Can we get a moratorium on parents exploiting their children for kudos and profit in the world of pop culture?
When, if, and how people plan to build families is not your business, so stop asking.
In white US culture — the only culture I can speak to with any authority — the family is a very complex beast. I speak in this instance of what I’m going to call ‘imposed family’ for the rest of the article: People with whom you have deep emotional, financial, and other ties due to […]
Children are part of society. In a purely functional sense, they’re the next generation, the people who live after us. But they’re also all around us — they’re in grocery stores with their parents, at reading groups in the library, riding the subway to school. Yet, the notion that children should be seen and not […]
Periodically, a case involving same gender parents comes up in the news, usually in the context of a court attempting to take a child away, refusing to allow a couple to adopt, or blocking moves like listing a second parent on a birth certificate. Such news events tend to follow a particular course, typically taking […]
I was talking with a friend about Bones the other day and the topic of Michelle came up. And my friend said ‘Michelle who?’ And I said ‘you know. Michelle?’ And my friend said ‘no…’ And I said ‘Cam’s daughter?’ After a bit of talking around it we managed to get it straightened out and […]