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  •  Another Republican Scam (11+ / 0-)

    Is their staunch opposition to a full slate of reproductive and women's health services coupled with promotion of garbage abstinence-only "health" curriculum in schools. One of the main things perpetuating poverty is an excess of children being born into poverty. In order to break that cycle we need to make sure our young ladies have access to the best education and health care possible, not less health care and a misinformation campaign about human sexuality.

    •  Let us not forget (2+ / 1-)
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      our "young gentlemen" while we are there. There is another article in today's NYT:

      pregnant at 16

      But, really, it's not just the "slutty little ladies", but also the predatory little gentlemen.

      Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

      by riverlover on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 03:16:17 AM PST

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      •  Not forgetting anybody (4+ / 0-)

        Just applying the tenants of sociology and ending poverty that Ken quoted below to public policy. Nobody is calling folks "slutty little ladies" and I think you're reference of it here as an addition to my comment is out of line.

        •  Reasonable point, but asinine HR: Please Remove it (1+ / 0-)
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          You can't HR someone just because they disagree with you.

          Moreover, riverlover didn't even disagree with you- they merely challenged a blame-the-victim mentality which is too widespread in our society and courts.

          Jeez, thin-skinned much?

          "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

          by Brecht on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 10:17:37 AM PST

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          •  Was not for disagreement (0+ / 0-)

            It was for an accusation that appears to be directed at me specifically. If riverlover wants to clear that up, I'll gladly remove the HR. In either case, I'm not sure who nominated you to adjudicate HRs in the first place.

            •  What accusation? You're the one who chose to take (0+ / 0-)

              a general observation personally. It's way more likely that it wasn't directed at you at all: riverlover just cares about that secondary issue, so your adjacent comment brought it to mind.

              If it were personal, riverlover would have said "you're deliberately ignoring" or, at the very least, "aren't you forgetting" - instead of addressing that comment to all and sundry. Since there was no direct accusation, you could have started by asking riverlover to clarify, instead of assuming personal malice, and punishing it on supposition.

              It's absolutely appropriate for me to weigh in - that's why it's called Community Moderation. Though my arguments were sound, "asinine" was mean. I'm sorry for that.

              "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

              by Brecht on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 01:17:20 PM PST

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    •  there is an interesting international parallel (12+ / 0-)

      in societies in which women have access to education and to birth control, not only is poverty decreased, but the likelihood of the country being involved in war tends to go down, because women become more involved both economically and politically and they are - whether by biology or socialization or some combination thereof - less likely to seek to "resolve" conflicts by violence.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 03:34:35 AM PST

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