Mom Stirs Up Social Media Controversy Saying She Banned Husband From Bathing Daughters

With the current sexual misconduct scandals breaking in Hollywood and in politics, a new spotlight has been shed on inappropriate behavior. This spotlight is long, long overdue, and it's good that society is finally taking issues like sexual harassment and assault more seriously. But some people have argued that with the big social upheaval, there are a lot of arguments over what is and what is not okay.

One mom started a big debate on Facebook when she put up a post saying she doesn't want her husband bathing his daughters anymore. The anonymous Australian mother says that she broke the news to her husband recently that she didn't want him washing their baby girls, and he became very upset.

"I just don’t feel comfortable for a man to do this," the mom said. "I have said I don’t have any issue with him bathing our son as well – he’s a boy. I just believe that girls should be getting washed by their mothers and boys get the same from their fathers."

At first, it seemed she might have some worries about her husband, or men in general, that would make her fear this kind of normal family contact. But the issue then spun around as she revealed why she gave her husband this new rule.

Her reasoning is that daughters have the same parts as their moms, and boys have the same parts as their dad. She says she's always felt this way because of how people 'play the "I was molested card" so very often these days'. This mom just doesn't want to put her husband in the position that the daughters might ever think to do that.

So she doesn't actually seem worried that her husband is capable of doing something inappropriate with his daughters; she's worried that her daughters might actually grow up and lie about her husband being a pedophile.

This reasoning struck a lot of people as odd. "You have more than a few screws loose, you shouldn’t even be thinking like that putting your partner in the same category as a child sex predator," responded one person.

"This post says a lot about how you see yourself and your negative way of life," said another.

Another Facebook commenter slammed the original poster for 'sexualizing bath time'.

Others questioned the mother's conclusions. "What about single parents? Should they not bath their son or daughters in case they molested them?"

There was a time when a father bathing his young children was a very sweet thing. It showed the dad was an involved parent, and it was a great way for some daddy-child bonding. For most kids, bath time is a fun time, and it seemed a shame that it was only mommy who got to take part.

Now, it seems no one is above suspicion. But not only are fathers suspicious for wanting to bathe their kids, the kids are being looked at suspiciously as future false accusers who might take advantage of their father's nurturing. This in itself implies that just about every daughter could potentially grow up being a liar who would fake being molested. Are we going too far?

Source: Metro
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