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I came across this blog post a few days ago and was working on a write-up about it. Mrs. Hall is mom and she wrote an open letter to young women about the selfies that they post on social media in different stages of undress. I never got around to hitting publish on it. I am glad that I didn’t because of the storm that this has caused.
As usual feminists have taken a disliking to Mrs. Hall and her words. She is slut shaming and blaming the victim for any potential sexual abuse that may come into their lives. Now Mrs. Hall did not such thing. Her advice was simply that maybe teenage girls should be more aware of the dangers of social media and putting half-naked pictures of yourself isn’t a good idea.
The thing that I never understood about the feminist movement is that they claim that they don’t want to be treated like a sex object they then cry foul when you point out that showing your boobs to complete strangers is exactly what makes you a sexual object to some.
“Respect everyone regardless of their gender/sexuality/appearance,” she might’ve said. “Don’t worry! It’s okay if you have sexual feelings! You’re a sexual being! Girls are too. That doesn’t mean you can treat them like objects. You and you alone are responsible for your thoughts and actions. Get over this Madonna-whore complex while you still can.”
Now what she actually said was:
I think the boys notice other things. For one, it appears that you are not wearing a bra.
I get it – you’re in your room, so you’re heading to bed, right? But then I can’t help but notice the red carpet pose, the extra-arched back, and the sultry pout. What’s up? None of these positions is one I naturally assume before sleep, this I know.
She was commenting on how these young women are posing into positions that make them look like a sexual object in various stages of undress.
Teaching your daughters to have some modesty is not slut shaming nor is it remotely close to saying they are responsible if they happen to get raped. It is saying to them that the most important thing that they have is themselves. It has value and that value is incalculable. There is no monetary thing that can replace your body, your self-respect, your emotions, and everything else that makes you human.
Now I have always said that we teach our daughters to be careful when they are out at parties where others are drinking. That behavior can put you in danger. It doesn’t mean that you deserve what happens to you, it means why put yourself in that position when it can be so easily avoided? It is far less likely that young men will be raped. But that doesn’t mean we don’t tell our sons that they should not be in those positions either. We would should be teaching all of our children that their actions have consequences.
I have been thinking about some posts I have done in the past, the lawsuit filed by Yale students about sexual misconduct that occurred at an off campus Naked Party where people were drinking heavily. Knock me over with a feather, I am shocked, shocked I say to hear that there was sexual misconduct going on. That doesn’t mean that the young men involved should get a pass. If they committed a crime they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But I would use this story as a teachable moment to young women and explain that when you are in this environment and you are drinking, bad things may happen to you. Avoid the whole thing by not going to a naked party. I am not saying they deserved to be raped and/or assaulted. Young adults, drinking, and sex is not a really good combination.
But of course the feminazi’s of the world turned this into you are tempting my son to be unpure. What she was actually trying to get across to these girls is if you don’t want to be treated like a sexual object, don’t act like one. We are all human and sex and sexual feelings is part of our humanity. Women and men think differently. We just do. Those different ways of reacting and thinking sometimes lead us to not understand the intentions of others. This harkens me back to post about the New York Times article on Penn State and the Hook Up Culture. A young women in that article flat-out said that if she started to sober up a little and realized she didn’t want to have sex, she would just drop to her knees and open her mouth to get it over with. Is that rape? No, it isn’t. It is a young woman who made a series of bad choices that ended up with her on knees to gracefully find a way out of sex after a night of drinking.
These are the types of things that Mrs. Hall is trying to warn young women about. You make these choices, thinking they are innocent and wont’ cause any harm, and then find yourself in a dorm room on your knees performing oral sex on a man that you don’t care about at all. That isn’t empowerment young ladies. You have been used for sex. That is exactly what makes men look at you as a sexual object. No one is saying stay a virgin until you get married. Or at least I am not. That is an individual choice that all of must make for our own reasons. What people like myself and Mrs. Hall are saying is that if you act a certain way, don’t be shocked when you get treated that way. It shouldn’t be a surprise.
Here is a funny example of what Mrs. Hall was discussing. Please note, I don’t know how serious the injuries to the young woman was. I hope that since the video was posted she suffered only minor burns. But if you look closely you will see a bottle and shot glass on the table. Someone put on that video camera. Someone posted that video. Please dont’ tell me that young woman didn’t wanted to be looked at as sexy, as someone you may want to hang with, dance with, most likely have sex with. No one else made her an object except for herself. This is what Mrs. Hall is trying to warn teenage girls about.
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About a week ago I came across this article from The New York Times on the hook-up culture on the campus of Penn. It is a very long article and very sad. This article epitomizes why “feminism” is horrible for women in particular and society in general.
