Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Son of homeschooling mom sees first male Covergirl model on TV, homeschooling mom kind of loses it.

Courtesy of Homeschool Base: 

Mommy, why doesn’t daddy wear makeup? This is the question my 6-year-old asked me on Friday afternoon. We were watching Countdown to Christmas on ABC, and a commercial came up in between watching Toy Story.

The first image is of a boy in a backwards hat with ink and black makeup. He narrates the commercial, but doesn’t reappear until the end. In the last few scenes, he is arching his back and holding his thighs next to six or so other girls. His appears to be the most feminine of all the poses. The tagline read, “Equal is beautiful.” The final image was branded with #LashEquality. 

My son watched this commercial while I wasn’t paying any attention. Because it was just a CoverGirl commercial, I didn’t think I would need to cover the screen. I was pre-occupied, speaking with David (my husband). 

Both of us were caught off guard, we didn’t know how to answer. I don’t know why, but the most logical thing we could think of at that moment was to say, “No, that’s a girl.” 

The commercial comes on a second time. It is undeniable, it’s a guy.

So what is a backward thinking, over protective parent to do when the Satanic world they are attempting to protect their little snowflake from comes bursting into their lives adorned in eye makeup?

Well misrepresent that world of course.

“Daddy doesn’t wear makeup because makeup is for girls.”

This of course is a ridiculous thing to say as her son JUST saw somebody who was NOT a girl on TV wearing makeup.

The mother then compounds her ignorance by responding with this; “That is how his parents chose to raise him...”

That of course is also ridiculous as parents cannot actually "choose" who their children will be. Nor should they try.

All we can do is love and support our children, and help them to make choices which empower them and allow them to be the best they can possibly be as adults.

And we cannot choose their sexuality, which seems to be the suggestion made by this mother, and her deepest fear.

In the end this sad creature decides that she will simply change her brand of makeup, and then makes this rather pathetic observation:

"Our world is headed in a direction where my 6-year-old son is having to grow up so much faster than I want him to."

Now remember her world was undone by a GUY WEARING MAKEUP. 

I mean this is not a video of somebody brutally killing another person on screen, or her son overhearing inappropriate language from an R rated movie, or the death of a beloved pet.

This is just some young guy wearing makeup.

Do you know how you handle that?

You say, "Well he must like to wear makeup, and that's his choice." and you move the hell on.

The fact that this woman sees this as some kind of existential crisis seems to indicate that perhaps SHE needs to start getting out of the house more herself.


(H/T to The Friendly Atheist.)


  1. Anonymous2:07 AM

    Her probable political hero Donald Drumpf wears a shit ton of orange makeup topped with Cheeto dust before he goes out in public.

    1. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Cheeto Dust!! Thanks for that!

  2. Anonymous2:09 AM

    And how many times did Trump wear makeup during the campaign (Television talk shows, debates, etc). Does that make him a homosexual?

    1. Anonymous5:52 AM

      Yep, Trumph is a flamer

  3. Anonymous2:16 AM

    You are born male or female. Period. What happens after that forms your outlook and personality. And yes MEDIA are confusing and influencing young minds with nasty abnormal sick sex shit daily. and it should stop! I call BS/friendly person.

    1. Anonymous6:56 AM

      Bullshit. Even as a kid in elementary school, I knew a few kids were gay or lesbian, and that was decades ago. They were gay before any of us even thought about our sexual identity. They didn't choose it anymore than they chose their eye color.

    2. Anonymous8:09 AM

      It is one thing to be gay, and another thing to be a useless narcissistic spectacle promoted by an industry that survives on human narcissism. They are not the same issue.

  4. If that mother and her son both live to be 90, they will only experience a fraction of what this world has to show and teach. Considerably less than the rest of us too, if they're convinced all the answers to life are in the Bible.

    What's the saying? "It takes enormous intelligence just to realize the vastness of our own ignorance."

  5. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Those eyebrows are really something else.

    1. linda5:47 AM

      haha. This is so OT. BUT I've been seeing those eyebrows on young women a LOT lately and every time I do I think the same thing that your just said! Some of the ones I've seen don't execute them very well either. I guess it's a "thing" right now!

    2. Anonymous6:58 AM

      I was gonna make a comment on the brows!

  6. WA Skeptic4:45 AM

    You're right--she really needs to get out more! And it's really important because her little boy is going to be getting out more and he'll really scare the s**t out of her when he brings home his boyfriend.

  7. Anonymous4:47 AM

    All she had to say was " Because he chooses not to".

    That poor child is going to wind up socially unprepared and at a severe disadvantage when he grows up.


  8. My own parents were quite similar to this. My brother and I enjoy telling stories from our childhood of our parents' over the top reactions to anyone different.

    One good example was a 19-year-old relative got her nose pierced. My dad called her mother and berated her for letting it happen. When my relative came to visit, I of course, clamored to see the piercing.

    I was realitvely disappointed, as my father had promised that "it looks like a hog ring through her nose!" It did not, and neither my brother or I was traumatized by the experience.

    1. Anonymous6:00 AM

      5:01 I feel sorry for your parents. They raised two spoiled insufferable mouthbreathers.

