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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sun May 08, 2016 6:28 am

Okay, it's an advert... but it's sweet how it is done!!

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Post by United Nations » Sun May 08, 2016 8:02 am

Even though I figured it out halfway through, it was very sweet. Made me tear up.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun May 08, 2016 5:03 pm

Doctor? Triage surgeon? EMT? Peace Corps? Bomb squad tech...messiah?

Oh. Guessed before I watched the vid. Guessed 'wrong', I guess.

...no sale. Don't mistake me--------I love my mom. I revere the Virgin. But I don't buy this.

Forgive my cynicism. Forgive my objectivity. But, for all a mother endures, for all her pains, who benefits from it? Two-three people at most (aka her brood)?

There are lady scientists out there, discovering things. Curing things, fixing things. Lady diplomats, bringing peace, and also lady warriors, killing bad guys. These are all things that could potentially matter to more than just a woman's potential children. And so I think it's really sh*tty and reductive to claim that the hardest, most important job any woman could do is raise up more mediocre garbagey kids.

Women have been rearing children throughout history. Celebrating that as something special when ladies have literally gone to space is asinine. My mom is special to me, but I wouldn't expect anyone else to give a crap in the abstract.

There's hundreds of millions of moms out there. There's only going to be one person who cures AIDS for good. What should a girl aspire to? What would give her the most hardcore cred?

...Boo the 'happy mothers day' guy. Wuff.
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Post by Deepfake » Tue May 10, 2016 9:50 am

Mothers are heroes in their own right, when they're any good at their job. I do agree that the hyperbole is really unnecessary. People seem to believe that everything has to be the best or most of something. We can all accept that it's a hard-ass frustrating job that deserves being appreciated, without being patronising. Big thank you to all the ladies out there doing their hardest to be good parents. The world needs you, and that's more important than out-misery-ing one another.
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Post by Booyakasha » Tue May 10, 2016 12:11 pm

I mean, please don't mistake me, here. Motherhood is obviously a tough gig. But there must be intangible bennies that make it worth the while.

Like...let's compare washout rates, man. How many Navy SEALs wash out? Like 80% or so? How about prospective FBI guys? Mossad agents? Swiss Guards? It's pretty much the minority of those guys that sees it through, right? So what's the washout rate on being a mom? Is it higher than 80%?

How hard is it to keep a baby human alive? I hate to come off all patriarchal here. But I assume keeping a regular baby alive is easier than keeping POTUS alive. Does your mom deserve a higher honour than the average Secret Service agent? I'm genuinely curious, here. Educate me, VGF.
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