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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 02:05 PM
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37. Agree on overall war on women --
Edited on Tue May-24-11 02:06 PM by defendandprotect
However -- more like 50,000 years of patriarchal violence vs women --

And ...

whatever progress was made has been purposefully and very effectively turned around

in last 40 years --

Violence is NOT natural to our species -- it has been taught by the few among us

who are violent --

And re these odd comments --

the best way to keep the population stable is to limit the number of women who of reproductive age. Once those values and traditions become entrenched it's very hard to change them.

Nature is pro-choice and has always supplied ways via plants -- which are our drugs -- to control

reproduction -- to terminate unwanted pregnancies, etal. Most of these plants and information

about them were destroyed by patriarchy.

In fact, RU 486 is based on one of those plants -- which acts to keep a fertilized egg from

adhering to and embedding in the wall of the womb.

We hear a lot about "hunter-gather" communities -- but in fact, animal-eating is itself violence

perpetuated on communities. Plants have always been with us -- they ensure our health -- and

act as our medicines. They nourish every part of the human body.

Vegetation was the first and primary food -- for everyone. It always existed --

On the other hand it's entirely conceivable that more research might uncover a population-control factor working alongside dowries to promote the behaviour.

The reasons for the culture are male-supremacist teachings by religions -- and giving license

to male violence and aggression vs females.

"Population-control" working in India -- are you kidding?

IMO the culture in question gets to make their own moral decisions, that's none of my business. What I can do is try to understand why things are the way they are.

So you'd have problems in speaking out against something like these abortions ?

Or speaking out against Female Genital Mutilation where it exists ?

Or against Chinese Foot Binding as it existed hundreds of years ago as culture ?


Fortunately many others are concerned with justice and fighting for egalitarian societies --

and against male-supremacist teachings!

And fighting male violence which goes so unacknowledged in our society --

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