“Wow...so many children have been sexual abused....and what even sadder...by a relative or close friend of the family....
Don't trust your kids with NO ONE!”
Dr Drew on Dec 5, 2013 at 21:28:26
pslcitizen on Dec 4, 2013 at 08:53:04
“They key is as adults WE know better, kids don't. Be watchful & wise in protecting your children...no matter how old they are. Teach them to know the dangers & how to protect themselves. Ask questions! Be there when they want to open up. Don't assume because they don't talk about it, it doesn't still hurt them. I was abused by a young man who today I don't even remember what he looks like because I was so young but he still haunts me. He was run out of town (that's what was done back then) & I often wonder where he went & who else he tortured over the years.”
Aissatou Sunjata on Dec 4, 2013 at 07:59:10
“There is a statistic which says how many girls are sexually abused by the time they reach a certain age. If we follow the premise of not trusting anyone, we teach our children not to trust. More than anything, as someone who has experienced sexual abuse, there is a sense that something does not feel right. Yet, it is what we teach our children when young which sometimes have them being victims. We do not teach them that adults can do bad things, and that if something feels wrong or uncomfortable they need to say something to us, inform their parents. The notion of us not trusting anyone will not stop with that sadly. We will also teach our children to not trust anyone. If we teach our children to lack trust, we will still make them susceptible to being victims. We need to instead teach them to follow their natural given sense/intuition.”
nonny2619 on Dec 4, 2013 at 07:11:56
“Sometimes its the mom who is the abuser. Sometimes it's the dad. Sometimes it's the brother or sister (though they call that exploration).
What is important is to educate your children on what is appropriate behavior. I was sexually abused as a child and so help me G-d if anyone touches my children.. well we'll just leave the rest unsaid.
As a survivor I know what would have helped me. Teach kids about authority. That yes maybe your uncle/cousin/teacher is an authority figure but the moment they start touching you in certain places (don't be afraid to outline this) that they lose their authority and power because adults shouldn't be doing those things to them. They need to know that their body belongs to them and they should and can say NO. If they can't stop the abuse as it happens that it's okay it's not their fault, that no matter what kind of threats they make they can always come to you that you will believe them and protect them 100%. Of course you make all this talk age and maturity appropriate. Knowledge is power. Empower your kids to protect themselves. Best gift you can give them.”
JenniferEccles on Dec 4, 2013 at 06:22:26
“you can't let the abuser destroy your life totally by taking away trust of good people”
“you're right, but you life style choices should not be FORCE ON Children”
bonatay on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:53:26
“I don't watch the parade. Did they not say something like "coming up performance by cast of kinky boots"? However distatesful to you, to me not so much. Most likely the kids would think that like the other performers in costumes their take would not be the same as yours. If people were concerned they should have done something about it, like turn off the tv. It disgust me to see heterosexual couples slobbering all over each other in public.”
“The first point is it was terrible...regardless if it was transgender, cross dresser, regular performers or even Intersex ...the performance was TERRIBLE....and the second point is...it was FORCED upon the Children......
Your chosen lifestyle do not have to be imposed everywhere your turn.....and mostly in front of innocent children”
Ioana Seiferlein on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:25:28
“Sorry, meant to say "pursue".”
Donna Davis on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:34:23
“Not forced if you got up off your duff and changed the channel!”
joemondo on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:24:19
“How was it forced exactly?”
motherearth13 on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:11:53
“Tolerance of the human condition is terrible for kids, yet tolerance for guns is "freedom". Yeah, better we show kids how cool it is to own guns... Way better. Geez!”
ColterB on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:02:16
“Honey, drag is one of the oldest forms of entertainment in the book, and if you find it so distasteful I suggest you and your children simply change the channel. Shakespeare, Disney, Warner Brothers, traditional Japanese playrights, and the Ancient Greeks all use drag as a medium for laughter, it's been traced throughout history to the Ancient world so if you dislike it so much you should probably consider hermitage.”
WisdomfromM2 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:54:04
“Yup, I agree here about the performance (and many OTHER performances) -- this parade is nothing but commercialization of sub-par entertainment or to find a way to get parents to "buy stuff" because a child thinks a giant balloon of "Hello, Kitty" is "what is wanted for Christmas." I remember when Macy's was not like this -- the balloons were of toy soldiers, elves, animals -- now everything is a "licensed product."”
alli07marie on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:52:30
“First off, those innovent children you speak of probably had no idea that it was even a hot topic issue. Atleast my neice just thought it was a bunch of people in costumes. She never realized it was men dressed as ladies trying to make a stand. She just thought that had pretty boots on. Perhaps you should learn from an almost 3 year old and enjoy the show.”
