Attending a recent high school concert opened my eyes to an issue (aka problem?), which my wife, another couple that attended, and I discussed at length, later. Will Political Correctness, the Self-Esteem Movement, and Diversity damage our kids and their futures?
Diversity is one of those words, like multiculturalism, that I truly dislike because they are so often used in politically correct and foolish ways. For me, it’s like saying, “gender” instead of “sex,” when referring to a man or a woman. What was wrong with just saying “sex?” But, like all things PC, the politically correct segment of our society has horribly corrupted words. Rape now means any sex that a woman regrets afterward INSTEAD of the violent crime that it really is.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wayne Levine (BetterMenCoaching.com) for “The Men’s Room.”
Pastor Drew Sams for “Teen Rap.”
Special Guest, Dr. Jennifer Weberman (The Parenting Playground) for “The Women’s Room.”
This show is loosely inspired by this week’s column, Diversity, Equality, and Other Four-Letter Words I Disdain. You know one of my favorite things is to talk about political correctness!
Every time I write a column with political overtones, I swear I won’t do it again. Then, the response is so consistently good that I think, “Gee, maybe I should just become a political commentator.” Then, very quickly, I come back to reality with the honest self-reflection that I just don’t have the chops for it like many of the great political writers I admire such as Thomas Sowell, Michael Medved, or Dave Barry. However, I still have opinions so I do take the opportunity now and then to express them, especially when they relate to parenting. So here we go again, with diversity, equality & other four-letter words I disdain.
Do Facebook Pages work? I mean do they get you and/or your business action? This is a debate between everyone in Social Media as more and more SoMe sites and platforms emerge. I find the new options (e.g. Google +, Pineterest, StumbleUpon, etc.) sometimes overwhelming? Do I really have to learn another one?
Diversity is a nine-letter word; so is parenting. ShortRib (my wife) and I met a wonderful couple on our recent honeymoon that, at first, we thought and they thought represented the most diversity in a couple any of us knew. In fact, they were written up as just such a phenomenon in a local paper in their hometown. David is a 55-year-old, liberal, white Jewish lawyer, while Farah is a 40-year-old, conservative, black Christian, non-profit worker. Key thing about them; no kids, by their mutual choice. However, they’ve been married 10 years and, on the surface, have one of the best rapports between couples we observed on the entire cruise and safari, where we encountered quite a large mix of couples.