We Must Make It Harder To Divorce Or Teenage Girls Will Be ‘More Promiscuous’

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Wow. Just wow. The level of ignorance of some lawmakers is scary. How long until one of our federal officials proposes a similar law?


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    Hundreds and hundreds of bills are introduced into Congress each year, yet they don't make it through. It's very hard for a bill to make it through both sides (Senate and House).
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Sounds like Tedd Gassman is just jealous because he never got laid when he was younger.
     
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    This story involves the Iowa legislature not the federal government.

    I wonder when this guy gets busted for having an affair. Ha !
     
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    Talk about unintended consequences.

    Harder divorces means that that 16 y/o, when she hits 18 or 19, is more likely to cohabit without marrying, because it's more of a commitment.

    It means that if that 16-y/o gets pregnant anyway (at 16 or at 19 or whenever), she's *less* likely to get married, because, again, she (or the father) is afraid of that commitment.

    Duh.
     
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    I was going to make a snarky comment about how conservatives hate socialism but seem to love social engineering.

    But the term, "engineering", would imply they know what they're doing! ;)
     
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    Agreed. Wow. Just wow.

    Bizarre, bigoted, and illogical (but what has logic to do with it?)

    Seriously, though.......in the western world, ever since divorce became an option open to 'ordinary people', the vast majority of divorces have been initiated by women.

    Actually, this is what I think the conservatives find so unnerving: women with enough education, or confidence, or, most important - economic independence - to be able to make and take such a decision, the decision to terminate a marriage. It is not just in reproductive matters that conservatives find the idea of female autonomy so threatening.

    The threat of female teens 'with hormones raging'? "What are the odds of her being more promiscuous?" he asks.......Well, higher education tends to slow (not prevent) what he calls 'promiscuity', and education which leads to economic independence certainly allows for choices in life, and for the means to take responsibility for your choices.......

    I think it is a bit more subtle than that; my sense is that his beef is with the whole idea of female independence and choices which arise from that.

    Yes. You could have something, there. Coming from Europe, I've long been struck by the weird - almost mathematical - co-relation in US (male) conservative circles between loud, nay, strident, proclamations of adherence to and admiration for conservative - and er, sturdy 'family' - values and the tendency to stray sexually, sometimes very sleazily and often creepily and bizarrely athletically......

    It is a mystery to me, I must confess.

    Yes, a point worth pondering, certainly.

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    But they do 'know' what they are doing - by their lights, it is often divinely approved. Trouble is, the rest of the population casts a jaundiced eye over these proceedings and the simple process of critically informed doubt brings the whole crazy house of cards tumbling down......
     
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    The Creationists were right after all: homo sapiens and dinosaurs do coexist.
     
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    Awesome.

    On another note who cares how many people someone has sex with?
     
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    Yeah! Where's a meteorite when you need one? :)
     
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    Gotta love Republicans and CONservatives.... They cry "big government" when it comes to economics but say nothing when it comes to our personal lives. Don't these fools realize that they have it all backwards? Isn't it bigger government when it comes to limiting the citizenry's civil liberties and personal lives?

    Nothing but illogical, irrational, and hypocritical dimwits on the right. :rolleyes:
     
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    I used to think they were dumb. Now I realize they are just amazing at getting what they want passed with circular logic. Look at the sequester, all of these cuts (excluding many defense cuts that they are currently trying to get out of) are ones that the GOP has been itching to get for years. Hell even Obamacare is just the conclusion of two decades of trying to get Big Medical infused even further into our healthcare system instead of fixing the ****ing thing.

    The GOP is amazing at playing the long game, no matter the hits they have to take in the short run. Wait till 2014 and watch the red tide roll over the country through gerrymandering democracy away (it takes 3 times the votes in many states to get a Dem into the congress than it does a GOPer).
     
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    The election is over but the war on women continues.
     
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    Indeed they are and their game is a cancer to our civilization. It took 30 years for Reaganomics to pay off and we're living in the thick of it.

    And on top of the gerrymandering, don't forget the money in politics thanks to a bunch of self-appointed kings that say that corporations are people and money is speech, and the voter suppression laws being pushed in these states.

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    Women, ethnic minorities (mainly African-Americans and Latinos), homosexuals, and anyone who isn't a gun and bible toting white male.
     
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    My wife....
     
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    So, someone in the house happened to be watching another "PI" show the other day, and it got me to thinking -- you know, the old divorce laws were good for unemployment, because there were tons of people sneaking around with cameras taking pictures of other people at seedy motels. How many people today actually know a PI? When people watched Perry Mason, it was plausible that they knew of a private detective like Paul Drake somewhere. And, you didn't need a college education to do it. Nowadays, most of the PI stuff takes place in corporate finance and you need an accounting degree.
     
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    Please explain how this law is aimed at women, ethnic minorities, homosexuals, etc.
     
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    Obviously he failed as a father.
     
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    If that's true, that's interesting. I wonder why?
     
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    Because who the heck wants to be married to a man? ;)
     
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    'nother question...

    Why do we care if teen girls are more promiscuous, but not if teen boys are? huh? huh?
     
  23. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Because there is a terrible double standard in this country with the way women are treated and perceived.

    And how can we expect it to change if our government leaders continue to say stupid things and try to enact stupid laws.
     
  24. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, and it hasn't gotten any better over the years.

    Watching some news program that did a story on Seth McFalane's misogynistic jokes and then the anchor used this segway, "now, let's go to Cindy to talk about Oscar fashion wins and losses".
     
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    It's in the talking points. I think some folks are just required to say it.
     

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