Megsie on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:49:30
“Then you probably shouldn't chain your kids to the TV or whatever it is you do that makes you feel that something being on television means that it is 'forced' on them.”
Rocco13 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:48:24
“School is forced on children too. So is religion. So are adult beliefs, phobias, prejudices...”
scorpions5 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:47:37
“This is a Tony award winning show. Too bad you are so uneducated to know what talent is in the musical world. Maybe if you would let some music into your heart it would thaw out.”
Front Row Joe on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:39:51
“Video violence is perfectly acceptable, but the horror of watching someone wear thigh high boots is beyond comprehension.”
Grada3784 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:31:05
“Two words: Milton Berle.”
ny rebel on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:27:24
“Obviously, you are imposing your lifestyle. Children need to understand that people are never "the same."”
Jced on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:26:20
“You are so cute...Bless your little heart.”
NJLiberalMom on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:24:54
“It was FORCED on children? Come on. I highly doubt many kids noticed - until their parents and grandparents started freaking out about it. Like how kids don't cry when the fall down until the see the faces of everyone around them....
Also, there is this thing.....it's called a remote control. It does the most amazing thing! It can CHANGE THE CHANNEL without you even having to get off your butt. Yeah, you should so look into it.”
vinman043 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:24:44
“You need to lay off the shellfish. It's clouding your brain. Being gay is not a choice no matter how much you want that to be true. Children saw human beings in costume dancing. What do you say to them? Broadway musicals often have people singing and dancing in costumes. They weren't nude. They weren't profane. It's a Tony award winning musical. The problem isn't the children. The problem is you. Open your mind and your heart.”
TheSpartanOfAuburn on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:23:37
“The song and performance were awful, but no one was forced to do anything. Please leave the comfort of your free nation and civil rights and venture to a country that actually forces its people to do things against their will. You have no idea what force is and children don't need you to protect them from crappy singing. They don't have your hang ups. That's your short coming, not theirs. Work on you.”
WHTrout on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:22:27
“What exactly was "FORCED upon the Children"? Did a bunch of sequin-heavy drag queens with AK-47s break into your house, round up the kiddies, tie them up in front of the television, put guns to their heads and FORCE them to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
And even in that ridiculous scenario, what did the "Children" see? A bunch of men and women in silly make up and sparkly costumes singing and dancing -- even if I were to agree with you that they did it badly (I don't), you'd have to agree that that is ALL the "Children" saw -- men, women, make-up, costumes, wigs, singing, dancing. Oh the Horror! the HORROR of it all! We must protect the "Children" from sequins and eye-liner!!”
american elitist on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:22:22
“it won the tony for best musical ... so though you have the right to your own opinion --- almost everyone else would disagree with it ..... and do you not know how to turn the station? when I see religious programming I just turn the station”
Nopinky on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:18:19
“Life is forced upon children. And it's not children getting their panties all in a knot over this - it's parents who don't like thinking they might have to actually RAISE children in the real world and want to sanitize real life to prevent that. No. No you can't call the shots for everyone else. You either have to bubble wrap your kids or engage with the world.You can't shut down everyone else to avoid it. Tell me what's so hard about "it's a play, and they're actors playing dress-up"? Did you get this worked up over Mrs. Doubtfire? She was in her underwear in that movie too. Or Mulan? She cross-dressed too but she was pretending to be a man, so I guess that's acceptable because girls are - after all - the lesser gender so it's only natural to want to be a boy, right?”
“This is nothing new....I ran into a few women that valued their "virginity" so much they was having anal sex...I heard this in the early 80's.
this has become a way of life for some women...They would have anal sex and considered it not sex...to hide the fact from their future husband that they are not virgins..
Question! Why is is so important that the a WOMAN is a virgin when married and the man is NOT....? It sounds like some stupid rule a man has put in place..
They want a virgins, but they are not and probably been having sex all over town and would BRING home a STD to the new bride....”
reciprocat on Nov 29, 2013 at 11:16:39
“christ. IT's 2013. It ain't that big a thing anymore. A lot of men are marrying prostitutes by the score. If a few want virgins still, what's it to you?”
jf12 on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:41:31
“"they are not " Which men?”
EisenBolan on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:17:26
“Well of COURSE men made this rule. Literature is full of stories with men going about town having dalliances while the woman they "loved" sewed and gossiped with friends. Neil Simon has a play about young soldiers in WW2 while on leave go to a prostitute for sex and for the main character its his first time. Simon's scene is so typical and literature and for many centuries life.”
