Sometimes we honestly wonder if some of these whackadoo liberals aren’t really conservatives in disguise, undercover in LeftyLand to make the opposition look bad. Then we take a look around at mainstream Democrats and some of the evil, absolutely ridiculous things they believe and realize that the far, far left isn’t actually THAT far from the bread-and-butter DNC. We’re not sure if that’s terrifying or hilarious. Depends on the mood you catch us in.
This particular pink-haired loony toon comes to us from Australia. Deanne Carson is the CEO of Body Safety Australia, which prides itself in being the leading “provider of positive relationship education” in schools. Carson was on ABC News over there to tell the country that a “culture of consent” should begin early in the home.
Like, really early.
In the interview, Carson said parents should make it a habit to ask their babies for permission before changing their diapers.
“I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK?” she said, suggesting the kind of dialogue that might take place. “Of course a baby is not going to respond, ‘Yes, mum, that’s awesome, I’d love to have my nappy changed.’ But if you leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact, then you’re letting that child know that their response matters.”
Australians reacted to this advice, well, in just the way you might predict.
In defending herself from the social media frenzy, Carson wrote on Facebook that critics were missing the point.
“Sadly, some people have chosen to ridicule me (oh no! Pink hair! Must be a lesbian!) and the notion of giving infants bodily autonomy (poo in nappies har har amiright?!),” Carson wrote. “One in three girls, one in seven boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they are eighteen years old. One in twelve girls will be sexually abused before their sixth birthday.
“The work we do with children, teachers and parents is international best practice in abuse prevention,” she continued. “It teaches children their rights AND their responsibilities and connects them with people who care and can help. It invites their parents into the discussion and is sensitive to cultural and family values. Troll me all you want, add to your blog inches, but remember that when you do, you are negating the voices of these brave survivors of sexual abuse.”
No, not really. When you go out on television with your ridiculous hair and you make ridiculous suggestions like, “Ask your baby for their consent,” YOU are the one who is making it hard for people to take your OWN cause seriously.
We know it’s a tried-and-true tradition in the world of feminism to try and out-crazy each other, but you really ought to stop. Whatever decent ideas your movement ever had – whatever good you might actually accomplish – is being steamrolled by the nuts who thrive off the cult-like status of being loathed by the majority of normal human beings.