Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Momversation: Have Food Allergies Gotten Out of Control?

Are you familiar with Momversation?

Basically a handful of bloggers get in front of their webcams and talk about a specific topic, hopefully giving a variety of points of view about a certain topic (can you see foreshadowing here?) usually things like whether or not you should circumcise, but in this case they tackle schools and food/peanut allergies.

Here's the video:

This video bothered me for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it was just a bunch of bloggers who know jack squat about food allergies going on and on about how "food allergies didn't exist when I was a kid!". Yawn. They didn't have a fair and balanced panel of people to discuss this topic which is affecting all schools today. It would have been a great opportunity to raise some awareness. Just as I would expect them to have a mom with a diabetic child if they were discussing juvenile diabetes.

You can see my response in the comments calling them on this (my name is missusp). What do you guys think?

p.s. I really do think it's terrible the way one of the blogger's daughters was treated because she accidentally brought peanut butter to school. what would have been a better way to handle that?


ChupieandJ'smama said...

OH MY GOOOOOSSSSHHHH! Are all these moms from the valley? That being said this is total crap and giving video time for this stuff is a waste of air time. These woman seem vapid.
"What's with the wheel chair ramps? No one had wheel chairs when I grew up in the 70's. I just didn't get the memo".
This is like saying "What's with all the condoms? We didn't have AIDS when I grew up in the 70's. I just don't get it. I'm sure it's real, but I just don't get it". C.R.A.P.

Happy Birthday by the way!!! Hope it's a good one (and yes, I realize which one it is and I'm right there with ya sister!)

Joanne B. said...

You must be kidding! My blood is boiling right now, I just left the rudest comment on their momversation!! People do NOT get it and I can't even believe how rude, inconsiderate and massively inappropriate that episode was.