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Teaching Boys That Yes Means No

May 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’ve been brainwashing my sons with the “no means no” message since they were very young. I have muttered that mantra over and over again. They now believe it inherently and until recently I thought I’d done my job for the cause of female safety.
Recent stupid decisions by prominent young men have given rise to [...]

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Tags: Rules · sex

Saying ‘no’ to Chris Brown

March 16th, 2009 · No Comments

This on Huffpost today via Twitter:
“Overheard aboard Metro from a gaggle of teens, a boy shouts to a girl, teasingly: “Don’t make me go Chris Brown on you.” – joseiswriting
I’m consciously raising my sons to respect women. I say consciously because it requires effort for most teens to show respect for anyone at all. I’m [...]

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Tags: Violence