(Thanks to Susan and Linda for the news tip)
Here’s “relationship expert” Deanne Carson on Australian TV exhorting people to “set up a culture of consent in the home” by getting your baby’s consent to change his diaper.
Do you listen to people with pink hair? I didn’t get where I am today by listening to people with pink hair.
Now, let’s be fair. She’s being razzed because everybody knows a 3-month-old baby can’t answer verbally. She knows that too. She wants you to read the baby’s body language. I promise I am not making this up.
And she takes herself very, very seriously. Her critics, she says, “are negating the voices of those brave survivors of sexual abuse.” Uh-huh.
When I told my wife about this, she said, “Now I think they’re just baiting us. No one is genuinely that stupid.”
I wonder. We have all noticed the blizzard of stupid ideas that swirls around us every day. Play-Doh for college students, borderless countries, gender-neutral pronouns, the list goes on forever. Do the people who clobber us over the head with those inanities honestly believe in them?
If they do, we’re in more trouble than we thought.
But if they don’t, and are only throwing all this crapola around to pull our chains–well, that’s a lot of trouble, too.