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(Daily Mail)   Thinking of dressing up your baby in a Halloween costume? Well a rights group says: 'It is not like older children dressing up for fun. It is potentially objectifying babies who have no say in what they wear   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 166
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2012-10-31 05:30:52 PM  
Surprised the rights group has nothing to say about pets.
 
2012-10-31 05:57:58 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

media.techeblog.com 

/Get away from her you Poopy-head!
 
2012-10-31 06:55:00 PM  
Dressing babies up is what parents do on a daily basis until the kid is old enough to scream NOOOOOO
 
2012-10-31 06:57:50 PM  
Yeah, because baby is likely to remember said objectification what with their lack of long term memory. Oh, wait.
 
2012-10-31 07:14:08 PM  
What if you dress up the baby like a trophy?

One that says "Fark Trophy" on it?
 
2012-10-31 07:22:49 PM  
Sister sister he's just a plaything, we wanna make him stay up all night

/yeah, we do
 
2012-10-31 07:38:59 PM  
'Obviously it is not directly harmful for the baby itself. But it says something about the attitude of the adults who are meant to nurture that infant.'


We already have metrics for measuring the nuturing aspect, so STFU.
 
2012-10-31 07:39:10 PM  
If I ever have a little farktrophy of my own, I'm going to dress it in baby costumes every damn day.
 
2012-10-31 07:52:17 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-31 07:53:46 PM  
If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.
 
2012-10-31 07:55:50 PM  

Babwa Wawa: If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.


I'd hate to be your dog.
 
2012-10-31 08:30:19 PM  
Annoyed: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist always reads these captions with a shrill accent and whiz-bang sound effects. 
 
2012-10-31 08:32:52 PM  

jaylectricity: Babwa Wawa: If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.

I'd hate to be your dog.


I'd say it's my right. Whether I'd actually do it is another question entirely.
 
2012-10-31 08:37:02 PM  
Clearly these people have never met my sister.

/Every time I log into Facebook I have to wade through her instagram pictures.
 
2012-10-31 08:37:03 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: 'Obviously it is not directly harmful for the baby itself. But it says something about the attitude of the adults who are meant to nurture that infant.'


We already have metrics for measuring the nuturing aspect, so STFU.


Yes, pretty much this.

Honestly I'd be more concerned with what ridiculous things parents dress their babies in on a day-to-day basis than some warm, comfy "costume" they bundle the kid up in for a single night out of 365.
 
2012-10-31 08:37:12 PM  
But it's still ok to put girls in pink and boys in blue, right?
 
2012-10-31 08:39:19 PM  

jaylectricity: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x789]


You evil, evil bastard. That's funny as hell. Took me a second to get it, but then I snorted soda out my nose. +1 Good sir and madam. Each.

As for the article: Are you farking serious? Really? REALLY?
 
2012-10-31 08:39:50 PM  
any child under 3 wont remember what you do to them in any case. maybe a kid between 3-5 might be freaked out, but let them roll at their own speed. by the time they hit 5 and up, they'll probably be way more into than their parents
 
2012-10-31 08:40:22 PM  
As opposed to all those non-Halloween occasions where babies pick their own clothing and dress themselves in it?
 
2012-10-31 08:42:26 PM  
FTA: "Halloween has become a 'marketing opportunity' for businesses, and said they risk commercialising children in their quest for profit."


Someone's going out dressed as Captain Obvious, I see.
 
2012-10-31 08:42:37 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-31 08:42:59 PM  
I agree.

Let's also ban all clothing for pets, too.

www.dogclothesdresses.com

This is an offense to canine dignity and should be a felony.
 
2012-10-31 08:44:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: As opposed to all those non-Halloween occasions where babies pick their own clothing and dress themselves in it?


^^^^^^!
 
2012-10-31 08:44:54 PM  
Which one of you guys dressed your baby up as a strip of bacon?
 
2012-10-31 08:45:10 PM  
oi47.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-31 08:45:45 PM  
Halloween is the bane of people who hate all things fun and creative. At least they don't get away with burning the fun and creative folks at the stake anymore.

/gotta go. doorbell.
/is it wrong to hand out candy with 18 year-old scotch in my hand?
 
2012-10-31 08:46:06 PM  
Objectify Baby?

*)
 
2012-10-31 08:47:07 PM  

jaylectricity: Babwa Wawa: If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.

I'd hate to be your dog.


I'd hate to be his elderly parent.
 
2012-10-31 08:47:09 PM  

Indubitably: Objectify Baby?

*)


How is babby objectified?
 
2012-10-31 08:48:03 PM  

caddisfly: Halloween is the bane of people who hate all things fun and creative. At least they don't get away with burning the fun and creative folks at the stake anymore.

/gotta go. doorbell.
/is it wrong to hand out candy with 18 year-old scotch in my hand?


Hey, she's legal now. And if she's a red-head, all the better. That accent might be annoying after a while though.
 
2012-10-31 08:49:49 PM  

SoothinglyDeranged: Yeah, because baby is likely to remember said objectification what with their lack of long term memory. Oh, wait.


So... drunk chicks... fair game?

Fair game. Alright.
 