“We don’t really like each other in person, sober. We literally can’t sit down and have coffee.”
Says a young, obviously intelligent young woman who is only known as A. You can’t sit down and have a conversation with this young man but you can take off your clothes and share the most important thing that you have, your body. There is no emotional connection whatsoever, it is just scratching an itch. It seems the reality that you are putting yourself in a position for unplanned pregnancies that likely end in abortion as well as STD’s doesn’t even enter into the equation.
One of the things that makes us human is our emotion. But it seems that in order to be part of the whole feminist movement that is something that you need to put aside in order to achieve your goals. What is the point of achieving anything if it costs you the most basic part of your humanity?
Instead, she enjoyed casual sex on her terms — often late at night, after a few drinks, and never at her place, she noted, because then she would have to wash the sheets.
Heaven forbid you have to wash the sheets. I mean, doesn’t she have to wash the sheets at some point anyway?
Increasingly, she said, many privileged young people see college as a unique life stage in which they don’t — and shouldn’t — have obligations other than their own self-development.
While it is perfectly understandable that someone would want to take some time and figure out where they fit in the world, it seems that becomes the only thing that really matters. Is that where we want to young women to head? There are many people out there that for whatever the reasons, don’t want to be married. That is fine and it is a personal choice. But the underside of this behavior is that you never learn how to bond to someone, everything becomes disposable. Doesn’t that make it that much harder to make a marriage work? Marriage is different things to different people. Each couple has to find their own way and figure out works for them. But there is no way around this, marriage is a series of compromises. You can’t have what you want when you want it 100% of the time and expect that marriage to work. Sometimes your spouse is given a great job offer that requires to you and your family to relocate. Sometimes you need to get your children into a better school system, sometimes extended family will need assistance that requires you to make some changes to your everyday lives. These things are going to happen over a period of a marriage and weighing those choices isn’t always easy, but is necessary in order to make the relationship work. It won’t always be about you. That is just how it is.
“I don’t want to go through those changes with you. I want you to have changed and become enough of your own person so that when you meet me, we can have a stable life and be very happy.”
Her youth and inexperience is showing. As you age, your ability to be flexible gets harder not easier. As I said, marriage is a series of compromises. The older you get the less likely you are to make those compromises.
“I’m a true feminist,” she added. “I’m a strong woman. I know what I want.”
At the same time, she didn’t want the number of people she had slept with printed, and she said it was important to her to keep her sexual life separate from her image as a leader at Penn.
“Ten years from now, no one will remember — I will not remember — who I have slept with,” A. said. “But I will remember, like, my transcript, because it’s still there. I will remember what I did. I will remember my accomplishments and places my name is hung on campus.”
A friend of hers, who attended a nearby college and did have a serious boyfriend, said that she felt as if she were breaking a social taboo. “Am I allowed to find the person that I want to spend the rest of my life with when I’m 19?” she said. “I don’t really know. It feels like I’m not.”
How sad is it that young women today are made to feel that they are bad people because they are choosing love?
Another young woman who arrived on campus a virgin says:
“It’s kind of like a spiral,” she said. “The girls adapt a little bit, because they stop expecting that they’re going to get a boyfriend — because if that’s all you’re trying to do, you’re going to be miserable. But at the same time, they want to, like, have contact with guys.” So they hook up and “try not to get attached.”
Now, she said, she and her best friend had changed their romantic goals, from finding boyfriends to finding “hookup buddies,” which she described as “a guy that we don’t actually really like his personality, but we think is really attractive and hot and good in bed.”
One of the points of the article is that young women are driving the hook-up culture because they are strong young women who know what they want. But do they? Or have they just accepted that this is reality and stopped looking for anything else?
The hook-up culture that seems to be fueled by alcohol also puts young women in the position to be sexually assaulted at higher rates.
“You go in, and they take you down to a dark basement,” Haley, a blond, pink-cheeked senior, recalled of her first frat parties in freshman year. “There’s girls dancing in the middle, and there’s guys lurking on the sides and then coming and basically pressing their genitals up against you and trying to dance.”
Dancing like that felt good but dirty, and like a number of girls, Haley said she had to be drunk in order to enjoy it. Women said universally that hookups could not exist without alcohol, because they were for the most part too uncomfortable to pair off with men they did not know well without being drunk. One girl, explaining why her encounters freshman and sophomore year often ended with fellatio, said that usually by the time she got back to a guy’s room, she was starting to sober up and didn’t want to be there anymore, and giving the guy oral sex was an easy way to wrap things up and leave.
