Originally Posted by Lemondrop
However, there is also the side point that if homeschooling is used to mean orgy, then it loses its original meaning. This does make it difficult when you're looking for more homeschooling families, as you will have to wade through an awful lot of people looking for orgies, thus wasting time and energy you could have spent elsewhere. This can be discouraging for everyone involved.
For me, this would then turn into a dynamic of oppression. Who gets to define what homeschooling means? People who know little about it but have lots of opinions about it or people who are actual practicing homeschoolers?
If we continue to allow ourselves to be defined by the people who have little knowledge but lots of opinions about us, we are tacitly allowing their definitions to be the truth rather than ours.