More College-Educated Women Are Having Babies Before Marriage: Study

More College-Educated Women Are Having Babies Before Marriage: Study

(Link): College-educated women more likely than ever to have first baby before marriage

September 2021

As long-standing societal gender stereotypes and traditions continue to become more and more antiquated with each passing year, a new study finds college-educated women are more likely than ever to give birth to their first child outside of wedlock.

Interestingly, researchers from Johns Hopkins University also report that educated women are now more likely to marry before their second child arrives.

Continue reading “More College-Educated Women Are Having Babies Before Marriage: Study”

Why Putin’s Desperate Push for More Russian Babies Will Fail

Why Putin’s Desperate Push for More Russian Babies Will Fail

I placed parts of the following article in bold-faced type.

Too often, a lot of people, religious conservatives in particular, shame people who cannot or do not marry and have children, whether it’s by circumstance or choice.

Too many religious conservatives, and a lot of progressive secular culture for many years, implied or outright stated if an adult didn’t marry (or have children) that there was something “wrong” with them, they were a loser, not a “true” adult, or were being selfish.

It is just quite irritating and insulting how so many people in many cultures the world over don’t treat adult singleness (or being childless or childfree) with respect.

Complementarian Christians in the United States have often tried to sell a “fairy tale” view off marriage, that if you just trust God, God will send you a great soul mate, and you will find nothing but happiness as a result.

(Those same Christians, though, will tell Christian women married to abusive Christian husbands that they cannot divorce their abuser!)

Christians also set up unrealistic expectations for sex in marriage. At least while I was growing up, and into the 1990s, a lot of Christians sold this bogus view that if you just hung on to your virginity that God would not only send you a great spouse, but you’d have regular and fantastic sex.

But witness those of us who remained sexually abstinent and yet still remain single, or those who married but ended up in sexually unsatisfying marriages.

I’m not opposed to Christians advocating for a traditional, Christian sexual ethos, but they need to stop making grand, sweeping claims and promises claiming that you will have a rosy (marital) future if you just remain chaste – because often, those promises do not come to pass.

I am not Russian, but if gender roles and gender expectations in Russia are anything like I’ve grown up with in the United States, it sounds like (based on a quote by a Russian woman I’ve included below) as though Russian culture – like American culture, especially Christian complementarians – expect women to place every one and every thing as a priority over what they, the women, want.

I am so tired of cultures the world over expecting that women defer to men generally, to what governments want, etc.

(Link): Why Putin’s Desperate Push for More Russian Babies Will Fail

Anna Nemtsova
Mon, September 6, 2021

Russia is facing a dire demographic crisis, and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

The country’s dramatic natural population decline in the past six months—more than double the rate from the same time period last year—is so severe that it prompted President Vladimir Putin to come out with a rallying cry in support of larger families last week. “A strong family bringing up two, three, or four children,” he said, “should be the image of a future Russia.”

Realizing this goal will be a Herculean task, for many reasons. No matter how conservative the country is made out to be on state television, the States Statistic Service reports that as of 2020 73 percent of Russian marriages ended in divorce, with 48 percent divorcing before having children.

Continue reading “Why Putin’s Desperate Push for More Russian Babies Will Fail”

The Two Reasons Parents Regret Having Kids by G. Cornwall

The Two Reasons Parents Regret Having Kids

(Link): The Two Reasons Parents Regret Having Kids

Excerpts:

Aug 31, 2021
by Gail Cornwall

A small but significant proportion of mothers and fathers wish they’d never had children. The whole family can suffer as a result.

Carrie wishes that she’d never had children. She spent a few years feeling satisfied as a mother, but now locks herself in the kitchen and wonders, Who am I? What am I doing here? 

She can’t pursue paid work, because she has to shepherd her 12-year-old and 10-year-old to school as well as to therapy appointments for their disabilities.

Carrie, who lives in the U.K., told me that she often fantasizes about visiting her friend in Hawaii and never coming back. Her words felt so taboo that she asked to be referred to by only her first name. But sentiments of parental regret are less rare than one might imagine.

When American parents older than 45 were asked in a 2013 Gallup poll how many kids they would have if they could “do it over,” approximately 7 percent said zero.

Continue reading “The Two Reasons Parents Regret Having Kids by G. Cornwall”

Amid Population Crisis, China Will Now Allow Three Children Per Family

Amid Population Crisis, China Will Now Allow Three Children Per Family

(Link): Amid Population Crisis, China Will Now Allow Three Children Per Family

by Jazz Shaw
August 23, 2021

Beginning back in 1980, China imposed a “one-child policy” on families in an effort to control population growth and supposedly make more resources available for every citizen.

