Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I'm always battling my mom when she buys snacks for Rory. She thinks he needs fruit snacks.. NO. He ... [snip!] ... He can have cheese, crackers, greek yogurt, fruit, etc. And my dad gave him Mt Dew at like 3 or 4 months. I WAS f**king LIVID!"
:o What in the...? Oh hell no, I would have been pissed too. I don't get why people think it's cute to give babies shit like that.
It's not abuse, but I do think the connection she makes between one of the pics and how she feels about state of the country/politics/govt is rather far-fetched and stupid. I get that it's her feelings but I figured if she's trying to think critically about her art, then she'd say something about how we raise children, the nature of children, what the act of taking something away from a child ( and theor response) says about how we treat children or something along those lines.
Quoting Jas ♥:" Looking at those pics actually made me sad but I am a weak sauce when it comes to crying children. Knowing that they were really upset over something made it worse. That was mean as hell."
That is how I felt. I think it's mean spirited. If you want to express something, express it. Don't be mean to kids so they can express your outrage/upset.
If she was going to edit them into looking like paintings she may as well have hired an actual painter to create the images she wanted. Those don't even look like photos to me.
<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I didn't compare my kid to anyone else's in a manner of expectations of how others should behave. I ... [snip!] ... Everyone has different expectations in their family of the children, and we don't accept fits over things, especially candy."</blockquote>
Uh huh. Dude, you have a ONE year old. That's like me seeing a two year have a melt down (normal) and saying "I'm glad my 6 month old doesn't act like that."
It's not abusive but it's pretty f**king shitty
Well, it isn't abuse but it is silly, to me.
I do not like children being used for anything related to politics/government. These children are crying because of a lollipop not because of this photographers personal feelings towards Government. I think she should find a different avenue for her thoughts.
The pictures were very nicely done, though.
I think it's sad AND hilarious. So many children activist groups use those pictures to "prove their point," and then cried "child abuse!" to these pictures.
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" If my kid acted like that just because something was taken away, even if it had been given to them, they ... [snip!] ... could sure bet they wouldn't be getting it back. My 1 year old doesn't even act like that when he gets something taken away. "
That's because he's 1... My 4 year old didn't act like that at 1, either.
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I didn't compare my kid to ... [snip!] ... old. That's like me seeing a two year have a melt down (normal) and saying "I'm glad my 6 month old doesn't act like that.""
Yes, this! Exactly. ALL KIDS will melt down when something is taken from them. They don't automatically know how to handle their emotions... All kids will want something they can't have, and be upset about it... Just because a 1 year old doesn't do it, doesn't mean he'll never do it.
I think capturing raw emotions can be very beautiful and touching. I thought the pictures were beautiful and sad at the same time.
How old is the kid? He DOES NOT look like a baby.
wow what remarkable pictures. I loved the series, does make you think how many adults feel at their core, perhaps when they don't get their way. As far as it being abuse, no I don't think so. And as long as the parents were OK with what was happening then why bother making a stink if it's not your kid?