The Return of the Patriarchy

The tough Alabama and other State laws in America virtually banning abortion are causing a frenzy among progressives and feminists.

Women only have themselves to blame.

And both men and women are calling them to order.

There used to be a social contract: men endure the risks of work and war; women endure the risks of childbirth. But women have dropped their bundle while expecting men to continue with ours.

Women have abused a “right” to abortion, which was only ever meant to be used in extreme circumstances, to have their unborn children killed in huge numbers.

This has taught men and conservative women a lesson: women can’t be trusted with too much freedom.

Time for a bit of patriarchy.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 17, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I once traded comments with Farm Boy on this matter. He wanted to know if bears went through this. I had to admit that it would be unnatural in the extreme for girl bears to abort. They want to have cubs. What is wrong with human females?

    I think what may have set this all off is New York’s new law, effective right before the last State of the Union speech, that horrified people. It allowed late term abortion to the moment of birth. Our President considered federal legislation to override it.

    Feminists here are so up in arms over this that the former child star, Alyssa Milano, has encouraged a sex strike. That has been tried before without success, as recently as 2016, when Hillary’s bid for the Presidency failed.

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  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 24, 2019 at 12:49 am

    This is a story from the steps of the state capitol in Austin, Texas. What is it that allows post menopausal women to be so vile when abortion is an issue?

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  3. This has taught men and conservative women a lesson: women can’t be trusted with too much freedom.

    Time for a bit of patriarchy.

    I’d argue that you can’t trust anyone with too much freedom while still agreeing that the average woman needs more guidance and leadership than any man.

    I’d welcome a bit of patriarchy, myself.

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  4. Posted by Eduardo the Magnificent on May 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Women trying to escape the punishment of The Fall. Kinda like that joke that goes: women hate deciding what to eat because the last time they did, they doomed humanity. There is nothing new.

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  5. Posted by RichardP on May 26, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    @fuzzie said: I think what may have set this all off is New York’s new law [that] allowed late term abortion to the moment of birth. Our President considered federal legislation to override it.

    I have read a legal analysis of that New York law (can’t find the link at the moment). The New York law (and probably other states’ laws) is almost a word-for-word repeat of what the Federal law is that allows abortion. There is one minor difference that clarifies for New Yorkers what the Federal law hints at but is not specific about. That clarification does not add any new “horrors” to the New York rules concerning abortion. Trump may have considered Federal legislation to override the New York law, but nothing more has come of that. I’m assuming it is because his legal aids pointed out to him what I’m saying in this paragraph.

    The point of the New York law, and similar laws passed by other Blue states, is to preserve the right to abortion in their state if the Federal right to abortion is repealed. The Federal abortion law has already been argued at the Federal level, and the states are NOT anxious to pass state laws that go beyond the Federal law. Because to do so would set them up for having the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the state law as unconstitutional (I know, where does the Constitution guarantee the right to abortion, but only under these specific circumstances?)

    The following are some fairly major issues that are intentionally being ignored by those trying to stir up the passions of conservatives so that they will go to the polls and vote. Might be an effective political ploy, but it is not morally correct.

    a. The Federal law prohibits abortion after the fetus is a certain age. So do the state laws currently being adopted. The U.S. Supreme Court would not allow them to stand if it were otherwise.

    b. The wording, hinted at in the Federal law, but made clear in the state law – that abortions are permitted up to the time of birth – APPLY ONLY TO A FETUS THAT IS ALREADY DEAD, or is so badly mutated (mutated, not mutilated) that it won’t survive more than a short while after birth. For all fetus’ to which this exception does not apply, Point (a) applies – at the Federal level and at the state level.

    c. There are already criminal statutes on the books at the Federal level, and I imagine at every state level, that say killing someone is a crime. These laws apply to average citizens AND to doctors that might allow a normal fetus to be born and then ignore the fetus so that it dies of starvation. Saying that we need laws to keep doctors from allowing viable babies to die after birth, when we already have such laws on the books, is dishonest and morally repugnant. To say nothing of the fact that doctors deliver the baby, and then go away. Those responsible for keeping the baby nourished and alive are the nurses. So the conversations about prosecuting doctors for allowing viable babies to die, when the doctors are long-gone shortly after birth, are also dishonest and morally repugnant.

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  6. After first paragraph, should be no italics.

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