Do we support them and accompany them, overcoming the temptation to manipulate them or infantilize
When the 9/11 Commission Report finally appeared in 2004, Harper's cried fraud, referring to "a series of evasive maneuvers that infantilize
the audience, transform candor into iniquity, and conceal realities that demand immediate inspection and confrontation.
The use of stuffed animals or dolls is not an attempt to infantilize
the elder; some older adults are comforted by these objects.
But in this case it does more to obfuscate and infantilize
valuable first-person testimony culled from the historical record, especially when so little of these instances exist, and given that other quotes are corrected for clarity and legibility.
It doesn't add up to infantilize
Western philosophy like this--Western thought is not immediately reducible to a set of wise sayings.
Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize
Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
For example, drawing upon stereotypical depictions that infantilize
Blacks in the media images, the piece Nobody Touches My Blue Bonnet circa 1978 depicts a Black man wearing a blue bonnet ready to eat a stack of pancakes.
Benjamin Barber's Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize
Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole argues that ever-expanding capitalist commercial culture taints everything, marginalizing family life, religious life, and civic life, and reducing citizens to mere consumers whose private market choices give them what they want, but fail to give them what they want to want: a Benjamin Barber-style "strong" democracy in which we may need to be "forced to be free.
He believed we needed to build a healthy community and respect adult sexual decisions and not pathologize or infantilize
gay men's sexual lives," Burns says.
The widespread arrogance and manipulativeness of the colonizing Germans, and their propensity to infantilize
ethnic Germans, caused for tensions between different groups of settlers (Baltic Germans, for example, were considered more Germanized than those from other areas) and between settlers and settlement advisers.
In her introduction, Wolf says: "During the time a woman is in the grip of one of the most primal, challenging and physically painful experiences she can face, she is often overwhelmed by messages that infantilize
who she is supposed to be and mystify what is happening to her.
Parents of children with chronic illnesses tend to infantilize
them, and often we as doctors tend to focus on their chronic illness," she said.