Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: You can’t fool mother nature.
First, a little mood music:
Remember, a “trans-person” is born that way which is why they must be given a status of “more equal than others”, even though their being “trans” is just a social construct and can switch at random:
“The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of ‘Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources‘ informing instructors how they should be talking in their classrooms in order to not offend anyone.
“One suggestion is to ask ‘students to write down preferred names and pronouns’ on the first day while also keeping in mind that just because a student wanted a particular pronoun on the first day doesn’t mean that he/she/they/zi/zie will always want that pronoun because ‘a person’s gender identity may change over time.'”
The thing is that for the vast majority of people, biology wins out. While pseudo-science gender studies propagandists declare that gender/biological sex is irrelevant and that having two mommies is exactly like having both a mommy and a daddy (except where having to mommies is better), children will still yearn for a real father:
“Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now, as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I can see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage and parenting.
“Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my mom’s partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost.
“I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn’t need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy. It is a strange and confusing thing to walk around with this deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man, in a community that says that men are unnecessary. There were times I felt so angry with my dad for not being there for me, and then times I felt angry with myself for even wanting a father to begin with. There are parts of me that still grieve over that loss today.”
There is, however, some good news in this day and age.
“[W]hile America’s fertility rate slipped in 2013 to a record low, birth rates for married women are rising—even as rates for unmarried women continue to fall.
“For every 1,000 unmarried U.S. women ages 15 to 44 in 2013, there were 44.3 births, down 2% from 2012 and 7% from 2010, CDC data show.
“In contrast to unmarried women, birth rates for married women increased 1% in 2013 from 2012 to 86.9 births. In fact, they’re up 3% since 2010, after declining 5% between 2007 and 2010. (The absolute number of births among married women in 2013, 2.34 million, remained slightly below 2010’s 2.37 million.)”
Marriage provides the stability that allows women to have and raise a child, and when the economy remains not-so-spiffy for extended periods of time, the strength of the family is empirically demonstrated.