Ethical Parenting Response

Today’s post is the alternative to “Ethical Parenting” written in New York magazine which I talked about yesterday. Whew. You know how she feels about the article right from the start.

New York magazine ran an article by Lisa Miller last week called “Ethical Parenting.” At first I thought it was going to be a serious piece about the tough choices we parents have to make to raise mensches. Instead, it was a self-justifying piece of entitled crap wrapped up in fake hand-wringing.”

She is especially pissed about her comparing non-ethical parenting to Noah. This is what she said in New York.

“Ever since Noah installed his own three sons upon the ark and left the rest of the world to drown, protecting and privileging one’s own kids at the expense of other people has been the name of the game. It’s what parents do.”

Her counter.

“No it’s not… God ordered Noah to build an ark because the earth was full of wicked people. The people who deliberately lie and cheat so their kids can get ahead are the wicked people. Noah’s ark-building impulse did not come from a realization that there’d be less competition for Harvard if all the other teenagers drowned.”

Pretty interesting response. Albeit riddled with Jewish references.

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