the-unpopular-opinions:


Legal and Readily Obtainable Abortion is Imperative to Maintaining a Civilized Society
There are very important societal justifications for keeping optional, non-medically prescribed abortion legal and readily obtainable. Abortion is certainly not pretty or inoffensive or anything to be taken lightly. But it’s an option that, for countless reasons including women’s rights, parent fitness, economic and even practical concerns, should available to any and all women who feel it’s the prudent choice. To deny this, whether on religious (which is unconstitutional) or so-called “moral” grounds is an extremely circumspect, short sided perspective. And one that, if carried to its logical conclusion, promises to damage our society.
First Things First: WOMEN’S RIGHTS
If you want to strip things down to biology, as religious opponents often do with their “abortion is murder” stance, a fetus has a parasitic relationship with the “host” mother. It can’t survive (barring significant and invasive medical intervention) without the mother. And as such, it should be up the woman carrying the child to decide. Period.
Any argument to the contrary makes it acceptable to force medical procedure on everyone. A ridiculous notion in the bastion of personal freedom and individual choice that is the United States. (this is still the US of A, right?!)
Not Everyone is Fit to Be a Parent
You need a license to own a dog, drive a car and just about anything requiring a modicum of common sense. But any yahoo that can fuck (which is just about any yahoo) can have a kid. So where does that leave us (We the People)? I’ll tell you: With a bunch of nimrods who don’t know what they’re doing raising kids (kids they likely don’t want and resent) with little or no help.
Not Every Baby Should be Born
Forcing every woman who gets knocked up to have a kid is a very bad idea. And one that’s quite likely to turn out a lot of unwanted, uncared for and poorly raised children.
Who Pays?
What are parents (often single mothers) with no money, no job and no means to fund themselves, let alone a baby, supposed to do? Just give the kids up to the state you say? Who do you think pays in either scenario? (I’ll give three guesses and spot you two)
Abortion opponents are so resolute in the mission to preserve the “life” of an unborn fetus. Yet they offer ZERO solutions for (a) managing the actions of unfit parents (b) managing unwanted, poorly raised children damaged by unfit parents, or funding any of the above enterprises.
So who pays? YOU AN ME, THAT’S WHO!!! We pay in taxes to support welfare programs and fund prisons.
Adoption Isn’t Practical or Reasonable for Everyone
It’s a common refrain from certain, out of touch, quarters of society: “Have your baby and give it up for adoption.”
Never mind that not every woman facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy can, for a variety of reasons, carry a child to term for the sake of adoption. Nor should they be forced to. Again people – this is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Not some bastion of religious zealotry.
Some women may simply not be able to physically or emotionally wherewithal to handle the experience of carrying a child to term only to give it away to for adoption. Career and future concerns, in addition to societal stigma all loom large the adoption equation.
Health & Physical Impact – Physically, many women may not be healthy enough to carry a baby. And even if they are, your may not want to bare the lifestyle disruption or great discomfort of pregnancy, not to mention the tremendous pain of  child birth, or the difficult comeback to regain their body’s shape and form.
Emotional Impact – For many women, the emotional weight of carrying a child to term and then blindly handing off the little bundle to relative strangers is just TOO MUCH to bear.
Career Concerns – Right or wrong, carrying a child to term impacts a woman professionally. Though women are an integral part of the workforce, many employers become apprehensive in general when women employees have babies. Pregnancy can affect productivity and performance, and maternity leave renders employers short-handed. And forget the pregnancy itself, consider the employer’s reaction if a woman employee has a baby and gives it up for adoption? While adoption is a compassionate act, it could lead an employer to question the woman’s character, which leads us to…
Societal Stigma – While many extol the virtues of adoption, society also perpetuates a stigma: “How could you just give up your child to strangers?!”  
The “Real” Benefit of Adoptions – Though adoption is a noble undertaking, a large portion of adopted children struggle with long term emotional distress due to estrangement from their biological parents. Ultimately, there are legitimate questions of cost/benefit of adoption.
Religion (Cloaked As “Morality”) is NOT a Valid Argument
Last time I checked, the Constitution of these great United States explicitly defines the separation of church and state. So any objection based on Christianity or the Bible or any other religious issue is completely MOTE! Period.
And don’t let fundamentalist Christians and other religious extremist fool you. Despite their dogmatic philosophy and unabashed allegiance to a fabled man in the sky sporting a long white beard, they’re by no means a “simple” bunch. This scary crew has worked long and hard developing a clever “under the radar” strategy to counter act religion’s Constitutional obstructions: Morality.
Abortion is MURDER! 
That’s right, Morality with a capital “M.” Which means, if you’re havin’ an abortion: You’re killing an UNBORN CHILD!
There is, however, a distinct problem with this approach:
A fetus is not an “Unborn Child.” It’s a fetus. And as mentioned above, not viable outside the womb without significant medical intervention. The kind of medical intervention that’s optional to other patients or their appointed care takers (as a mother would be in relation to her “Unborn Child”).
Therefore, a mother’s decision to dispose of a Fetus is by no means “Murder.” Moreover, that decision should be at the mother’s sole discretion.
Hell on Earth
A world in which religious zealots dictate our culture, populated by unwanted, uncared for and poorly reared children sounds like a special kind of hell… And one we’re headed for if abortion is outlawed.