Well doesn’t that sound empowering? I know that is how I want my sexual experiences to be.
In November of Haley’s freshman year, a couple of months after her first tentative “Difmos,” or dance-floor makeouts, she went to a party with a boy from her floor. She had too much to drink, and she remembered telling him that she wanted to go home.
Instead, she said, he took her to his room and had sex with her while she drifted in and out of consciousness. She woke up with her head spinning. The next day, not sure what to think about what had happened, she described the night to her friends as though it were a funny story: I was so drunk, I fell asleep while I was having sex! She played up the moment in the middle of the night when the guy’s roommate poked his head in the room and asked, “Yo, did you score?”
Only later did Haley begin to think of what had happened as rape — a disturbingly common part of many women’s college experience. In a 2007 survey funded by the Justice Department of 6,800 undergraduates at two big public universities, nearly 14 percent of women said they had been victims of at least one completed sexual assault at college; more than half of the victims said they were incapacitated from drugs or alcohol at the time.
The close relationship between hooking up and drinking leads to confusion and disagreement about the line between a “bad hookup” and assault. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, 10 to 16 forcible sex offenses were reported annually to campus security as taking place on Penn’s campus or in the immediate neighborhood.
Sadly many of the young women in this study said that there were following the advice given to them by their moms. This is what moms want for their daughters? That is nothing short of tragic. I know I wouldn’t want my daughter treated that way.
Paula England, a sociologist at New York University, who led an online survey of 24,000 students at 21 universities called the Online College Social Life Survey, said that women tended to fare much better sexually in relationships than in hookups.
“Guys don’t seem to care as much about women’s pleasure in the hookup, whereas they do seem to care quite a bit in the relationships,” Dr. England said. By contrast, women “seem to have this idea they’re supposed to be pleasing in both contexts.” In hookups, women were much more likely to give men oral sex than to receive it.
Part of the reason men aren’t as focused on pleasing women in hookups, Dr. England said, is the lingering sexual double standard, which sometimes causes men to disrespect women precisely for hooking up with them.
There is judgment from other women, too — two women said they had been rejected from sororities because of their sexual reputations. And technology has made it easier to spread gossip. One woman recalled a guy showing her an e-mail he had received on his fraternity Listserv, in which another guy described having sex with a girl in the bathroom at a club.
“They’re not afraid to use names,” she said of the men, adding, “I’m sure there’s been a story about me on a Listserv. It happens to everyone.”
Just lovely huh? It happens to everyone? It has never happened to me nor will it. I don’t give young men a pass in this by any stretch of the imagination. But this also has become part of the culture today to the point that men have also been conditioned to believe that this behavior is normal and “empowering”, so hey why not. I hear from feminists all the time that we should be teaching young men to not rape. Shouldn’t we also be teaching young women not to get to drunk and put yourself in the position that when you don’t have your full capacities that these things are more likely to happen? Of course men shouldn’t sexually assault women, that is a given. But we also need to tell young women the dangers of their actions.
But there is some good news:
For all the focus on hookups, campuses are not sexual free-for-alls, at Penn or elsewhere. At colleges nationally, by senior year, 4 in 10 students are either virgins or have had intercourse with only one person, according to the Online College Social Life Survey. Nearly 3 in 10 said that they had never had a hookup in college. Meanwhile, 20 percent of women and a quarter of men said they had hooked up with 10 or more people.
According to one young woman who comes from a less privileged background has this to say:
Mercedes, a junior at Penn who is on financial aid, said that at her mostly Latino public high school in California, it was the troubled and unmotivated students who drank and hooked up, while the honors students who wanted to go to college kept away from those things.
When she went to Penn, she was surprised to see her elite classmates drinking, but even more surprised by the casual making out. She would go along with her friends to fraternity parties, but she refused to dance with strangers or to kiss anyone.
“Sharing that side of myself with a stranger just seems very strange to me,” she said in September. “I mean, if you break it down, it’s a very strange thing to do.”
Another young woman:
In Catherine’s view, her classmates tried very hard to separate sex from emotion, because they believed that getting too attached to someone would interfere with their work. They saw a woman’s marrying young as either proof of a lack of ambition or a tragic mistake that would stunt her career.
But Catherine noted that a handful of young women are starting to question that idea. In an article on Slate titled “Marry Young,” the writer Julia Shaw, who married at 23, said her generation was missing out on the support that young couples could provide each other as they faced the challenges of early adulthood.
“Marriage wasn’t something we did after we’d grown up, it was how we have grown up and grown together,” she wrote of herself and her husband.
As a teenager, Catherine had thought she would wait to get married until her late 20s or early 30s. But her college experiences had made her think that she would rather marry young than throw away a good relationship because it wasn’t the right time.
