The Gay Women’s Channel recorded a couple of youngsters talking about marriage and then lip-synched the whole conversation. It’s amazing how kids, unencumbered by cultural norms, will make more sense than most adults. At 2:00, they get to the point you hopefully already knew and accepted.
This video is more enjoyable if you focus on how happy they are now, and not what they must have gone through.
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Graduation speeches are meant to rev up new, hungry diploma carriers eager to make an impact on the big, bright world, right? Dartmouth alum Shonda Rhimes (Creator of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy”) has choice words for her fellow Ivy Leaguers that would make Olivia Pope proud.
I cued this up to the six-minute mark because that’s when it gets so good. At 6:46, there’s a special dedication for dreamers. Go to 8:52 if you want to avoid living in a basement at any point in your life. And at 13:35 find out why you are sooo lucky right now. Only got a few moments to soak up the goodness? 17:02 is a must see for parents or if the thought of having babies makes you feel all fuzzy (or a little dizzy) inside.
Ah, if only Richard Feynman could have lived forever and taught everywhere. Seriously, I love his perspective on the uncertainty of the universe. Give this a watch if you’ve ever lain awake in bed pondering the meaning of this roller coaster we call “existence.”
In April 2009, after a court ruling, gay marriage became legal in the state of Iowa. On Jan. 11, 2011, a young man named Zach Wahls went before the Iowa Legislature to speak on behalf of his two moms after the legislature took up a bill to ban gay marriage. Over 18 million people watched and shared it. At 2:50, he nails what family really means.
After getting national news exposure from this video and with work from families on the ground, the ban never passed. Rational heads prevailed, marriage equality has been in Iowa ever since, and it has brought over $5 million a year to the Iowa economy.
Currently, 28 states still have bans on gay marriage. They are falling state by state as the courts get ahold of them. It would be great if more people who are scared of these repeals could see what family really means. If you shared this, it could help with that. And if you want to learn more about Zach, who has since led the charge to fix the Boy Scouts and is currently interning at the White House, you could Like him on Facebook. He’s good people. Which makes sense after hearing about his moms.
Isn’t it a crazy thought that our kids might remember some important parts of their youth the way Louis C.K. describes here? I think you’ll love how this comedian gets it so right, even if it’s a little not safe for work.
My son struggled with this during his first year of elementary school. We were lucky that he had a great teacher, special programs, and help at home to overcome the challenges while he was still young. Still, it wasn’t easy to watch him have to work so hard to learn something that is an absolute necessity in life. Such a huge percentage of kids shouldn’t be where they are, but the really cool thing is that we can all help to make it better. The kid in this video is proof that the future can be brighter.
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Every year, 1 million mothers lose their babies within the first day of giving birth. And many of these tragic deaths could be prevented by the woman (and others like her) in this smart ad. The difference between 0:11 and 0:44 is everything.
Warning: This video includes live birth footage with graphic images.
For more information on the newborn crisis and the solutions to fixing it (in a less intense way), check out my other midwives post.
Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. You kinda just have to jump in headfirst and figure it out as you go along. What I love most about this video is that it not only gives a glimpse into one family’s life with their autistic son and how they’re working to communicate with him, but it’s also incredibly honest about how challenging and scary the journey can be.
NOTE TO SELF: Don’t let my 5-year-old watch “Pulp Fiction.” Also, don’t let him watch the “Star Wars” prequels — not because they are violent, but because they are just AWFUL. But also because they are pointlessly violent. But the awfulness is the bigger factor on that one, honestly. I digress.
Here’s a reason to be careful about what your kids watch. (I actually use this site all the time.)
This is not to say we should shelter our children from all violence. They are growing up in a real world where real violence happens every day. But there’s a difference between cartoon violence and Silence of the Lambs, ya know? You could share this if you are a fan of children not taking out hits on stuffed animals. Your call though.