For On Parenting from The Washington Post: How the Trump Video Led to an Uncomfortable Conversation with my Son, About Consent

October 13, 2016 by

“Shame starts early. So I started fighting shame early. I’m not willing to sit idly by and allow secrecy and fear into the hearts of my sons if I can help it, so we’ve talked. And I’ve kept a straight face when they’ve asked frank and naive questions. I’ve been as honest as I can be, even when I really wanted to give the easy, fairy-tale answer. I hoped that by creating an environment free of body shame, my sons would value not only their own bodies, but the bodies of others.”

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