August 23, 2010

I find children repulsive.

This will come as no shock to anybody, but I just want to remind you of that fact because it ought to put what I am about to do in some perspective.

My cousin has started a company called Child’s Turn. It’s an organization working to create an online community for parents and families of kids who have been diagnosed with disabilities; they’ve just launched a website at to offer, among other things, a list of service providers searchable by location and condition, a discussion forum, a well-written blog, and treacly pictures of smiling children.

My cousin pretends to be an asshole but secretly he’s actually a really nice guy, so if you have or anybody you know has a child in the family with a physical, mental, or emotional disability, take a look at Child’s Turn.

I mean, I’ll loathe a child regardless of whether it’s disabled or able, but I know that not everybody can be as forward-thinking as I. With luck my cousin and his cohorts will create a world in which all children have an equal opportunity to frighten me.

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10 Responses to I find children repulsive

  1. lee says:

    I find children repulsive.

    You are a man to admire, and emulate.

  2. Jodi says:

    I have never loved you more than I do at this moment.

  3. david says:

    I’m new to this blog and I can’t tell whether you are being facetious. You abhor children, slut around, are slightly self-absorbed, and pick boyfriends based on how they can/cannot construct a sentence. Are you for real??

  4. Lee says:

    HEH! Wonderful!

    And yes, David, Joel is quite real.

  5. NK says:

    “I find children repulsive.”

    Don’t forget you used to be a child too. :-p

  6. leon koh says:

    children are always the naughty bunch ! haha

    your reader

  7. Daniel says:

    I loathed and despised children when *I* was a child ! Still can’t stand them.

  8. Andrew says:

    There is a certain begrudging respect that we all must bestow on those who strive to bring equal happiness to all. I just wish that the outcome was not an increase in the mocking sound of children’s laughter. I suppose we must suffer for the greater good.

    (In all seriousness, my applause to you and your family. As someone who, pre-distaste for children, worked with special needs kids, it’s both rewarding and draining. The world needs more people who give with no expectations)

  9. Jess says:

    You’re not the ogre you pretend to be. You’re fooling no one. You’re just a big mush at heart! đŸ™‚

  10. Roxzana Sudo says:

    Joel, I miss you posts. When are you coming back?!


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