The world John Lennon described in his song “Imagine” actually sounds worse than Hell.
Ion’s tags are like 70% the reason why I still use Tumblr.
"Society demonizes sex workers because they demand more money than women should, for services men expect for free."
Anne McClintock (via mmmmilk)
Society demonizes sex workers because married women see them as sexual rivals and a financial threat.
Why does it matter that society demonizes sex workers? There’s certainly plenty of justification for doing so. It’s a terrible life to live, for one. But more importantly it’s a life incompatible with social virtue and respectable family formation, child rearing, and prosperity in civil society. I think it should be demonized. Encourage people to be virtuous citizens, Encourage people to live life like their place in society matters, for themselves and as a part of the whole. We need to fight back against the leftist idea that a virtuous society has no standards.
Not to mention it increases the demand for slavery thereby putting women and children in more danger. It also consistently profits from the abuse and manipulation of women. And it desensitizes us to the suffering of those involved and to actual intimacy.
Maybe the solution isn’t “stop demonizing sex work” but “also demonize people who patronize sex workers”
The problem I have when I listen to Ann Coulter is I literally want to quote everything she says
Unpopular Opinion Time
This is the New Jersey teen currently suing her parents. And here is the little charmer’s story:
- A New Jersey senior is suing her parents for support and college tuition, claiming they kicked her out of the house.
- Rachel Canning’s parents though say she left their home last year of her own accord, not wanting to follow their rules, which included keeping a curfew, doing some chores and reconsidering a boyfriend relationship they disagreed with.
- As a result they stopped paying her private school tuition and took away the car they paid for while she has continued to live with a friend’s family.
- A New Jersey judge heard the case Tuesday and ruled against forcing Canning’s parents to pay weekly child support and put off the decision regarding college tuition for a hearing next month.
- “… what do you do when a child says ‘I don’t want your rules but I want everything under the sun and you to pay for it?’”
Morristown, NJ (AP News): A northern New Jersey honor student who says her parents kicked her out of the house when she turned 18 is now suing them, asking a court to make them support her and pay for her college tuition.
A judge in Morristown Tuesday ruled against immediately forcing Rachel Canning’s parents — her father a retired police chief — to pay her $650 weekly child support and pay for her remaining year of high school tuition, as she requested in a lawsuit filed last week. Judge Peter Bogaard scheduled a hearing for next month to decide whether to require her parents to pay for Canning’s college tuition.
“Do we want to establish a precedent where parents live in basic fear of establishing rules of the house?” Bogaard asked.
The New Jersey Star Ledger reported Bogaard’s caution to legal counsel in his initial ruling against an emergency order. It “would represent essentially a new law or a new way of interpreting an existing law,” he said. “A kid could move out and then sue for an XBox, an iPhone or a 60-inch television.”
Court documents show frequent causes of parent-teenage tension — boyfriends and alcohol — taken to an extreme. In court filings, there are accusations and denials, but one thing is clear: the girl, who has been labeled as “spoiled,”left home Oct. 30, two days before she turned 18 after a tumultuous stretch during which her parents separated and reconciled and the teen began getting into uncharacteristic trouble at school.
In court filings, Canning’s parents, retired Lincoln Park police Chief Sean Canning and his wife Elizabeth, said their daughter voluntarily left home because she didn’t want to abide by reasonable household rules, such as being respectful, keeping a curfew, doing a few chores and ending a relationship with a boyfriend her parents say is a bad influence. They say that shortly before she turned 18, she told her parents that she would be an adult and could do whatever she wanted.
She said her parents are abusive, contributed to an eating disorder she developed and pushed her to get a basketball scholarship. They say they were supportive, helped her through the eating disorder and paid for her to go to a private school where she would not get as much playing time in basketball as she would have at a public school.
They also say she lied in her court filing and to child welfare workers who are involved in the case.
“We love our child and miss her. This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife. We have a child we want home. We’re not Draconian and now we’re getting hauled into court. She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home and she’s saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules,’ ” Sean Canning said, according to the Daily Record of Parsippany. “We’re heartbroken, but what do you do when a child says ‘I don’t want your rules but I want everything under the sun and you to pay for it?’”
“Mr. and Mrs. Canning did not tell Rachel to move out; rather they advised her that she is welcome home so long as she abides by their rules under their roof, which is completely reasonable,” the parents’ attorney Laurie Rush-Masuret wrote the court, according to the newspaper. “However, Rachel decided that she does not want to live within her parents’ sphere of influence and voluntarily moved out, essentially emancipating herself. Obviously, she cannot decide she will no longer live within her parents’ sphere of influence and simultaneously seek payment from them for support.”
Rachel Canning been living in Rockaway Township with the family of her best friend. The friend’s father, former Morris County Freeholder John Inglesino, is paying for the lawsuit.
Inglesino told the the Daily Record that he and his wife decided to pay for the lawsuit because they fear Canning will lose opportunities for a strong education and a happy future without her parents’ contributions.
A cheerleader and lacrosse player who hopes to become a biomedical engineer, Canning is seeking immediate financial support and wants to force her parents to pay for her college education and more than $5,000 owed for her last semester at Morris Catholic High School. She also wants a judge to declare that she’s non-emancipated and dependent as a student on her parents for support.
And now here comes my unpopular opinion.
For the past six years, you have been told that you are in fact entitled to everything under the sun. And you have no responsibility, It’s always someone else that will pay for it. Whether its mummy and daddy or the evil rich. Money for nothing and your chicks for free.
Even Fidel Castro and Kim Il Jung would have told you that was a pile of crap. But it is popular with voters. Until they get tired of losing jobs and paying through the nose on taxes.
Six years of nonstop class warfare, the preaching of a false sense of entitlement and everything is somebody else’s fault. You can do whatever you want and the Easter Bunny will bring the free money right up to your door.
Sorry kiddo, but you wanted to embrace reality and here it is. Go try to find a job that pays the bills while you take a full class schedule. It was your bright idea to push yourself right out the door, and here you are.
Pay for your own ride, kid. Not only do I have no sympathy for you, but as an employer, there is no way in hell I would ever hire not only you, but anyone like you.
But then again, no one else is hiring teens either. As that unemployment rate is about 3 times higher than it is for adults right now. The ones that are still counted anyway.
Be careful what you ask for kids, you just might get it.
You know how sometimes you feel like if you just had one thing your life would be perfect? And you know how stupid it is, but you can’t help it? Like, if only you had that job, your life would be perfect? If only you’d gone to that school. If only you were in a relationship with that person. If only you had that house. If only you had that car. Etc. And you know how stupid it is. Of course you wouldn’t be happy all the time. Of course you would still have problems. But you can’t help it.
You can be called Jewish by descent/ethnicity, but of any religion. I’ve known “Christian Jews” before.
I have simply never heard someone call themselves that but I’ll take your word for it
"I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea, if there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them."
James Madison, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, (via philosophicalconservatism)
"He who dares not offend cannot be honest."
Thomas Paine (1737 1809) American Revolutionist and Political writer . (via philosophicalconservatism)
Anonymous asked: I know somebody who calls themselves a Buddhist Jew, so yes I believe so
But they’re ethnically a Jew? I have never heard of that. I guess it makes sense. But according to a Jewish person who reblogged my post that person’s soul is still Jewish so they’re committing a sin.
If a person of Jewish ancestry converts to another religion, do they tend to keep their Jewish ethnic identity? Like, can you be a Christian Jew or a Pagan Jew? I mean, does anyone call themselves that?
but what was really scary was them talking about the “setbacks of communism” over the past century and brushing them aside because it’ll work someday