So what makes him a devout Christian? Claiming to be it and claiming to "do God's work"?
I will say that the bible absolutely does not establish that abortion is murder and throughout history Christians were often of the opinion that the first kick was when the infant's soul entered the body but Abrahamic faiths are pretty clear about two things:It is a woman's God-given duty to produce and rear children Slavery is totally cool
Which is one of the reasons I do not subscribe to any Abrahamic faith.
I think it's time for a lot of modern people who style themselves "Christian" to admit they aren't actually Christian but something related and that they agree that Christianity in the strict sense is a pretty horrible thing.
Well if we're gonna get a little technical, Christian literally means "christ like" and can also correctly define those who only live by his teachings.
Though granted, most Christians don't seem to understand that themselves.
"Amazonseek.com" is a spam site.
People are allowed to enjoy sex without being forced into parenthood..
Twitter updated and says McGowan was suspended for including a private phone number in one of the tweets.
I'm guessing maybe the Twitter team interpreted her tweets differently somehow, but I don't get why they suspended her over something that everyone has been saying for a while now. If they're banning every Twitter user who has tweeted about Harvey Weinstein, they may as well take down the entire site
edit: So apparently she was banned for posting a private phone number. Perfectly reasonable. Pack it up lads
‘“I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others,” Mr. Affleck said in a statement.’
Why don’t you try getting your brother some therapy, Ben? Because Casey has a pretty large victim list of his own. What a fucking hypocrite.
Because she's calling out other high profile people too, risking the whole community to be brought down. In other words, Twitter be silencing the truth...again.
I mean I don't see how this is not a consent thing.
Same way that ignoring a safe word during bdsm is bloody assault.
You agree to X.
That doesn't mean you agree to Y.
This isn't hard.
imo it should. If he would not consent to sex if he knew she wasn't on birthcontrol, it's the same exact thing.
It's also my first time hearing of this. It shouldn't even be up for discussion. The exact same also applies to women lying about birth control or tampering with condoms. Jesus Christ people are messed up.
Or poke holes in condoms?
I’m in old school trouble. Pregnant and no idea what to do. Send me some advice!!
I’m so deep in the shit if I don’t find a box to stand on soon, it’s going to be over my head and I’ll be swimming. Maybe writing it down and posting anonymously on Reddit will help.
Here are my problems in the order of how fucked I am:
Problem 1. I am 25 weeks pregnant and nobody knows, except for everyone I see or talk to or try to walk past a little too close. They all know, because I am the size of a dumper truck. They all say ‘wow you’re getting big’ or ‘your parents must be so excited’. They’re not, because I haven’t been back to Kolkata since April, and they don’t fucking know.
Problem 2. When my ultra conservative Indian parents find out I am pregnant, they will immediately:
Come to England
Find out who the father is (actually, this would be quite useful), if necessary by DNA testing the whole of London
Drag my twitching corpse back to India and force me to marry some fucking annoying Indian guy with awful taste in shirts.
Bring up the baby themselves while I finish my degree literally shackled to a desk, to ensure I can’t bring any more great shame on the family.
Problem 3. Oh yeah, did I mention. I don’t know who the father is. Ok there’s only two possibilities! Don’t judge me - I’m a student and we have sex sometimes. I just happened to get very lucky twice in one week. And if you’re thinking how irresponsible it was not to take precautions, I fucking did, ok. We used condoms, but we were drunk and I guess something leaked past. Now stop going on about it. I have waddled past both guys around campus a few times, but neither has stopped me to say ‘hi’ or ‘how are you’ or ‘fuck, you’re pregnant, it’s not mine is it?’. They are both blissfully ignorant of their impending fate.
Problem 4. Since about week 23 my sex drive has got batshit crazy, but because I look like a waddling Indian whale no guy wants to have sex with me probably because they’re worried if they get too close they’ll fall over my gravitational event horizon and be unable to escape. This is a shame because my tits look amazing, and nobody is getting to admire them.
