Arts & Seizures
Blair Koenig and STFU, Parents
On this week's episode of The Mike & Judy Show, Judy McGuire is joined by guest co-host Maura Johnston while Mike Edison is hunting in Wisconsin. Blair Koenig, author of the blog "STFU, Parents" and the book of the same name, is in the studio to talk about the trend of parental over-sharing on the Internet. What is it about the Internet that has created this culture of parental narcissism? Tune in to hear Blair and her partner, Brian Blessinger, offer their insight about the Internet and privacy. Hear about the contents of Blair's upcoming book, and the reasons why it doesn't include any photographs. Other topics include the influence of Reblogging Julia, the fascination with gross-out media, and ridiculous children's names. This episode has been brought to you by Roberta's.
"I think there is a very competitive culture for children now that did not use to exist that has caused parents to go into overdrive. They do not want their children to fail, and they don't want to feel like they're failing the children." [11:35]
-- Blair Koenig on The Mike & Judy Show