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#121 of 126 Old 01-13-2006, 09:01 AM
 
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I just read that Jan 9 post, and boy is it transparent. It reeks of defensiveness, and of guilt.

Any sane person would read that, be curious, go to the MDC boards (she posts a link), and quickly realize that this is a gentle group, with strong opinions. She describes us in such a vile way that it is obvious she has been emotionally affected by what she has read. Something is getting through to her.

Anyway, those curious will come to MDC and hopefully learn something! Look at it this way -- it's advertisement to a crowd that would not usually come here. Maybe more people will learn not to hit their kids by reading through all the posts by you wonderful mamas!
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I just read it. So, were "militant" cool. I love the way she characterized the letters as rude, vile insults and threats. Since many of the letters were posted right here on this forum and I read them, I can safely say this is a gross exaggeration. I notice she is still making herself feel better by posting an excerpt from one letter that is anti spanking and following it up from yet more pats on the back from the spanking crowd. I can't believe so many people are supporting hitting a baby.
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I didn't bother writing a letter to her, somehow she got it in her head that striking her children is ok, and I doubt anyone on here or elsewhere is going to convince her otherwise. The fact that she is writing a "light hearted" and "humorous" aritcle about it is proof enough of that fact. I found her article disturbing and sad, not at all funny. It's sad to think that she is influencing others with her archaic opinions. Regardless of her personal parenting beliefs, she is in the media and I think she has a responsibilty to her readers to not advocate violence.

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I'm not allowed to post a quote from there verbatim?? Is that so?? (I'm a little foggy on why we can sometimes quote others and sometimes it's against UA...) If someone could set me straight about that I'd be very much obliged!



This is from the comments:

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Someone says that they will now become vocal and impolite while we who are insane (dependent upon the stages of the moon) prosylitize our dangerous substance.

Wow! Just. Wow.

Riiiiiiiiiigghhtt. There's just not even a response to something so "off".



And I really have to laugh that they see MDC as so militant fringe, but I guess we are to them. I actually find this board to be way more mainstream than my leanings, so I sometimes forget about how the rest of the world see things...


I agree with everything Sharlla said.
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And I really have to laugh that they see MDC as so militant fringe, but I guess we are to them. I actually find this board to be way more mainstream than my leanings, so I sometimes forget about how the rest of the world see things....
yeah, me too, i get surprised what a freak i really am. once i became a parent i really lost any ability to ever fit in anywhere mainstream. it freaks me out sometimes because i used to be able to fake it. now i can't even breath when i see all the babies crying in baby seats and the punitive, slapping hands parenting.

in fact i seem to be somewhat radical even in crunchy places, so i can't even measure what a freak i must be!!

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yeah, me too, i get surprised what a freak i really am. once i became a parent i really lost any ability to ever fit in anywhere mainstream. it freaks me out sometimes because i used to be able to fake it. now i can't even breath when i see all the babies crying in baby seats and the punitive, slapping hands parenting.

in fact i seem to be somewhat radical even in crunchy places, so i can't even measure what a freak i must be!!
I'm right there with ya. And the shaming!! I can't stand it! It's everywhere.

A (very rare) trip to Babies R Us is something I have to really psych myself up for... But it's the times I'm not at all prepared to witness, shall we say, unfortunte parenting practices, that really get under my skin.
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