That might mean having to pass up certain career opportunities, for geographic reasons. But Catherine thought that her peers underestimated how hard it was to find the right person to be with — as hard, perhaps, as finding the right job.
“People kind of discount” how “difficult it is to find someone that you even remotely like, let alone really fall for,” she said. “And losing that can be just as impractical and harmful to yourself, if not more so, than missing out on a job or something like that. What else do you really have at the end of your life?”
If behaving like you don’t have emotion is the way to be a good “feminist”, I pass.
Okay, what did the #ironlady do to advance Great
Britain and the world? Did she leave lasting footprints for women in politics? #justsayin Donna Brazile
@TenNamesLater @mchastain81 @donnabrazile I guess being the first female Prime Minister did nothing to “leave lasting footprints for women”
I mean seriously, disagree with her politics, but to say she did nothing to help women in the political spectrum is simply silly. I used to think that although I disagreed with her politically, she was an intelligent woman, but once you follow her on twitter you see some of the ridiculous that comes from her thought process.
This is the problem I have with feminism. It isn’t about “empowering” women. It is really about forcing your political viewpoint on them. There are many things about Margaret Thatcher that people on the left agree with. For one, she was firm believer in the medical system in the U.K. as well as providing safety nets for the poor.
Just when you thought we couldn’t go lower than Honey Boo Boo, comes this news:
The moral decline of our country continues and Oxygen is willing to capitalize on it. Some rapper that I have never heard of, Shawty Lo, 35 (aptly named wouldn’t you say) has 11 children with 10 different woman. At least 7 of which are willing to be filmed in this degrading series about their lives and most inappropriately the lives of their children as the new hit reality series. Oh, and let us not forget the 19-year-old girlfriend who will be joining in on the fun too. Hey if she marries the man she will have a step child that is the same age as her. Ooh, a dream come true.
Apparently he still continues relations with some of these women and obviously they all know about each other. It will be a day in life of man trying to juggle 11 children and 10 woman. What is not entertaining about that?
I really enjoy the nicknames he has for the little women:
E’Creia — “First Lady Baby Mama”
Angela — “Fighter Baby Mama”
Amanda — “Jealous Baby Mama”
Sujuan — “Wanna-be Bougie Baby Mama”
Tamara — “No-Drama Baby Mama”
Serena — “Shady Baby Mama”
Liana aka Pebbles — “Baby Mama From Hell”
Tamara is so low drama that she is allowing herself and her child to be exploited on national tv for money. Yipee!!!
Of course there are the family groups that are collecting signatures to ask the station not to air this trash, but my question is where are the feminist groups and their outrage? I mean I would think that they would fit to be tied over this, what exactly is empowering about hanging onto some man who obviously isn’t all that concerned with the best interests of these women? At least one of these women had a second child with this man. She didn’t seem to mind being treated like trash, or maybe she was stupid enough to think he would change his ways if the second child came along.
Where are the black groups such as the NAACP? How can this possibly be considered something that should be looked at as entertainment? The black community does have a huge problem with single parenthood. 70% of all black babies are born to single mothers. Study after study has proven beyond all doubt that raising a child in a single parent home is more likely to lead to a life of poverty. After all there are only so many rappers with his level of sexual desire to go around. Not all black women will find such a “good catch” as these women have. Doesn’t this play into the stereotypes that we hear complaints about from civil rights “leaders” all the time?
I think the black community needs to have a physician heal thy self moment and take a serious look at how they are willing to portray themselves and the culture they are creating for the next generation. I also think that people who work in the entertainment industry needs to do the same. I also think that anyone that is willing to watch this exploitation of women and children needs to seek treatment at their nearest mental health facility, do it quickly, please.
I guess no self-respecting feminist should be without one of these. Notice the play on terms, G Point. These people are repugnant.
President Obama’s Tumbler page
hashad this post on it:
Shortly after I took a screen capture of it, the page was removed. But make no mistake, this had to be approved before it went up. This is about President’s fans, they get to add things they may like to share, but as I said, the campaign must approve it and allow it to post.
My question is why is that liberals think that women are nothing more than sex objects? I mean I have a nose, arms, legs, teeth, eyes and many other body parts that men have. Aren’t they “lady parts” when they are mine as well?
I have always been told that feminism is all about empowering a woman to make her choices and not limit herself. But it seems to me that all it is really about is having sex and the ability to have an abortion if said sex results in a pregnancy that isn’t convenient.
Why else would they keep pushing this meme that your birth control is going to be taken away? We all know that it isn’t. There is no proof whatsoever that Governor Romney has any history of involving the government in this issue.
