Parenting Hack

I don’t normally post parenting tips, but here’s one for you …

One of the things my parents did for me when I was small was go to the decorating store and buy a 6′ X 6′ square of lightweight, plain, white linoleum flooring.  Then my mother took a permanent marker and drew roadways, stop signs, and buildings on the flooring, then flipped it over and drew a different city on the other side.  They gave me the mat and my toy cars and said, “now you have two cities to drive your cars in.”

That piece of linoleum kept me occupied for hours every day.  And the best part was, when I was done, I just rolled it up and stuck it in my toy box.  I was, maybe, 4 years old, but rolling it up and putting it in the toy box was no trouble at all.

Your total investment is probably about $30 and a couple of hours of your time.  But for the amount of time it will keep your child occupied, it’s totally worth it.

-VIS

Men being ignorant fuckwads is the least sexy thing a Man can be… Sexuality is so much more than just “Gay, straight, or bi”

Normally, I would have just deleted the email, but I’m recovering from a respiratory infection and I’m just in a mood. 

The thing is that most people identify themselves by their sexuality these days.  I don’t.  I’m so much more than my sexuality.  That’s only one aspect of who I am.  I mention it occasionally only because it explains a few things. 

I think there’s way too much emphasis on sex and sexuality in today’s culture.  I don’t know about you, Allie, but I really don’t care about a person’s sexuality.  I think if we identify ourselves primarily by whom we’d have sex with, we just prove how shallow we are. 

I refuse to be that shallow. 

And it’s a funny thing, because if you look at the guy’s blog, he’s a hentai dude.  And it surprised me, because usually the hentai gang are among the most well-informed, least judgmental people you’ll ever meet.

He’s an oddity, for sure.

-VIS

I roll my eyes at people that call themselves “demisexual.” You don’t need a special name for having standards like the rest of the world. You’re not special. Sorry, bro, but that should be embarrassing for you and since it clearly isn’t I hope you grow out of it one day.

Clearly you are just ignorant to how the demisexual mind works.  Can’t say I blame you … if you’re not demisexual, it’s pretty tough to understand.

I’ll thank you to keep your uninformed opinions to yourself.

In fact, I’ll make sure of it.

Blocked.

-VIS

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I saw this on a feminist blog this evening and wanted to share it with you all.

Eating disorders = bad thing, and I’m not a fan of porn because I’m demisexual.

But to know that sales of female beauty products have tripled (which I doubled checked, and they’ve actually risen 500% since 2008), and that female cosmetic surgery is the fastest growing medical procedure (I checked, it’s true) is wonderful news.  Not so much the surgery (though I won’t knock it if that’s what you’re into), but that women are taking an interest in their personal beauty again is a genuinely wonderful thing.

This shows we’re making progress, folks.  Patriarchy is alive and well and is halting the progress of feminism.  

Femininity and beauty never went out of style.  Patriarchy never went out of style.

We still rule this earth.

-VIS

P.S.  Let me stress again – eating disorders are a horrible thing we need to fight against.  We need our traditional girls healthy.  They can’t serve if they’re not healthy.

So how would a woman clean up her language then? I tend to be foul when I’m angry and I know its a bad habit I need to kick.

vintageinstepford:

I figure everyone can use a laugh on a Monday ….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0lr63y4Mw

That’s my advice.

-VIS

So that was funny and all, but here’s my real advice:

There was a study done (there’s probably been a number of them) that suggested that cussing when angry is actually therapeutic.

However, it’s still pretty unrefined, so if you’re going to cuss, do it under your breath.

Or you could do what my grandmother used to do.  She replaced cuss words with similar sounding words that helped her get her frustrations out.

“F*cking Jes*s Chr*st!” became “Sucking Cheese and Crackers!”

Hard sounding consonants are best because they tend to relieve stress faster.

-VIS

Freedom In Chains

dslinfreak:

vintageinstepford:

Despite what modern feminist society teaches, she’s your property and your toy.  You own her.  So the responsibility for her happiness rests on your shoulders.

To keep her happy, use the BAR system.  Be sure to give her Boundaries to make her feel safe.  Show her plenty of Appreciation like hugs and kisses.  Give her a strict Routine to keep her from over thinking.  

When she has these chains around her, she’ll feel safe and loved.

Just ask her – there’s freedom in chains.

-VIS

Don’t forget that you should set up punishments for violating each of these things.

This short blurb was adapted from a longer article I wrote that addresses accountability and other factors.  The article is available here.

-VIS