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to not let my 2.11 dd watch

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theslightlypeckishcaterpillar Sat 05-Sep-09 15:09:36

WWe wrestling?

My dh thinks it's ok and I'm being stupid, but I think it's violent and aggressive, and even though it's all fake, she doesn't know that. All dd sees is men beating each other up and I'm concerned she may try to copy it with her friends.

So AIBU or do I need to get a grip?

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Sat 05-Sep-09 15:10:05


sweetnitanitro Sat 05-Sep-09 15:25:23

YANBU. She is too young to know that it's all acting.

theslightlypeckishcaterpillar Sat 05-Sep-09 16:02:49

Anyone else? Would like to tell dh that about 300 women agree with me. That'd shut him up for once wink

norksinmywaistband Sat 05-Sep-09 16:03:34


curiositykilled Sat 05-Sep-09 16:08:33

YANBU - look at this

skinnygenes Sat 05-Sep-09 16:32:45


LaurieFairyCake Sat 05-Sep-09 16:34:07


cheesesarnie Sat 05-Sep-09 16:34:39


petnik Sat 05-Sep-09 16:35:28


curiositykilled Sat 05-Sep-09 17:02:57

DH says YANBU to stop her watching it but he doesn't think it'd do her too much damage to watch it as long as it is explained properly.... This might be a good compromise?

curiositykilled Sat 05-Sep-09 17:04:01

*if he absolutely won't concede. I mean you don't want him watching it with her in secret. grin

kathyis6incheshigh Sat 05-Sep-09 17:04:25


crokky Sat 05-Sep-09 17:32:42

YANBU, my DS would copy it (aged 3.5).

Tell him he's got to watch cbeebies.

IdrisTheDragon Sat 05-Sep-09 17:33:38

YANBU at all

Corporalcornsilk Sat 05-Sep-09 17:33:39

No it's not okay. DH needs to get a grip.

3littlefrogs Sat 05-Sep-09 17:41:38

How do you "explain it properly" to a 2.11 yr old?????

Tambajam Sat 05-Sep-09 18:02:43

I don't think it's really OK. She's too little to get the 'it's fake' thing. And even if she could get that she's then learning that people being hurt is a fun thing to watch. Weird on too many levels.

slowreadingprogress Sat 05-Sep-09 18:16:55

agree your DH needs to get a grip. She should be watching something like cbeebies if anything, not utter and complete crap like this. I mean.....why?'s just so easy not to have it on (unless you are being a teeeeensy bit selfish?????)

slowreadingprogress Sat 05-Sep-09 18:17:39

by you, I mean your DH, clearly!!! No personal insults to you, slightly grin

CheerfulYank Sat 05-Sep-09 18:21:37

YAdefNBU! I'm pretty cautious about what my DS watches though.

3littlefrogs Sat 05-Sep-09 18:28:47

Being a parent involves a degree of self sacrifice - such as not watching WWe wrestling when your 2 year old is awake and in the same room.

busybutterfly Sat 05-Sep-09 20:55:35

YANBU. My DH thinks Star Wars appropriate for DS age 5 AAAAARGH!! shock
Gets CBeebies only with me! wink

StillOverHere Sat 05-Sep-09 21:39:46

A few years ago I worked with an organization who went into schools to educate teen boys (and girls) in the way society is normalizing violence towards women. The main offender was the WWE. There is a documentary called "Wrestling with Manhood" which shows how this organization normalizes gender violence and perpetuates violence towards women, even though most of what you see is man on man violence. So, you are really, really not being unreasonable.

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 05-Sep-09 21:42:58

interesting thread.
I don't think YABU at all. However I do wonder where we draw the line - DS3 (similar age to your DD) loves watching sport on TV - particularly Rugby. My slightly older DS's enjoy watching fencing and judo (only really on during Olympics etc).

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