I just came across this post through a friend on Facebook who is a nanny but not a parent. Relevant to our last class discussion on rape culture as it suggests people may not be aware of their own contributions to it, whether you’re a parent or not.
I’m interested to hear reactions to it. I’ve noticed there is a certain dismissal parents (not excluding myself) may give children when using what may seem to be harmless sayings. Like, “you’ll understand when you’re older, “ or “because I said so.” I remember feeling so frustrated hearing those kinds of things in place of explanations as a child! But I hadn’t considered the implications of “boys will be boys,” in the way this babble bit points out.