Excellent post here from TAO and with some interesting links well worth checking out.
Our own Snarkurchin asks some questions for the non-adopted and is as TAO says adoption humour at it’s finest .As I noted in the comments, adoption humour is in it’s infancy and it will be adoptees like the Snarkurchin who will develop and hone it. We are still at the stage in our very large minority group of doing what all movements do as they progress and are still deciding what is funny, what is acceptable and what is offensive. We are made up of many races, from many backgrounds and finding common ground is miraculous to watch. I’m predicting that as we become more comfortable with talking about adoption, our stories, our griefs and trials, the humour will change, become more accessible to us all and eventually begin to include others, just as disabilist humour has done as we watch it developing before our eyes since the last Paralympics and thanks to stand-up comics such as Adam Hills.There’s a joke there somewhere! I wish he was here to make it. I am still an amateur, only entitled for a relatively short time to make wheelie jokes and find my place amongst the disabled or the differently abled if you prefer. I prefer disabled since I was once abled in a certain way which I no longer am and am therefore disabled.
The humour of adoption is being developed by adoptees here and now. Perhaps it is one of the few privileges of being adopted that we can witness and take part in something so healthy, so changing and which shouts progress.
I followed a link off twitter that came to this post by Religious News. Now, I need to confess I tend to stay away from this type of website simply because some tend to raise my blood pressure, especially if they speak of adoption. This time is different and is worth sharing. I will share the last paragraph that made me smile because the hypocrisy is so very clear to me and many others – so read the post.
If it’s SSM that they’re arguing against, the non-religion reason is biology. If its adoption they pushing for, it’s selfless surrender for the good of the child. The non-religious reasons are simply rationalizations for the religious results they want.
The last post linked below is completely different and is from Adopto-Snark that had me giggling right through to the end. Adoptee humor at…
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