An ”expert” is suggesting that parents should ask for consent from babies to change their diaper.
With the rise of the #MeToo movement, what’s considered consent has become a very hot topic. But should we be seeking consent to change a child’s diaper? That’s what one “expert” is suggesting.
Deanne Carson, a “sexuality educator” at Body Safe Australia is making headlines for her theory. She practices the Respectful Relationships program, which is used to shape the way people look at gender norms and sexuality.
In an interview with ABC/Australia, Carson suggests that parents should ask their babies for consent to change their diapers. Carson says to explicitly ask your child “I’m going to change your nappy (diaper) now, is that okay?” You're then to wait for them make eye contact...and then proceed.
She believes by leaving a space open for response and using certain body language can instill a “culture of consent.” She says that space for response let’s your child know “their response matters.”
A school has asked parents not to cheer during graduation or they’ll be fined.
An administrator at Greenville High School in South Carolina has apparently told students and their parents not to cheer at graduation or they could be fined $1,030. During a recent school assembly, a slide show noted that seniors should ask their guests to be on their best behavior during the ceremony.
What's that mean? No cheering, whistling, or applauding "during the reading of names and presentation of diplomas. You know - or get fined. They say it's "so every name can be heard." As for where the amount came from? Who knows. But the funniest part is that the school district is saying no citations will be issued.
Still, the school administrators are standing firm (allegedly). Either way, Sgt. Jonathan Bragg has noted that congratulating a grad or yelling their name is “not a police matter.” He clarifies that police “would only get involved when it’s actually a criminal matter. As far as charging someone for yelling, we have not done that.” The only time they’d actually get involved in the ceremony is for “disorderly conduct” like “yelling obscenities.”
Source: Greenville News