Punkey, this is absurd. This is bad parenting.
The fears that this mother has are her problem. She has this ideological narrative that (as she puts) makes her say that men, including her sons, are "safe". This a political position that she has taken on. For her to put her fears on her kids is grossly irresponsible. It is not the job of a child to make his or her parents feel safe
. Nor, is it a child's fault if the mother's ideology makes her feel unsafe.
She is using her kids to deal with her own emotional state. This is bad parenting. Can you imagine how this article sounds from the point of view of her children (not surprisingly, she notes in the article that her sons are rather angry that their mother is treating them this way.)
One of the things that upsets me about feminism is that the ideological narrative is more important than anything else. I agree with the basic idea of equality and safety... but we have gotten to an absurd point where facts don't matter, and parenting doesn't matter as long as the narrative is followed.
It would be nice if feminists could stand up and say; "I am a feminist, but this is absurd". As long as the ideological narrative is more important than facts, reason, or even family this will not happen.