The results of that type of state control over human biology were catastrophic on a number of levels, not least of which was the millions of forced abortions that ensued.

But there were other issues as well.

The country has been facing what the government admits is a “demographic crisis” that threatens to undermine the economy and the nation’s stability.

Continue reading “Amid Population Crisis, China Will Now Allow Three Children Per Family”

North Carolina Lawmakers Want to Axe Law That Allows Adults to Marry Children Aged 14

North Carolina Lawmakers Want to Axe Law That Allows Adults to Marry Children Aged 14

(Link): North Carolina Lawmakers Want to Axe Law That Allows Adults to Marry Children Aged 14

Aug 15, 2021
by Adam Manno

North Carolina is set to pass a law raising the minimum age people can get married from 14 to 16, and will also ban 16 year-olds from marrying anyone who is older than 20.

Children ages 16 or 17 would also need parental permission or a judge’s decision that the marriage would ‘serve the best interest of an underage party.’

Six states have banned all forms of child marriage, but change has been slow in North Carolina, where some lawmakers remain convinced that certain marriages involving a child are still acceptable.

Continue reading “North Carolina Lawmakers Want to Axe Law That Allows Adults to Marry Children Aged 14”

Really Strange Cartoons for Children by Jehovah’s Witnesses

Really Weird Cartoons / Animations for Children by Jehovah’s Witnesses

Some of the videos below are hosted by self-professing atheists.

I am not necessarily in agreement with all views expressed by the persons hosting the videos below or commenting upon them.

There are more of these on You Tube, you can search for them and find them. There are just a few in embedded in this post.

(Link): Brainwashing Video from Jehovah’s Witnesses for Kids

(Link): Jehovah’s Witnesses Shame Kids for Eating Birthday Cake

Continue reading “Really Strange Cartoons for Children by Jehovah’s Witnesses”

Muslims Angry Over Rainbow Dildo Monkey at Children’s Event at Public Library (update)

Muslims Angry Over Rainbow Dildo Monkey at Children’s Event at Public Library (update)

As I wrote months ago, a lot of (Link): Muslims do not give two squats about progressive, Marxian “intersectionalism” victimhood culture.

This presents a problem for progressives, because Muslims are one identity group that they do not feel comfortable criticizing (even though Islam contains a lot of systemic sexism; hypocritical progressives only enjoy pointing out sexism among Republicans or Christians).

This news report says that Muslims are angry about the Rainbow Dildo Monkey that showed up at a children’s event at a public library that I blogged about a few days ago.

(Link): Labour Grovels After ‘Rainbow Monkey Dildo Story Hour’ Sparks Backlash From Muslim Parents

by Kurt Zindulka, July 13, 2021

Elected Labour Party representatives have raced to put space between them and the ‘Rainbow Monkey Dildo Story Hour’ hosted at a London Library childrens’ reading event after intense backlash from the local Muslim community.

On Sunday, Breitbart London was the first news outlet to reveal that the Labour-run Redbridge Council in London hosted a carnival troupe featuring a performer dressed as a naked rainbow monkey with a giant phallus dangling betwixt his legs during Redbridge Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge for children.

The event, which has since sparked international outrage, particularly angered local Muslim parents and school leaders, ultimately forcing the multicultural Labour Party to backtrack somewhat on its radical LGBT agenda.

Continue reading “Muslims Angry Over Rainbow Dildo Monkey at Children’s Event at Public Library (update)”

Rainbow Monkey Dildo Story Hour at London Library ‘Reading Challenge’ for Kids

Rainbow Monkey Dildo Story Hour at London Library ‘Reading Challenge’ for Kids

(Part Two: Muslims Angry Over Rainbow Dildo Monkey at Children’s Event at Public Library (update))


I’ve already explained this in a previous post or two, that the “Q” in “LGBTQ” believes in “queering,” which includes the far left notion that Western Civilization’s insistence on shielding children from “adult” content is wrong and must be eradicated – that thinking plays a role in a lot this type of garbage.

That could be what is going on with this news story, unless the adults involved just were not thinking. But who thinks it would be appropriate to wear a dildo sewn on to a costume that will be worn in front of kids? I’m an adult and don’t want to see stuff like that.

