me that the OP seems to think kids didn't do/say/see these things in the past 50 years lol.
[insert ‘Principle Skinner “Out Of Touch” meme’ here]
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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Dear Team Red,

Try actually following the principle of capitalism which you claim to embrace. Don't like it, don't watch it. Every day you cry about this stuff the more it is apparent that you are anti-capitalism like your Team Blue peers who aren't shy about their love of Marx.

Signed,

An anarchist
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Old Yesterday, 11:04 AM
 
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This lowbrow movie is pretty well near the bottom of the list of things that may constitute abuse. I'm far more concerned with parents who don't vaccinate their kids or admonish their children that not attending Sunday services will surely relegate them to an eternity of conscious torment in fire.
True, it is not as bad as what you listed or not NEARLY as bad as physical or sexual abuse or extreme neglect, but I still think that parents who would allow their children to play such roles are not very good parents.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 AM
 
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True, it is not as bad as what you listed or not NEARLY as bad as physical or sexual abuse or extreme neglect, but I still think that parents who would allow their children to play such roles are not very good parents.
I do kind of wonder about that. Older movies like ‘Kids’ especially.
Just more zeros on the check to get that approval.

But even in elementary, friends already started talking about sexual stuff.


I think the appeal of this movie is that it reminds us of growing up and discovering all this ourselves. How awkward we were and how we were just dumb kids who knew nothing, and how hilariously naive we were.

Discovering the porn channel or adult sites. We’ve all been there.
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Old Yesterday, 11:10 AM
 
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Were people this hysterical when Bad News Bears came out in the 70s? I was too young to know. It’s pretty hilarious though.

This is a comedy not aimed at kids. It’s 3 nerdy boys who have been invited to a party where spin the bottle is going to be played. They know nothing about girls or kissing so they are trying to figure out what to do, and in the process the day goes from bad to worse as they keep getting into situations that are over their head. It’s a raunchy teen comedy, very Superbad-ish (or Booksmart if you need a more recent reference).

It’s not that serious. Pearls should stay un-clutched. LOL
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Old Yesterday, 11:12 AM
 
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Were people this hysterical when Bad News Bears came out in the 70s? I was too young to know. It’s pretty hilarious though.

This is a comedy not aimed at kids. It’s 3 nerdy boys who have been invited to a party where spin the bottle is going to be played. They know nothing about girls or kissing so they are trying to figure out what to do, and in the process the day goes from bad to worse as they keep getting into situations that are over their head. It’s a raunchy teen comedy, very Superbad-ish (or Booksmart if you need a more recent reference).

It’s not that serious. Pearls should stay un-clutched. LOL
Thats what I mean. Its a movie we can all relate to because we were those kids at some point.
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Old Yesterday, 11:27 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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True, it is not as bad as what you listed or not NEARLY as bad as physical or sexual abuse or extreme neglect, but I still think that parents who would allow their children to play such roles are not very good parents.


As long as the child understands this is all make-believe and you teach them the very real dangers of that type of behavior, why would this equate to bad parenting exactly?
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Old Yesterday, 11:35 AM
 
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As long as the child understands this is all make-believe and you teach them the very real dangers of that type of behavior, why would this equate to bad parenting exactly?
Good question.

I think it is because, in my opinion, that it is a form of sexualization of children. Maybe not in this particular movie -- as I said, I have not seen it -- but I think that any time you have young children in sexual situations (real or not), it is an assault on their childhood, even if they agree to it. And, btw, it is not just recently, either. More extreme examples are Brooke Shields in "Pretty Baby" or the very early "Baby Burlesks" (sp?) which starred Shirley Temple.

https://time.com/12851/before-the-go...baby-burlesks/

And, yes, I do know that most 11-year-olds these days are not usually nearly as innocent as most 11-year-olds were 100 years ago, but I personally think that is a shame.
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Old Yesterday, 11:44 AM
 
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"Assault on their childhood"? I'm not even sure what that means.


Not much more than 100 years ago 11 year old girls could be married.
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