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The Case Against “Equality”

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:16 PM
One of the reasons the marriage neutering advocates have been able to get so far with their push is that marriage has already been devalued so much in our society and divorced from the purposes and meanings. Another reason is that it has been turned into a liability for men. Men who have no qualms about casual sex are increasingly seeing marriage as of no benefit to them, and even an impediment. Even many devout Christian men are deciding they'd rather go without sex than take on the financial & social risks of marriage that tend to punish men. Seach for "Men Going Their Own Way" or "MGTOW". Thank no-fault (and no reason needed) divorce + community property laws + paternity fraud + alimony for life + misandrist notions that...
Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:19 PM
...riducule and deny the needs of men/husbands/fathers. Women are no longer raised to care about the needs of their husbands, but still demand he cater to their needs and wants. I thank God I married an unusual (by today's culture woman), but God forbid she get a brain injurty or something that causes her personality to change, because the law gives her the power to throw me out of my own house, keep my kids away from me, and collect alimony from me for life.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:41 PM
"...a brain injury...."

You mean something truly egregious, like becoming a liberal, or a feminist, or, God forbid, a liberal feminist?

I've long found absurd a legal system that holds women up as equals while simultaneously showing HUGE bias in their favor regarding child custody, alimony, and the like.

Well, which is it? Are women equals, or not?

- Snark
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:48 PM
AS a full fledged, card carrying liberal of the 27th degree, I agree with you entirely. The weakest aspect of left wing philosophy is its attitude toward women.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 2:53 PM
And blacks, who are basically treated still as slaves.

Ask any one of them who have managed to escape from the Democratic plantation.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 11:35 PM
Jack -

It's very rare that a "card carrying liberal of the 27th degree" and I agree on anything.

Nice to have found at least a small piece of common philosophic turf!

- Snark
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:19 PM
Yup. The straight folks have screwed it up. And the conservative reaction is to blame its decline eon people who aren't even allowed to do it.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 2:35 PM
So if a disease kills a host, the maggots who invade to devour the remains can't be blamed?

Pascal said, “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” So-called marriage “equality” is attractive. Who could be against equality?

But what if the word “equality” is being misused? What if that kind of equality will have the unintended consequence of hurting children, individuals and the nation? And what if everyone already has true equality?

True equality does not conflate people and behavior. People are equal but their behaviors are not. When liberals claim that certain sexual behaviors are equal – or that all outcomes...