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  1. Profile photo of orange_panty
    orange_panty Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Link: Kid Makes Unique Shoe Choice At School... - Proceeds to get crap from his extended family members. Everyone else seems OK with him.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Dad: "Son, I don`t have any problem with whatever you like. But it`s my job to keep you safe and I don`t want you getting your ass kicked at school, so let`s say we only wear those around the house. "
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    January 29, 2012 at 11:59 am
    I love it!! He made his choice...they`re pretty and they look like his favorite animal, the zebra and even ninjas can wear them!
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    kj36 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    clicky clicky no worky
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    I can`t clicky-clicky :/ Anyway, it shouldn`t matter what he wears as long as he feels comfortable, but he`s gonna get picked on a LOT... hope he`s prepared for that :P
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    And this is news? Kids do this every single day. My daughter sometimes likes "boy" things and some of my relatives give me a hard time about it, but I don`t give a crap. If she`s happy, I`m happy.

    @Gerry, the blog post says that none of the kids at school gave him a hard time about it. Maybe instead of stifling our children`s personalities to safeguard against bullying, other parents shouldn`t teach their kids to bully.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    Now, if only the Moms friends and relatives were as non-judgemental as the kids friends, we`d live in a much better society. How hard can it be?
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    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Good for him and the mom.
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    Lord_Panda Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Well, he is cool with it, so no damage.
    AntPharm, on the other hand, told us in the chat about his... Less than conventional views on the matter. I`m not one to judge, but damn, I thought all people were equal. Guess not.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    The fact that the other kids said positive things and the adults were negative proves that this is a learned behavior. Kids don`t learn to exclude others until adults tell them to.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Children are so sweet sometimes...
  12. Profile photo of lonewill
    lonewill Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    ninjas - they wore pink too
  13. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Look what these guys are wearing.



    They are definitely dressed "girly" and yet they bang mroe chicks than all of us put together.

    There is nothing "gay" about a male dressed in female-typical clothing. In fact, it makes him just that much more manly because he`s cool with it.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    PFFFhahahah
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    "made out of zebras"? That`s cute :)
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    He likes the zebra print, get the kid some black and white zebra print gym shoes instead of ill fitting flats he`s going to fall on his face in. :|
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    no mention of the dad having any say. figures.
  18. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    That`s adorable.
  19. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Ninjas can wear shoes made from pink zebras. I like his logic.

    @LandoGriffin

    You are dead on. High heels were first worn by men.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    He`s 5. He has no concept of sexual orientation...unless, of course, adults push it onto him. Leave it to us American adults to take a 5-year old fashion decision and turn it into "OMFG IF YOU LET HIM WEAR THOSE HE WILL PUT HIS PENIS IN SOMEONE`S POO-POO HOLE!"
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    @clockwork208:

    actually, that`s not true. Kids know as early as 5 who they`re attracted to sexually, they just don`t know how to express it. They may not know what sex is or societal consequences of their actions, but they start to have an idea of who they like and don`t like.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    I guess if its black it could be pulled off but pink a big No go..
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    "actually, that`s not true. Kids know as early as 5 who they`re attracted to sexually, they just don`t know how to express it. They may not know what sex is or societal consequences of their actions, but they start to have an idea of who they like and don`t like."

    Seriously? if they know who they`re attracted to sexually but they don`t know how to express it, then how do you know that they know as early as 5
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    I had crushes on boys before I was 5, so yeah. But this discussion has occurred on IAB and people will disagree and I don`t wanna get into it again.

    Anyway, I`m glad they let him choose what he wants to wear, and I`m glad he isn`t having problems with it in his pre-school. Her friends/relatives should learn to mind their own business :/
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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    THAT is good parenting.
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    Klix Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    My nephew regularly steals his sisters clothes because (he told my aunt) "Their clothes have bows and mine don`t." He also said that he wanted a girlfriend that "Was ok with him wearing her clothes." I`ve accepted that when he grows up he`ll cross dress (he`s seven and has been like this since he was two)and i`m thrilled that he`s comfortable. Also can`t wait to get tickets for his shows :P.
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    what a dratin creepy grimace.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    luckily hes too young for the kits to really make fun of him for this at school. if he did the in middle school the story would be much different.
  29. Profile photo of demonveteran
    demonveteran Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    we get it, your son is gay, thanks for sharing it on the internet. I`ll post something about how my son picked out transformers shoes on his first day because he wishes to be a robot.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    If I actually had a real zebra I would make that kid a pair of kick ass zebra shoes. I wouldn`t actually kill a real zebra just to make the kid some shoes, but if I had a real one that was already dead, I would absolutely make that kid some kick ass zebra shoes.
  31. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    "we get it, your son is gay, thanks for sharing it on the internet. I`ll post something about how my son picked out transformers shoes on his first day because he wishes to be a robot." Aaaaaaaaaaaand point missed completely.
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    AEimiller Male 18-29
    27 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    @YurgureKage actually, he has a point.. Obviously theres nothing wrong with being gay. But it is definitely over celebrated these days.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    The good new`s is the world needs comedians. The bad new`s he may get laid when he reaches collage.