    2. Anonymous7:00 AM

      6:00, really? What the hell is your problem?
      5:01, I apologize for 6:00's comment. Somebody pissed in her coffee.

    3. linda8:49 AM

      I apologize to 5:01 also. I don't know what the hell 6:00 was responding to. You pretty much describe my parents although they did not go so far as to call people out on what they disapproved of. Just gossiped about them endlessly. I suppose that helped make me the tolerant person I am today. Because even as a child I thought my parents were totally ridiculous.

  9. Lindsay5:20 AM

    I saw a commercial for insurance featuring an interracial couple. The racists will come out of the holes any day now......

  10. Anonymous5:21 AM

    Geez, what's wrong with just telling the truth. Daddy doesn't wear makeup because he doesn't want to, just like Aunt Mary, Uncle Joe and Mrs Petersen across the street. It's a preference. Leave it there and there's no "devastation".

    1. Anonymous6:37 AM

      And you might add to that he doesn't want to because he is a real man, not some freak seeking out weird attention. Just sayin'.

  11. Anonymous5:23 AM

    I don't know what others think, I would ask mommy what happens when you open the front door, go to the mall or to the dentist office?

    Do you tell your child to wear a blindfold and give him a white cane with a red tip to isolate him from America?

    If Trump comes on TV do you turn off the TV to protect junior from a racist, pussy grabbing sexual predator who stiffs the common people?

    Get over it mommy it ain't going away.

  12. Anonymous5:29 AM

    I didn’t think I would need to cover the screen. I was pre-occupied, speaking with David (my husband).

    I think we need to call Children's Protection Services and turn the mother in.

    Why did she leave her son alone with the television on? I mean there could have been a condom or douche commercial and that might have put her son in a coma.

  13. linda5:54 AM

    This is the type of parent who says, constantly, "raising children is SO HARD." My children are grown and their entire growing up years, up to the present, those words make me cringe. Raising children never seemed hard to me. It seemed time consuming. What you have to do from day one is take the time to teach your children by example, by conversation, and by interpreting the world to them. That is not hard - it just requires that you be neutral, open-minded, tolerant and honest. If you can't put aside your own biases and fears when teaching your child then you are going to transfer your "stuff" to the child which is really unfair. Every person should be allowed to form their own preferences, biases, etc. based on their own life experiences. It's very time consuming and at times it's tiring to raise children - but it's not hard.

  14. Anonymous6:00 AM

    Mommy look, that man is wearing tons of makeup.

    That's okay son, that's Sarah Palin.

    1. Anonymous10:14 AM


  15. Anonymous8:47 AM

    My daughter learned her best makeup tips from drag queens on youtube. It's the new world. That's why Donald Trump was voted in by most Americans, to stem the tide of transgender, gays, and things like that. Except the Donald is from New York. It's his culture. He's a worldly guy.

  16. Anonymous10:44 AM

    My adult daughter and I caught that commercial this week too. Our response was a little different. We looked at each other, smiled and I said "Isn't that great?" and she responded, "It sure is. Everyone get's to be who they are." Never gave it another thought until reading this. Some people...

  17. Randall2:16 PM

    A month or so ago Vonnie'n'I went to the Cranberry Festival over in Warrens, Wisconsin.
    Amish country...
    by God those folks don't have to worry about boys wearin' makeup comin' into their livin' rooms on the TV sets NO sir!
    They don't have TV's.
    They don't have electricity !
    They don't believe in it.
    Maybe the problem isn't the home-schooled boy...
    maybe the problem is the mom!
    Maybe she's AMISH and doesn't know it!

  18. Anonymous3:22 PM

    I'm so glad I raised my kids to be accepting (Tolerant isn't appropriate because it implies "otherness" that you just tolerate). My extended family went nuts when I took them to Equality Forum (Gay Pride) and spoke to them at their level because I didn't want them to feel there's anything in the world they can't talk openly with me about.
    This mother missed a "teachable moment" and loaded her own neuroses on her child. Sad for the kid.

  19. Anonymous9:15 PM

    "Daddy doesn't wear makeup because he has better things to spend his money on. Now finish your vegetables."

    End of story. Was that so hard?

    1. Anonymous10:29 PM

      Why not tell the kid the truth about what daddy really thinks about the makeup manboy?

  20. Anonymous8:30 AM

    I am an open minded tolerant person yet needed to adjust to males on You Tube discussing skin care and makeup. I know women who are uncomfortable to groom themselves or even use lotion brainwashed even filing your nails is vain.

    Ultimately, I am glad to see men who to me are not homophobic paranoid to care for their body. My ex husband scratched like a chimp from dry skin yet freaked out to use a shower wash and lotion to alleviate his skin issue. Nor would he risk treating foot fungus that disgusted neighbors at the pool, myself, lest he be identified homosexual!

    To each his own is the best answer. People can and will make different choices. The most important thing is self care, self comfort and feeling good inside and out. I know women who complain, dislike things as simple as dry hair and appearing "bad" yet chose to not do anything ruled by BS extreme crazy shit parents fed them. Foot fungus treatment does not cause nor indicate homosexuality (note ex husband)


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