Woman’s daughter cries at the dentist, over 21st century problem

Woman’s daughter cries at the dentist, over 21st century problem
Video character Peppa Pig sobs in distress as a tooth is pulled - something that seems to recur constantly, in dozens of different videos of her weird life. (In the same video, she is attacked by a monster resembling a dinosaur, which wields a frightful circular saw attachment.) (Image: Screen grab of "Peppa Pig Crying at the Dentist Doctor Pull Teeth!" video, Kids Fun TV, YouTube)

[Ed. – Apparently, this mother is raising a sexist bigot. Sorry to hear it.  Her life will be harder than it has to be.  The Peppa Pig illustration in the feature image seemed appropriate.  Looks like the creators of Peppa Pig left out at least one reason to terrorize Peppa’s juvenile fan base about dental visits.]

Nutting is a writer, professor, and mother. Recently she did what parents do. She took her kid to the dentist. And her daughter did what kids do. She cried. But she didn’t cry because of the sound of a drill or over the frustration of trying to answer the dental hygienist’s questions with a mouth full of gauze and fingers. She cried because the dentist was a man and there were no women on his staff.


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