2012-10-31 08:49:57 PM  
Controlling the lives of children too young to know what is good for them and turning children into miniature versions of their parents is what parenthood is all about! If I can't do it to my own kids, what am I supposed to do, grab a kid off the street?
 
2012-10-31 08:50:23 PM  
Well they are right, but it's one of the greatest pleasures of having small children.
//my cousin dressed his little girl as Chucky some years ago, it was the sensation of the night.
 
2012-10-31 08:50:37 PM  
My wife is really into the baby costume thing. I just roll my eyes and go with it.
 
2012-10-31 08:52:22 PM  
That's the POINT. Why stop at Halloween? Why don't we let babies make ALL of their own choices? Oh, that's right- they CAN'T. Get your head out of your a$&, it's just a stupid holiday that they won't remember- and they'll be choosing what they want to wear by age 3, anyway.

My 13 month old is a pumpkin this year and my 3 year old is a peacock. I doubt the baby will be permanently scarred from it. Other stuff, maybe, but not from wearing a stupid costume for an hour or two.
 
2012-10-31 08:52:38 PM  
Did not read article due to .uk extension.

Is there a way to block all .uk extensions in Fark? I already have that filter in Chrome, but I don't want to see anything .uk in Fark.
 
2012-10-31 08:52:39 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Objectify Baby?

*)

How is babby objectified?


Online.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:57 PM  
If it's totally over the top and somewhat deprecating to the baby in terms of cheesiness or something that might potentially them, I might agree.
 
2012-10-31 08:57:15 PM  
www.tvgasm.com
 
2012-10-31 08:58:22 PM  

bborchar: That's the POINT. Why stop at Halloween? Why don't we let babies make ALL of their own choices? Oh, that's right- they CAN'T. Get your head out of your a$&, it's just a stupid holiday that they won't remember- and they'll be choosing what they want to wear by age 3, anyway.

My 13 month old is a pumpkin this year and my 3 year old is a peacock. I doubt the baby will be permanently scarred from it. Other stuff, maybe, but not from wearing a stupid costume for an hour or two.


YOU MONSTER!!!!
 
2012-10-31 09:00:23 PM  

Bonobo62: jaylectricity: Babwa Wawa: If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.

I'd hate to be your dog.

I'd hate to be his elderly parent.


Are you kidding? Dressing them up for Halloween and other holidays is about the only fun you can have taking care of an invalid parent.
 
2012-10-31 09:00:37 PM  

bmihura: Did not read article due to .uk extension.

Is there a way to block all .uk extensions in Fark? I already have that filter in Chrome, but I don't want to see anything .uk in Fark.


blog.chron.com

Now your day is ruined. 
 
2012-10-31 09:00:46 PM  
Well as someone who dressed her 18 month old as Alice, I'm getting a kick out of this....
 
2012-10-31 09:00:50 PM  
Babies cannot choose what to wear on any occasion, so parents dress them up in whatever style the parents prefer anyway.

God I hope the Kidscspe people have never bred. They wouldn't have the sense to raise a hater much less a human infant.

Jeebus!!
 
2012-10-31 09:04:33 PM  
Haha, my mother has this female chihuahua that she dresses up in a pumpkin costume every halloween and a santa-claus costume for every Christmas. The poor b*tch appears to hate the little outfits.
 
2012-10-31 09:04:44 PM  
And because I am a crappy parent I took my son--who was born at 11:30pm on Oct 30th--trick or treating at 20 hours old because I had a houseful of little girls (my older daughter and her friends and my nieces) counting on it. He was dressed as a basketball.....

And he didn't die, or (so far) suffer some major psychological trauma. These people can piss off.
 
2012-10-31 09:05:22 PM  

caddisfly: Halloween is the bane of people who hate all things fun and creative. At least they don't get away with burning the fun and creative folks at the stake anymore.

/gotta go. doorbell.
/is it wrong to hand out candy with 18 year-old scotch in my hand?


If your scotch is wrong, I'd hate to hear about my cheap American macrobrewed lager.

As for the costume thing, I'll be another voice for "I dress 'em all the other days, why does the night they get candy matter?" Both my sons have, as toddlers, worn courdory pants, flannel shirts, and hiking boots in cold weather, and Hawai'ian shirts and khaki shorts in warm. Did they choose that? Nope. And I don't care.
 
2012-10-31 09:06:30 PM  
I thought the article was a great advertisement for cute baby costumes. Halloween is better than Christmas. You don't have to buy gifts for teachers, co-workers, Secret Santa events, every one at your daughters' level in dance, everyone in your sons' Karate class. You don't have to spend a bazillion dollars. You don't have to travel out-of-state to spend time with in-laws you don't like.

The whole neighborhood turns out. People mock up backyard haunted houses for the neighborhood kids. Kids haul enough candy to last them till Easter. And I have four kids on my front lawn right now spinning in circles until they get dizzy and fall down. You can't buy entertainment like that!
 
2012-10-31 09:08:24 PM  
i48.tinypic.com

My baby dragon stayed home and did some colouring. I think the psychological wounds will heal.
 
pla
2012-10-31 09:08:55 PM  
Dear rights groups:

Go fark yourselves. No one cares about your special interest group of the week.

Now excuse me while I get back to oppressing my liver.
 
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