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The family is one of the main causes of morally arbitrary inequality. Moreover, it is not an inequality which makes everyone better off. … [T]he effects of the family are so profound that its mere existence may severely impede the access of individuals to equal life chances.
Salon denounced as “nuclear family privilege.” British philosopher Adam Swift and his partner Harry Brighouse explored the inequality of human emotions and decided to explore “what it was we wanted to allow parents to do for their children.” They found that children whose parents read them bedtime storieshad an even greater advantage in life than those educated in private schools. While they graciously decided to “allow parents” to read stories to their children, private education was out. And they wanted parents to feel guilty as they crouched by their children’s nightlight. “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” Swift said.
noted philosopher Melissa Harris-Perry, formerly of MSNBC, insisted in an alarming promo that “we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities.”
Writers in Salon magazine along with some prominent researchers decided that parents who read to their children at night were conferring an unfair advantage on their children. They suggested that parents rethink their motives for reading to their children. I find it to be frightening, that progressives are now making being a good parent equal to being an elitist, basically. That parents are considering the unfair advantage they are giving their children over children raised in homes where they are not read to. Just the fact that the beginning of a new group that must be cancelled due to unfairness is being named (nuclear family privilege) leads me to shudder as to how far progressives plan to go with their intrusion into even the bedrooms of little children and their parents reading a nighttime story.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: sine.nomine
But they aren't looking at personal responsibility. It's all beyond our control ... it's all because we're women or black or gay or our parents didn't read to us ... It has nothing to do with what we do or don't choose to do.
We all deserve the very same outcomes, and if they don't happen it's someone else's fault.