Haven’t women figured out yet that have been demeaned by this type of talk? This is basically saying that you are not much else besides someone who needs birth control and access to abortions. Now, if you take your birth control the way you are supposed to, the need for the latter drops dramatically. Modern feminism is nothing more than turning you into a sex object. Is it any wonder that the hook up culture on college campuses is so widespread? Naomi Wolf’s new book asserts that rape is a crime against a women’s brain, so am really jumping the shark here by asking of feminism is really about being sexually active instead of what type of job you do?
You have a brain too ladies, use it. That is the lady part that you need the most.
The sexual revolution is not all that it is cracked up to be. I tweeted earlier today
40 years ago feminists burned bras saying they deserved to be treated as equals. In 2012 “Julia” depends on gov’t for life.
But it is more than that, the “feminist” culture has led to breakdown of the family, abortion on demand, and higher levels of dependency on government for women. It has the opposite effect that the likes of Gloria Steinem was fighting for. Women have become more dependant on government, instead of relying on themselves. It also takes away personal responsibility. Abortion is so easy that women don’t think of the long-term effects anymore. As Nike says, Just Do It. The consequences of it will just be dealt with later.
This Tumbler page was pointed out to me, so I had to take a look. The explanation of the page:
Identify yourself as a feminist today and many people will immediately assume you are man-hating, bra-burning, whiny liberal. Perhaps a certain charming radio talk show host will label you as a “Feminazi” or “slut.” Even among more moderate crowds, feminism is still seen as too radical, too uncomfortable, or simply unnecessary. Feminism is both misunderstood and denigrated regularly right here on Duke’s campus. We, the 16 women of Professor Rachel Seidman’s course on Women in the Public Sphere, have decided to fight back against these popular misconceptions surrounding the feminist movement. Our class was disturbed by what we perceive to be an overwhelmingly widespread belief among students that today’s society no longer needs feminism. In order to change this perception on campus, we have launched a PR campaign for feminism. We aim to challenge existing stereotypes surrounding feminists and assert the importance of feminism today.
Feminism is mainly about abortion. If you are pro-life you have automatically given up your feminist entrance card. You get called a man with breasts. (Don’t men technically have breasts too?)
Here are some of my favorites:
I am 21 years old and still scared to go out drinking and be blamed if something happens to me
it is socially acceptable for me to wear a suit to my formal, but if my male counterpart were to wear a dress, they would be ridiculed to no end Feminism is about men wearing dresses, who knew?
-I’m tired of hearing that I have no self-respect based on how I dress or who I sleep with.
-I’m tired of hearing “Oh, so you want to see men get screwed in society?” When I talk about feminism.
-I’m tired of Kitchen and “Sammich” jokes.
-I’m tired of hearing how I should give up on my dreams and become a stay at home mother.
-I’m tired of hearing that I suck for not wanting to have kids and having it be because “It’s your job as a woman.” Sweety, I think it is perfectly fine that you don’t want to have children. I will even put some cash for your birth control fund if Obamacare gets overturned.
I shouldn’t have to be on guard, boarder line paranoid at all times walking down the street by myself in broad daylight. Huh? Where do you live?
I don’t want to lose my last name if I marry my boyfriend. I love my family, and my name means alot to me. My family and friends are relatively progresssive, so they’re ok with is in theory, but then the question always comes: what about the kids? Well ASSUMING we have kids, which is a pretty big assumption, I don’t want to have a different last name. Our society may be patriarchal, but if they come from my body they will have my name. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has told me that children should have their father’s name…why? They are genetically both of us, but they come out of me. I will carry them inside myself the first nine months of their existence. Why should their father be privileged? Anyway, our solution was to make up our own last name. I will still publish and teach under my name, but legally we will start new lineage that doesn’t privilege either parent. Some of my friends like this, most people think we’re being too sensitive. This is just one example of why I need feminism. Wait I think her feminism card might just get rejected, she admitted that life begins at conception!!
‘I need feminism because I worry that I’m “crazy” when I get upset.’
I need feminism because queer women and women of color are still often excluded from and shamed in mainstream feminism. Oops, she let the cat out of the bag, feminists are racist homophobes. They must be the republican brand of feminists.
I get looked at strangely by my “feminist” friends for being a part of the BDSM community. In my opinion, as long as the sex is mutual and pleasurable for both parties, enjoying being tied up and dominated shouldn’t make me non-feminist or “working against the cause” Oh, kinky sex gets your feminism card taken away too apparently. I thought they were the accepting ones.
There are 74 pages of this. Too Funny
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For those irony impaired, yesterday Rush Limbaugh poked fun at the utter farce that our society has become.
After Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control, Rush suggested that if women were going to demand that they be provided free birth control for their sexual appetites, that the payers ought to get something in return. After all, demanding money for sex is an old profession. It was brutal satire of what was an absurd proposal.
“So, Ms. Fluke, and the rest of you Femi-Nazis, here’s the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and, thus, pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I’ll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
The media promptly went insane. According to NBC’s William’s on last night’s news, women were outraged at Rush’s cruel painting of this poor defenseless law student as a prostitute.
Mind you, a grown woman testifying before Congress that she wants them to force institutions that don’t believe in contraception to pay for her and anyone else like her to be able to have seemingly consequence free sex as often as she and anyone else who wants to likes, is NOT outrageous. Is NOT shameful. Is not something which should give anyone serious pause.
But suggesting that instead of simply being cheap (morally and fiscally), she ought to “put out” something in return for goodies she demands? THIS tarnishes her reputation? The twitterverse exploded. “How shameful!” Yes. I agree, how awful to women. I feel faint. Heavens to Betsy!…What vulgarity! My poor ears. They’ve been befouled. I need smelling salts. How is a woman who can’t manage her affairs (sexually or fiscally) an empowered feminist? She’s still demanding someone pay for her, take care of her. She’s still a kept woman, or alternatively if that is too harsh, she’s about as emancipated as a confirmed spinster in a knitting bee.
Memo to all of you moonbat women out there: Don’t want to be referred to as anything but a lady? Act like nothing other than one.
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Feminists played on the sympathies of earlier generations by raising the specter of the back-alley abortion with a hanger. Since then we’ve seen millions murdered in the womb, and the horror of the Philly clinic for mothers and babies alike.
But what of the social pathology associated with the act? Even Norma McCorvey/Jane Roe herself regretted her abortion, though it took years. Now women can see the baby develop in the womb early on. Preemies are born at younger ages than those aborted. How can this all be denied by a thinking person?
Now British researchers have concluded a major study, upending prevalent American ones:
An important meta-analysis published today in the prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry demonstrates that nearly 10% of mental health problems in women are directly attributable to abortion. ”Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995-2009,” by Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green University, shows that women with an abortion history have an 81% increased risk of mental health problems and 155% increased risk of suicide. This meta-analysis combines 22 studies of 877,181 women, 163, 831 of whom have had abortions. A meta-analysis is an especially powerful type of study because it includes a large number of subjects, and by combining studies is much more reliable than a single study.
This review, which is larger than any study to date, contradicts the recent and biased and less systematic review by the American Psychological Association, which fails to find a relationship between mental health problems and abortion. The new meta-analysis also contradicts the stance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which has been silent on the mental health impact of abortion in its official publications despite overwhelming evidence over the last two decades of abortion’s adverse effects.
Ignore the evidence at the risk of even women’s health, the gaping loophole of the abortion at all costs crowd.
P.S. And while giving the Black Panthers a pass at the polling place–where they were actually blocking access and brandishing billy clubs, the Obama Justice Dept. is aggressively going after pro-life protesters at abortion clinics.
There’s a form of opt out for religious entities, but it’s not enough. Insurers must cover birth control with no copays:
Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason.
Not even having to pay for it will presumably enable even more forgetfulness. And more systemic abuse.
This is not really healthcare either, it’s a lifestyle choice, though widely prevalent, but it’s not limited to what we most commonly think of as birth control:
The requirement applies to all forms of birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration. That includes the pill, intrauterine devices, the so-called morning-after pill, and newer forms of long-acting implantable hormonal contraceptives that are becoming widely used in the rest of the industrialized world.
Coverage with no copays for the morning-after pill is likely to become the most controversial part of the change. The FDA classifies Plan B and Ella as birth control, but some religious conservatives see the morning-after drugs as abortion drugs. The rules HHS issued Monday do not require coverage of RU-486 and other drugs to chemically induce an abortion.
And what this ruling does as well is increase costs–eventually leading to rationing health care to less politically correct people and real diseases.
More. Catholic Vote: This Tryst Paid For By Taxpayers Like You
Joan Walsh: “A Lot Is Not Known” About Bachmann’s Foster Children It’s predictable, but still shocking and sick when you see it.
So was Michelle Bachmann somehow a slut for caring for children not her own?
My God! This filthy extreme left Obamamaniac is really going to go after the foster children of Rep Bachman? I had to listen to this clip 3x to believe she actually said that. Obama’s children are off limits, but the extreme left is already planning to go after Rep Bachman’s children, and openly saying it publicly? I have never seen or heard anything as filthy or sleazy, and I’ve heard and seen a lot. Ms Walsh has hit a new low for the extreme left. I don’t know how you get dirtier than this. Obama should publicly reprimand her and tell the extreme left that people’s children are off limits, that is unless this started out of the White House?
