This is a compendium of essays, mostly from the pages of the German Feminist Journal Emma, about the unintended consequences of the German Law that ma...moreThis is a compendium of essays, mostly from the pages of the German Feminist Journal Emma, about the unintended consequences of the German Law that made prostitution a "job like any other". Many people have argued (Mr. Kryah, are you reading this?) that bringing prostitution into the legal mainstream is a good thing because then it can be regulated and thereby working conditions for the women will be much safer than if society outlaws or marginalizes it as immoral and thereby pushes it underground where the tyrannical criminal element prevails. These essays show that in Germany this has not happened. Working conditions for prostitutes have not improved. Instead sex slavery has exploded because it now has the cover of legal respectability. (less)
If you have a queasy feeling that the relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry is little too symbiotic and want arguments and facts to make this...moreIf you have a queasy feeling that the relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry is little too symbiotic and want arguments and facts to make this feeling into something more respectable like, say, justified outrage, this is the book to read.(less)
I list this book only to give myself an excuse to quote in full this really wonderfully hilarious and scathing review from Amazon.com. Please, overloo...moreI list this book only to give myself an excuse to quote in full this really wonderfully hilarious and scathing review from Amazon.com. Please, overlook the occasional spelling error.
Zach Wahls, in doing what he does best, and now profiting from it, is leaving himself, his family, and the entire SSM activist movement wide open for negative critical analysis that it really should not want to delve into. If you are a SSM activist, this book would be best removed from the shelves and thrown in the fire. Here's why. With sweet organ music playing in the background, it explains and implies that:
- two white women, with a ton of money in the house, go to an IVF clinic and lay down a big wad of cash for a certain man's sperm. - they look over a description catalog of men sperm donors - the expensive sperm selected is from a white, tall, handsome, high IQ, liberal man, with no handicap, who masturbated in a cup - the man who masturbated in a cup was paid well and is highly in demand among high income folks wanting his baby, and likely has over 100 half-children, some in the media have reported to have over 300. - on average, 4 embryos, which some pro-lifers say are persons, are aborted, in the quest to let one live, and test are made, to some degree, to make sure the one selected carry all the above criteria. - like prostitutes, the masturbating man, and now Zach Wahls, are paid well for the services of their genetic make-up, by the unassuming supportive, less genetically inclined and not very deep thinking gullible public - whether straight, gay or otherwise.
The implications beyond this are practically unlimited. Here are the doors that are opened to damage and threaten SSM as a result this continued circus of nonsense:
- less a SSM marriage support group is facilitated and more a white, genetically superior support group is initiated. Does SSM want to really be associated with white suprematism, or just elitism in general? Didn't think so. Still feeling warm and fuzzy? - what if the public at large gets wind in their deeper psyche's what this is really about? It will result in the total obliteration of the SSM movement as we know it, and has the danger of ultimately succeeding to overturn SSM laws in the few states that has legalized it. Since when is it an all-american thing to embrace elitism, much less a monarchy. Wasn't this country formed to get rid of a monarchical system of abuse? - and yes, if love is all we need, why not have three married moms. The more love the better? Who is to stop love? You?
An entire cascade of unequal hypocrisy is opened under the leadership of Mr Zach Wahls, who some consider should be President in 2032. Consider that SSM lesbians are at an advantage over their rather sloppy hetero breeder brethren. They don't need to learn or think about:
- timing of a baby - whether there is enough money in the house when the baby comes - family planning - the negative affects of contraception - sterilization - abortion
Ever. In contrast to heterosexual women and couples, who actually do need to think or consider these things whether they follow through with them or not. To me, as a Critical Thinker, that just absolutely reeks of unfairness and non-compassion. Inequality. So, in actuality, with this deeper insight, which Mr Wahls has made us all start thinking about (hopefully, if we think at all, or just follow all the rest of the sheep), SSM reflects a noxious quality of superiority and elitism over hetero marriages, and should be banned forever.
Should we thank Zach Wahls, continue to elevate him, or tell him to shut up - "you're revealing too much, just by being you".
This was pretty much the Iraq War of the 19th Century. With this big difference: Iraq was about oil, and the war with Mexico was about land. The neo-c...moreThis was pretty much the Iraq War of the 19th Century. With this big difference: Iraq was about oil, and the war with Mexico was about land. The neo-cons pre-date Irving Kristol.(less)
One of my former "friends" on Goodreads claimed that my stance on gay "marriage" committed me to at the very least tolerating a systematic slaughter o...moreOne of my former "friends" on Goodreads claimed that my stance on gay "marriage" committed me to at the very least tolerating a systematic slaughter of homosexuals. So, if I don't believe that it is good public policy to bestow legal recognition upon relationships based upon mutual masturbation, that must mean that I do not care if the state rounds up gays and lesbians and shoves them into gas chambers. The scary thing is that there are now enough people who sincerely believe this warped logic to overthrow some dictator of a fair-sized Banana Republic. And they would do more good if they devoted their efforts to the actual overthrow of such a dictator than worry about the traditional definition of marriage paving the way for a Homosexual Auschwitz.
Anyway, this book is just fantastic. But it must be said that a society that needs a book to tell it why marriage is the union of a man and a woman is really quite stupid. Yeah, yeah, I know. First, they defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and I didn't stand up, and then, before I knew it, they were packing the homosexuals off to Treblinka. Geez.(less)
I bought a copy of this book for three bucks at Powell's Books on 57th Street in Chicago. No cracks in the spine, no dog-eared pages. If it was read a...moreI bought a copy of this book for three bucks at Powell's Books on 57th Street in Chicago. No cracks in the spine, no dog-eared pages. If it was read at all, it was read with gossamer fingers. Brand spanking new. But the book did have some markings, the penciled-in price and a dedication by the author, Susan Mezey, to a certain Sarah: "To Sarah, thanks for your help." Now, I can't know who this Sarah is, but a good guess is that she is the Sarah Skowronski, a grad student, whose drudgerous collecting of judicial rulings, government documents, law review articles, etc. the author gratefully acknowledges on the very first page of the Acknowledgments (but in the second, not the first, paragraph). So, my guess is that Ms. Skowronski was compensated for her lucubrative toils with a grateful mention, a complementary copy of the book, and not much else. So, reasoning that because she did most of the research for the book, she did not need to strain her eyes any more by actually reading it and so sold it unread and might have received enough money to purchase a small coffee from a vending machine, over which she would contemplate the joys of being an over-educated gofer. This is all pure speculation, of course, but it should be noted (and Patty, I am talking to you) that text on Kindle or any other e-reader cannot give rise to such interesting historical musings, n'est-ce pas?(less)