the-unpopular-opinions:

Legal and Readily Obtainable Abortion is Imperative to Maintaining a Civilized Society

There are very important societal justifications for keeping optional, non-medically prescribed abortion legal and readily obtainable. Abortion is certainly not pretty or inoffensive or anything to be taken lightly. But it’s an option that, for countless reasons including women’s rights, parent fitness, economic and even practical concerns, should available to any and all women who feel it’s the prudent choice. To deny this, whether on religious (which is unconstitutional) or so-called “moral” grounds is an extremely circumspect, short sided perspective. And one that, if carried to its logical conclusion, promises to damage our society.

First Things First: WOMEN’S RIGHTS

If you want to strip things down to biology, as religious opponents often do with their “abortion is murder” stance, a fetus has a parasitic relationship with the “host” mother. It can’t survive (barring significant and invasive medical intervention) without the mother. And as such, it should be up the woman carrying the child to decide. Period.

Any argument to the contrary makes it acceptable to force medical procedure on everyone. A ridiculous notion in the bastion of personal freedom and individual choice that is the United States. (this is still the US of A, right?!)

Not Everyone is Fit to Be a Parent

You need a license to own a dog, drive a car and just about anything requiring a modicum of common sense. But any yahoo that can fuck (which is just about any yahoo) can have a kid. So where does that leave us (We the People)? I’ll tell you: With a bunch of nimrods who don’t know what they’re doing raising kids (kids they likely don’t want and resent) with little or no help.

Not Every Baby Should be Born

Forcing every woman who gets knocked up to have a kid is a very bad idea. And one that’s quite likely to turn out a lot of unwanted, uncared for and poorly raised children.

Who Pays?

What are parents (often single mothers) with no money, no job and no means to fund themselves, let alone a baby, supposed to do? Just give the kids up to the state you say? Who do you think pays in either scenario? (I’ll give three guesses and spot you two)

Abortion opponents are so resolute in the mission to preserve the “life” of an unborn fetus. Yet they offer ZERO solutions for (a) managing the actions of unfit parents (b) managing unwanted, poorly raised children damaged by unfit parents, or funding any of the above enterprises.

So who pays? YOU AN ME, THAT’S WHO!!! We pay in taxes to support welfare programs and fund prisons.

Adoption Isn’t Practical or Reasonable for Everyone

It’s a common refrain from certain, out of touch, quarters of society: “Have your baby and give it up for adoption.”

Never mind that not every woman facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy can, for a variety of reasons, carry a child to term for the sake of adoption. Nor should they be forced to. Again people – this is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Not some bastion of religious zealotry.

Some women may simply not be able to physically or emotionally wherewithal to handle the experience of carrying a child to term only to give it away to for adoption. Career and future concerns, in addition to societal stigma all loom large the adoption equation.