“If I WAS President...I'll cancel the whole thing for all you ungrateful people....then you won't have ANY insurance AT ALL...or even the possibility of having insurance....you asked him to get insurance and he is trying to get you insurance.......
Because it is new territory, there are kinks.......you need to give it a chance to work out all the "flaws", but when dealing with hateful, mean, ungrateful people who are habitual complainers who has a chance...IF IT WAS ME....I'll Cancel the possibility of all of you getting insurance and see how you make out....I've never seen so many people just constantly "harass" the President on EVERY thing he does to HELP you........I would do NOTHING FOR YOU!”
solver04 on Nov 27, 2013 at 20:01:13
“The ACA is actually having less problems than Medicare PartD and C had when they were perpetrated on OUR seniors. I was an Insurance broker for the roll out for that mess; A mess that saved NO money, created the "Doughnut Hole" concept, put the Medicare Advantage plan (PartC) in place, and got hundreds of thousands of seniors personal info. HACKED and STOLEN. The ACA has already proven to be more succesful than any program since Medicare was launched, which took a "Good long year" to become stable and working correctly (the Rightys are STILL trying to get rid of it) according to my 84 yr old mother. If anyone thought this was going to be "easy peasy", doesn't know much about much. It has alot of moving parts and all of the money to pay for "education" programs was defunded in Congress. Just more proof that the GOPBAGGER House does NOTHING, but when it does it hurts the PEOPLE. The announcement today ONLY means the SHOP program can't be signed up online, NOT that the small business' can't get healthcare or renew ACA approved plans. A lot of this would have been avoided if the states with P'Bagger Governors put the exchanges in place. Just another reason to ask the question I NEVER get an answer to : What has a NeoBagger done POSITIVE for YOU and YOUR country lately. Repeals and BS cuts to an already HALVED deficit DON'T count. Waiting.”
bigproglib on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:49:48
“You simply must be joking. Please cancel the whole thing!!”
rmgjbsja on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:44:50
“You are so stupid, you would follow this idoit right to the ovens”
ian0000 on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:43:04
“i live close enough to a river that my mortg co makes meadd flood coverage to my property ins . i dont expect for a second that people who live in places like the middle of az should be forced to take out flood coverage also , just to keep my flood premiums artificially lower . similarly , im a 52 year old lifetime non drug user and non smoker , yet for the first tme , ill be expected to get drug rehab and smoking cessations programs in my h ins policy. . thats a disgrace.”
Reps Dust on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:38:53
“The problem is the president listened to the stupid congress and did not make the law super compulsory with life altering fines for non-compliance. Now he needs to hope people with money sign-up which they probably won't being uber greedy. So before the president can get insurance for everyone he needs to cajole the money out of people instead of taking it outright through normal IRS channels. So instead of being ungrateful people ought to realize the obstacles the president faces to get everyone free or subsidized insurance and not always complain about the pace of these much needed reforms.”
FMF 2401 on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:33:06
“C'mon Shellfish tell us how you really feel, let it out.”
richguywannabe on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:30:58
“Oh, BTW: I wish you were president. THAT is we are trying to get him to do”
MoreButtons on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:30:25
“You're missing the important point. I'm sure the people who are going to get health insurance for free and not unhappy, whatever the delays or hassles. It's the 100 million plus who are going to have to pay more or change policies or change doctors or have more administrative hassles who are upset. They are not ungrateful - they're upset ! Obama wants the government to take over the entire health care system and now it shows they can't even get the roll out right. Do you think that bodes well for the government managing the entire health care system? Not likely.”
loosechn2 on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:30:02
“You have to be one of the loneliest person in the USA and one of the most uninformed. The majority of people who had insurance wish he never messed with them. Thank God you are not president. One fool is enough.”
westphalen on Nov 27, 2013 at 19:28:43
“90% of Americans have health insurance they are satisfied with. What's your point?”
“You're right...we as tax payers had to support this creep with food and shelter all these years....free health insurance, computer time, weights lifting, food and shelter all for free for 20 years on the back of hard working tax payers...
He should have been gone a long time ago...get these creeps out of society quick!”
“Yea Mike...while making stupid comments...you secretly, behind the scenes, gobble up all President Obama GOOD deeds.....and write negative comments....to hide that you too are benefiting from the GOOD our President is doing for the American people....and its hypocrites like you that's benefiting and talking negative at the same time...
You and others like you are the first in line for all the good our President is doing for the American people....”