Feb 13, 2013
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Your Weekly DTMFA Fix
@23 I was a high school senior when I started dating my then 20-year-old boyfriend (who turned 21 before I graduated), and we're still together 5 years later. The problem here isn't the age difference.
Jan 30, 2013
commented on If Your Gay Kid Is Being Bullied At School And He Begs You To Homeschool Him...
It's nice to see Dan finally recognizing there's at least one legitimate reason for not-crazy people to homeschool.
...okay, I don't actually mean for that to sound as snarky as it does. But reacting to every crazy homeschooler by pointing out they're homeschooled is like reacting to every crazy woman by pointing out she's a woman, and therefore there MUST be some connection. Ditto for crazy Christians, crazy gay people........ every group has its crazies, but it doesn't mean the entire group is crazy. So it's heartening to see homeschooling suggested as a viable, logical, and *good* choice for some people.
Aug 11, 2011
commented on Stuart Little's Got a Brand New Butthole
@31 and @33: I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure that you're both right in a way--your mouth probably has just as *much* bacteria as your ass, but your ass is where the really nasty bacteria hangs out.
Jul 8, 2011
commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father, There Is No Morality Without Religion, O They Will Know We Are Christians...
Dan, seriously, cut it out with all the homeschooling hate. I was homeschooled, and I'm now 21, well-adjusted, and getting straight A's in college. I'm not Christian, and neither are my parents. All of my friends who were also homeschooled turned out equally well-adjusted and successful, and of those who were religious, none were part of some crazy cult (Christian or otherwise.)
People often accuse you of implying that all Christians are crazy homophobic child-killing monsters. But you've responded to those accusations and acknowledged the existence of sane Christians. How about acknowledging the existence of sane homeschoolers?
May 26, 2011
commented on About Those Parents Who Aren't Disclosing Their New Child's Gender...
Arghhhh.... "unschooling" is not (necessarily) some creepy-scary-weirdo thing to do. It's just a name for a certain approach to homeschooling, because, well, "homeschooling" makes it sound like you sit around at home all day at the kitchen table doing schoolwork.
I was homeschooled (I'm now a junior in college), and I like to think that my parents' approach to homeschooling was at least informed by an "unschooling" mindset-- we didn't have a set schedule of when I had to work on certain schoolwork (I got to sleep in!), and often, learning happened as a part of everyday life.
Then again, parents who are hiding the sex of their child might also have some very... uh... interesting ideas about homeschooling/unschooling. But much like their decision to hide their child's gender probably isn't going to damage their child in any lasting way, I doubt their educational decisions will leave lasting damage, either.
Jun 25, 2010
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Feminism For Dummies
Stop dissing on the college kids, everyone! My women's studies classes (yes, I took two) did not turn me into some overzealous feminist who can't take a joke. I understood what Dan meant, I thought it was funny, and Aaron needs to cool it.