Problem 5. I have zero idea what I’m going to do after the baby is born. I’m a fourth year medical student. I have made absolutely no plans. My medical training so far tells me that in about 15 weeks a baby is going to pop out of my vagina and probably want some attention. What am I doing to do? I haven’t the first idea. Take a year off studying? Give baby for adoption? Sell it on eBay? My rating isn’t that great - I once sold a guy a broken hoover. Could be a problem.
I know I know I need to grow up, face reality and get a grip. Here is my plan:
Find out who the father is. I’m going to have to ask them both to do paternity tests. That’ll be fun.
Have sex with him. (Wishful thinking, probably.)
Find out whether he wants to be a father. Because loads of undergraduate student guys are just itching to become dads, right? Probably should also warn him that my parents will murder him, definitely, and that he might want to buy a disguise.
Tell my parents that despite obviously being a virgin, I have somehow become pregnant.
Go into hiding.
I don’t really need advice. I know what I have to do. But somebody send me some solidarity! Everyone assumes I have this impending situation totally under control, whereas in reality I’ve just been pretending it isn’t going to happen! If you’ve been in this boat, send me a PM and we can be friends!!
Start a career in stand up comedy?
Your post is an art piece in finding the humorous side in dire situations.
I have no idea at all what you should do but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
You know, abortion never really crossed my mind. I’m not religious, I’m a feminist and very much pro choice. But for me, once I knew I was pregnant I honestly felt I owed something to this little unborn child already. My fuckup has brought him or her into being, now it’s my job to see this through. Not sure if that makes sense.
I know this is a very polarizing question to ask and I don't mean any disrespect but, knowing the situation that this would put you in, why did you decide to continue the pregnancy?
This 19 year old woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for stillbirth after being raped
EDIT: rip my inbox
EDIT 2: apparently tweet was taken doe I'm at work but I get off in half in hour I'll update in about an hour
EDIT 3: links fixed!
EDIT 4: /sub/all? WHAT HOW?!
Which is ironic because... Apparently conception is miraculous and Gods will, using medical intervention is unnatural like an abortion. BUT, a miscarriage should be prevented using medical intervention and isn't the will of God and its equal to negligent homicide??
The ol religion catch 22
so let me get this straight.. just cause an infant died in her womb, she is being sentenced 30 years in prison... am i missing something here?
I've heard horror stories from El Salvador but nothing like this. I can't even comprehend her fear and pain.
I appreciate your sentiment but don’t feel you ever need to be a woman to be outraged at their institutionalized mistreatment.
To the lady that grabbed my hand at the airport and walked me away from my abusive relationship. Thank you!
I work at the airport and have a friend who I spend a lot of my time with. We are not in a relationships but we do have interest in each other so we have lunch together every once in a while. Every now and then he and I will get into little arguments and for some reason he cannot control his temper. He starts screaming at the top of his lungs, banging on chairs, forcing me to hold his hand or forcing me to look at him. He’s done this in the middle of the airport about five times and people have stopped and started. Today, for the first time out of those five times a lady grabbed my armed and told my friend to leave me alone and walked me to a police officer. This made me open my eyes and realize that I was getting myself into the worse mistake of my life. I can’t thank you enough and I truly, truly hope this will find you! I feel like you might have saved my life and the world needs more people like you. 💜
This is not the first time I've heard of people who act like this. Get far away from that person. They're not a good person, friend and especially SO.
Who acts like this
I can't imagine how a lunch conversation turns into chair banging
And can you imagine making a scene at the airport? I'd be afraid of being carted out by TSA even if I were just upset about football or something, let alone this garbage.
I have a friend in an abusive relationship right now whose boyfriend yells at her, calls her names, won't let her leave during an argument, etc. She says he has an anger problem. He always seems to have trouble holding down a job, so I once asked her if he keeps getting laid off due to his anger problem, and she said no, he was always at least outwardly calm at work.
Abusive people don't engage in abusive behaviors because they cannot control their temper. They engage in abusive behaviors because they think it's the right behavior for the situation.
Hitting people is OK if you're a professional boxer who is currently involved in a match. Yelling at people is okay if you're an actor following a script. Neither of these behaviors have a place in a romantic relationship, just like neither of these behaviors has a place at work.