  34. Profile photo of Bountykat
    Bountykat Female 18-29
    399 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    Lol, kids don`t care about this poo at all. I worked at a daycare for four years and we had this one kid who was all boy--played little kid`s football, tee ball, loved super heroes, etc--but loved the drat out of wearing pink princess dressed from the dress-up center. Who cares? He was like, three and four when he did this.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3886 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    the kids got a spectacular smile and a damn good attitude. let`s hope he`s able to keep it.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    I got the belt I`m wearing right now in the women`s section. I`m 23. And straight. WHAT`S UP NOW?!?!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    He looks kind of like me at that age, minus the ridiculous shoes that is.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:56 am
    @Gerry1of1

    "Dad: "Son, I don`t have any problem with whatever you like. But it`s my job to keep you safe and I don`t want you getting your ass kicked at school, so let`s say we only wear those around the house. ""

    No, that`s bad Dad.

    Good Dad says this: "Son, this is a free country, and you can wear whatever you want to wear. If anyone gives you any trouble for exercising your freedom, it`s they who are wrong, not you."

    Got to love it when I have to lecture an AMERICAN about freedom over safety. -_-
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    andynaylor Male 18-29
    239 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 6:54 am
    Pink is not just for girls. If you went back in time to just before World War II (the 1939-1945 war) and found a girl wearing pink then that girl would have been thought of as dressing butch. For most of history pink was the boys colour (because it`s an offshoot of angry red) and blue was the girls colour (because it was thought to be calming and serene). People of that age would have had problems with boys wearing blue and girls wearing pink. In the war (WWII) the Nazi German government issued pink triangles to homosexual men in concentration camps to indicate that they liked the same sex, that is boys (pink). This negative association lasted past WWII and so today we have blue for boys and pink for girls. Because we let what the Nazi`s thought about people influence how we saw pink!!
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 7:12 am
    Pink used to be a boy`s colour, and blue a girl`s.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 30, 2012 at 7:18 am
    Someone needs to explain to the kid that it`s okay to be gay; it`s not okay to be a fag.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 8:29 am
    More gender neutral bullsh*t that will do nothing but drat him up in the future.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 30, 2012 at 8:36 am
    OldOllie:
    I hate to admit it, but I think that`s practical advice.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36870 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

    @ Msuuko42 - "Son, this is a free country, and you can wear whatever you want to wear. If anyone gives you any trouble for exercising your freedom, it`s they who are wrong, not you."
    I disagree. I think "do anything you want" is not teaching a child `consequence of action`. Sure, die your hair blue and tattoo your face...it`s a free country. And when no one gives you a job THEY are wrong, not you!

    A parent must teach a child to protect themself. Sometimes that`s knowing when to yell "I`m Gay and that`s OKAY` and when to be a bit quiter so you don`t die.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 9:38 am
    My two boys don`t wear girl’s clothing because society, not me, has determined what`s appropriate for boys and what`s appropriate for girls. I would be remiss as a parent to not teach my children what society considers normal at this point in history. When they reach an age of consent (or at the very least are mature enough to fully understand the ramifications of their decisions) then they can dress however the hell they want.

    Until then, they get a choice out of the small sample of personal attire we feel is appropriate. My children are not a proxy for me to make socio-political statements about societal norms.
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 9:47 am
    He mentions ninjas and zebras, sounds to me like he thought they were ninja shoes with zebra stripes. Honestly though, the kids have no problem with it, its the parents, and ultimately it is your peers you must contend with in society. I don`t even think he`s gay, he just doesn`t care that something is made a specific color. He likes the design, so he wears them. Though not removing the... ah... pink bows before hand I think leaves the closet door open.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 10:17 am
    So grab a friggen sharpie and make him zebra shoes!
  48. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    @LuckyDave, at that age it`s more about him wearing "girly" shoes than being gay.

    Even adult males who dress in women`s clothing doesn`t necessarily mean they`re gay. They might be fetishist or simply prefer the look and feel of softer, more feminine rainments.

    Doesn`t change how society will treat them and kids have enough to worry about without giving them fodder for their peers to tease them about. Kids can be cruel about singling out another child and being merciless with teasing. Coddle your child`s individuality all you want, you`re not going to school with him every day to him him with reassuring snuggles when the teasing starts.

    Save it for the poo they can`t change.

    Reminded of this fiasco from a while back.
  49. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 12:49 am
    @Gerry1of1

    "I disagree."

    So...you`re saying that people who beat people up because of what kind of shoes the victim wears are not in the wrong?

    You do realise that you`re using a variant of the "dress slutty and you deserve to get raped" argument, right? Please tell me you realise that.

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