I think everyone should be concerned. It’s just become added to the list of “talks” we have to have with our kids; sex, drugs, bullying, strangers and now the Internet. The Internet disturbs me because of its potential to bring people you don’t know at all into contact with your child. To me, that’s tantamount to having them in my home. That concerns me. More
Topic: social media
For the past few years, a trend called “30 Day of Being Thankful” has emerged on social media during the month of November. Because I’m a general proponent of holiday cheer and expressions of gratitude, I try to stay open-minded about this month-long stint of status update sincerity. This isn’t easy considering how trite the status updates can be. Friends who might spend the majority of the rest of the year bitching about traffic or politics will suddenly take the time out to thank their children’s bus driver or reflect upon how much they love their kids’ sweet, smiling faces. More
One of the sweetest aspects of this story is if you go to Zoe’s Facebook page and look through her (really adorable) photographs you can see so many of Ruby with Mr. Rabbit, he is in almost every photograph of her, and he was a gift from her grandmother when she was just one day old. More
Â At least 2 of the accounts I reported haven’t been suspended,Â despite having full blown, sexualised images of obviously young (as in
YOUNG) girls.Â I am going to link to the Twitter accounts, and I am also going to suggest
that you don’t look unless you absolutely, positively, definitely have toÂ confirm that this is Twitter really not doing their fucking job.
Happy Halloween, everyone! In honor of the holiday, I’ve put together a collection ofÂ submissionsÂ that all screamed out to me from beyond the grave (aka my email inbox). Every year, parents tend to post the same drab, sanctimonious, and/or pumpkin-themed Halloween updates on social media, but I’m usually too busy posting aboutÂ placentasÂ orÂ bath poopÂ to discuss them here on Mommyish. Since I’ve been writing this column, my sole intention has been to scare the crap out of you good people around Halloween, but this year, I thought it’d be fun to check out a cross-section of good ol’ fashioned Halloween updates to keep things a little neater. More
I think before people start pitching such a monumental fit over this and wringing their hands in feigned moral outrage they should wait and see what he teacher has to say. Was it not the best time? Yes. Does it mean Malik is some terrible human being? No. He is just a dumb teen, with a million watt smile who I’m sure is a nice kid. More
As if the use of social media by their teens wasn’t already terrifying enough for parents, Facebook is turning the terror up a notch – by now allowing users aged 13 to 17 to post publicly on Facebook. Thanks Facebook, and screw you. More
For the past couple years, I’ve reflected on a strange and somewhatÂ creepy type of parent overshare around Halloween:Â The Documom. Documoms (and docudads, but we’re talking about a relatively small fraction of men who do this) are a breed of parent who obsessively chronicle every bug bite, skinned knee, and — everyone’s favorite –Â “mouth discoveries”Â their children have on Facebook. For whose benefit exactly, I’m not sure, but this phenomenon is a real thing thatÂ continues to getÂ weirder by the year. I have a (toe-)jam-packed folder of submissions pertaining to all these documom, and this is the special time of year that I get to bust them out in a column for your viewing pleasure More
Considering the world is crawling with bros unaffiliated with Anonymous who do nothing but rape and spread rape culture, I’m at least grateful that actual Anonymous bros (and the thousands of women affiliated with Anonymous, and by Chen using a term like
“bro” which is sort of universal code for “douchebag” well, that’s pretty offensive anyway) are doing something to try and make a difference regarding how we treat rape victims and view sexual assault. More
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But charges were dropped by the prosecuting attorney who didn’t believe the evidence was strong enough. And that’s when the Coleman family’s life started to get pretty terrible in Maryville. More
This time around, the government shutdown has inspired a few “classic” parent responses to what is essentially a huge national crisis with international ramifications (that will hopefully get resolved soon). Whether a parent is downplaying the seriousness of the shutdown, ranting nonsensically, or trotting out the old chestnut about moms never getting a day off, each of today’s examples typify how NOT to talk about the government shutdown on Facebook (unless you want your friends to roll their eyes, take a screenshot, and send that screenshot straight to STFU, Parents).
I can guarantee if I would have had social media when my babies were born I would have done the same thing, posting snaps of raw liver and my mouth covered in fake blood and captioning them #placentatime just because I am obnoxious like that. More
Vanity Fair’s Nancy Jo Sales, known for writing the Vanity Fair article that inspired the Sophia Coppola movie The Bling Ring, (The Suspects Wore Louboutins) has written another expose about the secret life of teenage girls that we all need to pay attention to entitled Friends Without Benefits. The article explores how social networking websites and internet porn are shaping the way that our kids, our girls especially, are having these websites drastically affect gender roles for young people. And it’s scary as hell. More
The “thigh gap” is pretty self-explanatory. The visual goal is to become so skinny that your thighs don’t touch when you are standing with your feet together. I can pretty confidently assert that I have never had a “thigh gap” in my life. More