Mom Stops Kids' 'Gay Game' in Its Tracks 🌈: Harmless Fun or Harmful Language?

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Picture this: a family of four kids, playing together in their rural backyard, while their parents work from home. Sounds like a wholesome scene, right? 🏡 But what happens when the kids start playing a game that isn't so innocent? 😳 One mom found herself in this exact situation and had to decide whether to put her foot down or let the kids be kids. 💁‍♀️ So, what did she do? And was she in the right? Let's dive into the story and find out! 👀

👩‍👧‍👦 Meet the Family

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🌳 The Great Outdoors

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👨‍💼 Work From Home Life

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🚸 Keeping an Eye Out

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🕵️ Discovering the Game

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🤔 What's Going On?

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🏃‍♂️ The Rules

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🤷‍♂️ Dad's Take

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🏫 Schoolyard Games

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🌈 Understanding 'Gay'

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⏰ Times Have Changed

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🚫 New Game, Please!

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💔 Hurt Feelings?

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🤦‍♀️ Frustration with Hubby

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🤔 Innocent Fun or Harmful Game?

When this mom discovered her kids playing a game called the 'gay game,' she was faced with a tough decision. The game involved doing physical challenges, and whoever couldn't do it or did it the worst was deemed 'gay.' 🏃‍♂️ While her husband thought it was harmless fun, she couldn't help but feel that it was offensive and potentially harmful to their gay neighbors. 😕 So, she told the kids to find a new game to play, explaining that their current game was hurtful. 💔 Her husband thinks she's overreacting and that the kids will grow out of it. 🤷‍♂️ But was she right to intervene? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🌐

Encouraging empathy and discouraging hurtful language. NTA 👍

Peanut083 | Peanut083

Throwing around 'gay' as an insult is harmful. NTA.

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Teaching kids not to use 'gay' as negative - NTA

CheruthCutestory | CheruthCutestory

Teaching children the harm in language through education 📚👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

evit_cani | evit_cani

Mom puts a stop to 'gay' as a pejorative term. NTA 💯

gh0stworld | gh0stworld

LGBTQ+ community speaks out against harmful language 🤬

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Nostalgic yet disturbing memory of a 'harmless' game. NTA.

ArcWolf713 | ArcWolf713

A lesbian shares how a mom on a train stood up for her and educated her kids on why using slurs is not okay.

teatimefortim | teatimefortim

Teaching kids that 'gay' is an insult is harmful. NTA.

drewmana | drewmana

Teaching context is important. South Park had a similar episode 😂

wellerish | wellerish

NTA. Kids need to learn why using 'gay' negatively is wrong.

resting_bettcch_face | resting_bettcch_face

Teaching kids to be mindful of harmful language 👍

lynniepoohhxd | lynniepoohhxd

Teaching kids about harmful language is important 👍

MemeLoser20 | MemeLoser20

Teaching kids empathy and basic decency is crucial 👍

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Gay person shuts down harmful 'gay game' as absurd 👏

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Teaching kids about harmful language and homophobia. NTA.

pyritha | pyritha

A teacher explains how using “gay” in a negative way is sadly par for the course in schools. Correcting wrong behaviors is crucial. #StopHate 👏

paracrazy | paracrazy

Replacing harmful language in games can promote inclusivity 🙌

rlb199779 | rlb199779

Relieved commenter misinterprets harmless game as something inappropriate 😂

fuckedupceiling | fuckedupceiling

Calling out harmful language: NTA commenter reflects on past behavior.

clocksailor | clocksailor

Homophobia is learnt and must be stopped. NTA.

this_is_an_alaia | this_is_an_alaia

Standing up against harmful language is important. NTA!

-BestBi- | -BestBi-

Teaching kids 'goof game' instead: harmless fun or censorship? 🤔

Joshuainlimbo | Joshuainlimbo

Teaching kids about harmful language and its impact. 👍

Beaverhausen27 | Beaverhausen27

Elementary school game 'Smear the Queer' still cringeworthy today 🙄

MrSubterranean | MrSubterranean

Teaching kids not to use "gay" as an insult 🏳️‍🌈✅

RelsircTheGrey | RelsircTheGrey

Parent explains why using 'gay' as a slur is hurtful, NTA.

beddyby12 | beddyby12

User defends kids' 'gay game' against YTA accusation.

