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Jenna Lyons, You and J. Crew Wanted Your Son to Stop Being Such a Boy
FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 26, 2011 | Dr Keith Ablow

Posted on 10/26/2011 8:41:34 PM PDT by I still care

Last spring, I told you that Jenna Lyons, J. Crew’s president and creative director, wasn’t just having a little, harmless fun with her son Beckett when she published a photograph of herself painting his toenails hot pink in a J. Crew catalogue—a catalogue distributed to millions of people.

The quote accompanying the image of Beckett read, “Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

I said Lyons was making a cultural statement about masculinity no longer being important to boys—that she was, essentially, uncomfortable with his gender.

Comedian/commentators like Jon Stewart came out in force, defending Lyons and her behavior, and suggesting that I must be wrestling with some psychological demons of my own. How could I possibly think that a mom enjoying a little harmless dress-up with her son could mean she was messing with his gender?

But I didn’t just think that. I thought Lyons was promoting a cultural agenda at her son’s expense—and at the expense of all our sons whose masculinity was being downplayed. Why else would you pick that photograph, decide for Beckett that it was a really good one with which to brand him in the minds of millions, and make sure that his hair was long and wavy for the photo shoot? Why spend tens of thousands of dollars (or a hundred thousand or more) to distribute that particular photo of Beckett to millions of us.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: childabuse; children; effeminate; emasculate; emasculation; gender; homosexualagenda; lesbian
Excellent analysis by Dr. Ablow. The leftists seeth, but he is correct. This woman was working out her gender problems on her child.
1 posted on 10/26/2011 8:41:36 PM PDT by I still care
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To: I still care

Actually I think she was trying to get some free publicity without regard to the long term implications . . her son will eventually be teased about this and likely resent her for showing such disregard in the name of the almighty $$$


2 posted on 10/26/2011 8:46:33 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: I still care

Or she was trying to trump Justin Bieber’s line of nail polishes. For real, this teen heart throb (barf) has a new line of polish....

Ya know, I just posted about there not being many real men now days and this just proves it. Too many girly men and too many parents messing with their kids’ minds.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 9:00:56 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: I still care
Little boys, especially at tht age, will do just about anything for Mom's approval. There is a very good possibility he may one day grow up to resent her for saddling him with her own self inflicted sexual confusion.
4 posted on 10/26/2011 9:06:11 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: I still care

Whatsoever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.

Someone this leftist probably has not met said that.

I’m guessing she’ll have some ‘splaining to do when she does...


5 posted on 10/26/2011 10:30:11 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: bgill
Spot on, Bgill!

Thankfully, I'm raising my sons to be MEN - not little girls. Can't stand whimpy in my house.

6 posted on 10/26/2011 10:32:46 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: I still care
If she expects to sell clothing for little boys with that ad she will fail with me.

I go more for the Cabela’s or Oshkosh look.

The happiest time of my childhood where on the farm and the country look just warms my heart.

7 posted on 10/26/2011 11:02:01 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: TheWriterTX
"Thankfully, I'm raising my sons to be MEN..."

Good for you! The first step is to give boys a man's name and let them grow into it.

8 posted on 10/27/2011 4:36:26 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: I still care
It's all the rage for Libs to dress up their sons in girly garb. And, yes, it's a way to denigrate masculinity, even as women complain "where have all the real men gone?"

Gwen Stefani constantly uses her son to showcase her own style, not his, with weird and girly get-ups that bring him attention most young boys won't be happy with.

from HERE

"The star chose to dress her son in a pair of grey leopard print leggings that would be more suited to a little girl.

9 posted on 10/27/2011 5:33:48 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

That’s just wrong.


10 posted on 10/27/2011 5:37:21 AM PDT by csvset
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To: I still care
After I posted about Gwen Stefani, just remembered a connection her story has with the story in the article: Gwen's husband, Gavin Rossdale, had a gay affair with a male pop singer who went by the name of Marilyn.

Here they are (yes, these are two men):

Gavin Rossdale with his former gay lover Marilyn, with whom he enjoyed an affair as a teenager

11 posted on 10/27/2011 5:41:24 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: csvset

Come back and see what else I posted.

Oh, and let’s not forget Angelina Jolie and her open lesbian affairs. Now one of her young daughters is often said to dress rather “butch” in the articles written about the Jolie-Pitt family.


12 posted on 10/27/2011 5:44:12 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Yes, and she exposed him to the glare of millions of people. What kind of mother invades her kid’s privacy that way, when she knows he is not making his own choices on these matters and he has no clue as to what the implications are?


13 posted on 10/27/2011 5:46:03 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG
Wow, I had no idea Gavin Rossdale was gay. He doesn't usually look so much like a chick.

