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Oh, that would be stuff like "pregnancy" which a male person has absolutely nothing at all to do with, and "breastfeeding" in sacred male precincts like THE WORKPLACE, UNIVERSITIES, THE MILITARY AND OTHER SACRED MALE DOMAINS WHICH UNDER LAW SHOULD BE FOREVER AND EVER MALE ONLY!

That a female breast should be displayed to suckle an infant is an insult to male eyes which must only see female breasts displayed provocatively for male eyes and to inspire male lust in exclusively male magazines. Any display not meant to please and arouse the male eye is heresy!

Demands for access to workplaces, universities, the military, and other previously male venues (accompanied with equally strident demands to engage there in female-only activities, such as pregnancy and breastfeeding) invite accusations of sexual “harassment” against the men when relations inevitably develop (and often turn sour), regardless of who initiates them.
We must return to the sacred and holy patriarchal standards of the 19th century when, if a woman had:
.... Possession of these booklets, which had been judged "obscene and pornographic" by men ... could have gotten her into a world of trouble. Distributing them even more so.

Even though any man can walk into his club with a copy of The Lustful Turk or Fanny Hill under his arm and no one would so much as blink an eye ... And he can show his Japanese pillow book or illustrated Kama Sutra to select friends over brandy and cigars and be congratulated on his acquisition and refined tastes. But Anna Besant's The Law of Population and Dr. Allisson's Book for Married Women are obscene and cannot be permitted.

From The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey.

And dirty filthy books must be totally banned, outlawed:

A Dirty Filthy Book: The Writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant on Birth Control and Reproductive Physiology and an Account of the Bradlaugh-Besant Trial
Professor Stevie Basketcase has said so and Professor Basketcase speaks for God!

And, furthermore:

A London jury convicts Annie Besant (right), a leading birth control advocate, and Charles Bradlaugh, a political radical and atheist, of publishing an obscene book.

They had resuscitated an 1832 pamphlet on birth control by Dr. Charles Knowlton, entitled The Fruits of Philosophy; The Private Companion of Young Married Couples. Dr. Knowlton blamed most of society's woes on large families and encouraged douching after intercourse to forestall conception. As opposed to coitus interruptus or the rudimentary condoms of the day, the doctor argued that douching puts the power over conception in the hands of the woman, "where for good reasons it ought to be."  Besant and Bradlaugh, who had hoped for the publicity of a prosecution, launched Freethought Publications and hand delivered a copy of the book to the Central Criminal Court.

The Solicitor-General, who handled the lengthy prosecution, denounced it as a "dirty, filthy book [appealing to] strangely perverted minds." On the stand, Besant said douching is the lawful alternative to the impractical (abstinence) and the immoral (abortion). The jury makes an effort to reach a middle ground, finding that the pamphlet is "calculated to deprave public morals" but suggesting that the defendants had no "corrupt motives." The Lord Chief Justice, insisting the jury could not have it both ways, sentences Besant and Bradlaugh to six months in prison. Neither served a day, the sentences were set aside on appeal.

Footnote from the 21st Century: Douching IS NOT reliable contraception. Consult your local Planned Parenthood for the latest and greatest and most reliable contraception.

Originally posted to Karen Hedwig Backman on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM PDT.

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  •  explains the proliferation of douche-bags in govt. (1+ / 0-)
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    Footnote from the 21st Century: Douching IS NOT reliable contraception. Consult your local Planned Parenthood for the latest and greatest and most reliable contraception.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 01:22:20 PM PDT

  •  Does this post have a point, or....? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm really confused about this post. It's rather incoherent and I don't know what I'm supposed to take away from it.
    Some men don't like women breast-feeding in public because patriarchy --> one time two people in England were convicted for obscenity. ??? Does not compute.

    "We need institutions and cultural norms that make us better than we tend to be. It seems to me that the greatest challenge we now face is to build them." -Sam Harris, neuroscientist

    by MarthaPeregrine on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 03:02:57 PM PDT

    •  The context seems to be here (2+ / 0-)
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      mookins, Karen Hedwig Backman

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Since the inception of their Revolution – and well beneath the media radar screen – militants have been creating a panoply of new crimes and expanded redefinitions of existing crimes – all involving sexual relations.  While it is very likely that the Sexual Revolution has also increased incidents of real sex crimes, the new gender crimes are different:  They play on the fear of sex crimes, but they redefine these politically to include not simply acts but heterodox political beliefs.  The reality of the witch hunts thus bears no necessary relation to what is suggested by the inflammatory language and jargon:

          “rape” that includes consensual relations and in most instances is no more than that;

          domestic “violence” that involves no violence or any physical contact or threat of it;

          sexual “harassment” that can mean anything from simple flirtation to unauthorized opinions about morality or politics;

          “child abuse” that is routine parental discipline, or homeschooling, or concocted altogether to win advantage in divorce court;

          “bullying” that involves criticism of the homosexual agenda or other differences of belief and opinion;

          “stalking” that is forcibly divorced fathers trying to see their own children;

      These are quotes from Stephan Baskerville's screed at Patrick Henry College, a "Christianist madrassa."
    •  I didn't want to come out and state the tired old (3+ / 0-)
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      Obvious, the old patriarchal view that women are sexual vessels for the service of men, sexual objects, meant to be ornamental.

      In such eyes a breast is not for feeding a baby, it is a part of a sexual servant. Women are to know nothing about sexuality, contraception, they are not allowed to control their own bodies in any way.

      Therefore, an erotic breast in Playboy is fine, but not a nekkid breast with a baby hooked onto it. That breast is not the property of the baby, it is an ugly sight, a usurpation of private male erotic property. Even women have been suckered by this patriarchal view of breasts and join the hysterical chorus in shrieking against breastfeeding in public.

  •  In the classical era demand for contraception (1+ / 0-)
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    was so great that the plant used for it, silphium, was driven extinct.



    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 04:38:13 PM PDT

  •  Some of the stuff people douched with to (0+ / 0-)

    prevent pregnancy, make me hurt just thinking about it.

    Lysol.

    EGADS!

    I would think they would be more concerned with Pessaries.

    Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

    by GreenMother on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 06:16:39 AM PDT

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