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Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#555 Jul 3, 2013
Sublime I couldn't even read through
your entire post.

I'm not 80. I'm 44.
Not entirely ancient just yet.
The '80s wasn't that long ago.
I wasn't allow to play baseball in the '80s.
Even tho my dad was a coach (played in minor
league b/f the war), my brother played.
Myself and another girl went behind our parents
backs and tried out. We were both put on the
Marathons.
I'd been playing since I was little and was
really good. My dad was furious. First practice, my first time at bat and the pitcher
hit me 3 times. The first 2 I stood there through because the other guys were in the
dugout snickering. The 3rd hit was in the hand
and broke 2 fingers. Tracy and I walked home
from that practice knowing that no matter how
damn good we were they weren't going to let
us play.
My dad said I told you so.

Later on in high school me and 3 other girls
wanted to try out for football. The coach was
the history teacher. He told us in the hall that
if we even Tried out he'd fail every one of us.

Don't tell me it doesn't happen anymore.
My daughter runs up against many of the
same walls today.

Since: Nov 10

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#556 Jul 3, 2013
arctic wrote:
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Thank you for your blessing:) lol
Contraception isn't as "affordable" or "available"
for the poorer communities. That's why Planned
Parenthood is so important.
When it comes to abortion I don't agree w/the
procedure after 12 weeks. Hell, if you need more
than 3 months to decide.....come on!
I do understand that some women don't know for several
months and so there Are some exceptions to that 12 week
period. Those are just my thoughts.
It was good of you to help out your former gf.
I can't imagine how she must have felt. I have 3 kids
and couldn't have done it.
You'd have to be a strong person w/a really good
reason for doing it.
Do you think that Contraception is FREE...well, it isn't...the Tax payers are paying for it...I for one...don't want my tax dollars going for this...no lol

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#557 Jul 3, 2013
I am no ones victim and I don't
advocate women to be weak. Just the
opposite.

If we are facing reality lets look at this.
Mt. Olive correctional center is the mens
max for WV. It houses approx. 2000...lol
...w/overcrowding it's probably more...
The worst of the worse. A solid half of
them are in prison for killing their wives
or gfs.
And that's about the average for every state.
There are a lot of crimes against women.
A lot.
Every single day. So lets not gloss over
that.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#558 Jul 3, 2013
For a country that is so tolerant
of women things don't look so rosy
when you look at bare naked (ugly) facts.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#559 Jul 3, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
Also, who's the smarter woman ... a woman like my mom, who has barely worked a day in her life outside of the home (she did plenty of work in the home and raising 5 kids was no easy chore) and lives in a 7 figure house, drives an Escalade, and has traveled the world many times over or some woman who spent 40 years slaving away working 60 hours a week blazing a career path while also trying to juggle family life, if that's even possible working that many hours (it's really not ... something has to give).
I've always thought every woman should get their education and give themselves the option to take care of themselves should they have to, but the feminist movement thinks a career is the be all end all, and IME, many women don't feel that way. For women who feel that way, it should of course be an option, but it's not what a lot of women want. They just want to be treated fairly, which is not the same as making the sacrifices often times required to reach the pinnacle of many careers ... CEO, Congressman, Senator, President, for example.
You miss the point....again...

Both women are equally smart.
All ppl, men And women, should be allowed to follow
the path that makes Them happy. W/o being impeded by
societies "rules"

If a woman (or man) feels like being a stay at home
parent/homemaker is their calling in life then that's
the path they should take.
If a woman (or man) feels like the world of business
or politics (or whatever) is their calling then they
should be able to do just that.

W/o their sex being a factor either way.

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#560 Jul 3, 2013
arctic wrote:
For a country that is so tolerant
of women things don't look so rosy
when you look at bare naked (ugly) facts.
Sometimes...we have to be Responsible for our own actions...just saying.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#561 Jul 3, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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Do you think that Contraception is FREE...well, it isn't...the Tax payers are paying for it...I for one...don't want my tax dollars going for this...no lol
That is Exactly what I want MY tax dollars going to.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#562 Jul 3, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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Sometimes...we have to be Responsible for our own actions...just saying.
We Always have to be responsible for our own actions,
and for our own Inaction.

