A response to Mrs. Hall: Teaching our boys respect and self-control

Mrs. Hall, you are offensive. Teach your boys manners. And accept that teenagers are naturally interested in sex and trying to figure out what that means as part of their identities. And take those half-naked shirtless pictures of your sons down if you want their female friends to cover up in their PJs. You know that once a female sees a male in a state of undress, she can’t ever un-see it, don’t you?

Dr. Rebecca Hains

FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)“* came up in my facebook news feed a lot yesterday. It’s being shared with such enthusiasm that I was eager to read it. I hoped its advice for teenage girls about their facebook activities would live up to the hype.

But instead, when I read it, my heart sank. Although the post is well-intended, the author, Kimberly Hall, makes a tremendous error: She places the responsibility for her teenage boys’ sexual desires on teenage girls, rather than on the boys themselves.

For example, addressing her sons’ female friends, she writes: “Did you know that once a male sees you in a state of undress, he can’t ever un-see it?  You don’t want the Hall boys to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?”

Well, no. I’m sure that her sons’ female friends don’t want to be thought of only

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~ by Sable Aradia on September 5, 2013.

One Response to “A response to Mrs. Hall: Teaching our boys respect and self-control”

  1. Thanks for spreading the word! Blessed be.

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