Quote of the Day: Generation of Humanity

 

“If allowed to continue, objectification might draw the man to engage in conversation with the woman with the aim of taking her on a series of dates, which might then lead to a sexual encounter that could then become a long-term relationship and even culminate in a marriage that produces children and thus burdens the woman with the uniquely essential and gratifying task of shaping a new generation of humanity in the hallowed and elevated role of motherhood for which untold descendants may one day rise up and call her blessed.

And we wouldn’t want that.

Feminists are very opposed to objectification. Fortunately, feminists are rarely objectified themselves. But they’ve heard about it and they say it sounds dreadful and they would never, ever want it to happen to them.”

– Andrew Klavan, The Leftese Dictionary

Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Thanks for the laugh, and happy mother’s day to you and to all here to whom it applies, either as a full word or half word.

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  2. Shauna Hunt Coolidge
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    This made me smile! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  3. navyjag Lincoln
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    Good one. The only other thing I saw could compare was on the Bee. Woman gives birth to newborn and is very happy. Will now miss out on soul crushing job in tech. 

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  4. She Reagan
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    Happy Mother’s Day, all!

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  5. Franco Member
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    I darkly misinterpreted the joke at first. I took it to mean the mother could kill her child easily, thus preventing her from growing up. But misinterpretations can spawn jokes or interesting concepts:

     Not one person advocating for choice was themselves aborted.

    I know it may sound silly, but it’s not a bad argument at all. If you need to be black to talk about racial problems, you need to have been aborted yourself to talk about abortion. Right?

    I don’t normally debate people on this issue, but I think it’s as good a counter as any.

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  6. Lilly B Coolidge
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    Franco (View Comment):

    I darkly misinterpreted the joke at first. I took it to mean the mother could kill her child easily, thus preventing her from growing up.

    Your misinterpretation is funny. I’m sure after you thought about it for a minute, you realized that there are plenty of adult-aged people who don’t behave as grown ups. This meme probably appeals to me because becoming a mother was, for me, a huge part of growing up. I guess we can say it’s just fine if liberals (honestly, I prefer the term leftist or progressive) don’t want to have kids. But what if those left-leaning people shift their worldview when they become parents?

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  7. Franco Member
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    Lilly B (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    I darkly misinterpreted the joke at first. I took it to mean the mother could kill her child easily, thus preventing her from growing up.

    Your misinterpretation is funny. I’m sure after you thought about it for a minute, you realized that there are plenty of adult-aged people who don’t behave as grown ups. This meme probably appeals to me because becoming a mother was, for me, a huge part of growing up. I guess we can say it’s just fine if liberals (honestly, I prefer the term leftist or progressive) don’t want to have kids. But what if those left-leaning people shift their worldview when they become parents?

    And why these people who don’t have children dictate to those of us that do? We were all once children, but it’s not the same as being a parent at all. 

    Having children changes people dramatically, I agree. It’s something that can’t be communicated, it must be experienced to have understanding. There are even people who can’t have children but wanted children that have no way of knowing what it’s really like. 

     

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  8. Lilly B Coolidge
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    Franco (View Comment):

    Lilly B (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    But what if those left-leaning people shift their worldview when they become parents?

    And why these people who don’t have children dictate to those of us that do? We were all once children, but it’s not the same as being a parent at all.

    Having children changes people dramatically, I agree. It’s something that can’t be communicated, it must be experienced to have understanding. There are even people who can’t have children but wanted children that have no way of knowing what it’s really like.

    I think it was the deep sense of responsibility for someone else, which people can surely experience outside of parenthood. I think military service is similar.

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