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#563 Jul 3, 2013
arctic wrote:
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That is Exactly what I want MY tax dollars going to.
Well, I'm also a tax payer...I don't want my Tax dollars going for this...do I get a vote???

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#564 Jul 3, 2013
arctic wrote:
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We Always have to be responsible for our own actions,
and for our own Inaction.
What you mean to say is...we have to be responsible for the actions of others...whether we want to or not...no lol

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#565 Jul 4, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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Well, I'm also a tax payer...I don't want my Tax dollars going for this...do I get a vote???
I'm told we all get a vote.

However if 75%+ of the country wants something
and government keeps voting it down...maybe we
don't really have a say at all.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#566 Jul 4, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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What you mean to say is...we have to be responsible for the actions of others...whether we want to or not...no lol
No....I meant exactly what I said.

If we sit here and see planned parenthood attacked
and do nothing then what we are really doing is stopping
WOMEN from getting counseling and birth control that
could prevent the Need for an abortion.

Since: Nov 10

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#567 Jul 4, 2013
arctic wrote:
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No....I meant exactly what I said.
If we sit here and see planned parenthood attacked
and do nothing then what we are really doing is stopping
WOMEN from getting counseling and birth control that
could prevent the Need for an abortion.
Fine...if these women want birth control...it should be paid for by THEIR insurance...not by TAX dollars...

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#568 Jul 4, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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Fine...if these women want birth control...it should be paid for by THEIR insurance...not by TAX dollars...
And we are right back at the root of the problem.

Half of America doesn't have insurance.
Most employers don't offer it. Ppl can't afford
it privately b/c their salary isn't enough.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#569 Jul 4, 2013
If ppl were paid a 'living wage'
they could afford private insurance.

However Reps fight against increases
in minimum wage.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#570 Jul 4, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>In the Bible it is referenced to as the Sin of Onan(I think it was). Masturbating rather than having sex with his wife to avoid procreating,which was a sin in the eyes of God. According to the Old Testament. With the New Testament I don't know. Can't remember chicken choking in the New Testament.
LOL

I know the bible very well and it is not
mentioned in the N.T.

But think about what some of these ppl (men
mostly) are saying. If you spread your legs
and get pregnant suck it up and have the kid.

What about the men who are "dropping their
pants?"
Women are not getting pregnant asexually.

And if they don't want us using birth control
and not having abortions are They going to step
up and take care of the kid that they made?

Think about Your own sex life. Have you meant
to procreate Each and every time you've had sex?

That goes for each and every person on the planet.
Having a sex drive is natural. For men and women.
New here

Rolling Meadows, IL

#571 Jul 4, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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Fine...if these women want birth control...it should be paid for by THEIR insurance...not by TAX dollars...
Then abortion is not a societal matter, to be decided by politicians. If contraception is a private matter (and it really is- ask your own vagina)then legislatures should not be making these calls. It's very personal and private. See, the thing is, those who are so set on outlawing abortion are set on outlawing contraception as well. They seem to want women to be perpetually pregnant (if married) or perpetually chaste, if not. They also want you to believe that small government is "good" and "small" when it's all up in your uterus.

Since: Nov 10

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#572 Jul 4, 2013
arctic wrote:
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And we are right back at the root of the problem.
Half of America doesn't have insurance.
Most employers don't offer it. Ppl can't afford
it privately b/c their salary isn't enough.
Then they should be thinking about the consequences of their actions...Nothing is free...

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Since: Oct 12

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#573 Jul 4, 2013
New here wrote:
<quoted text>Then abortion is not a societal matter, to be decided by politicians. If contraception is a private matter (and it really is- ask your own vagina)then legislatures should not be making these calls. It's very personal and private. See, the thing is, those who are so set on outlawing abortion are set on outlawing contraception as well. They seem to want women to be perpetually pregnant (if married) or perpetually chaste, if not. They also want you to believe that small government is "good" and "small" when it's all up in your uterus.
You forgot....They are usually the same crowd that also want's cuts in food and government assistance.....They are only concerned, right up until birth.....

Since: Nov 10

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#574 Jul 4, 2013
Having sex and becoming pregnant is a HUGE responsibility...and that's how it should be considered...Don't take it lightly.

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