Hatred: the next generation

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Overheard at the playground this morning (thankfully, this was at the start of the morning and the rest of the time was a distinct improvement as I chatted to another mother while Oliver played with her older daughters very happily for 2 hours, and Callum slept):

Dad: Don’t run like that.  Run like this. [sways arms in big motions with elbows locked] That’s how boys run.  That’s how men run.

Boy, about 8: Okay.

Dad: This is how girls run. [holds arm close to his chest with elbows like, like a velociraptor or something, and flails them a bit] This is how gays run.  Don’t run like that.  People will call you names.  You don’t want to run like a girl or a GAY.


I don’t know, I’m thinking that he probably could have taught that lesson without being a misogynist and homophobic, maybe???

3 Responses to “Hatred: the next generation”

  1. Samantha Says:

    I think I would have taught him how “girls” kick!
    What an ass

  2. He’s the sort of person that will never learn and never change – luckily for the rest of us, most of us are decent human beings.

  3. tami Says:

    ugh. another knuckle dragger who should be banned from breeding.

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