This might well be the single stupidest thing I’ve ever heard a liberal say, and that is REALLY saying something. Yesterday, I mocked Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr.’s ridiculous comments about the citizenship question being “ethnic cleansing”. Apparently, that is only the second dumbest thing you’ll hear a liberal say this week.
Last week, Deanna Carson, a “sexuality expert”, appeared on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation News segment to talk about “changing consent culture”. Apparently, Carson took that topic very literally.
Carson was asked how young some of the children she works with are. She said: “We work with children from three years old, we work with parents from birth.”
“From birth?” The host understandably asked.
“Yeah, just about how to set up a culture of consent in their homes. So, ‘I’m going to change your nappy now, is that ok?’”
Yep, apparently she’s suggesting new parents to ask for consent from their BABY if they can change their diaper. Now, Carson isn’t THAT unhinged and idiotic to think a baby will say “yes”, but she is seemingly unhinged and idiotic enough to think a baby can actually give consent in any sort of way.
“Of course, the baby isn’t going to respond, ‘Yes mum that’s awesome, I’d love to have my nappy changed.’ But if you leave a space [she pauses] and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh my God! She can’t be serious!
But wait, the craziness doesn’t end there. Since what she said is incredibly laughable, people were relatively quick to mock her. Because of that mockery, she felt as though she needed to DEFEND her position. Even then, she doesn’t defend it at all.
“I gave an interview the other day about teaching consent to young children,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “Sadly, some people have chosen to ridicule me (oh no! Pink hair! Must be a lesbian!) and the notion of giving infants bodily autonomy (poo in nappies har har amiright?!). For those people I’m posting this.”
“One in three girls, one in seven boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they are eighteen years old. One in twelve girls will be sexually abused before their sixth birthday. Troll me all you want, add to your blog inches, but remember that when you do, you are negating the voices of these brave survivors of sexual abuse.”
No, they are not. They are mocking an idiot who thinks babies have enough cognitive sense to GIVE CONSENT TO THEIR PARENTS TO CHANGE THEIR DIAPER!
Now, I haven’t seen what exactly people are saying to her. I don’t know if people are mocking her pink hair and she felt she needed to passive aggressively joke about it. Frankly, I don’t care about her pink hair. I care that she might honestly think babies can actually give consent to a diaper change in at least a bodily movement.
First of all, most parents change their babies when the baby is crying. They’re not going to make eye contact to signal their parent that they have consent. Babies are usually very fidgety when they cry. The body movement they make is because they are uncomfortable with their dirty diaper. They won’t make a bodily movement that tells the parent to change their diaper. They’re not going to give a thumbs up.
Second, this lady isn’t even defending her position at all. She talks about people who are mocking her. Of course they are, WHAT SHE SAID IS REALLY DUMB! And she talks about some statistics (I will simply trust her word on it for now) that have absolutely nothing to do with changing a diaper.
Finally, and really the most important point here, CHANGING A BABY’S DIAPER IS NOT SEXUAL ABUSE!
If your baby doesn’t “give you consent” to change his or her diaper, what exactly are you supposed to do? Leave the kid to rot in his/her own filth? It’s only going to get worse! You HAVE to change the baby’s diaper. And a few years down the line, I really doubt that the baby will accuse his or her parents of sexually abusing them for changing his or her diapers.
To believe changing diapers without the consent of the BABY is sexual abuse is to live in lunacy. I mean, c’mon! Who would honestly believe this! To believe this sort of thing would be to live without a brain!
I don’t intend to sound so mean, but these people are leaving me baffled here. Now, I still believe that a large portion of the world isn’t this stupid, but the evidence supporting that is becoming fewer and fewer.
This woman honestly went on television and said these things and DEFENDED her lunacy, at least in theory, since she didn’t actually defend her point. You know why? BECAUSE ONE CANNOT HONESTLY DEFEND SUCH IDIOCY!
There are limits to what even ignorant people will believe. Logic is still a thing, you know? People still have that to a certain extent. They may not have it in regards to the existence of God, or to the humanity of an unborn child, or to the number of genders there are, but there is still a limit.
No one in any sort of mind, right or wrong, will honestly believe that changing a baby’s diaper can be considered sexual abuse. Next thing you’ll tell me is that a baby being breastfed is sexually abusing his or her mother! I joke now, but that could actually happen. With how lunatic the Left is, an argument like that could honestly come up at some point.
Either way, as dumb as those comments from Carson were, at least I got a good laugh out of them. And no, that doesn’t mean I’m “negating the voices of brave survivors of sexual abuse”. I’m simply negating the voices of idiocy. Forgive me for repeatedly saying “stupid” or “dumb” or “moronic” or “idiotic”. I did that in the previous article, and I do not like doing that.
As I explained in the previous article, doing that doesn’t drive a conversation forward. It only halts any and all conversation, at least a civil conversation. And I hate calling people dumb in general, but sometimes, and I think you could agree, it’s justified. Normally, I would call her ignorant, but this goes well beyond ignorance.
That being said, I would hope that Deanna Carson would eventually come to realize that what she said was wrong in multiple ways and she would learn from it.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
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