Health & Physical Impact – Physically, many women may not be healthy enough to carry a baby. And even if they are, your may not want to bare the lifestyle disruption or great discomfort of pregnancy, not to mention the tremendous pain of  child birth, or the difficult comeback to regain their body’s shape and form.

Emotional Impact – For many women, the emotional weight of carrying a child to term and then blindly handing off the little bundle to relative strangers is just TOO MUCH to bear.

Career Concerns – Right or wrong, carrying a child to term impacts a woman professionally. Though women are an integral part of the workforce, many employers become apprehensive in general when women employees have babies. Pregnancy can affect productivity and performance, and maternity leave renders employers short-handed. And forget the pregnancy itself, consider the employer’s reaction if a woman employee has a baby and gives it up for adoption? While adoption is a compassionate act, it could lead an employer to question the woman’s character, which leads us to…

Societal Stigma – While many extol the virtues of adoption, society also perpetuates a stigma: “How could you just give up your child to strangers?!”  

The “Real” Benefit of Adoptions – Though adoption is a noble undertaking, a large portion of adopted children struggle with long term emotional distress due to estrangement from their biological parents. Ultimately, there are legitimate questions of cost/benefit of adoption.

Religion (Cloaked As “Morality”) is NOT a Valid Argument

Last time I checked, the Constitution of these great United States explicitly defines the separation of church and state. So any objection based on Christianity or the Bible or any other religious issue is completely MOTE! Period.

And don’t let fundamentalist Christians and other religious extremist fool you. Despite their dogmatic philosophy and unabashed allegiance to a fabled man in the sky sporting a long white beard, they’re by no means a “simple” bunch. This scary crew has worked long and hard developing a clever “under the radar” strategy to counter act religion’s Constitutional obstructions: Morality.

Abortion is MURDER!

That’s right, Morality with a capital “M.” Which means, if you’re havin’ an abortion: You’re killing an UNBORN CHILD!

There is, however, a distinct problem with this approach:

A fetus is not an “Unborn Child.” It’s a fetus. And as mentioned above, not viable outside the womb without significant medical intervention. The kind of medical intervention that’s optional to other patients or their appointed care takers (as a mother would be in relation to her “Unborn Child”).

Therefore, a mother’s decision to dispose of a Fetus is by no means “Murder.” Moreover, that decision should be at the mother’s sole discretion.

Hell on Earth

A world in which religious zealots dictate our culture, populated by unwanted, uncared for and poorly reared children sounds like a special kind of hell… And one we’re headed for if abortion is outlawed.

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collegehumor:

Yo… like, where did memes even come from? Were they, like, birthed out of the cosmos like the rest of existence? Or did Alfred Einstein just toke up and invent LOLcats or whatever? Haha I don’t know, man… What was I saying? Oh yeah, these memes are the dankest.

lol Alfred

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Hypocrisy

So fucking powerful.

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the-unpopular-opinions:

I am getting sick of the Feminist movement in Western society. Comparing it to what’s happening in places like Saudi Arabia, your little social issues thing is a joke. It’s like they want to make everything about them. Claiming that a man spreading his legs while sitting is some dominance issue, claiming that only men commit crimes, ect.
I hear a lot of social equality issues come up under feminism, but a good 90% are invalid. Claiming that boys need to stop bullying girls in school is a lot more harmful than you might think. In actuality, boys actually get bullied more than girls and have a higher suicide rate. Women are actually the majority gender in bullying other women. With this info, to say that men should tech their sons not to bully girls, how about telling the parents not to bully other children. Sounds a bit more equal, doesn’t it? No gender blaming, and the problem does get a solution. Claiming that females models have to fit a certain image is correct. That is what they are hired for and that is what they consent to. I personally fear for the health of people who starve or harm themselves to fit the image. However, I acknowledge that both genders have to deal with this. Male models have to look a certain way. They have to have perfect hair, bone structure, muscles, smile, legs, ect. If they don’t change themselves to look perfect, they will be fired, or heavily edited. Sounds familiar right? Women also deal with this. To assume that men don’t and to ignore the other gender that is experiencing the exact same thing is insulting. It’s like spreading around that racism about Native Americans is wrong, but passing off the struggle of other races as if it doesn’t exist and if anyone else tries to bring it up, they are racist for not focusing on the native Americans. The job struggles and child assumptions really get to me as well. If a child thinks of a man when he imagines a fire fighter, than it fine. That’s what he sees on television. Children also see men when they thing of villains and criminals. When they think beautiful, they think of a woman. When they think cheerleader or model, they often think woman. There is kind of a trade off. Men get made fun and get called feminine for being being cheerleaders, nurses, models, ect, just as women are told being a firefighter, football player, or police officer would make them seem manly. To pass off your side of the issues as the ONLY issues is insulting. 
When I was younger, I was told that I need to put women first, protect them at all costs, pay for all of their meals, and tell them that they are beautiful no matter what. I poke with a friend who grew up with me who claimed that girls did not get a similar speech. they were told to put themselves first, that they are pretty no matter what but the same couldn’t be said about men, and that Men need women, but women don’t need men. When I was younger, I was told that men and boys are dirty, violent and stupid while girls were beautiful and intelligent. And while we’re on the subject, facebook and tumblr post seem to advocate for women with poor self esteem for their bodies, telling them that they are all beautiful. Which is fine. But there are literally no pictures of men as examples. It makes us feel left out as if women are beautiful no matter what they look like but men are on their own. It’s not as if women don’t judge by appearances as much as men do. My own teacher in grade school told me that I had to look good and/or be rich if I ever wanted to get married (as a way to get me to do a ‘what would you like to be when you grow up assignment’) I’m not saying that women don’t have expectation planted in their minds at young ages or that they don’e have struggles, but again, to assume that one gender has no troubles in the same subject, especially a social problem, is insulting. 
I keep hearing ’ I don’t wear this for you’. When addressing a man when a male makes a comment or even looks at your clothing/make-up choice, but being fine with women commenting on it (and even criticizing it.) I would like to point out that people absolutely dress for potential mates. Both men and women pay attention to their appearance in hopes of attracting a mate. this is in our core. Men wear cologne, change their hair, try to look as fit as possible, and even do dumb stunts to get a women to notice him (or whoever) and women often wear perfume, wear their hair different, wear different clothes, ect. too attract guys.
I am also tired of the constant contradictions. The same feminist (male or female) will claim something like ‘no one gender is better at leading than another’, then will immediately claim that ‘if women were all in charge instead of men, the world would be a better place.’ This basically cancels out your first claim. Telling convicted rapists and sex offenders (or even just suspects) that they deserve the worst punishment for their crimes when they are men, but protecting the criminal when they are female is not okay. If you honestly believe that the same crime committed by a women is any less horrible, then you are not for equality. Women claim that their bodies and actions should not be influenced by another gender, yet they want to control the actions of another gender and call it justified. There are actual feminist groups who go around trying to make female criminals seem less like criminals, while making men with minor crimes seem like monsters. They even try to change laws so that certain crimes cannot legally be committed by anyone of the female gender (and occasionally succeed). It’s okay for a man to hit a woman, but it is perfectly fine for a woman to hit a man, not that I am for violence at all. It just saddens me that the response for a man hitting a woman is ‘wife beater, monster, abuser’ but a woman hitting a man just gets a ‘I wonder what he did to deserve it?’ Saying that it is not okay to insult a women’s body (let’s say…small breasts) but insulting a man’s body (let’s go with small penis) is completely acceptable is also not okay. This doesn’t sound like equality to me.
The whole assuming every guy is a potential rapist is beyond insulting. If you can put an adjective in front of ‘guy’ and it’s insulting, maybe you shouldn’t say it. ‘…every black guy is a potential rapist’ now seems a lot more intolerant, right? To assume that just becuase some people do that means that the entire group does it is insulting.
What really disappoints me about this movement the most is that unlike African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement (At the time, very important in the US), from what I have seen, despite claiming to be for both men and women and being for equality, Feminist have made no effort to take some of the legal perks away. In the Civil rights movement, even when they were considered less than the oppressors, they still fought in wars, turned in legitimate criminals, and usually did it all without insulting the other races. I have seen no effort to force women in to the selective service so they can also be drafted like men are. It has made no effort to change the law that says that a woman cannot rape a man. No effort was made to change the law saying that a man must pay for child support for the woman who raped him, and I have seen nothing about fixing women getting considerably less jail time for the same crime as men or women with a child abuse record being somehow more credible than a law abiding father for custody battles (women winning a vast majority at roughly 90% with or without past of child negligent/abuse). If you were really about equality, you would try to change these laws as well. 
It isn’t that I don’t believe that women are being oppressed, I just don’t believe it for people in The US, Canada, Australia, Most of Europe, or certain parts of Africa. People don’t seem to understand that in places other than the US, women have positions on power. People not being able to go outside without a male escorting them or not being able to drive because of your gender are real equality issues. Being called bossy (don’t even get me started on that), being told to abide by a dress code at school, and even being cat called on the side of the road (women do it to) are not real equality issues. Instead of contradicting yourself, instead of assuming the nearest male to you is a rapist, instead of ban bossy, how about we ban the ban of female drivers. How about we change sexist laws, even if they are beneficial to females. How about we tell raise our children not feel ashamed to be a certain gender. Seriously.