Today a man took a picture up my dress.
Let me elaborate. I was at Walmart with my three children for diapers and tampons. I wandered around the make-up and beauty aisles for a while, and then went to where they keep the vitamins, and pregnancy tests. Directly in front of the pharmacy.
The dress I am wearing is mid thigh length with a paisley pattern in fall colors. I was bending over to look at the bottom shelf, and could feel my dress was up too high over my butt. So as I reached back to pull it down, I heard a fucking camera shutter sound. At this point I was in disbelief, and straightened up to see a late 50’s man walking towards the pharmacy with his phone in his hand.
He was holding it really weird with an awkward grip and I watched him get in line at the pharmacy, where he tilted his phone up to look at the screen.... and enough for me to see the picture of my ass with my dress pattern and black underwear.
Once I saw that, I yelled “Excuse me!” And everyone in the pharmacy, customers and pharmacists, stopped what they were doing to look at me. I took a step towards him, not wanting to walk away from the kids in the stroller. I yelled, “Did you just take a picture of me??” at the man. He mumbled back, “uh I didn’t....” and looked down and away, at that point he walked off and everyone watching me was looking at me like I was crazy so I dashed away over to the books, where I alerted an employee despite the four pharmacists watching me yell at him. I saw him one more time in the store before I left. I just wanted to get out.
I called Walmart once I got home, to make sure they followed up. The man who reviews security footage told me that the guy that took the picture was stalking me before he took the picture, he followed me from the fragrances over to pharmacy where he took the picture. I’ve filed a police report and the footage is being saved for them to pick up on Wednesday.
If this happens in public please don’t hesitate to call these people out about it. Embarrass them. Shame them.
If my children had not been observing I would have went and taken his phone from him. It was horrible, and I feel extremely violated and disgusted.
I went shopping, with my children, and a man stalked me because I looked vulnerable and distracted. Because he thought I wouldn’t notice, or that I would be too afraid to call him out.
Anyways, I just wanted to vent a bit and remind all you lovely people to stand up for yourselves and your friends, and strangers, and to not be afraid to make a scene when someone does something repulsing. Thank you for listening.
Im so sorry that happened to you, and while you were with your kids to boot. You handled it 100% appropriately and I hope the police bring him to justice.
“Since there are already people crying fake”
Jesus, and people wonder why women never come forward with this kind of shit, even on a sub of women for women people try to tell you it’s all in your head. Sad times we live in.
Thank you. If it’s not handled to my liking I may go to the news stations but I want to let the police do their jobs first
Yeah I anticipated that but not on the 13th comment ha. My thoughts exactly tbh and men assume well just let it happen because it’s scary and intimidating. Fuck that
The other news is that women will now be able to refer themselves for surgical abortion whereas they previously needed a physician's referral.
Good, I love my little guy but I hate seeing people have kids they don't want or aren't ready for just because options have been hard to come by.
Logical. Anyone who can't afford the abortion pill can't afford to have a child.
That's really good. There were still a few Catholic GPs who wouldn't refer on religious grounds when I was in NS. It shouldn't have to be a runaround.
Fire and forget birth control is absofuckinglutely amazing. Source: have Paragard.
I'm not at all surprised. Comprehensive education and access to control is always a winner. Study after study, locale after locale, this proves true.
Now we just need to figure out how to get conservatives to shut up about "God's plan" and "abstinence is the only solution" for five seconds so they can see that this type of access works wonders.
Exactly. Birth control is only good for deciding your future, sexual freedom, and bodily autonomy.
And none of that helps punish sinners for having sex, so that's obviously no good.
Except reducing teen pregnancies isn't exactly their goal.
What kind of disgrace do you have to be to kill and burn your own daughter.
Just going to point out that you don't have to be Muslim to kill your kids. Christian dads kill their kids, too.
Killing kids is bad, whatever the reason, and is done all over the globe by all colors and religions of people.
Edit: Just trying to prevent this thread from turning into a total bashing of Muslims.