Sexual innuendos, zombies, Mario, pajamas in the wild, and more, on this weeks episode of The Distracted Philosopher.
”I stabed myself in the leg with a pencil every 3 hours for a month, you’ll be shocked at the results." - The Distracted Philosopher
As parents, we introduce our children to violence at an early age — cartoon violence (with no bad effects). Then they move on to animated shows (you know the difference between cartoon and animated? Right?), then TV shows, and movies. Oh, and video games. Space Invaders (one of my favorites when I was a kid) was shooting and destroying alien life — what bad lesson could come from that?
But when it comes to discussion of genitals, sex, or showing nudity or sex, parents are terrified that are kids may hear or see something. Many believe it would be absolutely horrible for their child to see a penis and then have to explain to your daughter or son what a penis is (because both of them may have one). These things shouldn’t terrify or hurt your child. If they do, then you are teaching the wrong message. We need to teach them about their bodies, about sex, about how they get pregnant, and ways NOT to get pregnant. Also teach them that you shouldn’t be showing your penis to everyone in line at the bank on Friday afternoon.
Also, for movies and TV and games and … well … everything that sells, there will be sex and violence in it. Shrek was a popular kids movie, but it contained quite a bit of sexual innuendos. And that movie was PG. FYI GOTG as PG-13.
Adam and Eve were naked in the garden of Eden and everything was fine. But then they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil — that is when they felt shame for being naked. You know … because knowledge is a bad thing.
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This is episode s10e02(367) for Monday, January 9, 2017 and clocked in at 18 minutes, 21 seconds