I’m prepared for backlash. I really am. But I’ve never been one to back down from something I feel passionately about and I’m not ready to start now. Being the Mom to a beautiful 16 year old girl keeps me on my toes. I want to know what is happening out in the land of social media, and what is being fed to my sweet teen. Sweet Jesus…..
I wish we could go back in time. Before the internet was so readily available. Back to when the news reported NEWS, not opinions. There’s something to be said of the innocence back in the day. Not that there wasn’t bad stuff happening, we just didn’t hear about it 5 minutes after it happened because we weren’t carrying around cell phones, tablets, mini-computers. We had to wait like everyone else and watch the news at 6 pm to find out what was happening.
When I think about how innocent I was even at 16, how blissfully ignorant I was, I long for that for my kids. I wish they didn’t have to hear about all the atrocities happening in the world today. I just want them to play, hang out with friends, worry about silly stuff like their first kiss, and first boyfriend. Instead my daughter is asking me how quickly we will die if N. Korea does bomb us.
She’s also seeing (and this is where ya’ll might get mad, it’s my blog, deal with it) so called Feminists walk around topless like it’s somehow going to make the world stand up and take notice. She’s watching “famous” people stand up and say “I’m nasty” as if that’s something to be proud of. Thank God she has a strong mind and can see that the actual women who started the feminist movement are probably rolling over in their graves. They fought for our right to vote! They fought to give women the right to own property, to have their own credit card. They didn’t fight so you could walk around with hairy armpits painted like unicorns and and yell “Be Nasty” to the young women who are up and coming. God help us all if this is what our next generation follows. We as women are screwed.
My blog, my opinion.