In what perhaps might give alternative meanings to the terms home schooling or early intervention, a woman took to TikTok to identify the picture books that she’s apparently going to read to her infant son so that the purported future feminist won’t wind up as an “awful” white male.
“As you can see, my son is a white male. So here are some books that I bought to help prevent him from growing up to be awful,” the mom, who identifies as Sarah, publicly explains — with the equivocal uptalk inflection at the end of the sentence — about her purported parenting plan that some might infer is a possible form of racial profiling.
Among the books discussed in the viral video include “C is for Consent,” “Will Ladybug Hug?,” and “Only for Me,” which generally revolve around the same theme.
Since Sarah intends to raise the child as a feminist, she also plans to share with him a book about 23 inspirational women, along with another book that encourages the entire family to accept responsibility for cleaning the home.
“Finally, we have ‘Except When They Don’t,’ a book about boys and girls liking whatever they want, regardless of their gender,” Sarah concludes on the TikTok video.
Even though some commenters expressed a belief that the books are relatively benign, the mom’s seemingly woke indoctrination project for baby Bennett received anything but a resounding endorsement on Twitter.
Here is a representative sampling:
The framing of this, “I have a white male son and I need to teach him not to be awful which clearly he will be because he’s a white male,” seems just designed to mess up a kid. pic.twitter.com/AwKlUns8MY
— Thotton Mather (@ThottonMather) May 22, 2021
Critical Race Parenting, what could go wrong?
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) May 22, 2021
That baby is far too young for any of these concepts & she knows that.
Tots can learn to read very simple books as young as 1-2 but they’re really just recognizing patterns – that baby is NOT digesting feminism 101 any time in the foreseeable future 🤦🏻♀️
— 𝕷𝖊𝖆𝖍 𝕽𝖆𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊🥀🔪 (@badphoenixxx) May 22, 2021
I see nothing wrong with any of those books, as long as they’re part of a much broader scope of education.
If 100% of the kid’s education is centred on that, then obviously it’s weird and problematic.
— TROB-O-MATIC (@sossmak) May 22, 2021
Single mother of 3 children, for years. 2 boys and a girl in the middle. I adore them all and raised them to be kind, loving, & strong. I also raised them to be free thinkers & that the universe will give back what they themselves send out. They’re good people & I told them so.
— 🇺🇸Grace Unleashed 🇺🇸 (@davalynns) May 22, 2021
The books are great. I commend her for them.
However, her blanket statement calling white men awful helps no one but does increase her virtue signaling Tik Tok fandom so I suppose she’s helping herself.
— Donna Vivino (@donnavivino) May 22, 2021
How does she know she birthed a male? He hasn’t revealed his gender yet.
— jason (@yellowtwisted) May 22, 2021
I wonder if the book shows mom and sis helping clean out the septic tank.
— spongeworthy (@spongeworthy2) May 22, 2021
Looks like white females can be awful too.
— A voice (@AVoice12456423) May 22, 2021
As a survivor of childhood sexual trauma and someone who hated forced hugs and affection on family members, I think a few of these books are great. I could have benefited from these growing up.
The White Male framing is absolutely bonkers though. Toxic and gross.
— Coup R’anch Doritos (@FartsUSA) May 22, 2021
Geez I did it all wrong. My kid got the complete set of John Wayne movies when he was born.
— Adam Piersen (@AdamPiersen) May 22, 2021
Here’s an emotionally unbalanced woman who is bigoted against her own child.
I’m terrified for this kid. She is going to damage him in unspeakable ways.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 22, 2021
Entirely separately from the above, another apparently “woke” revelation on TikTok that went viral a few weeks ago, a woman claimed that eating meat is a racist and anti-Semitic act.
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