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  • Birth rates keep falling for U.S. women

    05/18/2018 4:50:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2018 | MIKE STOBBE
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That's the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop...
  • Reported STD cases reach new high in California

    05/15/2018 9:12:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 14, 2018 | Staff
    A record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2017, according to a new report released Monday by the California Department of Public Health. More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported, which equates to a 45 percent increase compared to 2012, the CDPH reported.
  • [UK] Government to Ask Straight Couples if They Would Like...a Civil Partnership Instead of Marriage

    05/13/2018 6:08:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/12/18 | Staff Reporter
    Straight couples will be asked by the Government if they would like the option of having a civil partnership rather than getting married. Minister for Women Victoria Atkins is to launch a poll on the issue this month. The move comes before the start of a Supreme Court case tomorrow challenging the law restricting civil partnerships to same-sex couples. In a civil partnership - which came into law for same-sex couples in 2005 - a couple is entitled to the same legal treatment in terms of inheritance, tax, pensions and next-of-kin arrangements. Last night, a spokeswoman for the Equal Civil...
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/07/2018 7:22:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Soumya Karlamangla
    he teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • Consensus on sexual morality eludes youth advising bishops

    03/23/2018 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | March 23, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    Some 300 young people from all over the world from different backgrounds and even different religions, gathered this week in Rome to provide advice to an upcoming summit of Catholic bishops on youth, have discussed a wide array of topics, and among other points plan to offer the bishops a frank admission that they simply couldn’t reach consensus on hot-button issues of sexual morality.On Thursday, they debated over a first draft of the document they’re going to present to Pope Francis, who will then pass it on to a Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment that will take place...
  • I'm in an Open Marriage . . . but We're Not Sleeping With Anyone Else

    03/22/2018 2:28:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | March 21, 2018 | Anjali Sareen Nowakowski
    I'm in an open marriage. Well, to be simultaneously more and less specific: I'm in a nonmonogamous marriage. An "open" marriage, in the nontraditional world, means that the couple may be having sex with other people but with no emotion involved. In contrast, in a "polyamorous" relationship, it means the couple is having sex with others and may also be having full-fledged relationships with others.
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks about my work. I say I’ve been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says “Isn’t he so wonderful?” or, “That must be an inspiring thing,” or, “I have a friend who would love to read it.” And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, “Well, they should know that it’s not entirely favorable.”
  • OkCupid’s ‘DTF’ Ad Campaign Draws Criticism

    02/15/2018 4:44:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Natalie Musumeci
    A conservative advocacy group is not down with dating website OkCupid’s new “DTF” ad campaign. The group, CitizenGo, has launched a petition calling for officials in Portland, Oregon, to remove the ad campaign which it claims “promotes lesbian sex, prostitution, drug use, and promiscuity, and it will be viewed by millions, including children, in public places.” “The most recent and most offensive ads are popping up in Portland, Oregon,” the group says on the petition. “You can find several different ads posted on or around the TriMet [public transit agency], their metro system, which includes bus lines, light rail, and...
  • I Cheated On My Boyfriend 3 Times, & I Learned I Was Too Immature For Love (melted snowflake alert)

    11/07/2017 1:15:39 PM PST · by drewh · 535 replies
    Elites Daily Magazine ^ | 4 hours ago | By Sadie Trombetta
    When I was a freshman in college, I thought I met the love of my life. He was cool and fun and sexy, an older frat guy who was good at beer pong and knew exactly how to make me laugh. Within weeks of our first meeting, he became my official boyfriend. Within six months, we moved in together. Another six months later and we were engaged. It was a whirlwind romance by any definition — except for the fact that I cheated on my boyfriend three times. Despite the heartache it caused, my experience with infidelity taught me a...
  • Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

    09/06/2017 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2017 | EIL GENZLINGER
    Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82. Her spouse, Sophie Keir, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Living in New York City, they had been going to Paris every year to celebrate their birthdays, she said. Ms. Millett was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday...
  • Divorce coach advises women how to leave their husbands

    09/03/2017 6:04:56 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 121 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/01/2017 | Alison Maloney
    A divorce coach who charges $2,500 a session to advise women how to leave their husbands has insisted she is not a “marriage wrecker.” Single Emma Heptonstall ditched her high-flying job as a lawyer and set herself up as a self-proclaimed “divorce alchemist” — teaching mainly women, but occasionally men, how to have “happy splits.” The 44-year-old said: “I’m the divorce alchemist for ladies who leave. I know some people think I am not in a position to advise, having never been married, but I think that makes me objective.” “I’m not going to compare my situation with other people’s...
  • Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility [tr]

