Jenni Chui is raising a new generation of boys that she hopes will have the power to change the rape culture.
Instead of blaming parents of boys, we need to support them.
You argue that your son's sentence is a steep price to pay for “20 minutes of action.” Mr. Turner, what your son did was not “20 minutes of action,” it was rape.
Growing up isn’t easy but parenting isn’t simple. You can’t always get what you want when you want it, and I can’t always do what makes my life easier. I
My precious boy – if it were in my power to spare you this heartache, I would not do so. I love you far too much to deprive you of this pain.
Why are we still presuming, expecting or judging based on gender? Still?
So far we’re deadlocked.
Those words are just as important today as they were more than fifty years ago.
But there are so many moms and children lacking those privileges. It's only by luck that my kids were born into the circumstances they were.
Nowadays, with racists running for and winning office while openly espousing the profiling of religious belief and questioning the very humanity of people of color, turning their backs on the poor and destitute ravaged by war and strife and hunger, I can’t afford to deny my bias in defense of my ideals.