I’ve only made it just over 4 minutes into this video so far. The “video essayist” makes a point of pointing out that she’s a former teacher and not a lawyer, and pointing out that her perspective comes from ‘pretending’ to be a conservative for her video research…by immersing herself is the right-wing ‘perspective’ on schools.
She completely avoids mentioning whether or not she’s a parent herself for some reason & I think that’s an important and potentially intentional omission. She does stress that she’s left leaning politically, a (former) teacher and not (assumably) a parent, with a degree in rhetoric.
So with that set up by her in less that the first two of the four minutes I’ve watched so far….& her use of the term “bogeymen” to describe the things she believes all parent must believe if they’re parents trying to have a voice with respect to their children and some are just more “transparent” about it. I wonder where she’s going to go with this now?
(I think I’m going to add “Trans-Parent” to both “Captain” & “Doctor” for my personal identifying pronouns…)
I’ve made it to the point where’s she’s plugging her sponsor after calling an author a “silly little man parody of a Bond villain” so pretty predictable so far…
After the advertisement, an bunch of “what if” leading questions about parent’s motives to demonstrate that parents must not care about what their child wants if they want to know the decisions their children are making at school and how that leads to devastating consequences.
Some extreme examples from the Bible for justification. The “ownership” idea of children by parents because they must all believe the same things except their level of transparency to demonstrate this.
I’ve made it this far and the summary I’ve gotten to this point so far is this:
(Isn’t this some kind’a closet hand signal for white supremacy, or only sometimes, depending on who’s accusing whom?)
Parents, if Conservative, must believe their children are their property, be against gun control and school lunch programs, believe in censorship of school library contents and corporal punishment & this is her lead up to explaining what parents ‘must’ believe about the pronouns argument if they want to know if this is happening at the school regarding their children. Is she going to say it’s because most parents genuinely love and care for their children, and their wellbeing and success in life are a lifelong commitment???
Not so much. Conservative parents just objectify children as property and thus they must be negligent of their children.
Then, in a big reveal as if it wasn’t blatantly obvious in less than the first two minutes of this video, the “video essayist” reveals that as of 2023 she is not a parent, and that about half of her viewers are below collage graduate age (so still students).
Sorry if I seem overly negative or cynical about this video, but this is my honest take away from it. She knows who her audience is, and is catering to its demographic while flexing her degree in rhetoric.