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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 09:09:22 PM
Ever since our ability to communicate on a global level became possible, the messages are getting dumber, and dumber. What happened to the days when you had to be smart, interesting, articulate and actually had a point, before you got published or publicly recognized? These idiots defending babbies rights has just been the straw that broke this camel's back.

/ties another onion to his belt
//mutters something about palookas
 
2012-10-31 09:09:58 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.


wat
 
2012-10-31 09:12:30 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.


Ahahaha.

/ for dogs...whenever my dog is being a pain in the ass, I make her wear an embarrassing sweater.
 
2012-10-31 09:12:58 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: [i48.tinypic.com image 403x403]

My baby dragon stayed home and did some colouring. I think the psychological wounds will heal.


I hope you got him some baby friendly candy.
My sons' first year, he was a mouse.
Year two he was a Bumblebee; his baby sister was a ladybug.
Year three, they were both doctors with lab coats with their names on them.
Year four my daughter chose to go as a princess and convinced my son to dress up as a handsome prince. He even agreed to wear a crown and a pink velvet jacket, but he told every person at every door that he did it for his sister and he was wearing something scary next year.
This year my son spent weeks making his own costume. He made cardboard armor and painted it so it looks almost real. He made his own mask out of clay and painted it. It was cool to watch him in full creative mode.
 
2012-10-31 09:14:15 PM
My 3 day old says, "Go fark yourself 'rights' group."

Or at least that was my interpretation of it.
 
2012-10-31 09:14:29 PM
I just did a GIS for Dannii Minogue, kabaam what were we talking about
 
2012-10-31 09:14:49 PM
Let the Baby Be.

*)
 
2012-10-31 09:14:55 PM
Just came from Facebook where most of my wall was people's babies in costumes, then decided to visit Fark where this is the most recent story.

I think it's great. Babies don't know or care how they're dressed on a daily basis. A costume would probably get them a bit more attention and as we all know, babies are attention whores. It's a win-win.
 
2012-10-31 09:15:36 PM
 

/carved it myself
 
2012-10-31 09:16:00 PM

Indubitably: Let the Baby Be.

*)


Let the Baby dress itself, and see what develops...

You creepers.

Boo.
 
2012-10-31 09:17:06 PM
*Shield*
 
2012-10-31 09:17:13 PM
Further goes to show how stupid the theory of "objectification" is, wherever it's applied.
 
2012-10-31 09:18:14 PM
People who think like the person in the article shouldn't have kids. They are retards and should be forcibly sterilized while their parents watch and are told that they failed to raise their child in a manner that can constructively contribute to society.

/only half serious
 
2012-10-31 09:18:44 PM

seventypercent: 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.

wat


Sounds colonized, likely fat
 
2012-10-31 09:19:34 PM
Objectifying? Babies ARE objects. Are you telling me otherwise that they are actions or locations?
 
2012-10-31 09:21:15 PM
"Kidscape director Claude Knights said: 'Many parents will just see this as a bit of fun. But we should maybe think a bit harder about what message we are sending out about our attitudes to children.'"

The message that it can be more enjoyable for parents *not* to leave their children out of their holiday fun. Try not to faint.

"'There is a growing trend to accessorise babies. Some parents make them fit in with their own style, rather than treating them as individuals."

Right, because dressing them up in an unusual costume is *not* treating them as individuals. Dressing them in the same way as everyone else, that's how you teach them creativity.

"'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.'"

It says that they can spend time with their chilldren and have fun doing it. It says that they understand that 9 out of 10 tiny poop-n-burp experts prefer fun to stuffy faux-dignity.

"Miss Knights added ...'Yes, it can be fun. But what does it say about our society?'"

It says that despite people like you, "fun" is valued by "our society."
 
2012-10-31 09:22:37 PM

Christian Bale: Further goes to show how stupid the theory of "objectification" is, wherever it's applied.


Slow down, Batman.
 
2012-10-31 09:26:19 PM

queenstacela: Well as someone who dressed her 18 month old as Alice, I'm getting a kick out of this....


My six month old was a bumble bee last year. I didn't accept candy, just went out so I could also be an extra person helping with my goddaughter. My kid was gonna have an MP3 player looping "No Rain" going as well, but I didn't think anyone would get it, and we'd have gone nuts.

Kid picked out her costume this year. Took her to the store, she saw Abby from Sesame Street and clutched it, refusing to let go. Problem solved there. LOL
 
2012-10-31 09:26:26 PM

jim32rr: I just did a GIS for Dannii Minogue, kabaam what were we talking about

You are correct, sir.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-31 09:31:00 PM
This is me in costume
i.imgur.com

I eat babies...
 
2012-10-31 09:31:39 PM
WTF?
 
2012-10-31 09:33:08 PM
Worse than that is the punk ass kids in my neighborhood driving from house to house in a car and knocking on doors for candy. Sans costume, of course, aside from one that had his football shoulder pads. I think people only gave them candy to prevent future vandalism.

The teens looked...as you'd expect.
 
2012-10-31 09:33:38 PM
If parents don't dress the babies up for Halloween where will they get the embarrassing pictures for when the kids are older?
 
2012-10-31 09:35:02 PM
*)

P.S. Moon waxes, post full, and we see rising sandwiches, which we will snack upon and comment...
 
