I recently read a bitch on here that I feel sadly reflects a great deal of Haligonian’s opinions, in general. I think that a lot of people once they reach the age of majority and beyond forget that they themselves were once children and they also frequently appear to forget how they themselves, probably behaved. I have found that Halifax is an extremely unfriendly city towards children or families. It isn’t very common to see families’ journey downtown, or at least, not on the scale that you would in other places. I’m not sure exactly why this is, however my guess would be that having a child present might make someone feel as if they have to take responsibility for their own actions in a broader sense. If a child and their caregivers’ aren’t allowed to join the rest of society, then what does that say about our society? Quite often young parents feel forced to live in isolation due to comments and expectations of others. What would this do to women’s roles in our culture? If you, the reader, is the sort of person who frowns upon a baby being brought into a restaurant, then please ask yourself if you would like to be free to leave your home with your child when or if you have one? If you are absolutely certain that you will never be in a position where you would ever care for another tiny human being, then, please ask yourself, if you really feel as if your parents or whoever raised you should have been forced to stay at home during your childhood? An infant, toddler or kid will act however it would be age appropriate for them to act; what age do you believe a person would have to be to believe that one group in society is allowed to have more rights and freedoms than another one? At what point in our culture are we allowed to exclude others because of how we feel about them?
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