posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 11:53 AM
Originally posted by xEphon
Strange, but, people have all sorts of odd behaviors.
Bringing up the fact that shes a parent, to me, is irrelevant.
Shes not forcing her kids to like or accept her behavior, in fact, her daughter thinks it's weird. That alone tells me shes raised her kids well
enough to distinguish the difference.
Of course the moral elite will still try and crucify her over this.
Live and let live is not a concept they seem to grasp.
The headline of the article, the article itself, and the thread title all highlighted the fact that she is a parent. No one here emphasized that any
more than how the information was presented. So... just saying that to be fair.
I am certainly not a moral elite, and I hope I don't come across that way. As I said in my post, this doesn't seem all that shocking to me given
that wide range of behaviors and fetishes out there, and I find our diversity as humans very interesting. My main concern for her is the health
issues. She is exposing herself to a host of pathogens, unless she is doing a thorough screening of all of her volunteers (an no mention of such
safety measures was made in the article.) I wouldn't get up and applaud someone having unprotected sex with a dozen partners a month - even if it
were their lifestyle or "fetish" - because I think it is dangerous behavior. I woulnd't applaud it in the name of "live and let live"... I'd
just shrug and say "meh." But, no applause.
I'd probably like her a lot if i met her in person, because at the very least she is an interesting person - but the article is presenting her as a
mother, and so I can't help but think of her in that context above all else. Mom's have a responsibility to not intentionally put themselves in
harm's way because they have an obligation (and honor) to care for their children. Once the kids are adults, I guess it is up to her if she wants to
put her life at risk.... but for now she has children to love and care for.
We could argue for a long time about what that all means - is is immoral for a mom to, say, not wear a seat belt? Is it immoral for her to play
Russian roulette for kicks? Is it immoral for her to not wash her vegetables before eating them? Obviously a line is drawn somewhere -- but where?
I don't know. This mom has gone past a line I am comfortable with as acceptable risk.... but I'm not the moral authority of her life. In these
grey areas, we all have different opinions. So... yeah, I am being unfair to judge this risk as unacceptable FOR her. She could just as well be
"right" and I am "wrong". This is a message board where I am just stating my opinions, FWIW.
You know, no matter how I word this I will come across as a bit judgmental. That certainly isn't the kind of person I aspire to be. But, I'm
miles (and miles, and miles) away from perfect.
I just can't applaud someone putting themselves in harm's way when they have a child to care
for... I just can't! So... yeah, I guess I'm judgmental. Feel free to judge me harshly for that. (And I'm not typing that sarcastically... I
mean it sincerely. For judging her, of course I deserve to be judged as well!)