We bought her a replacement, a highly desirable 5s that she promised to guard with her life. Weeks later, after another party, my “slightly drunk” daughter tumbled down some stairs. She wasn’t injured, but the iPhone screen was cracked
I am trying to come up with something to say that does not include mass quantities of bad words and I find myself stuck. She loses two iPhones to drunken bouts, something that may point out that she may have a much bigger problem than being 17 and sort of hints what kind of lousy parental influence she may had in her life, but no the problem is guns.
Forget the fact that the “author” conveniently ignores the fact that you need to be 21 and have a permit to carry and forget the rest of the usual verbal manure we are used to hear from the Gun Control Activists, the next two quotes shall give you a pretty good idea about how disassociated she is from reality:
She begins the article with:
Since my 17-year-old daughter left for college last fall, campus rape has been on my mind. According to a study in the Journal of American College Health, women in college are at their highest risk for rape during their first semester.
But later we read this:
Fortunately, iPhones aren’t weapons; but they are anti-rape devices. On the simplest level, they promote safety by keeping women and their friends aware of one another’s whereabouts. Women can check in with friends throughout a night of drinking. They can call or text one another if they need to be extricated from a difficult situation.
Hello? Earth to Ms Skomorowsky, didn’t you just tell us that your Woman-Child lost two iPhones? So exactly how is the damned lost things going to help her in case of an attack? And, it is not like the rapist is gonna give her a chance to call the cops or take his picture; your daughter will be rapidly and brutally attacked and she may have the chance to let out a scream…maybe.
And this one for the win:
Fighting campus rape requires information-sharing and solidarity. Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia College senior who has been carrying her mattress to class to protest the university’s handling of her rape complaint, has done more to fight rape than anyone could ever do with a weapon
Silly me, but I think the news story that a campus rapist laying flat on a morgue somewhere because his intended victim put several bullets in his insides, will carry more weight among the predators that some weird activist dragging a mattress like she was some homeless person looking for a warm spot to sleep.
But I might be wrong.