2012-10-31 09:35:02 PM
Well, you should probably get them out there on picket line then:

www3.niu.edu
 
2012-10-31 09:38:11 PM
I let my 2 yr old daughter pic her own out (a duckie outfit). How f'n hard is that?
 
2012-10-31 09:38:17 PM

mynamebackwards: Worse than that is the punk ass kids in my neighborhood driving from house to house in a car and knocking on doors for candy. Sans costume, of course, aside from one that had his football shoulder pads. I think people only gave them candy to prevent future vandalism.

The teens looked...as you'd expect.


About half the teens in our neighborhood dress up. The rest just come around with their backpack sans books. We had one young teen show up tonight with a cardboard box with two eye holes cut out of it on his head. That was his costume.
 
2012-10-31 09:38:20 PM

special20: jim32rr: I just did a GIS for Dannii Minogue, kabaam what were we talking about
You are correct, sir.
[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


I see wiener or lazy labia there, sir.

*)
 
2012-10-31 09:39:02 PM

Indubitably: *)

P.S. Moon waxes, post full, and we see rising sandwiches, which we will snack upon and comment...


"Mr. Wane, please sit down."
 
2012-10-31 09:41:58 PM
Of course we objectivise babies. The ability to dress them up in embarrassing outfits makes i tolerable to be a parent.
 
2012-10-31 09:43:53 PM

halB: 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.


Hey, getting passed out drunk was their choice, and that choice comes with consequences.
 
2012-10-31 09:45:58 PM
Oh please.

Last year:
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This Year:
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net

The horror.
 
2012-10-31 09:47:17 PM
Seriously?~?~? No one else going to point out that people Trick or Treating with 6 month old kids, dressed up as 'whatever' are certainly not giving the candy to the kid?!?
I haven't given out treats for a while now.. not because I am a miser, but because the last time I decorated and bought candy, over half the Trick or Treaters were adults holding little babies.
I would always get a bag of "shiat" candy and when kids didn't dress up (wore a baseball cap and said they were a baseball player) or parents carrying babies came, they got the cheap $1 a bag junk while the rest of the real Trick or Treaters got name brand goodies... The final year I gave them out, I doubt there were over 10 to 12 real kids - the rest were parents holding babies (and 95% of those were screaming and crying because of the Halloween music/noises, strobe/black lights and decorations).
 
2012-10-31 09:51:32 PM
cutebabyfix.com
 
2012-10-31 09:53:55 PM
It is potentially objectifying babies who have no say in what they wear

Inspired by this thread:

i277.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-31 09:56:13 PM

TheMega: Seriously?~?~? No one else going to point out that people Trick or Treating with 6 month old kids, dressed up as 'whatever' are certainly not giving the candy to the kid?!?
I haven't given out treats for a while now.. not because I am a miser, but because the last time I decorated and bought candy, over half the Trick or Treaters were adults holding little babies.


First I've ever head of this. Maybe a local phenomenon?
 
2012-10-31 09:56:50 PM
News flash, special interest group: parents dress up their babies for Halloween in whatever cute/adorable/hilarious costume the parents want since time out of mind. There is photographic evidence of me in 1983 (I was 10 months old), dressed as a pumpkin (I had a green felt hat on that was the stump with a vine and leaf growing out of it). I will fully admit that said pictures of me as a baby in the pumpkin outfit are farking adorable, and I hold no ill will towards my mom for dressing me up that way.

/Today was "Trick or Treat in Old Town" in Fort Collins today
//I was volunteering in Old Town and got to see lots of great costumes for both parents and kids
///And the babies and toddlers were adorable and had no idea what was going on
 
2012-10-31 09:56:54 PM
*heard
 
2012-10-31 10:00:24 PM
Lighten up, Francis.
 
2012-10-31 10:07:17 PM
Whaaat... This has got to be a... looking to left... yep. a UK thing. Surprise.
 
2012-10-31 10:09:23 PM
What cracks me up in this article is it is a "celebrity" thing in the US. Huh?
 
2012-10-31 10:10:40 PM
Boo.
 
2012-10-31 10:16:37 PM
www.danthatscool.com
 
2012-10-31 10:19:46 PM
Babies cannot consent. That is the job of the guardians. What they say is golden.
 
2012-10-31 10:19:46 PM

Evenbiggerknickers: [www.danthatscool.com image 600x372]


Wrong association.

Grow up.
 
2012-10-31 10:21:12 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Babies cannot consent. That is the job of the guardians. What they say is golden.


Religio-fellatio-is-meaninglessio, yo.

Word.

*)
 
2012-10-31 10:24:43 PM

ggecko: This is me in costume


I eat babies...


I have that tool. I don't really know what to use it for, but I was drawn to it.
 
2012-10-31 10:25:25 PM
But teens always like what their parents buy a walmart and k-mart, amiright?

Frankly, our red hot chili grand-pepper loved his nice warm costume his first year: 
www.gregscott.com
 
2012-10-31 10:26:17 PM
That's a mighty fine troll costume.
Mighty fine indeed.
 
Oak
2012-10-31 10:26:44 PM
We have had zero Trick-or-Treaters for the second year in a row. I get to eat most of the Peanut Butter Cups and Kit-Kats. Could probably use a healthy dose of objectification around here.

/I'm with RareChimer
 
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