Bachmann’s closing on Romney even in New Hampshire, so she’s getting the Palin treatment. Good luck with that. Obama poll numbers lately. And those other inconvenient numbers.
Jim Geraghty on the new Sarah Palin film:
Before the screening, Bannon mentioned that I and other political reporters were about to watch the “X-rated version,” as opposed to a “XXX-rated version” that he envisions being released on DVD someday. Within the first four minutes, the reason for that cryptic remark was clear, and the X rating is well deserved: The worst sneers, insults, and furious denunciations from Palin’s enemies are presented in their original language, sans any bleeps. (A version in theaters is likely to bleep out the worst ones.) The F word and the C word make multiple appearances. What’s remarkable is that the acidic comments from comedians such as David Letterman, Joan Rivers, Rosie O’Donnell, and Tracey Morgan aren’t really jokes. There’s no punch line per se; calling Palin “slutty” or a “whore,” or offering some other (usually sexual) insult, apparently is supposed to be the punch line.
Their hatred for Palin is palpable. Again you might ask, as Matt Archbold did recently in another context, where are the feminists? If they had any principles, or courage, they’d be defending her against misogynistic attacks and embracing her as a role model.
Put a cigarette in her hand and you’d have a ready-made Virginia Slims ad.
(Taken from this post.)
This has come up on Potluck before. The battle intensifies, given the ObamaCare forced funding of abortion, and the more we know about Planned Parenthood. They are part of the PC in-crowd. Kathryn Jean Lopez, NRO, on Girl Scouts going rogue from their leftist-run organization:
Sydney tells me: “Many Girl Scouts are good, wholesome girls. The problem lies within the national organization’s leadership and its lack of adherence to its promise of neutrality.” She adds that girls often need and “should get help, but Planned Parenthood and abortion — what GSUSA is directing them to — are not help. Abortion has serious risks for women, including breast cancer, infertility, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide. Does this sound like help?”
“If we had a say,” Sydney continues, “we would make it so they were truly neutral about a girl’s health and sexuality, abortion and birth control, and political affiliations, as they promise to be. We would put the focus where it should be, on character-building and leadership activities.”
Thankfully, there’s an alternative now. The American Heritage Girls. Faith Service Fun
I was responding to an excellent post [here] at Potluck by our fellow conservative blogger Just A Conservative Girl, and I went on and on. And on. So I thought it would be better to simply use that response, expanded a bit, as a post. While the point of JACG’s post was more to do with the way our society has made “disposable” the idea and sacrament of marriage, my hackles were raised by the part about a Marie Claire (who reads that crap? Stacy McCain, apparently. Well, good on him, more men should read magazines whose target audience is women.) article about how women are hoodwinked by fairy tales of Prince Charming and movies about love conquering all and assorted “happily ever after” tales of romantic love. This is a typical leftist lie, fostered, fomented, and foisted upon women (and men) who dare support traditional gender roles as a matter of choice.
The disposable spouse mentality is a direct result of femisogynists hammering away at traditional gender roles, not with the idea of expanding their scope to make acceptable all sorts of life and career choices for women but with the direct and sole goal of eliminating the woman’s traditional roles. This is why they attack and belittle women who choose Christian marriages, prefer to be stay-at-home moms, want to fulfill some or part of the traditional roles for women. They don’t want women to have this choice, and they hold the women who do in utter contempt, accusing them of being brainwashed or otherwise impaired. Any woman who chooses a traditional female role in the family or society can only be misguided, deluded, and brainwashed. A thoughtless creature, really, for succumbing to the influence of a misogynist patriarchy.
Is the irony of this indictment lost on them? Oh, yes, a thousand times yes.
Femisogyny is not about, and never was about, women’s equality or women’s right to choose her own path. Women are too stupid and may choose the wrong path, a traditional path that doesn’t conform to the femisogynists’ idea of egalitarianism. If you don’t want to be a butch man- and woman-hater, then there’s clearly something wrong with you. They want traditional gender role choices for women gone. Completely. And to that end, their methodology has long been to attack anything and everything that fosters, romanticizes, or otherwise depicts these roles in a positive light (up to, including, perhaps especially, Judeo-Christian traditions).
