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So, a five-year-old boy wants to dress as Daphne (from Scooby Doo) for Halloween. The mother has no problem with this. But parents at the church preschool he attends go apeshit. Mom stays cool and tells people to piss off.

I quote:

If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off.

If my daughter had dressed as Batman, no one would have thought twice about it. No one.

Here's the blog entry, with a great photo of the kid as Daphne. Some moms rock.

Date: 2010-11-04 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She is my hero now.

Date: 2010-11-05 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Definitely an utterly awesome parent. The world is still full of bigots, but more and more I've seen that there are also a fair number of people who aren't GLBT, but who understand and are caring and helpful - parents, fellow students, co-workers, and etc... & the number of such people definitely looks to be growing.

Date: 2010-11-05 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Several days ago I was in an iParty in Seekonk (ugh) and a little girl wanted a ninja costume. Her mother pointed to the package containing the costume and said, "Do you see a little girl in that picture? That's for boys," and took her by the hand to the row of princess dresses.

Made me sad, it did.

Date: 2010-11-05 01:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mb2u
Kids don't learn how to be bigots, they're taught. This kid's gonna be alright...

Date: 2010-11-05 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He's gonna be more than alright. My hope is that he turns into a leader so we can get the apeshit stupid people out of the business.
Edited Date: 2010-11-05 09:31 pm (UTC)

Some Moms Rock

Date: 2010-11-05 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off."

Wonderful. Since an Elder Sign would not keep Nyarlathotep at bay, I wonder if that mother would?

Date: 2010-11-05 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I love this. I saw it on FB and shared it. Glad to see it's been posted here as well. :-)

Date: 2010-11-05 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wish I could be more enthused about this, but... Daphne? Really? What sort of kid chooses Daphne over Velma? Probably gonna grow up and become a ninja after all.

Date: 2010-11-05 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In the 'new' Scooby Doo cartoons Daphne is less of a ditz.

Good on Mom.

Date: 2010-11-05 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We need more moms like this and less like the bigoted moms.

Date: 2010-11-05 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's nice to see there are a few people with brains left.

One of my close friends has been dressing up as Alice and various other female characters every Halloween for years, and he also just wears dresses on occasion when he feels like it, and he's been married to his decade-long girlfriend for four years now.

Date: 2010-11-05 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As soon as folks understand the whole spectrum perspective, we'll have less of this ugly black and white thinking. Glad you got wind of this, as well. I wrote a personal letter to the mom. She is totally an ideal we need more parents to be like.
Edited Date: 2010-11-05 09:30 pm (UTC)


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