i can't believe i need to say this but regardless of how annoying young kids are it's not appropriate to joke about k/lling them or joke about them experiencing violence

and if you jump to making those jokes it's maybe a good idea to unpack your own thought process
I'm a childfree guy and I'm not going to have kids, i typically avoid young children, even those who are relatives, because I find them overstimulating, and yes, my twitter is an 18+ space

none of that means "so make jokes about killing kids in my replies", what the fuck
like yes, they're often loud, annoying, sticky, messy, etc - they are growing. they are learning. they lack impulse control, the same capacity for critical thought, and know so much less about the world than you do
joking about kids being hurt really isn't about whether you make them within their earshot?

it's about a cultural apathy we have toward children and them experiencing violence and neglect, esp bc these attitudes are most often aimed at poor kids, disabled kids, kids of colour
especially given the extent to which child abuse and parental neglect is a theme in my work, it should not be a big mental leap for you to realise that not just for ME, but for many of my followers, this is an incredibly bad ground to tread
like kids have. so little agency and so little control of their lives, it's so difficult for children to escape abusive homes and environments, kids who do manage to leave their birth families often experience even further abuse within the Foster system
our education system is underfunded with huge class sizes, kids going hungry, kids receiving little to no personal attention, forced to do exams earlier and earlier, put through rote learning processes that many of them struggle with, and with no option of escape
like yes I'll complain about the neighbours kids being louder than a plane engine

I'm NOT gonna go??? be nasty to them for having a nice time during a heat wave in the summer?

or respond kindly to ppl saying. horrible violent shit

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"by accident", each series has like 1 woman to every 4 men, UNLESS they pull a "oh battle of the SEXES!!!" nonsense

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