“My boys also know that the play must stop immediately if someone expresses discomfort with the play, or if an adult or authority figure asks them to stop.”
When I was little, my Brother and I were taught to stand our ground if we felt we were in the right and to apologize if we were in the wrong. Believe it or not, we were specifically told to “Stick to your guns!”
Compassion for others is a good thing, something children should learn at an early age, but acquiescing to others unfounded, ignorant and fearful beliefs only validates that persons outlook, giving them a false sense of self importance and begets the belief that if you are "offended" you have the right to demand that people conform to your sensibilities.
This is patently untrue.
We are not responsible for what offends others sensibilities. People in this country have somehow
It's a good read and she is right in many ways, it's just a pet peeve of mine... the whole "I'm OFFENDED!" thing.
Oh yeah, and as an addition… can we all commit to stop using the phrase “common sense,” as though saying it out loud makes it so?