    07/05/2017 6:00:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 4,2017 | Laura Donnelly
    A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, experts say. The first global study into egg freezing found that shortages of eligible men were the prime reason why women had attempted to take matters into their own hands.
  • Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

    05/12/2017 4:42:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 11, 2017 | Susan Dominus
    When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like planets orbiting in a solar system. He was happy with the ring, and what it represented, until it became obvious after the wedding that he was allergic to the nickel that was mixed in with the gold in the band. As if in revolt, his finger grew red...
  • The Magic Word for Millennials

    09/21/2016 1:29:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You won't believe this. It's the headline. "Gloria Steinem Keynotes Planned Parenthood Fundraiser: 'Forced Childbirth Is the Single Biggest Cause of Global Warming,'" unquote. Don't smirk. You used to buy every line. Whatever Algore said in the movie, you believed it. I'm glad we saved you. But "forced childbirth"? That's along the meme that it's an illness. Childbirth is male oppression. Yeah, look at Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. How many is she walking around with now, six? Can you imagine the damage that family is doing to global warming under Gloria Steinem's theory? Just think of...
  • What the Bible says about sexual relations is not "hate"

    04/07/2016 4:22:54 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Faith Presses On
    Secular humanists are starting to step up their direct attacks on the Bible. Many are openly calling what it says about sexual relations "hate," and they especially want young people to accept that. What secular humanists aren't bringing up, though, is that in pre-modern societies, without modern medicine especially, "sexual liberation" would have meant drastic increases in incurable diseases and ailments. It doesn't even take any faith in God to see that it isn't hate to command people not to do what would cause them and others physical harm. This is a summary review of the matter of secular humanists...
  • The Sodomite Rights Movement and Child Sexual Abuse

    04/04/2016 3:55:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/3/2016 | David Risselada
    The issue of pedophilia is once again making its way into the mainstream. Researchers are now claiming that it is normal for men to feel a sexual attraction to young, pre-pubescent children. As the homosexual rights movement continues to gain ground, we hear more and more about the normalization of pedophilia in our culture. There is a definite agenda to normalize sexually deviant behavior while pushing for pedophile rights. Pedophiles are actively seeking to lower the age of consent laws when it comes to lawful sexual behavior with another. They claim that sex with children is not only a natural...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court justice apologizes for anti-gay opinion pieces (25 years ago)

    03/08/2016 5:14:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    sconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley on Monday apologized for anti-gay opinion pieces she wrote as a college student 24 years ago, saying she is embarrassed by the content and tone and that they do not reflect her worldview or current work as a judge. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now revealed one column and two letters to the editor that Bradley wrote in February and November 1992 when she was a student at Marquette University. They were published in the Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper. Bradley faces state Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 election for...
  • Woman glad she aborted: “I don’t have “crumb-snatchers” tearing up my house”

    03/07/2016 8:17:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    From a woman who had several abortions: “I’m moving out to a one-bedroom condominium. I don’t have crumb–snatchers tearing up my house. I live where there’s adult living. I don’t have to live in the 69th Village, because I can’t afford anything else… My cousin, she just had [a baby]. She’s just a month younger than me. … But I mean, who gets up with this child? She does… I don’t know if I’m just materialistic or what… [but] she has to wait for the first and the 15th [to get a welfare check]. She stocks up on diapers. I...
  • Robert Spitzer, Jewish American Psychiatrist Who 'Normalized' Homosexuality, Dies at 83

    12/27/2015 8:32:33 AM PST · by massmike · 39 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | 12/27/2015 | The Associated Press
    Dr. Robert Spitzer, a Jewish American psychiatrist who played a leading role in establishing agreed-upon standards to describe mental disorders and eliminating homosexuality's designation as a pathology, died Friday in Seattle. He was 83. Gay-rights activists credit Spitzer with removing homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in the D.S.M. in 1973. He decided to push for the change after he met with gay activists and determined that homosexuality could not be a disorder if gay people were comfortable with their sexuality. At the time of the psychiatric profession's debate over homosexuality, Spitzer told the Washington Post: "A medical disorder...
  • Your teen in a seductive world (Promiscuity and cultural issues related to it)

    10/27/2015 8:09:04 PM PDT · by DonJohnson20 · 10 replies
    Have you looked around lately? Our kids live in a dangerous generation. They are constantly bombarded by seductive imagery. Innocence is threatened at a young age. And our culture isn’t doing anything to stem the tide. In fact, it’s pulling our teens away from purity and pushing them toward promiscuity. Sexual images are not just in an occasional movie or magazine—they are everywhere! While many teens understand and welcome their parent’s “messages” about modesty and abstinence, the overwhelming influence of their peers and their culture easily dwarfs those positive messages. There is a near constant pressure forced on teens to...