Originally Posted by mmaramba
That's dumb, too. "OMG, BOYS WILL TURN GAY IF THEIR MOMS DON'T SPEND ENOUGH TIME WITH THEM! OR TOO MUCH! I FORGET!"
Actually, I read that post as her suggesting that a loving gay male adult could be a positive role model for a young boy, and spending time with such a mentor could help the youngin figure out for himself what's going on inside him.
I'm not sure this new member doesn't mean well...
and I'm always puzzled when someone gets labeled a Troll when they simply post ideas/opinions that aren't accepted by the MDC norms.
Also, I've been meaning to add here that I've known a number of women who were either whacked-out heavy drug users or had mental health issues (or both) who were very drawn to midwifery. It's a profession with such an enchanting set of associations: healing, wholesome, motherly, alternative, wise, supportive, progressive... and I could see one such disturbed woman fall so much in love with those ideas that she convinces herself that she could practice as a midwife without all of that silly training stuff- and end up being a midwife like the one described here. One who gives real midwives a bad, bad name.
So I could see the story being true. And I find myself wondering, If the OP wanted to make trouble/ give midwives a bad name by making this up, wouldn't she go to a more mainstream board where people might be more likely to believe her? I mean, there's a chance it could be made-up, with the intention of scaring us poor uninformed homebirthers out of our illusions, but... most people know better than to, say, waltz into a law inforcement convention blaring CopKiller on a boombox.