the-unpopular-opinions:

I am getting sick of the Feminist movement in Western society. Comparing it to what’s happening in places like Saudi Arabia, your little social issues thing is a joke. It’s like they want to make everything about them. Claiming that a man spreading his legs while sitting is some dominance issue, claiming that only men commit crimes, ect.

I hear a lot of social equality issues come up under feminism, but a good 90% are invalid. Claiming that boys need to stop bullying girls in school is a lot more harmful than you might think. In actuality, boys actually get bullied more than girls and have a higher suicide rate. Women are actually the majority gender in bullying other women. With this info, to say that men should tech their sons not to bully girls, how about telling the parents not to bully other children. Sounds a bit more equal, doesn’t it? No gender blaming, and the problem does get a solution. Claiming that females models have to fit a certain image is correct. That is what they are hired for and that is what they consent to. I personally fear for the health of people who starve or harm themselves to fit the image. However, I acknowledge that both genders have to deal with this. Male models have to look a certain way. They have to have perfect hair, bone structure, muscles, smile, legs, ect. If they don’t change themselves to look perfect, they will be fired, or heavily edited. Sounds familiar right? Women also deal with this. To assume that men don’t and to ignore the other gender that is experiencing the exact same thing is insulting. It’s like spreading around that racism about Native Americans is wrong, but passing off the struggle of other races as if it doesn’t exist and if anyone else tries to bring it up, they are racist for not focusing on the native Americans. The job struggles and child assumptions really get to me as well. If a child thinks of a man when he imagines a fire fighter, than it fine. That’s what he sees on television. Children also see men when they thing of villains and criminals. When they think beautiful, they think of a woman. When they think cheerleader or model, they often think woman. There is kind of a trade off. Men get made fun and get called feminine for being being cheerleaders, nurses, models, ect, just as women are told being a firefighter, football player, or police officer would make them seem manly. To pass off your side of the issues as the ONLY issues is insulting. 

When I was younger, I was told that I need to put women first, protect them at all costs, pay for all of their meals, and tell them that they are beautiful no matter what. I poke with a friend who grew up with me who claimed that girls did not get a similar speech. they were told to put themselves first, that they are pretty no matter what but the same couldn’t be said about men, and that Men need women, but women don’t need men. When I was younger, I was told that men and boys are dirty, violent and stupid while girls were beautiful and intelligent. And while we’re on the subject, facebook and tumblr post seem to advocate for women with poor self esteem for their bodies, telling them that they are all beautiful. Which is fine. But there are literally no pictures of men as examples. It makes us feel left out as if women are beautiful no matter what they look like but men are on their own. It’s not as if women don’t judge by appearances as much as men do. My own teacher in grade school told me that I had to look good and/or be rich if I ever wanted to get married (as a way to get me to do a ‘what would you like to be when you grow up assignment’) I’m not saying that women don’t have expectation planted in their minds at young ages or that they don’e have struggles, but again, to assume that one gender has no troubles in the same subject, especially a social problem, is insulting. 

