by Kylie Handler, editor
The concept of consent may seem pretty simple to conservatives. Knowing when it is time to listen, and to accept a yes or no answer, is something taught to most Americans before they’re out of school.
Yes, stand for the flag. No thanks, I’d rather not go on a date. Simple.
To the progressive Left, though, times have changed — and now parents must even ask newborn babies for consent before changing their diaper.
This new strange idea became popular after “sexuality educator” Deanne Carson appeared on Australian TV and floated the idea around.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was intrigued by this new concept and invited Cathy Area, founder of Catalina Magazine, on his show to interpret Carson’s remarks — and what she said had Carlson laughing in her face.
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Areu has made several appearances on Carlson’s show in the past as “The Liberal Sherpa” — but this time was different.
You can see the clip yourself here —
Areu said parents should ask before they change a babies diaper, and “give the baby a few moments” to decide.
“It’s teaching bodily autonomy,” Areu said. “It’s teaching, ‘Hey, I’m not going to touch your body if you don’t want me to. It’s just like talking to a baby about anything: ‘Mommy loves you.’ ‘Daddy loves you.’ People talk to babies all the time.”
“So why wouldn’t the concept of talking to a baby while doing something so serious as changing a diaper be so ridiculous? It sounds normal.”
Carlson, clearly confused, asked how a baby would give affirmative or negative consent. He noted, “maybe the child is crying because his diaper is dirty.”
“Right, obviously, yeah, so the parent would have to be the best judge of that,” Areu admitted.
Carlson then question Areu on whether these same notions apply to Polio vaccines… and if you thought you were confused before, get ready to really be puzzled.
“Yes, if you’re going to get a vaccine, I mean — dead people have to give consent. You can’t give organs if you don’t give consent, right?” Areu stated.
“Dead people can give consent? How do they do that?” Carlson questioned.
“I think it is the idea of discussing it with the baby… you’re developing trust,” she responded.
As noted by Carlson, choosing to not change a baby’s diaper is a form of neglect. A baby does not understand consent, changing their diaper will not change their understanding.
There are many other ways to develop trust and a bond with your child or grandchild. Liberals need to know that neglecting to change their diaper is not one of them.
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News