Rather than choosing to educate women about myriad choices, they target, demonize, and seek to destroy completely any concept of traditional womanhood. If these femisogynists really cared about women and women’s choices, they’d seek ways to add to the “woman’s sphere,” but they don’t. Instead, they’ve chosen a path that explicitly belittles, cattily attacks, and brutally diminishes any woman who chooses a traditional role/s for herself.
Feminists, the real ones who sought, fought for, and died for the right for women to vote, own property, etc., would be utterly appalled by this misogynistic band of hyenas who call themselves “feminists” but who actually loathe women and seek to diminish them at every turn. Those first feminists were intent upon freeing women from being boxed in, being told there was something wrong with them if they didn’t feel maternal or if they felt no desire to keep house or to carry out traditional women’s roles as wife, mother, and helpmate. These early feminists never intended that there be no other choice but to live their life as pseudo-men, draped in bitterness, envy, and hate, crowned with a sense of superiority and sneering disdain for women who prefer, by choice, to be wives, mothers, helpmates in a more traditional sense. These early feminists, the real ones, didn’t belittle women who chose to be wives, homemakers, mothers; they simply tried to forge a path for those who didn’t find fulfillment in these roles.
But for today’s femisogynists, it’s still about putting women in a box–but one of their choosing, and then insisting that everyone conform, using the same bullying, belittling, and “othering” tactics that they claim to disparage when used against women by a “patriarchal society.” Femisogyny is about tearing down, not building up. It’s about shutting doors, not opening them. It’s about destroying women, hating them, not restoring them and loving them. It’s about alienating and ridiculing women, not embracing and supporting them.
They say there is nothing worse than a woman scorned, and to femisogynists, there is no one more deserving of scorn than real women who reject their agenda of hate and disunity, of disdain and loathing for other women who refuse to be put into a box in the name of “women’s rights.” Femisogynists lash out in hatred and condemnation at any woman who refuses to be packaged, labeled, shelved, and marketed in their image. Our unwillingness to accept this ironic and deeply-flawed thinking makes us the target of their scorn, for no one, no one, feels more scorned than the femisogynist faced with a strong woman who not only chooses but happily embraces one or more of the traditional female gender roles.
Women surpassed men over a decade ago in getting bachelor’s degrees. Now it’s post-graduate.
On the face of it, fine.
But the story touts the wonderful opportunity for men to be Mr. Mom. This is a feminist leftie take on the stats.
If you’re going to take that tack, given men’s underemployment in the mancession, shouldn’t this be a cause for concern? I mean, men might want choice too.
With this economy, what kind of jobs do we especially need for the future, to be able to compete in the world economy?
Women still trail men in professional subcategories such as business, science and engineering.
It’s a matter of degree.
Actual MSNBC header: 1 in 5 US moms have kids with multiple dads, study says
Comment via Lucianne: I am not aware of any kid that has a multiple dad
April foolery aside, this kind of news keeps getting worse and worse.
Growing up in a big, Catholic family I remember my mom commenting on some sneering in a Beatrix Potter book about large and improvident families. Ah yes, we were the irresponsible ones, breeding like bunnies.
So in these days of popping birth control pills and hopping in and out of bed who is having the large “families”? Who is really being irresponsible? Isn’t the government aiding and abetting child abuse?
And will the left ever admit this? Some glimmer of understanding:
An important message that doesn’t appear to be getting through is just how hard it is to raise a child as a single parent.
Well, duh, you know maybe Dan Quayle was right about Murphy Brown. Maybe if the Left hadn’t spent the last generation or two glorifying single motherhood and bashing family values we wouldn’t be seeing destructive stats like these.
The Credit Card Act was supposed to rein in eeeevil financial institutions. Now that the Federal Reserve is proposing rules based on the legislation mandating consideration of independent income rather than household income as has been the norm, stay at home moms may have to have their spouses co-sign their card applications. TWS on the WSJ article. They go on:
This comes on the heels of another proposal by the Fed (subsequently tweaked), under which “retailers would have had to require customers to provide pay stubs and tax documents when applying for a credit card at the cash register.” Moreover, it’s par for the course. The Obama administration’s and Democratic congressional leaders’ preferred mode of legislating is to vest incredible amounts of quasi-legislative power in the hands of unelected officials (see Obamacare), who then proceed to issue legally binding “rules” that declare what Americans can or cannot do, nationwide.
Pretty archaic and demeaning. This stuff is making me mad.
Another unintended consequence of the Dems and Obama administration legislation–or was it intentional?
We know NOW and their ilk consider at home moms second class citizens. Now their allies are trying to implement it.
Rule-making without representation, another form of tyranny.
P.S. First Lady O receives no salary, perhaps she can take up this issue–if she can tear herself away from her latest vacation. Will she have to travel with her spouse next time?
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