Assholes have always existed, that’s for sure. I’m quite certain that somewhere there’s a cave drawing of some caveman honking and giving another caveman the finger because the first caveman didn’t move his foot-powered car fast enough when the traffic light switched from red to green (I’m assuming the “light” was in fact a bird holding up different-colored feathers, but then again all of my research into prehistoric man is based on The Flintstones).
But the main discussion in our latest Parenting Bytes episode centered around a question that I just don’t have the answer to: Are cell phones making people act like assholes, or are naturally assholish tendencies getting amplified by technology?
I just refuse to believe that nice people act like jerks because of cell phones. I feel like those people were always jerks, but cell phones made their jerkiness more obvious. Studies, however, don’t tend to agree with me. Listen to the podcast for more.
We also talk about some very sexist Halloween costumes for children at Party City. Because it’s just that time of year.
And as promised in that discussion, here’s a picture of my dear friend Nancy in a homemade Juicy Fruit costume. So awesome!
I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it! And as always, I would really appreciate a rating on iTunes. Those ratings get us noticed by the all-important iTunes algorithm, so you’d really be doing us a big favor!
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Hi everyone, we’re in the studio with a special guest this week! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and guest Nancy Friedman discuss the connection between technology and a lack of empathy, and how completely sexist some kids Halloween costumes are. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
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