Anonymous asked: I know quite a few ANTI feminists who are also conservative Christians and NOT crazy... I am one of them. All I'm saying is that when comparing the two, you might want to be careful how you describe fundamentalist Christians. Because regardless of your view on them (obviously they are bats to you), they might make some awesome allies in the future.
I put in there Fundie for a reason. Most people know Christians. I live in an extremely religious community… and they’re all kinds of friendly and polite and just great neighbors. And as you’re aware I’m an atheist.
But we’ve *all* encountered the insane Christian types who make you… uncomfortable.
Right now though the religious zealotry amongst Christianity is on the decline… not so for Feminism. In fact, it’s *increasing*.
However, because it’s a well known and shared experience it’s a good comparison that people should be making.
mrsrandallboggs asked: In your post about the age of majority and stuff, what did you mean when you said someone age 14-17 is entitled to the child stipend card? Is it for every child, or just kids who have a non-custodial parent paying into the child support system? Just curious.
It’s for children that have non-custodial parents. It’s paid into by the non-custodial parent and gives that child more freedom in choosing what is spent for themselves.
The system, as designed, is to ensure that the income is set aside *for the child*, rather than to be abused as an extra source of income for the custodial parent.
Outside of food, clothing, shelter, sanitary and medical care… children don’t really need much.
Thus creating a system where “creditcards” that can be used exclusively on children’s items is beneficial. It makes it that much more likely those items will be going to those children.
Anonymous asked: Having looked at your blog for 6 hours (yes, that number is correct. I get hooked in places where I learn.) I know your stance on abortion and the option of safe havens. However... Nebraska is pretty notorious for having parents dropping off children of up to age 17 at these safe havens. Better than outright abandonment, worse than sticking up as a parent all the way through? Your thoughts? I don't know what to make of it really, I just love hearing your opinion.
We need a revision of our two-tiered system of determining the maturity of the individual. While it would not be practical to have everyone tested to determine their maturity I believe the below may help.
1 Year - Age of Infancy:
State Government is considered a third parent and birth parents may separate themselves from the child without penalty, including leaving the child at a safe haven or legally surrendering parentage. Parents incapable of providing a safe and healthy environment for the infant child may voluntarily give up their child as mentioned, but also may have that child taken from them until a time when it is shown that they may provide a safe and healthy environment for their child. The state is considered the final arbiter on any medical procedures the child may need or be subject to though medical procedures may be initiated by the parent
All costs associated with the child are borne by the state. This includes medical care and a child’s stipend for meals, clothing, educational toys, and a seperate stipend for shelter.
Child has the right to knowledge of parentage as confirmed by DNA testing.
May not be taxed.
2 -5 Years - Age of Incunabula:
Government continues its parental role when needed. Food, shelter and associated physical needs are the responsibility of the custodial parents, medical needs are the responsibility of the state. Public education is the responsibility of the state. The cost of private education is divided between the State and the Birth parents on a sliding scale. The more expensive the school the reduced amount the State will pay.
Birth parents may surrender parentage under unusual circumstances without penalty.
Birth Parents who surrender parentage with penalty are burdened with a 10% additional tax on any and all income until the child reaches the Age of Majority or a state specified minimum amount is reached, whichever comes last. This income will be placed in a general pool to be awarded over time beginning at the Age of Majority, and parceled out each month for a duration of five years.
Non-Custodial Parents that retain parentage will be subject to a 15% additional tax on their income until the child reaches the Age of Majority or a state specified minimum is reached, whichever comes last. This income will be placed in a general pool and then doled out to all custodial parents in the form of the Child’s Stipend, a credit-card like item that may be used to purchase healthy foods, educational toys, unlabeled clothing, and child oriented items such as children’s bedding, diapers, pacifiers, as well as a specific set aside for shelter and utilities. As above the Child’s stipend pays out a set minimum each month. However, if the child’s parent pays in more than the allocated minimum the Non-Custodial Parent is issued a card similar to the Child’s stipend but may be used more generously in addition to what the Child’s Stipend already provides. Examples include children’s events, non-educational toys, labeled clothing, private education, and items that are designated the child’s by ownership, such as a vehicle that is titled to the child that the child may legally use.
Foster Parents are provided an Expanded Child’s Stipend to cover the cost of raising the child. The Expanded Child’s Stipend is subject to the limitations of a Non-Custodial Parent. Foster Parents are not responsible for the medical needs of the child but are subject to the same limitations as custodial parents in respect to the child’s educational needs.
Child may be subject to measured corporal punishment.
Child has no recognizable rights of property, production, or speech except where a contract is required as payment for the child’s labor. Any contract entered into in relation to a child’s labor must be overseen and scrutinized by a public defender. 90% of the earnings the child would be awarded is instead placed in escrow to be released when the child reaches the age of majority. Whomever is financially responsible for the child is awarded the remaining 10% to spend at their discretion.
In the event of the death of the child any income the child has earned, or any income the child would earn is the property of the state. This means that parents who have surrendured their parental rights are still expected to pay into the system until such time as the child would have reached the age of majority.
6-13 Years - Age of Juniority:
Child is required to be enrolled in an educational facility.
May earn non-contractual income, but may not work non-contractually for for an entity not 10% or more owned by their own family, or members of their recognized family.
Is subject to the juvenile court system.
14-17 Years - Age of Minority:
Child has limited right of sexuality and may be legally engaged in sexual acts with others of their age or their age+3. Children’s sexual acts may not be legally preserved or duplicated in any medium.
