Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Checkbook Daddies

by Smitty

Here are two intelligent ladies going on and on about women who become pregnant under coercive circumstances.
Amy: Your best bet is not to sleep with them
Crucial questions that neither one seems capable of addressing are:
  1. Why are we here? and
  2. How does your answer to #1 drive your approach to sexuality?
I'm being unfair to the ladies, becuase they are beginning post facto on the point. The bundle of joy has arrived. The man has not been consulted, yet will legally be held financially accountable for a couple of decades.
The point to be made here, in terms of attacking the general problem, is that neglecting the root causes of issues is the modern approach to generating a "self-licking ice cream cone" situation where the problem can be maintained indefinitely. Expanded. Books, conferences, careers.
Amy: I just want it to be fair
Amy, fa(re|ir) is what you pay to ride a bus. Manhood is about more than stand-up urination and upper body strength. If a boy is getting busy with a woman not his wife, with whom he's not fully ready to enjoy the consequences and the pleasure, then a man he's certainly not.
Amy and Helen, your seeming disinterest in even considering marriage and faith as important inputs to the discussion is symptomatic of societal decline. Let me help:
He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?--Micah 6:8
One only reason this problem seems so intractable is that you haven't started where the solutions begin. ;)


  1. Amen, Rev. Smith! But you forgot to tell the ungrateful bastards ... er, I mean, the faithful congregation to hit the tip jar ... er, I mean, to give generously to support our ministry!

  2. Yeah. Because men who want equality under the law are wimps.

    I'm familiar with this modern version of chivalry. I call it the take-it-up-the-arse version. It goes like this: a manly man takes it up the arse from women, and the larger the strap-on she can use, the more pain the man can take, and the less he shows it --- well the more manly he is.

    That's stupid.

  3. Jeff, your comment is something of a non sequitur, eh? I'm not sure what you're reading into Smitty's argument. It seems to me he's saying basically that screwing around is a bad thing. If you wish to argue that screwing around is a good thing, that's something else. But strap-ons and anal sex have zilch to do with it.

  4. Jeff-

    If your definition of "fairness" doesn't take into account the laws of physics, then you might conclude they have an unjust author. But just maybe if you accept reality as it is and not as some scale of self-centered reward & punishment then you could base you judgments not on the uneven distribution of statistical probability but reserve it to human action.

    You can't legislate around the fact that women get pregnant from having sex with men. Act according to known principals, or educate yourself if you are unaware of them. Or didn't you parents ever tell you about the birds and the bees? If not it's their fault, not the school system's whp they delegated it too but did not follow up on.