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Stupidity is International - Elf M. Sternberg
Stupidity is International
Iron Sky, the "Nazis on the Moon" farce currently in theaters, is not for children. It has no nudity, and while there is significant violence, much of it is absurdly over the top or otherwise ridiculous. Still, there are scenes of bloodshed, and there is language and issues that I would never have exposed my 12-year-old to.

There were two women in the rows ahead of Omaha and I, and they had brought, between them, four children: a boy and three girls, seven years old through ten years old.

The women were wearing the unpatterned dark-brown hijab of sub-Saharan Islamic cultures, and both their accents and command of the language led me to conclude they were probably Sudanese immigrants-- Seattle's had quite a few of those recently. For all the supposed "immigrants are more pro-family than locals" memage, those two women were clearly either badly misinformed about what kind of movie they were taking their kids to (it was a late night showing, too!), or their sense of what's appropriate for their kids is way different from mine.

Probably a little bit of both.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: Move, Riot Generator

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edichka2 From: edichka2 Date: August 28th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the caveat.
idancewithlife From: idancewithlife Date: August 28th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or they didn't have a babysitter. Or they thought the kids would fall asleep.
gromm From: gromm Date: September 1st, 2012 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Or they come from a place where real-life excessive violence is just, kind of routine, and giving a kid (*especially* a boy!) a 9mm Glock for their 11th birthday is a *good* idea.

But I can't remember much about Sudan beyond that there was a war there recently, so what do I know?
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