#775 – Responsibility

As a parent of two boys it worries me how often I see girls being taught to protect themselves from them. It makes me realize how little guidance I was given on the subject when I was growing up. I think there’s a lot of “here’s how to not be a victim” and not enough “here’s how to not be an attacker”. I will try to do better.

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10 thoughts on “#775 – Responsibility”

  1. Ivan says:

    How old are the kids? Camp age could be anything, depending on the camp. But if we’re in the Bill Murray “Meatballs” zone, you should be teaching those boys about tiny bra clasps & wet t-shirts NOW, so they will be supreme experts by their HIGH SCHOOL spring breaks (something I never heard of until I lived near Charlotte, and 10-12th were going to Myrtle Beach overlapping cheap college kid breaks) – that way they can get the young college girls and learn about macrolides (and biology majors and then doctors a few years later!!) making you proud TWICE!

    You can even get a bumper sticker – “My 10th grader laid your college freshman!”

    Talk about building a father-son rapport!

    1. admin says:

      I said I was going to do better, not worse.

  2. boog says:

    As a father of one (1) daughter who will be a teenage girl some day, I appreciate your efforts.

    1. Ivan says:

      No problem!

      1. boog says:

        Of course not, since your irony is so barefaced and obvious.

        Trolling Tip: Try a little subtlety next time, if you really want to get a rise out of someone. Keep at it, you’ll get the hang of it eventually!

        1. Shadow12000 says:

          I get the feeling the comment you replied to was deleted but the little chain here is hilarious because of it.

  3. kingklash says:

    If I was a Dad, my advice to my son would be more along the lines of, “Never eat anything bigger than your head.” Or, “You can’t pet a cat with a shovel.” Or the Big One: “Don’t sit on the Plexiglass toilet.”

    Although, my Pop’s advice was usually, “Listen to your Mom, she knows what’s what.”

    1. Falos says:

      Crap. I thought those were challenges.

      If you’ll excuse me, I need to find a real toilet that can handle my imminent nuclear meltdown.

    2. Geoff says:

      Who even has a Plexiglas toilet?

  4. Diva says:

    Thank you for committing to doing that.

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