JFF: Unpopular Opinions

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Post # 31
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Sugar bee

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@bouviebee:  I’m a girl mom, and I totally agree on ear peircing and not posting photos. I’ve gotten eye rolls for my stance on both of these. 

Post # 32
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Busy bee

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@bouviebee:  totally agree with all of this. Truly curious to see how many of those kids grow up and sue their parents for privacy invasion (if such a thing is possible or will become possible). 

It’s one thing taking a photo of someone in a public space, where privacy cannot be expected, but quite another to take invasive photos of barely clothed children during private moments where they cannot consent.

I feel like there are going to be a lot of unhappy adults when those kids start turning 18. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee

Unpopular opinion on WB: I think all the pre-wedding events people spend time/money on are RIDICULOUS? Engagement party and bridal shower and bachelorette TRIP and rehearsal dinner and wedding and after party and a brunch the next day? Seriously? Get over yourselves. 

Unpopular opinions in America: women should have to register for the selective service, everyone should be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18, we need to get it together on what we consider “adulthood”… you can volunteer to die for your country at 17 or 18, but you can’t drink or buy cigarettes until 21? I get that it’s a physical development thing, but then why is an 18 year old developed enough to get a mortgage or serve your country to go into massive credit card debt? Adult decisions should be adult decisions. 

Post # 34
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@bouviebee:  So with you on the ear piercing and photos! My SIL just had her 8 month old’s ears pierced and I had to bite my tongue. I think it’s so gross. We post no photos of our LO on socia media and get lots of crap from family but IDGAF. She can choose to share her photos later when she can make that decision. 

Post # 37
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Blushing bee

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@bouviebee:  Yes yes yes!

Especially regarding infant circumcision. How anyone (outside of religious reasons) could still be okay with it is beyond me. 

Thankfully, the infant circumcision rate in the USA is now close to 50%, so I am glad that it isn’t so much of an ‘unpopular opinion’ as it used to be.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee

Unpopular opinion possibly everywhere:

BLESSED.

I cannot stand this word anymore! First, it’s rooted in religion and implies a connection between piety and rewards. Second, it has gotten so overused and used inappropriately that it has become trite and meaningless. I see it on home decor, t-shirts, bumperstickers, even my receipt at a pizza joint. Some people are including HAVE A BLESSED DAY in their  work email sigs FFS. Or they are ending business calls with HAVE A BLESSED DAY. Random people I don’t know say it to me. Cashiers say it to me. JUST STOP ALREADY! Damn, just writing this is spiking my blood pressure. So no, I’m not having a BLESSED DAY, I’m having a medical problem because of your BLESSED DAY.

 

Post # 39
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@anotherb33:  Totally understand that it’s cultural sometimes. It’s not part of my culture and not something I’d do to my child. To each their own, right? 

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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@peach11:  I absolutely agree with you and I am always surprised to see those opinions on this site! I would never ever have gotten engaged before living with someone for at least a year. Everyone I know of my generation in real life also feels the same way (except the very small minority who are very religious). I was very surprised the first time I saw how strongly most people on WB oppose living together while dating. 

Post # 42
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Blushing bee

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@workingonmynightcheese:  I definitely agree with you on the ‘age of adulthood’.

I remember learning that 2 married 20 year olds couldn’t go on a cruise for their honeymoon, as there had to be someone over 21 in each room. That just seemed so crazy to me.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee

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@katebluestone:  Do you live in the south?

I live in the midwest, and while people do use the term occasionally, I wouldn’t say that it is a common thing. 

Post # 44
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Busy bee

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@mpritchtobe1984:  yes! I married my ex-husband (who was in the military) when I was 21 and he was 20. He had already deployed to combat areas twice, fired deadly weapons at people, and been diagnosed with PTSD, but he couldn’t legally have a drink at his wedding. Obscene. 

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

I wanted to let my daughter choose when she was older,  I was excited to get my ears pierced when I was little and I wanted her to have the same experience. 

She’s five, and asked to get her ears pierced when we were walking to school, so I took her.

We made it through cleaning the earrings and spinning them, and eventually we went to change them. She picked out earrings that she loved, we took her old earring out, and went to put the new one in. NOPE. You have to get just the right angle and she was not having it. I finally did it when she was sleeping, with the old earring so they match. The earring fell out once after that, I was able to get it in again but with a different back (the original one was lost when the earring fell out), so it fell out again.

I just spent this past week trying to get it back in but she kept waking up. Her having one earring in probably bothered me more than it bothered her. Eventually I was like, if she doesn’t want the earring in, why should I keep forcing the issue? Finally last night, she was exhausted and didn’t wake up and I was able to put the earring in again.

I don’t think she’s old enough for earrings, I don’t think we will be piercing the baby’s ears until she’s older than my daughter is now 😫

I was thinking that we would have it repierced if it closed up, but the longer the struggle went on, the more I realized that she isn’t ready 

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