Although, I would imagine that listening to that irritatingly loud Gwen Stefani yammer her ill-formed opinions all day might leave you searching for alternatives.

14 posted on 10/27/2011 5:48:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: I still care
Lyons was promoting a cultural agenda at her son’s expense...

In the end, he'll wind up with substance abuse problems and seething resentment, but it was for a good cause - pink toenails.

15 posted on 10/27/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

He says he’s not gay, that it was just “normal experimentation” to have a long gay affair when he was a teenager.

Or something like that.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 5:52:02 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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He says he’s not gay

Oh yeah, I'm sure he says that. I have a different definition.

If you've ever had a _______ in your _______, you're gay. And you can't ungay yourself later.

17 posted on 10/27/2011 5:56:38 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fightinJAG
The link to the story, source of the Gavin Rossdale pic above: HERE
18 posted on 10/27/2011 6:00:37 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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So hubby/dad is gay and wifey/mom is a lesbian. That child is going to so messed up.

Lesbian lover of J Crew boss thought to have been behind split with husband revealed as jewellery exec

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2054175/Jenna-Lyons-divorce-Lesbian-lover-J-Crew-boss-outed-Courtney-Crangi.html#ixzz1bzTXNk8E

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2054175/Jenna-Lyons-divorce-Lesbian-lover-J-Crew-boss-outed-Courtney-Crangi.html


19 posted on 10/27/2011 7:01:32 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: dead

you can say THAT again.

20 posted on 10/27/2011 7:04:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: fightinJAG; csvset; I still care
>>> Angelina Jolie and her open lesbian affairs. Now one of her young daughters is often said to dress rather “butch” in the articles written about the Jolie-Pitt family.

Similar to the daughter of lesbian Warren Beatty.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 7:48:13 AM PDT by tlb
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To: dead
He says he’s not gay

Nope. Neither are these urban lumber-jacks...



(Daily Mail: High heels for men are on the rise)
22 posted on 10/27/2011 8:29:32 AM PDT by domeika
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To: bgill

and Liberace was the spokesman for Blatz Beer. “Blatz is the most popular beer in Milwaukee. I’m from Milwaukee. I ought to know.” How things have turned upside down.


23 posted on 10/27/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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how to kill a brand....

j crew = fashion for homosexuals.

someone better fire that woman before she destroys the brand totally. (i think it is too late)


24 posted on 10/27/2011 8:38:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fightinJAG
Gavin Rossdale (father of her children) has admitted to a 5 year homosexual relationship with a trans-gender artist named, ‘Marilyn’, prior to marrying Stefani. Apparently, Dad agrees with Mom's clothing picks.
25 posted on 10/27/2011 8:42:06 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Little boys, especially at tht age, will do just about anything for Mom's approval. There is a very good possibility he may one day grow up to resent her for saddling him with her own self inflicted sexual confusion.

Wait until he discovers how that pic will follow him all through his school years and beyond. I think he will wind up hating her.

26 posted on 10/27/2011 9:43:20 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: tlb

Then there’s Chaz and Anna Nicole Smith’s son, Danny.

Sorry, you cannot have a publically sexual mother, especially if you are a boy, without it creating so may conflicts while you are trying to develop your own sexual identity that the result is often, well, “mixed.” And sad.

We’ll see how Madonna’s son turns out.


27 posted on 10/27/2011 10:41:32 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Or Mom is unconsciously trying to reconcile herself to Dad’s past by making it appear, at least in her own eyes, that all little boys are drawn to girly leggings and weird hairstyles and other “fashionista” crappola, even though it’s Mom dressing them.

See, my husband is completely normal! Nothing to see here, move along!


28 posted on 10/27/2011 11:03:15 AM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: dead

Or as The Diceman put it,

“You either s-— d-— or you do not s-— d-—, there is no in-between.”


29 posted on 10/27/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fightinJAG

I’m A Boy
(Pete Townshend)

One girl was called Jean Marie
Another little girl was called Felicity
Another little girl was Sally Joy
The other was me, and I’m a boy

My name is Bill and I’m a headcase
They practice making up on my face
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
Spend ages taking hairpins from my hair

Chorus 1
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am I get it

Put your frock on Jean Marie
Plait your hair Felicity
Paint your nails, little Sally Joy
Put this wig on, little boy

Chorus 1

I wanna play cricket on the green
Ride my bike across the stream
Cut myself and see my blood
I wanna come home all covered in mud

Chorus 2
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m__ a__ boy__


30 posted on 10/27/2011 11:09:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fightinJAG
Good point. IIRC, Stefani was unaware of his homosexual past when she married him and only found out about it when he was forced to reveal it because of Boy George's forthcoming book. She didn't even know he had a child!
31 posted on 10/27/2011 12:22:41 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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