OK…despite my own personal decision not to have children and my own lack of the maternal instinct, I just want to make it clear that I think that people who do choose to have children have undertaken the most enormous responsibility possible, and have an obligation to do anything and everything to protect and nurture that child.
That being said…I went to see Hannibal today. You know…the sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs? The one that deals with a psychotic killer who mutilates and eats his victims? A movie filled with violence and gore? Two rows in front of me, I saw a woman and what appeared to be her boyfriend (slam me if you feel like it for making assumptions here, but neither of them were wearing rings of any sort) and her two small children, approximately aged 5 and 7. Apparently, this woman valued a Saturday afternoon date with her boyfriend more than she did her children’s welfare, or she was just too fucking cheap to hire a sitter.
What the hell kind of brain-dead, crack-smoking parent brings 5 & 7 year old children to see HANNIBAL???
People like this ought, IMO, to have their parental rights immediately terminated. Forever. No appeal. Do not pass go. And throw some mandatory sterilization in there for good measure.