Tuesday, September 9, 2008

For the Record...?

Governor Sarah Palin describes herself as "a hockey mom". And says that the only difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom is "lipstick".

Okay. For the record?

I find the term "hockey mom" insulting. I find Sarah Palin INSULTING.

As a matter of course, I find the term "[any activity given offspring are doing] PARENT" to be insulting.

It lowers the parent (or guardian) to being ONLY what their children are doing. Especially if that is ALL they see themselves as.

And if that is something they find necessary, then the person in question does not value themselves as THEMSELVES.

This is even before bringing into account the fact that I play hockey and am active IN it.


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