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Suggests rebranding 'gay game' to something harmless like 'fart game' 🤪

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Teaching kids about diversity: tricky but important 👨‍🎓

DueTown | DueTown

Punished for playing 'smear the queer'? How harmful playground language affects kids.

GatorDave4 | GatorDave4

Teaching kids about appropriate language in a fun way! NAH 👍

ehcnjc | ehcnjc

Childhood games can be harmful. NTA realizes this, does OP?

decayingdistaster | decayingdistaster

Let the kids be kids and fit in with their peers 🤷‍♀️

k1ller139 | k1ller139

Substituting the word 'gay' in kids' game is NTA 👍

Henniferlopez87 | Henniferlopez87

Teaching kids about harmful language. NTA for stopping them.

happydactyl31 | happydactyl31

Respect differences, using insults is ridiculous. NTA parenting advice.

emilymarguerite | emilymarguerite

Stop hate speech early. Parental responsibility to educate kids. 👍

UnalteredCube | UnalteredCube

Using 'gay' as a slur is dehumanizing. Teach kids better.

volcano-ash | volcano-ash

Teaching kids about harmful language early on is important 👍

SereniaKat | SereniaKat

Educating kids on harmful language: A great teaching opportunity! 👍

jemeraldix | jemeraldix

Teaching kids about love instead of hate 💖

coolhandjennie | coolhandjennie

NTA explains why kids need guidance in a sensitive way.

Noctuella | Noctuella

Teaching kids to not use "gay" as an insult. NTA 👍

kaitou1011 | kaitou1011

Teaching children empathy is important. NTA for stopping them.

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Using "gay" as inferior is harmful. Rename the game. NTA.

tiacalypso | tiacalypso

NTA suggests changing word to avoid offensive language in game.

FaunKeH | FaunKeH

Educating kids on language is important for avoiding harm 👍

Martian_Pudding | Martian_Pudding

Parenting done right: Setting boundaries for harmless games 👍

Maki_Likes_Pancakes | Maki_Likes_Pancakes

Teaching kids to use 'gay' as an insult needs to stop 🚨

biteme789 | biteme789

NTA calls out "it was acceptable X years ago" excuse, emphasizes importance of learning from mistakes and preventing harmful behavior.

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Teaching kids not to be homophobic 👏

mladoormat | mladoormat

Gay commenter supports parent's proactive approach to harmful language.

GreedyRyan | GreedyRyan

Using 'gay' as an insult is harmful and inappropriate. NTA.

Heynowbebe | Heynowbebe

Suggests finding a different word for 'gay' in kids' game. 🏳️‍🌈

Farahild | Farahild

Teaching a lesson on harmful language 👨‍🏫🌡️

BabserellaWT | BabserellaWT

Helicopter parenting backfires: Commenter rebels against restrictions on games.

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Using 'gay' as a negative term is harmful. NTA for stopping.

Bedquest | Bedquest

Teaching kids about acceptance and kindness early is crucial ❤️

TheSexyPotoo | TheSexyPotoo

Substitute the word, don't shame the kids 🙌

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Using 'gay' as an insult should not be normalized. NTA.

wellwithin | wellwithin

Using "gay" as a synonym for "lame" isn't okay. NTA.

conradfart | conradfart

Using 'gay' as an insult is harmful language 🏳️‍🌈❌

1711frgtn | 1711frgtn

Teaching kids respect for all people is important 👍

mattidwan | mattidwan

Teaching kids to use 'gay' negatively can have harmful consequences 👍

hunybuny9000 | hunybuny9000

NTA thinks 'gay game' is hurtful to play.

mikenzeejai | mikenzeejai

Confusing and irrelevant comment. 🤔

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NTA acknowledges the evolution of language and its absurdities.

adeiner | adeiner

Former bully's confession shows why using 'gay' as an insult hurts 💔

ashleedgaf | ashleedgaf

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