Thursday, July 17, 2014

Regulating the "Bad Mother"

Mom Arrested for Letting Her Daughter Go to Park Alone

Most commentators . . . think that authorities went way too far in arresting Harrell. It angers me, as a citizen, to see the police overreach this way. How is it benefiting this child to be put in the custody of social services? And since I'm a parent, Harrell’s arrest scares me: How can I appropriately parent my child when doing something that seems relatively safe, if out of fashion, can get you arrested?

Mom Says Cop Kicked Her Out of Concert for Breastfeeding

"We all parent our children different," she said. "That's our right. You're gonna choose something for your child that I'm not gonna choose for my child."

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/07/regulating-the-bad-mother.html

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