(Link): London library apologises for bringing actor dressed in bare-bottom monkey costume to children’s event

(Link): Rainbow Monkey Dildo Story Hour at London Library ‘Reading Challenge’ for Kids

A London library sparked intense backlash after it hired a self-described anti-racist carnival troupe with a performer dressed up as a monkey with a large dildo hanging between his legs for a children’s reading event.

On Saturday, the Redbridge Central Library hosted a performance from the Mandinga Arts carnival group.

Continue reading “Rainbow Monkey Dildo Story Hour at London Library ‘Reading Challenge’ for Kids”

CPS Offers Free Condoms to 5th Graders: Because You Don’t Want an STD to Wipe You Out Before a Bullet Does

CPS Offers Free Condoms to 5th Graders: Because You Don’t Want an STD to Wipe You Out Before a Bullet Does

(Link):  Chicago schools to offer free condoms to students as young as 10-years-old

When Chicago Public Schools resume classes in the fall, students as young as 10-years-old – grades fifth and up — will have access to free condoms.

(Link): CPS Offers Free Condoms to 5th Graders: Because you Don’t Want an STD to Wipe you out Before a Bullet Does

Excerpts:

By Jennifer Oliver O’Connell | Jul 08, 2021

According to the Chicago Sun-Times crime blotter, the long, Fourth of July weekend was one of the deadliest in Chicago this year. Seventeen people were killed, and at least ninety-nine others were wounded because of gun violence.

Yesterday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot met with Dementia Joe to discuss ways the federal government could help with the gun violence in the city. Chicago already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet, somehow criminals keep getting guns and bringing them in.

But, I digress… Lori and Joe are on it, though—don’t you worry!

And Chicago’s other focus? Ensuring the children of the city are safe from sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.

Because you don’t want to get killed by a deadly STD before that stray bullet gets its chance.

Priorities.

Starting this fall, free condoms will be available at Chicago Public Schools with students fifth grade or older.

Continue reading “CPS Offers Free Condoms to 5th Graders: Because You Don’t Want an STD to Wipe You Out Before a Bullet Does”

‘We’ll Convert Your Children'” San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Delivers Musical Message to Those who Work Against ‘Gay Agenda’

‘We’ll Convert Your Children'” San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Delivers Musical Message to Those who Work Against ‘Gay Agenda’

This post has been edited post-publication to add more links


Lord Jeebus. For years, a lot of conservatives warned that there was a “homosexual agenda,” that the LGB crowd were trying to turn children, that legalization of homosexual marriage would lead to no limits (eg., freaks wanting to legalize child-adult sex, freaks wanting to marry or have sex with animals), and the liberals of yore laughed it all off as being paranoid crack-pot-ism.

But we arrived at this point a few years ago, and it’s only gotten worse.

For years, the standard line to get homosexuality mainstreamed was “they were born that way.” If people were born homosexual, why are these people talking about “converting” children?

By the way – there are homosexual conservatives or libertarians out there who I’d no doubt would be repulsed by this sort of thing. Off the top of my head, I doubt political commentators Dave Rubin or Tammy Bruce (both of whom are professing homosexuals) would be okay with this sort of thing, even if it was intended as a joke.

These days, most straight, conservative people no longer care about homosexuals (i.e., as a culture war target) – as a conservative, I’m concerned about the wacked out Trans lobby these days. And guess what, homosexuals? The TRAs  (Trans rights activists) hate you.

The TRAs went from mostly harassing lesbians (that is, “cis women” who are sexually attracted to other “cis women,” whom they derogatorily call “terfs”), to now, they are starting to harass homosexual (biological) men who don’t want to date or have sex with transmen (biological women). You can read more about all that in (Link): this twitter thread and google around to find additional examples.

So… if you are homosexual in the United States- your true enemy you have to worry about are the far left nut jobs, who are into Marxian identity groups and into cramming that down everyone’s throats.

It’s not your average Christian baker who squirms at being asked to bake a “gay wedding cake” that is a concern – the baker doesn’t want to bake a you a cake, but the baker isn’t demanding you have sexual intercourse with a biological woman who calls herself a man (ie., transman) and harassing you online if you refuse.

If you really want respect for your group – you wouldn’t go near this sort of rhetoric with a ten foot pole, not even in jest, but here some homosexuals are doing it (seriously bad PR move):

(Link):  ‘We’ll Convert Your Children'” San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Delivers Musical Message to Those who Work Against ‘Gay Agenda’

by Dave Urbanski
July 7, 2021

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus last week released a music video titled, “A Message From the Gay Community.”