Child has limited right of Autonomy. Child may consume non-habit forming substances at their own discretion. Child may engage in medical procedures at their own discretion, without the initiation of a custodial, non-custodial or foster parent, though the parent does not relinquish the right to initiate medical procedures for their child. The state remains final arbiter on the necessity of any of these procedures. The child may engage in piercing modifications at their own discretion. Child may engage in other modifications with the permission of a parent. The child may wear as much or as little as they wish in public, but their genitals must remain covered.
Child has limited right of free expression:
Child may no longer subject to corporal punishment.
Child is issued a Child’s Stipend Card that grants the child 15% of the sum total of the Child’s Stipend to spend as they see fit.
May be tried as an adult under certain circumstances.
May legally earn income of their own.
May have, but is not guarenteed, access to a restricted driver’s license.
Must have picture identification.
18-20 years - Age of Majority:
Adult has full autonomy. They may consume any legal addictive substances they wish. Adult may engage in any medical or body modification procedure they wish.
Adult is no longer required to be enrolled in an educational facility.
The government is no longer responsible for the food, shelter, and well being of the adult, but may offer programs to assist the neediest.
Any incomes from surrendured birth parents, or excess Child’s Stipend income from non custodial parent is issued monthly.
May volunteer for military service, but may not be conscripted.
Subject to full measure of the law.
May have an unrestricted vehicular driver’s license.
21+ Years - Age of Citizenry:
May be conscripted.
May legally own a firearm.
Is subject to taxation.
I’m just really fond of this post, so I’m forcing all you motherfuckers to read it again.
Anonymous asked: do you realize that women are the ones who NEED to be sex-positive, because society is so against female sexuality?
No, society isn’t against female sexuality. It fears irresponsible and destructive female sexuality. There is a world of difference.
Anonymous asked: I found you blog a while ago, and after a lot of finagling and self-reflection, I've decided to take up politics, because of you. I already had some ties because my parents both worked on governors' campaigns when they were younger and I already have a position interning for a new mayoral elect who's been petitioning for more gender-neutrality in schools. I just wanted you to know that if I ever end up helping anyone ever it's all gonna be because of you.
When you become President you can take me on as a consultant. =)
sithempire asked: Regardless of who Laci Greene advocates for MOSTLY, it still is sex positivity. I'm very antifeminist, but I'm sex positive also. You can find things aimed towards men quite easily. Sex positivity isn't exclusively female or feminist. I just hope that's one movement that doesn't become another gender battlefield like you're making it out to be.
Sex positivism can include everyone that engages in sexual acts. What I’m arguing is that Feminists have co-opted it and act as though *Female* sexuality is the only positive sexuality.
I’ve never seen anything from them that indicates otherwise.
Anonymous asked: I've never really listened to Lady Gaga, or Beyonce, or whoever else. I find that kind of music insipid, and I don't understand why it's so popular to begin with. Personally I'm a big fan of Blind Guardian and other metal bands.
I listen solely and exclusively to Wang Chung.
eudaimonistic asked: I have seen some sex-positive feminists who don't demonize male sexuality, but they are as far as I can tell a somewhat vocal minority in the movement. Laci Green is a good example on YouTube, even if I find I disagree with her on a lot of things. She strikes me as a lot more open-minded about male sexuality than most who identify as feminist.
I checked out her youtube page. As expected… even this paragon amongst sex positive Feminists has virtually nothing to say about male sexuality. She has more videos devoted to women having sex with other women than specifically on male sexuality.
That’s fine… but let’s avoid calling her Sex Positive and refer to her for what she is.
Female Sex Positive.
armaknee asked: it's eerie that you say in the near future artistic conformity to feminism will be demanded considered Beyonce just released a song called ***Flawless and in the middle section there is a speech on how women are not allowed or encouraged to be sexual in the way males are and then it goes on to define Feminism. Gaga also released a song called GUY where she describes that its ideology stems from third wave feminism and then you have Lorde sitting on her feminist perch shaming everyone. It sucks
Expect to see more of it.
It’s part of why Feminists are pushing so very hard to get into video games.
It’s a form of mass media dominated by males.
And it’s no accident that Joss Whedon was chosen to helm the biggest action flick of the past ten years.
Keep in mind Joss Whedon was primarily a screen writer who had several failed series under his belt that got hyped up endlessly because of the Feminist slant of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He had *never* directed a major film prior to the Avengers…. arguably one of the biggest films of the past decade.
That’s one hell of a coincidence, don’t you think?
Think your English teacher would give that kind of support to any other ideology? If not… why not?
If a feminist is trying to change the artistic vision of the game, I have no fucking reason to buy that game now. I did not pay for some feminist to change what was originally planned.
And the Tumblr feminists who are saying everyone who complains about her being involved is a whiny fanboy can also go fuck themselves because as a gamer girl, I did not fucking pay for you little shits to attempt to change an art vision that Inafune wanted.
The promotion of the ideology is important to any cultlike/religious organization.
The demand that artistic works conform to Feminism will be increasingly pushed in the near future.
The reason more and more guys are saying they’re for women’s equality and etc. but aren’t feminists is because feminism has rejected them repeatedly or told them “they don’t get it”. I’ve certainly seen too many instances on the web of feminists shitting all over misguided-but-supportive guys who ought to be their allies, but who will go on to be quiet about the issue because of the reactions they’ve gotten.
They realize that those Feminists will *never* support suffering men (because they never have) and will eternally view them as enemies and sub-humans.
You don’t ally yourself with a beast of burden, you work him to death and then find a replacement.
That’s essentially the Feminist view of masculinity.
Don’t believe me? Try this: Ever hear a Sex Positive Feminist speak positively of MALE sexuality? I never have.
Why? Because talking positively about fucking the help is just gross… and to a Feminist, on its best day, men and masculinity exist to benefit them… nothing more.