There are "a lot" of Americans living in England.
There are? How many? If you can use 'a lot' in that scenario - I can use 'a lot' in my scenario. If there's one American in every village (which I highly doubt), and you call that 'a lot' - I'm sure there's at least one male in most peoples' circle of acquaintances who has experienced disappointment in terms of the decision of choice a woman made when she was pregnant with his child.
I met one once. I could tell she was an American because she referred to a soiled diaper rather than a nappy full of ****.
She wasn't a real American if she referred to a 'soiled' diaper. We say, 'dirty diaper'. We're not sophisticated enough to say 'soiled' instead of 'dirty'.
Devious phrases don't interest me.
Well if 'a lot' or 'many' now qualify as devious descriptors, I'm in big trouble.
That's grossly insulting Becks. You make it sound like I was lucky. Luck had nothing to do with it.
I didn't attribute or consider causation when I said I was sincerely happy that you haven't had to deal with that sadness. I'm happy you haven't had that sadness in your life - just like I'd be happy for you or anyone else that had never had to experience cancer or any other hardship.
That's even worse. A pregnancy is a little mite struggling to live and totally helpless. There's only one way to view that in my opinion and I don't give two fucks about the USSC.
What's with the anti-American propaganda? Abortion is much more commonplace and accepted and less divisively debated in most European countries (including your own, by the way) than it is in America, spendius. America happens to be one of the last holdouts of developed or westernized countries where a significant and vocal percentage of the population espouse your views on it.
There are no mitigating circumstances. They are assholes.
How about this scenario: a man and woman are partners. The woman gets pregnant. The man wants the child, is excited to be a father- the woman doesn't want to be a mother at that point in her life. She has an abortion, because it is her body and her life and her right.
And the man agrees with the fact that it's her body and her life and her right - but he wanted that child whose chromosomes were half his.
In what way is he an asshole?
And how does he rectify those two realities.
I'd be interested to read thoughts on that.
When and how I became a parent. Because, as the woman, it was happening in my body, and no one could tell me that I couldn't or wouldn't let it happen. I think it would be difficult to be the male in this situation, as compared to being the female.
You Yanks talk about things like that in the abstract.
I'm speaking very concretely. I know how much I wanted to be a mother. I can only imagine there are men who have the same feeling about being a father. I'm saying that this is one area in which the man has to be dependent upon the woman to be in agreement with him in order to achieve that. That must make him feel very vulnerable.
Same with childbirth. I've been through it and I've watched other people give birth. Honest to god - I found it easier to go through it than to watch someone else go through it. It makes you feel very helpless and vulnerable to watch someone struggle with something you can't help them with.
I think there could be a lot of interesting angles in terms of pregnancy and childbirth that a male could write about in a feminist blog.
You Yanks talk about things like that in the abstract. Meeting people for example. Meeting interesting people. Random slurs is another. Only teach science in science classes. No beef. No explanations.
I take pains not to randomly slur anyone. If I have randomly slurred anyone - I would certainly like to be made aware of it so I can apologize.
Just labels. Self reassuring ones.
Yeah - like Brits who lump all Americans together and call us Yanks. Is that supposed to be derogatory by the way? I've always felt proud to be a Yankee. I sort of like being called a yank.
It can be used to make people think there's a hooded rapist in every shadow.
I have no idea what this is referring to. I certainly don't have that issue (of believing there's a hooded rapist in every shadow).
If I did - I would be much more safety conscious.
Anyway - Diest - I was serious when I think that a male has an interesting viewpoint in terms of parenting and childbirth as it relates to HIS choices and role and feelings about those.
At this point, I'd find the male perspective more interesting than the female - that's already been done- just about to death.