You thought that was 'quite a respons'?
I edited that four times before I felt it was civil enough to post.
I know that feeling. That's why I started to post previously and gave up in the middle.
I do not like men telling me i should be taking toxic crap to compensate for the fact they are not willing to take equal responsibility. It takes two to tango, so two are repsonsible for any slips or falls.
Yes, the woman carries the babies, but it's the man who causes pregnancy to happen -- or does Rockhound figure that there's just some spontaneous combustion that the woman exercises in order to get pregnant? I wish that males who like to call females "receptacles" would become pregnant themselves, but probably, men who figure that *only* the woman's responsible for preventing pregnancy aren't fit to be fathers. Yes, you can screw; yes, you can impregnate someone -- that's easy -- but maybe you're not fit to stay and *raise* the kid (which, in my opinion, is what a real father does).
I'm saying *nothing* about the woman not taking responsibility. (Just so you know, I'm disgusted by women who decide that they'll "entrap" men by getting pregnant, but that's another segment of the discussion.) Since "it takes two to tango", the man needs to take responsibility, too. If he's just screwing and is so afraid of sex having consequences, then he needs to learn how to prevent that if the woman "forgets" -- and I don't mean killing his pregnant partner, which seems to be increasingly happening. (I'd prefer not to mention the name Scott Peterson, on trial for allegedly murdering his pregnant wife, because I've heard his name and his case far more than I can tolerate, but that case is an example of what I mean.)
Hey, is Rockhound trolling? That's the impression I've had from the beginning.
I would also like to second Rhea's commend about finding the title offensive. That kind of comment does not help and that is exactly the kind of comment why i stated it treats women like cattle. - as usually humans procreate, not breed. That is what cattle does.
Agreed that it's offensive. The body may be starting to get ready when menstruation starts, but do you seriously think that little girls are mentally ready to be mommies as soon as their bodies declare puberty? Hardly.
I've actually heard of lower than that - one of my friends in highschool had her first period in the 1st grade.
This scares me...
Also, girls on average are getting their periods younger and younger as time goes on. I've heard theories that it has to do with the hormones we feed our livestock with and thus ingest when we eat meat, but I haven't done any actualy research onto the topic
I've figured for years that it has a lot to do with the hormones that get fed to the livestock and that we ingest.
Steven Q said:
I meant that parents in ancient Rome probably despaired at their unruly children much as parents today do,
Certainly. I remember reading a quote from an ancient sage, probably Roman, who blasted the youth of the time with accusations of unruliness, etc., etc. . It amused me to see how close the complaints were then to what we hear now.
Oh, BTW, LoP, the term is "sexist", unless speaking in plural. There are many "sexists", but the concept itself (in singular) is "sexist".
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