The video begins with one singer introducing the tune by saying, “As we celebrate Pride and progress we’ve made over these past years, there’s still work to be done. So to those of you out there who are still working against equal rights, we have a message for you.”

Continue reading “‘We’ll Convert Your Children’” San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Delivers Musical Message to Those who Work Against ‘Gay Agenda’”

What is the Opposite of Conservative Christian Purity Culture? Why, It’s Leftists Insisting that Children Should be Exposed to ‘Kink’ Culture

What is the Opposite of Conservative Christian Purity Culture? Why, It’s Leftists Insisting that Children Should be Exposed to ‘Kink’ Culture

This is sure inappropriate.

This person is a terrible parent. Also: it goes to show that contrary to what social conservatives and Christian conservatives often promote, parenthood does not make people more godly, mature, or ethical.

I’ve never had a kid, but I would NOT subject them to adult sexual content if I had one, or if had to babysit a kid.

I bet all the usual suspects on social media who often complain about purity culture (not that I support all aspects of it either, but I do believe the Bible, yes, does teach that both men and women are supposed to wait until marriage to have sex) won’t say a peep about this view held by progressives, which amounts to a form of child abuse and negligent parenting, that children should be exposed to “kink” culture.

Over ten, fifteen years ago, the LGBs asked for tolerance. They said all they wanted was “tolerance.”
That may have been true for a segment of them, but the rest of them went far past “tolerance” to harassing and trying to force people to bake them gay wedding cakes, or to (more recently) bake them “gender transition” cakes against their will, or doing things such as advocating that children be subjected to watching adults engage in sexual behavior.

The LGBTQ crowd went from asking for “tolerance” to demanding that everyone validate, celebrate, and affirm their sexual choices, sexual behavior, and sexual orientation. What a bunch of liars and hypocrites.

(Link): The LGBT Community Needs to Draw Lines Against the Pedophiles Attaching Their Name to Them 

… I’ve seen an increasing attempt to introduce children to sexualities, and not in the basic “love is love” kind of way, but introducing these children to “kinks.” I think we can all agree that this goes too far. Introducing the concept of same-sex romantic relationships may be one thing, teaching a kid that sometimes people like to do things that sexually excite them is another.

….Here’s the bottom line. People outside of the LGBT community can raise hell all day, but at the end of said day, the resistance is going to have to come from within the LGBT community.

At this time, the pedophiles are attempting to slowly infiltrate and attach themselves to the LGBT movement and ride it into mainstream acceptance. They are using the LGBT community.

Don’t let these people become one of you. Stand up against them and push them out.

(Link): Washington Post Pimps Opinion Piece Arguing That Young Kids Should Be Exposed to ‘Kink Culture’ In Order to Help Them Affirm their Own Sexual Value

We may not be experts, but last time we checked, children were not adults. So why is the Washington Post promoting a Salon–worthy opinion piece arguing that children should be exposed to “kink culture”?

Self-described “former sex worker” Lauren Rowello describes a family outing to the Philadelphia Pride Parade five years (Link): with her trans wife and children:

When our children grew tired of marching, we plopped onto a nearby curb. Just as we got settled, our elementary-schooler pointed in the direction of oncoming floats, raising an eyebrow at a bare-chested man in dark sunglasses whose black suspenders clipped into a leather thong.
The man paused to be spanked playfully by a partner with a flog.
“What are they doing?” my curious kid asked as our toddler cheered them on.

Continue reading “What is the Opposite of Conservative Christian Purity Culture? Why, It’s Leftists Insisting that Children Should be Exposed to ‘Kink’ Culture”

China’s New Three Child Policy (May 2021)

China’s New Three Child Policy (May 2021)

I did a similar post to this one a few days ago – it turns out, it doesn’t matter if China relaxes its limits on number of children per family, because this article I read said many Chinese women are not interested in having children, and the ones who do feel they cannot, because it would jeporadize their careers, etc

(Link): ‘Too much of a burden’: Chinese couples react to three-child policy

China has announced that couples will be permitted to have up to three children. What do couples think of the policy change?

‘Our parents lived for their children, we live for ourselves’
Jia Shicong is a 31-year-old education project manager. She is married to Hu Xuancheng, also 31, an engineer. They have a baby girl who is one year and seven months old. They live in Xi’an, in central China

Continue reading “China’s New Three Child Policy (May 2021)”