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  •  Does this post have a point, or....? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm really confused about this post. It's rather incoherent and I don't know what I'm supposed to take away from it.
    Some men don't like women breast-feeding in public because patriarchy --> one time two people in England were convicted for obscenity. ??? Does not compute.

    "We need institutions and cultural norms that make us better than we tend to be. It seems to me that the greatest challenge we now face is to build them." -Sam Harris, neuroscientist

    by MarthaPeregrine on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 03:02:57 PM PDT

    •  The context seems to be here (2+ / 0-)
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      mookins, Karen Hedwig Backman

      Since the inception of their Revolution – and well beneath the media radar screen – militants have been creating a panoply of new crimes and expanded redefinitions of existing crimes – all involving sexual relations.  While it is very likely that the Sexual Revolution has also increased incidents of real sex crimes, the new gender crimes are different:  They play on the fear of sex crimes, but they redefine these politically to include not simply acts but heterodox political beliefs.  The reality of the witch hunts thus bears no necessary relation to what is suggested by the inflammatory language and jargon:

          “rape” that includes consensual relations and in most instances is no more than that;

          domestic “violence” that involves no violence or any physical contact or threat of it;

          sexual “harassment” that can mean anything from simple flirtation to unauthorized opinions about morality or politics;

          “child abuse” that is routine parental discipline, or homeschooling, or concocted altogether to win advantage in divorce court;

          “bullying” that involves criticism of the homosexual agenda or other differences of belief and opinion;

          “stalking” that is forcibly divorced fathers trying to see their own children;

      These are quotes from Stephan Baskerville's screed at Patrick Henry College, a "Christianist madrassa."
    •  I didn't want to come out and state the tired old (3+ / 0-)
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      crose, NonnyO, mookins

      Obvious, the old patriarchal view that women are sexual vessels for the service of men, sexual objects, meant to be ornamental.

      In such eyes a breast is not for feeding a baby, it is a part of a sexual servant. Women are to know nothing about sexuality, contraception, they are not allowed to control their own bodies in any way.

      Therefore, an erotic breast in Playboy is fine, but not a nekkid breast with a baby hooked onto it. That breast is not the property of the baby, it is an ugly sight, a usurpation of private male erotic property. Even women have been suckered by this patriarchal view of breasts and join the hysterical chorus in shrieking against breastfeeding in public.

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