I keep hearing ’ I don’t wear this for you’. When addressing a man when a male makes a comment or even looks at your clothing/make-up choice, but being fine with women commenting on it (and even criticizing it.) I would like to point out that people absolutely dress for potential mates. Both men and women pay attention to their appearance in hopes of attracting a mate. this is in our core. Men wear cologne, change their hair, try to look as fit as possible, and even do dumb stunts to get a women to notice him (or whoever) and women often wear perfume, wear their hair different, wear different clothes, ect. too attract guys.

I am also tired of the constant contradictions. The same feminist (male or female) will claim something like ‘no one gender is better at leading than another’, then will immediately claim that ‘if women were all in charge instead of men, the world would be a better place.’ This basically cancels out your first claim. Telling convicted rapists and sex offenders (or even just suspects) that they deserve the worst punishment for their crimes when they are men, but protecting the criminal when they are female is not okay. If you honestly believe that the same crime committed by a women is any less horrible, then you are not for equality. Women claim that their bodies and actions should not be influenced by another gender, yet they want to control the actions of another gender and call it justified. There are actual feminist groups who go around trying to make female criminals seem less like criminals, while making men with minor crimes seem like monsters. They even try to change laws so that certain crimes cannot legally be committed by anyone of the female gender (and occasionally succeed). It’s okay for a man to hit a woman, but it is perfectly fine for a woman to hit a man, not that I am for violence at all. It just saddens me that the response for a man hitting a woman is ‘wife beater, monster, abuser’ but a woman hitting a man just gets a ‘I wonder what he did to deserve it?’ Saying that it is not okay to insult a women’s body (let’s say…small breasts) but insulting a man’s body (let’s go with small penis) is completely acceptable is also not okay. This doesn’t sound like equality to me.

The whole assuming every guy is a potential rapist is beyond insulting. If you can put an adjective in front of ‘guy’ and it’s insulting, maybe you shouldn’t say it. ‘…every black guy is a potential rapist’ now seems a lot more intolerant, right? To assume that just becuase some people do that means that the entire group does it is insulting.

What really disappoints me about this movement the most is that unlike African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement (At the time, very important in the US), from what I have seen, despite claiming to be for both men and women and being for equality, Feminist have made no effort to take some of the legal perks away. In the Civil rights movement, even when they were considered less than the oppressors, they still fought in wars, turned in legitimate criminals, and usually did it all without insulting the other races. I have seen no effort to force women in to the selective service so they can also be drafted like men are. It has made no effort to change the law that says that a woman cannot rape a man. No effort was made to change the law saying that a man must pay for child support for the woman who raped him, and I have seen nothing about fixing women getting considerably less jail time for the same crime as men or women with a child abuse record being somehow more credible than a law abiding father for custody battles (women winning a vast majority at roughly 90% with or without past of child negligent/abuse). If you were really about equality, you would try to change these laws as well. 

It isn’t that I don’t believe that women are being oppressed, I just don’t believe it for people in The US, Canada, Australia, Most of Europe, or certain parts of Africa. People don’t seem to understand that in places other than the US, women have positions on power. People not being able to go outside without a male escorting them or not being able to drive because of your gender are real equality issues. Being called bossy (don’t even get me started on that), being told to abide by a dress code at school, and even being cat called on the side of the road (women do it to) are not real equality issues. Instead of contradicting yourself, instead of assuming the nearest male to you is a rapist, instead of ban bossy, how about we ban the ban of female drivers. How about we change sexist laws, even if they are beneficial to females. How about we tell raise our children not feel ashamed to be a certain gender. Seriously.

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i can’t stop laughing at this dumb shit omfg

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OMFG SHUT UP

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