Northern Virginia is one of the wealthiest areas of the country, because so many rich government workers live there and work in Washington, D.C.. Housing prices are high, and women often join their husbands in the workplace, in order to afford more and better things to show off to the neighbors.
But what happens to the young pre-school children? No problem, say Hillary Clinton and the radical feminists: we can just hand them off to strangers to raise, because children don’t really need a mother in the home in order to do well. After all, we have to make men and women identical, because feminism! No gender distinctions, because that would be sexism, and sexism is bad.
NBC News reports on what happened next:
Previously happy children became aggressive, were afraid of water and even stopped talking after they were abused at a day care center in Northern Virginia, emotional parents testified Monday in Manassas.
The trial of Sarah Jordan began Monday. Jordan is one of two women accused of abusing children age 16 months to 2 years old at Minnieland Academy at The Glen in Woodbridge. Jordan faces 37 charges in the alleged abuse of 13 toddlers.
Ten parents spoke Monday, some in tears, about seeing dramatic changes in their children after they joined Jordan’s classroom.
One after the other, parents testified about troubling behavior that emerged when their little ones were moved into Jordan’s class of toddlers, nicknamed “The Monkey Room.”
Parents said their children became aggressive at home, stomped on their parents toes and became afraid of water. Some refused to bathe, their parents said, and most cried when they were dropped off at the center.
Police say the behavior is the result of Jordan and Kierra Spriggs, who also is accused of abuse, spraying children with a hose and encouraging them to bite and fight each other.
One father, Adam Smith, testified that his daughter “completely stopped talking” once she was in Jordan’s care.
And there are updates on the trials of the two women who were accused of abusing the children.
This one from the Washington Post:
A judge on Wednesday found a former day-care worker guilty of emotionally and physically abusing seven toddlers who were in her care at the Minnieland Academy in Woodbridge.
Sarah A. Jordan, 31, of Woodbridge, was convicted of seven felony counts of child cruelty and six misdemeanors in a bench trial before Prince William County Circuit Court Judge Tracy C. Hudson.
She faces a maximum sentence of 41 years and is being held without bail until her sentencing, set for May 6.
Jordan showed no emotion as the verdict was rendered. Parents of some of the children wept in the courtroom.
Jordan had pleaded not guilty and denied all accusations that she sprayed children full force with a hose and pitted some children against each other to fight, among other acts.
Jordan worked at the day-care center until August 2013 and was arrested three months later.
Here’s the latest news from NBC News:
A Virginia daycare teacher accused of turning her classroom of 2-year-olds into a “baby fight club” was knocked out by a jury on Thursday.
Kierra Spriggs was convicted of child cruelty and other abusive behavior charges after a two-week trial in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.
She was found guilty of four felony counts of child cruelty and two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery, according to NBC Washington. She could get up to five years in prison on each of the felony count convictions and a year for each misdemeanor count.
[…]At trial, witnesses described how Spriggs forced twin sisters to fight each other. They said Spriggs regularly mistreated the kids by stomping on bares toes, dunking them in cold water, and throwing them on cots.
[…]Shanna Greisen said she pulled her 21-month-old son out of Minnieland because dreaded going to daycare.
“He would just cry,” she told NBC Washington. “He would throw himself on the floor, you know. Just, ‘No mommy, no mommy.'”
Ah, but the show must go on, mothers of young children, so no use crying about it. The important thing is that mothers of young children keep on paying taxes to big government. Big government needs their tax money to buy other people’s votes.
Christians on board with feminism
The Gospel Coalition, which has embraced radical feminism for some time, celebrates daycare for 3-month-old children:
After 12 weeks of glorious (and delirious) maternity leave, I returned to my job. I worked out a solution with my boss to return in a capacity my husband and I felt would be wise for our family. While my work may look different than some other moms, I believe I am serving God faithfully in it, by his grace.
Three months, then back to work. All you have to do is claim that God is leading you to do it, (through your feelings), and poof! Divine approval for radical feminism.
My friend McKenzie, who sent me that article, wondered if the Gospel Coalition was just becoming Salon.com for Christians. All you have to do is take an article from a radically leftist publication, add a few Bible verses, and you have something to post on the Gospel Coalition. That’s how far radical feminism has spread, I guess. Once upon a time, women used to value men who had good practical degrees, good resumes, and good jobs – so that they could be stay-at-home moms and meet their childrens’ needs. Now, it’s just follow your heart. There’s no planning for the needs of children.
- New study: Tennessee pre-K program provides no educational benefit over control group
- New study: negative effects of day care on children not caused by quality of day care
- New study: government run child-care increases negative outcomes for kids
- Stay-at-home motherhood falls to record low in the UK
- New study: lack of secure attachment during early childhood harms children
- New study: separating from mother causes children to have higher anxiety and fear
- Obama proposes new tax on stay-at-home moms in SOTU speech
- Obama on stay-at-home moms: “that’s not a choice we want them to make”
- New Oxford University study links non-family day care to anti-social behavior
- Feminist Nancy Pelosi pushes national daycare program
- How the UK government penalizes stay-at-home moms and pushes kids into daycare
- UK offers more money to working women and single mothers, nothing for stay-at-home moms
- Democrats want government social workers to visit children starting “at birth”