#1 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 4 weeks ago
Perhaps there are more men bailing because when the woman doesnt want the baby and the responsibility she terminates it before it’s born, thus never needing to bail. The male doesnt get the chance to do that, they can only make the decision to bail after the fact if they can’t convince the woman not to have it.
Don’t get my wrong tho, I don’t think it’s right. if you have a baby then you have a responsibility to look after it in most instances and you should suck it up and do your best to raise and support it.
#2 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 4 weeks ago
While I am philosophically pro-choice, the issue I always have with this debate is one nobody has ever been able to give a good answer to. I don't want to debate the right cares about the unborn until they are born and the left doesn't care about the unborn until they are born...those are ridiculous arguments.
What I would like to know is why in a marriage where the couple has consensual sex does the wife have the right to abort the child with no say so from the husband? Even outside a marriage if the sex is consensual...abortion should not be a form of birth control as there are many other ways to effectively do that.
I completely understand rape, incest, teens ruining their lives, etc. I get it whether I fully agree with it or not. I don't want to sit here and tell a woman what she can and can't do with her body, but at the same time why does the father have no rights, especially in a marriage with consensual sex situation? At some point even if you're going to say the embryo/fetus/whatever doesn't have rights yet, certainly the father does assuming consensual marital sex, right? Or is that considered a man trying to tell a woman what to do?
I don't think abortion should be illegal, but I also don't think the rights of all of those involved are being protected either.
Ive often pondered this point too.
Why does the man not get some input also and have some type of rights? The eventual baby is essentially half made by him and certainly he will be financially jointly responsible too. I mean if the man feels he isn't going to be able to support the child and the mother adequately financially and emotionally etc and feels it's not best to bring a child into such a relationship, then why does he get no say? I know I know, if he feels like this then he should have used a condom in the first place but there are always exceptions (condom broke or she said she was on the pill but forgot to take it - or worse intentionally didn't take it). Then the reverse, what if the man wants to keep the child and raise it, he still doesn't get a say if the woman wants to abort it. You see plenty of women that decide they suddenly want a child and will have one with someone regardless of whether the partner wants it or consents to it, but a man can't. They can't even stop the wife aborting it even if they want to raise it themselves without any input (financial or otherwise) from the mother.
It's just odd that the man essentially has no right in what happens to his unborn child. I dare say in today's "women's rights" environment if the situation was reversed I'm damn sure there would be hysterical protests about changing this.
#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » new gnr song debuted » 25 weeks ago
Agree the lyrics sound very ACDC.
The whole thing is kinda bizarre given the lack of new anything from Axl, then this. But at the same time it's probably just a fun thing to do on the side for him so why not. Just hope the rumours of Slash et al working on existing Chinese material is accurate, as I would take that in a heart beat over nothing. The complete lack of back catalogue from these guys is the biggest travesty over the years. Obviously completely new stuff with them working together creatively would be the ultimate but if it's reheated Chinese leftovers, I'll take that for now.
Of course what would have been funnier is if the cartoon wasn't Looney Tunes but rather Mickey Mouse Although to be fair his vocals sounded fine to me.
#5 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 30 weeks ago
I mean physically...he looks sick to me. His face appears to be falling off.
^ Serious question, does Trump get spray tans or take Melanotan so he can look that orange? His face seems to be getting worse from the footage/pics I see, he's almost become a caricature of himself.
#6 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 33 weeks ago
I waited until I could steal Solo for free online, no way the Mouse was getting more of my money after that turd TLJ. I was expecting the worse but it was actually ok for a bit of light fun. Nothing ground breaking, but still watchable.
I had to let go of the stupidity of Lando being pansexual and a few other obvious SJW themes, but it wasn't quite as bad as the early indicators were suggesting it could be.
I still hold out hope for the trilogy from the GOT writers if that gets the go ahead. Although it would require Disney to give them some autonomy and allow them to make it a bit less family friendly and grittier.
Looks like another 3 years of garbage, they've just extended Kathleen Kennedy's contract for another 3 years.
I also laugh how recently Bob Iger had used the "star wars fatigue" line as to why the box office was down etc. BS, it's the quality of the films obviously. You could make 2-3 a year and people would still go and see them if they were good, but they're not, it's as simple as that!