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Author Topic: Shouldn't Men Have a Choice, Too?  (Read 4570 times)

MKx2

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My view may not be very popular ...
« Reply #10 on: Dec 16, 2003, 05:59:44 PM »
but dammit-all-anyway!  I feel for this guy - truly!  But guess what kids?

We all know that when the zipper comes down and the sheets are laid back there is ALWAYS a possibility of this type of outcome.  

Again I will say ... responsibility and accountability.  

Doesn't make it any easier for this guy, and I really do have a tremendous amount of empathy for him and  his wife.  It's a helluva price to pay for a fling.  And the woman he slept with is a low-down pig.  It is SO sad that some women are so self-absorbed as to use this type of thing to gain a "paycheck."

The whole thing makes me ill.


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RE: Shouldn't Men Have a Choice, Too?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2003, 06:49:47 PM »
I am all for this.  It takes two to tango, so BOTH should have a decision regarding keeping, adoption, etc.  If mom wants out, she can have an abortion, regardless of what father wants.  If father wants out, he can do absolutely NOTHING.  Not fair.  

Given situations in which many women out there who choose to become pregnant just to "get the guy", the biggest victim is the child, with the dad coming in a close second.  I really hope this goes thru!!!


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« Reply #12 on: Dec 17, 2003, 10:12:30 AM »

>We all know that when the zipper comes down and the sheets are
>laid back there is ALWAYS a possibility of this type of
>outcome.  

So if we go to bed and you get pregnant, should I be able to FORCE you to carry that child to term, no matter what YOU want?

MKx2

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NOOOOOO .....
« Reply #13 on: Dec 17, 2003, 06:10:03 PM »
that is NOT what I meant :O)

IF ya wanna get down to the basics of the dang issue Brent - there should be accountability and responsibility for what COULD occur.  

That is the whole damn problem with all these unwanted pregnancies, women who use men for a paycheck, women who "trick" men into an unwanted pregnancy, blah blah blah ...

THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SOME MEN OR WOMEN.

I think you and I are talking about 2 different issues here Brent - I ain't talkin' abortion.  I'm talkin' about BEFORE the pregnancy occurs ... if two people, preferably a male and a female, take their clothes off and crawl under the blankies and do the do, BOTH of them better be damn sure that IF a pregnancy occurs that BOTH of them want it, or BOTH of them agree to termination.

This is what is basically wrong with our society right now Brent ... it's the lack of an ability to look ahead to what might happen from a single act.

Now, I can't debate abortion with you - for me, abortion is not a choice I could make for myself.  Not backing off on it ... just very personal reasons why I cannot debate the issue.

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« Reply #14 on: Dec 18, 2003, 06:38:30 PM »
>that is NOT what I meant :O)

Yes, I know that. That's why I asked.


>IF ya wanna get down to the basics of the dang issue Brent -
>there should be accountability and responsibility for what
>COULD occur.  

This is all well and good, but the fact is that only the male half of the equation is held responsible. And we both know it. It's easy to say there should be accountability and responsibility, but as soon as it begins to impinge on a woman's right to do whtever the hell she wants, it stops on the spot.


>the pregnancy occurs ... if two people, preferably a male and
>a female, take their clothes off and crawl under the blankies
>and do the do, BOTH of them better be damn sure that IF a
>pregnancy occurs that BOTH of them want it, or BOTH of them
>agree to termination.

Yes, but women have been known to lie or change their minds. What then? It happens, and it will never change.

It comes back to the same old story: the father is blamed, shamed, penalized, and hit with child support orders, with no say in any of it.



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>This is what is basically wrong with our society right now
>Brent ... it's the lack of an ability to look ahead to what
>might happen from a single act.

This to me is like blaming someone for having an auto accident simply because they drove their car.

Every time you drive, you might have an accident, but you don't intend to. Every time people go to bed there could be a baby made, but again, you don't intend to. If there is an accident, only one person is "at fault" and penalized- the father. The mom is free to do or not do whatever she wants, and she can change her mind as often as she likes.

Sorry, but I don't see the argument that "there's always the possibility of an accident" as being valid. If you're having sex with the express intention of NOT having a baby, you shouldn't have to be forced into having one. And men shouldn't be forced into becoming parents against their will.



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« Reply #15 on: Dec 18, 2003, 07:35:40 PM »
this is gonna turn into a pissing contest, Brent.  I NEVER said that men should be forced into becoming parents against their will.  

I think there may be a generation gap in thinking between you and I.  See, I grew up at a time when if you got pregnant out of wedlock, and the father didn't want the baby or the responsibility, it was up to the "mother" of this unborn child to do one of two things:  have the child and be totally responsible - financially and emotionally; OR put the child up for adoption/hand the child over to some relative to raise as their own.  There was always the "illegal" abortion, IF you knew someone who knew someone who might have a name, IF you had cash.  The issue of [em]forcing[/em] a man to support a child he neither wanted or intended to create was not a consideration.  You were either a proper and moral female OR if you weren't there "could" be the above consequences.

End of story.  Yep - we had covered wagons back then too.

Brent - I'm not going to apologize for not being able to comprehend the issue the way you do.  For me this situation just never would have happened.  

Is it so hard for you to understand that for EVERY story you read like that there are probably 100 or more that DON'T turn out that way?

I understand that men get burned - and I don't think it's fair either.  But for you to dog me about it because I got to the "not fair" via a different path than yours is merely you wearing blinders.

And by the way, every time I get in a car I [em]DO[/em] drive as though there "could be an accident" - it's called defensive driving.  I know what I'm doing when I drive, but I sure as hell don't know what anyone else is doing.

Accountability and responsibility.  Until people can understand these and not live by practiced stupidity we will continue to have these issues.

An aside here ... I think NOW is about the WORST thing that could ever have happened to our society.  Those who advocate NOW and may read this, flame away.  I could care less.

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« Reply #16 on: Dec 19, 2003, 02:36:03 PM »
----------Every time you drive, you might have an accident, but you don't intend to. Every time people go to bed there could be a baby made, but again, you don't intend to.----------

Ok.  You have a few options to prevent the accident/unwanted pregnancy.

#1 don't drive/don't have sex

#2 wear a seatbelt/condom to "minimize damage"



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« Reply #17 on: Dec 19, 2003, 02:37:31 PM »
Help me to understand this one, Brent.........

'Every time you drive, you might have an accident, but you don't intend to. Every time people go to bed there could be a baby made, but again, you don't intend to.'

That's not how I was taught.  Intercourse IS intended for ONLY two things: procreation and pleasure.  That's the way the good Lord made us.  Cars were NOT made to slam into things or each other, they were made to get from one place to another.

In my book, if I have sex, it IS my intention to make a baby, UNLESS I and/or my partner take steps to make sure it DOESN'T happen.  
Handle every stressful situation like a dog........if you can't play with it or eat it, pee on it and walk away.......

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RE: Shouldn't Men Have a Choice, Too?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 20, 2003, 11:58:16 PM »
I was telling my husband about this.

he happens to have an 8yo son whom he's never met but has paid CS to BM since birth. When she told him she was pregnant (one night stand in high school-turned nightmare!) he said he wouldn't marry her and she went postal and said he or his parents would never see this child. And they haven't.

Anyway, i was telling him about this article and he said it would never happen; all men are scumbags!

No offense to anyone, just his humble opinion!!

 

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