In reply to degrading remarks by Maggie Gallagher about her “suspicion” of gay men who want to take children from their mothers and “get close to them,” Jim Burroway offers an hysterical satire which laments the danger heterosexuals pose to our children. He cites this (true) insane story to make the point that bad parents come in all sexual orientations:
Like this dilemma every parent faces. What do you do when your nine-year-old child is in the middle of a long-running dispute with one of her classmates?
Well if you’re a licensed clinical social worker and a classroom mother at your daughter’s elementary school, you post a sexually suggestive ad in the “Casual Encounters” section of Craigist. And when throngs of sex-seeking men answer the ad, you give them the phone number of your child’s antagonist.It just makes sense, right?
That’s what Margery Tannenbaum thought. She placed the ad with the headline of “Looking for a good time? W4M21″ on Craiglist. The ad read, “I need a little affection. … I am blonde and very cute! I’ll be waiting!”
Next thing you know her child’s arch-enemy’s mother had to field at least 50 calls from horny straight men in two days before changing her number. Tannenbaum also ordered at least eight magazine subscriptions, a book and a DVD to be sent to the child’s home.