the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Keep it to the knees, please!

Posters about modesty and grooming standards for students at BYU (oops, I think I might have killed their server)

Oh dear.

A reader named Jenny sent me a link to this Flickr photo which then led to some bad memories and a little bit of digging, and that’s when I found the website for the BYU Student Honor Association. Some of these posters are so condescending, so patronizing, that you’ll have a hard time believing they are real, particularly the one featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When I was at BYU I would have loved to have cartoon turtles call me “dude” and remind me that “piercings aren’t acceptable, bro!” Would have brought me closer to Jesus.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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