Arguing With IdiotsWe all have our addictions. For some, it's smoking. For others, it's drinking. And for many others, it's porn. For me, it's arguing on the internetthe most fruitless endeavor since Sisyphus rolling a boulder up a hill.Arguing With Idiots3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
I don't know what compels me to argue. I guess it's this naive notion that, if you encounter someone with an incorrect belief and you provide them logic, reason, and evidence to the contrary, that they will abandon their belief. If that were the case, the world wouldn't be plagued with birthers, truthers, anti-vaccers, Keynesians, and other idiots with blatantly incorrect beliefs. You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can't make them think.
So I know that arguing with people rarely changes their minds. So why do I persist with arguing? Do I derive pleasure from it? Hardly! If anything, it gives me grief. There's nothing more frustrating than knowing someone is demonstrably wrong, and even when you prove to them that they are, not only do they not admit it, but
Why back-ally abortions are a bullshit argumentThat's right bitches, I'm going there. I haven't posted a journal on a controversial topic in a while, so I figured it's about time to cause trouble again. ;DWhy back-ally abortions are a bullshit argument2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Anyways, regardless of what side you're on, you've all heard this argument at least ONCE I'm sure: That abortion should be kept legal to keep the number of back-alley abortions down. After doing a little research, I've discovered that what a lot of the "facts" that people know about back-alley abortions are a load of bull. There's more common misconception than anything. Being the little trouble-maker I am, I'm going to break them all down for you and explain why they're a load of horseshit. :3
Misconception #1: Illegal abortions were done in unsanitary alley-ways by fake doctors.
Sorry but, that's not how it was at all. Actually, before it was legalized, about 90% of illegal abortions were performed by licensed physicians. The term "back-alley" didn't refer to abortions literally being performed right there in an a
Birth Control? No Thanks!Why do I detest artificial birth control so much? This is a controversial question since in society today, artificial birth control is seen as the ultimate weapon for women's rights, and is what keeps us from the "dark ages" of slaving away at home with 13 kids hanging off our arms. However, I believe birth control really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Do I really need birth control to be an independent, free woman? Is the ability to have sex without kids via hormonal chemicals really paramount to having the right to vote and the right to freedom of speech?Birth Control? No Thanks!1 year ago in Scraps More Like This
My answer is no. I abhor the whole industry and culture surrounding artificial birth control, and I have medical, cultural/societal, and religious reasons to think this way.
I don't care how much "safer" birth control pills are getting, or how easy-to-use and safe an IUD can be: they still work against my body's natural rhythms and thus still contain ri