Topic: children

Facebook Bans Photos Of Child Born With Birth Defects Because Insensitive Jerks Are In Charge Of Moderating Images

Facebook Bans Photos Of Child Born With Birth Defects Because Insensitive Jerks Are In Charge Of Moderating Images

Facebook, the site that is notorious for not removing pages and photos that are actually offensive and banning photos that aren’t, has done it again. The site banned a family from posting pictures of the few hours they had with their child who was born with a severe birth defect. The images are a touching testament to a parent’s love for their child, and it is really heinous that Facebook considered them “offensive.” More »

Resolution Week: My New Year’s Resolution Is To Stop Giving My Kid Weird Body Issues

Resolution Week: My New Year's Resolution Is To Stop Giving My Kid Weird Body Issues

On my very first day in Texas, I took my daughter, two-years-old at the time, to the grocery store to pick up all of the necessities for our apartment—toilet paper, cheerios, and chardonnay—and as I lingered over a display of Frito Pie ingredients, wondering what the hell Frito Pie was, a woman with a massive hairdo and leopard print caftan approached, exclaiming, “How adorable! She looks just like you–you should put her in a toddler pageant!” More »

Drew Barrymore Should’ve Been Institutionalized And Not Married In 50 First Dates

Drew Barrymore Should’ve Been Institutionalized And Not Married In 50 First Dates

While I loved the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer, I couldn’t stand them as a couple in 50 First Dates. Mostly because all of their interactions in this “romantic comedy” made me incredibly uncomfortable. Then again maybe I’m just old-fashioned in the sense that I believe stalking a disabled girl isn’t sweet or funny. Even if she does have perfect beach waves and an adorably bad singing voice. In case you got into a car accident (see what I did there?) and forgot what happens in this movie, let me tell you. Just so you too can cringe your way through this movie the next time that it’s on. More »

Yeah, Schools Shouldn’t Be Sending Letters About Students’ Weight

Yeah, Schools Shouldn’t Be Sending Letters About Students’ Weight

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I don’t think schools have any business informing parents that their children are overweight. Kristen Grasso, a mom in Naples, Fla., likely agrees with me, considering that she informed her local news station when her 5’5, 124 lb, 11-year-old daughter was sent home with a letter saying that she’s overweight. More »