The letter from my birth mother arrived six days before my 22nd birthday. A month earlier, I had packed all my worldly possessions into a sun-blistered Mazda and moved to Sydney to live with my boyfriend of four years. One of my revolving cast of roommates casually tossed it to me: a giant white envelope postmarked from Beijing. I had no idea. As I ripped open the envelope, my mind was elsewhere -- on the new beagle I'd bought from a classified ad, on the news my ex had already met someone else, and how I was possibly going to eat this Indian takeaway without any clean cutlery. The rest of the letter read like one of those scammy, overemotional emails that show up in my junk folder.
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Any time I do something to piss off my mother, she accuses me of being like my dad. But in many ways, I confess, I am very similar to my father: We share the same appreciation for vinyl records, the same distaste for green olives, the same receding hairline, and the same ability to drive my mother crazy. Over the years, I suffered countless agonizing father-son chats in his blue Pontiac Sunbird. The one subject he never brought it up, however, was sex: All through middle school and high school I dreaded the day when he might suggest we go driving so he could lecture me on the specifics of procreation. The worst came from my friend Chester, whose father used a hot dog, a bun, and a bottle of ketchup as props to demonstrate how babies were made. To my relief, my father never brought it up.
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The woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child, was in court with her co-accused and online mate, Paul Whalley, who had downloaded indecent images of other children, searched the internet for incestuous images and filmed another woman secretly in a bathroom. Jon Gregg, prosecuting, said Whalley encouraged the mother in the sexual abuse while she was doing it, and after receiving the last picture, sent a chatroom message to her saying "Night, night baby, love this, xxx. Sentencing the woman to nine years behind bars, Judge Paul Batty QC told her: "The most serious aspects of the case are the gross breach of trust, the serious nature of the sexual activity involving your little girl and of course the distribution of that material to your co-defendant for his, and I am satisfied, your, sexual gratification. The year-old woman, from between York and Leeds, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to two charges of involving a small child in sexual activity and three each of making and distributing indecent images of a child.
On one hand, rejection should stop you in your tracks, but on the other, romantic comedies and personal anecdotes suggest that trying harder is the answer. One mom has some words for a boy who won't take her daughter's "no" at face value. This video, made by YouTube personality Doe Eyes is brilliant in its directness as well as its poeticism.