Okay, three times I have seen children on leashes. All three times they have been boys.
The first time was about two months ago. At first I couldn’t believe my eyes. I figured this must just be some crazy lady who couldn’t handle having a child and thought he was a dog. Or I thought he must’ve been developmentally disabled and a doctor instructed her to do this. Then I saw this again.
And today for the third time so apparently leashing one’s son is a thing….
Nope, I didn’t give these parents a piece of my mind. I do realize that it would be hypocritical for a man who has never had children to say such a thing. (And notice unlike a male feminist I didn’t say, “At least not that I know of, har, har.”)
I can just think to how it was for me growing up. I was hit to the point of needing to be taken to the hospital for stitches. I was yelled at and insulted. But to be tied up, goddamnit, that would be humiliating….