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Contraception and the Culture War

February 3, 2012


MARY writes:

Mike Adams writes eloquently about the issue of abortion and he is right: pre-1973 thinking about abortion is not enough. How about pre-contraception?

Elizabeth Anscombe wrote this of contraception in 1972: “… what can’t be otherwise we accept; and so we accept death and its unhappiness. But possibility destroys mere acceptance. And so it is with the possibility of having intercourse and preventing conception…This can make the former state of things look intolerable…”  Read More »

 

Another Example of How the Pursuit of Equality Leads to Inequality

February 3, 2012


KEVIN MYERS
, writing in The Independent, examines the differences between women’s and men’s tennis and the injustice of awarding equal monetary prizes to female and male champions. He also ponders the extent to which women’s tennis has become a matter of sexual allure.

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Kiryas Joel

February 3, 2012

 

SEE the ongoing discussion in this entry of the Orthodox Jewish community of Kiryas Joel, where families are large and less than 50 percent of the working age men are employed.