social things, "how will I explain this to my children??" Show more
I have been completely confounded for a *really long time* about the "how will I explain this to my children" line, tentatively chalking it up to the tendency for parents to not remember that children are also people.
But I FINALLY GOT IT. It is LITERALLY a symptom of irrational bigotry. It means that they think the thing is wrong but they *don't have any reasons why*. It's just Wrong. So they can't explain it.
It all makes sense now.