Double Your Dobson, Double Your Fun

OK. After that last post, I cannot fail to post a link to Dobson’s further recommendations to keep your boy from going homo.

Meanwhile, the boy’s father has to do his part. He needs to mirror and affirm his son’s maleness. He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. He can even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger.

Um. Anybody else wanna field that one? I don’ t even begin to know what to do with it.

I mean Parker has seen accompanied Daddy and Papa to the bathroom, but that’s mainly so he can see how this whole potty thing works.

Via Matt Yglesias and Bradford Plummer

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6 Responses to Double Your Dobson, Double Your Fun

  1. Tim Who? says:

    If you’ll forgive the expression…
    I’m not touching this one.

  2. shannon says:

    Um, that bit about pounding pegs into a pegboard is just plain creepy. Pity the children in james Dobson’s life: “No Uncle Jim! Don’t make me pound any more pegs!”

  3. Cathi says:

    Oh surely this is not real! I thought it was pretty typical Dobson until I got to the part about “teach him to pound square wooden pegs into square holes” . . .WTF?

    And, the take your son into the shower with you? I’m with you,not touching that…

  4. Cathi says:

    I take back my earlier disbelief. I just clicked on the Dobson link. It’s all there and more, including this little tidbit:
    ” . . .the father plays an essential role in a boy’s normal development as a man. The truth is, Dad is more important than Mom. Mothers make boys. Fathers make men.”
    The whole “newsletter” is horrifying, full of attributions to uncited “research” that support his ridiculous claims. The scary thing is that thousands of people look to him for advice about caring for their families.

  5. Mark says:

    Out of curiosity, what happens when I teach my daughter how to throw and catch a ball? Am I turning her into a lesbian?

    As far as the showering with him, there’s a “is Dobson actually Catholic” joke there somewhere …

  6. Bizarre. Does that mean that if a father takes his daughter into the shower, to notice his penis, then she’ll turn into a man?

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