Via sine-out, MetalMagpie and Alomie among others.
1. Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?
Well I'm doing it, so obviously.
2. Would you do meth if it was legalized?
I do not know nor have I heard of a single person doing meth here in the UK. From what I understand it's a very USian thing. A few years ago I would have said yes, I'll try anything once. These days, what with my mental illnesses (and the psychiatric medications I take to manage them) I don't touch drugs; I don't even drink alcohol.
3. Abortion: for or against it?
Vociferously, militantly for. I believe abortion should be free, safe, legal and accessible to every woman in the world, no matter why she wants to have one, how far along in the pregnancy she is or how many (if any) she's had previously. I do not believe there should be any limits on abortion. We don't legally limit any other medical procedure, why should this one be any different?
4. Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
President of what? This strikes me as a very US-centric question, not just because it mentions a "president" but because it implies that the whole world would be affected by the person chosen as the president (presumably of the USA). Do I think the US would fail with a female president? Well Thatcher didn't destroy the United Kingdom, did she? I may be totally anti-Thatcher but she's living proof that a female leader does not a failure make.
5. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
If it were not for the aforementioned mental illnesses and psychiatric drugs, I would be using cannabis as a pain relief and sleep aid - I have ME, and sometimes prescription strength painkillers don't cut the mustard, and I'm not allowed sleeping tablets for various reasons. I may not touch drugs myself, but I am a firm believer that cannabis should be made legal and properly monitored. I also firmly believe that it is vastly less dangerous than alcohol; if I got my way, alcohol and cannabis would switch places, legality-wise.
6. Are you for or against premarital sex?
I have a four-and-a-half year old child and I've never been married. You work it out.
7. Do you believe in God?
No. I believe in gods. And goddesses. Which are all part of one all-encompassing Deity. I'm a scientific Pagan though, I can't be doing with woo.
8. Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
Oh yes, this is definitely a very US-centric questionnaire, isn't it? I don't give a shit about the US's immigration "problems" so I'm going to switch this for "Polish/Turkish/Indian/Pakistani people" and "the UK". And no, I don't think it's wrong. Every person I've spoken to who's been anti-immigration has been a slavering racist fucknugget. Even those who manage to hide their fucknuggetry have still been racist, they're just a lot more covert about it. What it basically boils down to is "BROWN people? In MY country? Stealing OUR jobs (that thousands of white Brits haven't gone for because they're not willing to put in the work)? Not on MY watch!"
9. A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
It's really none of my business or anyone else's whether she 'keeps it' or not. She should be aware of all her options, and be allowed to make the decision that she feels is best for her, and then she should be left the hell alone by the goddamned vulture media who do so love a "twelve year old slut" story. She should be given all the support and aid that she needs in whatever she chooses to do, but she should be allowed to make the decision privately, by herself.
10. Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
Again with the US-centricity! It already is eighteen here in the UK. I'm not especially bothered by the alcohol age limit; if you were paying attention earlier or know me very well, you'll know I'd like to see it be reclassified to a class C or B drug, or at the very least monitored much more closely.
11. Should the war in Iraq be called off?
There is no war in Iraq. War was officially never declared, so what we have is not a war but an invasion. So yes, the invasion should be called off.
12. Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Totally disagree. I am a staunch supporter of voluntary human euthanasia. If you want more information on this, you could try Compassion and Choices or Exit International.
13. Do you believe in spanking your children?
No, never. There is never a situation in which it is acceptable to physically (or mentally for that matter) harm a child. I wouldn't hit an adult because they had displeased me or wouldn't do what I want them to, why would I hit a defenceless child? Violence begets violence, and the last thing we want to be teaching children is that we hit others when we don't get our own way or like what they are doing. As a parent, I am the one person in my child's life who he should be able to rely on to be here to protect him from harm. How can I reinforce his feeling of security in me if I'm the one doing him harm?
14. Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
I'd burn it for free. The US flag means nothing to me.
15. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
I'm counting on it!