Category Archives: Social Issues

Parents trying to raise the next ‘Baby X’ are a bunch of jerks

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That’s right, JERKS! In case you haven’t heard, a Toronto couple has decided that they’re apparently on a higher evolutionary plane than the rest of saps who kowtow to our genders by allowing the big, bad society to foist its ideas of gender inequality on us and pressure us to like and do things that […]

Allowing television in kids’ rooms

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Television in the kids’ bedroom is a controversial issue even in my own home. I’ll admit, I have taken a page out of the lazy parent’s handbook on this issue and happily run with it. I think my husband thinks it’s somewhat unsophisticated and pedestrian to allow our children to have TVs in their room, […]

The case against abortion

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Guest post by Alison Advocates of abortion like to point out their perceived discrepancy between conservatives wanting less government intrusion and then having the gall to tell women what they should or shouldn’t do with their bodies. It’s really not about a woman’s body. Women can have plastic surgery, go on a crazy diet, exercise, […]

Child abuse: Is sorry enough?

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A mother in Montreal Canada, age 25, was accused in 2006 of alleged child neglect and abuse when her then 18-month-old baby was found wandering an apartment complex by himself. He was found by a neighbor with a soiled diaper, covered in soot and inflicted with severe burns. Some of those burns were infected and […]

The case against extended maternity leave

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Albania, Bulgaria, Denmark, Lithuania, Norway, Russia and Sweden are amongst the countries which allow a year or more of maternity leave. Hail to Albania, or is this blessing really a curse? In the U.S., by contrast, through the Family Medical Leave Act, you can get a whopping 90 days IF you work for a company […]

Breastfeeding baby doll comes to U.S.

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A breastfeeding doll that has been selling in Europe is poised to start selling its suckling here in the U.S., amid controversy that the doll’s target market is young girls. Some argue that the doll makes little girls grow up too fast while others think it’s the best thing since Nutella. This morning I heard […]

Leaving kids home alone

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Is it okay to leave an 11-year-old at home alone? What about a 10-year-old or an 8-year-old for that matter? Although there are many factors involved, such as the child’s maturity level and the age of his/her younger siblings, it seems to me that society’s acceptable age to “babysit” keeps getting higher as our life […]

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: Bring it!

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Finally. Just a few days ago, a brief, from The University of Kent, UK, was published, decrying the social and political arm twisting new mothers face in deciding how to feed their babies — breast, bottle (formula) or both. While breastfeeding is preferred, as supported by scientific evidence, infant formula is completely fine. People, get […]

America gets blamed for the failings of the Canadian healthcare system

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All over the news today, heartbreaking headlines about a dying 13 month old old Canadian baby read like this: Detroit hospital refuses Baby Joseph Detroit hospital refuses to treat dying Ontario infant Dying Ont. baby’s transfer to Detroit denied Joseph Maraachli has endured much suffering since he’s been born. He’s afflicted with a rare neurological […]

Co-ed highschool sports; putting politics over logic

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Joel Northrup is an honorable young man. A sophomore wrestler at Linn-Mar High School, he dropped out of the Iowa state championship rather than do something no adult should have asked him to do in the first place — he dropped out because he didn’t want to wrestle a girl. Two girls, Cassy Herkelman and […]