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This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

sweinstein Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:39 PM
Yes, it was so much better when women were locked into loveless marriages with abusive spouses.
Kepha Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 5:09 PM
I missed that with my parents, parents-in-law, and a number of other married couples from the generations older than mine.

So, now we're going to bully every teenaged boy who prefers art to sports, that he's a homosexual, and if he decides he's not, he's going to be ostracized.
eddie again Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 5:15 PM
at least men never had that problem, right?

you come across as a totally close-minded jerk.

and to follow your line of reasoning, it is far better for women to be treated as mere sexual objects than as equal spouses.

there you go, now everyone knows the foundation of your wisdom -- that being a visceral hatred of women.
Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:52 PM
I missed that part of the column.

A few days ago, going through some memorabilia of my mother's, I found the original promotional material for this syndicated column, launched in 1993. I was billed as "A New Conservative Voice for Young Women!"

More than 17 years ago, I set out to explain how a Yale-educated young woman from a secular Oregon family could become a social conservative:

Every life is precious. It is better to care for your children than to kill them. Divorce hurts children; it also breaks apart life's most precious commitment -- a family.

Men and women are different. A society that pretends otherwise is...