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Quote: Originally Posted by Brigianna I didn't say it was the heyday, but there certainly was a middle class, mostly small business owners. And I said nothing about AP. No, AP was not the norm. But family life was. Republican Motherhood. There was not this cultural notion that we have today, that family life is something undesirable and shameful. Yes, but that is essentially my point. Teens are not intrinsically, biologically unfit for...
My family isn't too bad, but if gay marriage comes up, watch out. I casually mentioned that both DH and I support it to the in-laws, and they about fell off their chairs. My dad is not a racist, really--he would do anything for anyone, plow people's driveways, bring them homemade soup, etc. and has done that for people he knows of all ethnic groups and races. But he clings to certain stereotypes. Like if he is at a party with some Jewish guests, he thinks they must...
At least your addiction is healthier than mine. I am on a major cheesecake kick. I've been making them for friends, making them for us, and I made mini maple syrup cheesecakes for a party we're having tomorrow. Don't ask me how many I've already tried. I keep finding new kinds of cheesecake that I want to make. The most recent being "Chai-Mango Cheesecake". My habit is cheaper than yours (I can make a plain cheesecake for about $10-12) but I don't think the calorie...
Quote: Originally Posted by JessasMilkMama Don't get Brigianna started on domestic spankings said all in good fun! I don't think I want to know what all that's about!
Quote: Originally Posted by Brigianna however, for those who claim biological arguments against teen parenthood, suggesting that their immature little brains just can't handle it, this makes no sense. It is so interesting to debate this! Our biology and instinct to adapt to our environment (and reproduce with others who help us to do so successfully) results in evolutionary changes. Only the world that we are adapting to now is changing so...
Quote: Originally Posted by Brigianna No. I do believe overpopulation is a myth, because population rates are declining on their own because more people are choosing to have fewer children as contraception access spreads around the globe. But that has nothing to do with my support for teen parenthood. BTW, I was not a teen mom. I worked for an agency that helped pregnant women in need, many of whom were teens. That's what radicalized me on this...
Quote: Originally Posted by mamajama "Full responsibility" ...what exactly does this mean to you? It sounds more like judgmentalism, classism, and ageism rather than common sense. That's a rather large leap.
Quote: Originally Posted by Brigianna Yes, and I believe the age of a valid marriage contract was 7, though of course the marriage wouldn't be consummated then. But the first age of consent in the modern sense in the U.S. law was 12, and I believe that was in New York, but I could be wrong... Anyway, the whole stereotype that pre-20th century western civilization was very strict about sexual behavior is largely myth. Affairs, premarital sex,...
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerchild I believe you may be thinking of the age when a marriage contract was considered fully valid, regardless of consumation (which, BTW, did not often happen before witnesses, and wasn't required to validate the marriage--that is really more of a romance novel thing than a reality. Bloody sheet does not equal free porn show.). Correct. And at any rate, it certainly gives one pause to think that women and...
Quote: Originally Posted by papayapetunia How patronizing. I was kidding.
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