“How do you see your children? What informs your mind when you look upon their sweet faces? Do you see them through the eyes of Jesus? Do you focus on them as someone to police or correct–or someone to love and serve, understand, protect, and instruct?”—
What’s wrong with Christians that they need Jesus’s eyes to see children as actual people?
“This is my 10th presidential campaign, Lord help me. I have never before seen such a bunch of vile, desperate-to-please, shameless, embarrassing losers coagulated under a single party’s banner. They are the most compelling argument I’ve seen against American exceptionalism… There are those who say, cynically, if this is the dim-witted freak show the Republicans want to present in 2012, so be it. I disagree. One of them could get elected. You never know.”—Joe Klein (via personalinfamy)
“The Social Security system, in my opinion, is a flawed design, period. But having said that, the design would work a lot better if we had stable demographic trends. We don’t have enough workers to support the retirees … . A third of the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.”—
You can say that you're going to abolish abortions in this generation...
…but I guarantee you that isn’t so. If for no other reason than abolition and outlawing are different. Outlawing alcohol did not abolish it and outlawing drugs did not abolish drug use. You can outlaw abortion, but it will still happen and it will be way more dangerous.
“Women’s equality goes beyond legal rights and equality in employment; it extends into healthy expressions of sexuality that are not mediated by gender-specific societal values. Many ideas in our culture continue to be dominated by a Victorian-era obsession with giving women — and not men — a sexual value system that they “should” adhere to.
Just because strip clubs present sexuality in a more public setting does not mean women give up their ability to dictate their own sexual expression. Enjoying visual depictions of sexuality and understanding “true love and respect” are not mutually exclusive… People who participate in the sex industry as performers or spectators don’t lose any crucial part of their morality; they are simply more comfortable expressing the sexuality that human beings share. Our modern society offers the same essential opportunity of employment to women as to men, so it isn’t as though women are pressured into sex work as their only option.”—
Reading the comments for this I am greatly disheartened by what appears to essentially be victim-blaming towards any woman who chooses to go into the sex work field. And the scariest part is its feminists and people who claim to respect women that are doing just that.