Thursday, May 31, 2007

Is Semen Addictive?

That is the suggestion raised by this study by psychologist Gordon Gallup. Semen is filled with powerful mood-altering chemicals. Dr. Gallup found that women who have sex without using condoms show signs of being more attached to their partners.
Study author Gordon G. Gallup, Ph.D., a psychologist at the State University of New York in Albany, also found that women who routinely had intercourse without condoms became increasingly depressed as more time elapsed since their last sexual encounter. There was no such correlation for women whose partners regularly used condoms.

Gallup's survey of 293 college women also found that those who did not use condoms were most likely to initiate sex and to seek out new partners as soon as a relationship ended. "These women are more vulnerable to the rebound effect, which suggests that there is a chemical dependency," says Gallup.

Semen contains hormones including testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, luteinizing hormone and prostaglandins, and some of these are absorbed through the walls of the vagina and are known to elevate mood.

I'll bet some people might argue that this is an additional reason why women should use condoms: in order to protect themselves against depression (an unlabeled but powerful Sexually Transmitted Disease.) But I say that this is more evidence that attaching to your sex partner is the most natural thing in the world. We are playing with fire by trying to have sex without relationships. Using the condom to prevent the depression is just taking one step further away from the organic reality that sex naturally unites us with our partners, as well as makes babies.

What Don't Dads Do?

It's probably better to ask What Don't Dads Do? Dads fill about every role that children need in their lives at one time or another. Friend, confidant, shoulder to cry on, biggest fan, unwavering supporter, coach, discipliner, critical thinker, leader by example, etc. Isn't it the everyday, subtle greatness that men teach their children that creates that next generation? In the world that our children come into, there's an inherent need for them to find both the road map and the guide to help navigate the ups, downs and in-betweens. Men help their children discover the map without them realizing it so it's their accomplishment. Then, they act as guide on the journey of life, never too close or too far away to lend an ear, a voice, a point in the right direction. Men are challenged their whole lives to succeed, achieve, compete, and make their generation the best yet. We travel the world looking to find ourselves and to add our chapter to the book of life, only to find it in the smile of our children. In fatherhood, we write that chapter for all the world to share

Dad is the guy with the band-aids

From a single dad, via Glenn Sacks:

I was working with several single men on a project. One guy accidentally cut his finger, nothing major, but it was bleeding a little, so we all stopped. Without thinking, I pulled out my wallet, opened it up, took out a band-aid and handed it to him. He said 'Thanks, thats just what I need." I would have forgot all about it, except, he then asked me in a very puzzled tone, "I've heard of guys carrying around condoms, but what kind of guy carries band-aids in his wallet?"

The question made me think, why DO I always have a few band-aids in my wallet? I keep them because I have kids. Whenever they were very small and were out playing, they would sometimes come running to me crying over some small injury. A band-aid with a hug and a kiss with some advice to 'be more careful' always made it better. Remember I'm a single dad, so I can't say go inside and have mom put a band-aid on that --- its just me and the kids. Going inside myself with the injured kid and finding the box of band-aids usually took so much time that playtime was almost over and what do you do out at the park? Carrying a few band-aids was much more convenient and allowed play to resume after just a few minutes.

My kids have even brought their little injured friends up to me to get a band-aid. I know I can't hug the other kids in this fear-crazed society, but I do give them a band-aid and a few extra pats on the shoulder with the 'be more careful' advice.

So the only answer that makes sense to the question why I carry around band-aids was, "Because I'm a dad."

What Dads Do, continued

What do dad's do. We do evething a parent is supposed
to do. However I think we do it with objectivity in
mind. Dad's are tem oriented.

We groom our sons and a lot of times groom our
daughters. We comb our sons hair as well as oour
daughters hair.We tell our children to avoid certain
dangers, even those we have a gut feeling about. We
encourage our children to learn, to grow, to share to
be strong even in difficult times. We run the bases
with or children, shoot baskets, attend tea parties,
read scary stories as well as girly stories with a
girly manly voice.

We hurt when our children hurt, when they fall , when
they cry. We are happy when they are happy.

We shop for tidy whities and pink nighties.

We teach our sons and daughters to be strong,
independent, caring and to be leaders.

What Dads Do, continued

This is an entry from a lady, via Glenn Sacks. For those of you who don't know him, Glenn is an advocate for fathers' rights, especially those whose wives or ex-wives have made it difficult for them to be fully involved dads. This woman's story highlights some of the problems.
Let me tell you what my daughter’s dad does. He picks Emily up from school in the afternoon. He ensures her homework is done. He reads to her. They make "volcanoes" together when he cleans his thermos. He volunteers at her school, as do many of the fathers. He knows her extensive medical history, and arranges his schedule to accompany her to appointments as often as I do. He is there to cheer for her during sports. He helps her explore the world around her. He has been up many nights with her when she has been ill or upset. He takes her shopping, to the movies, and to the park. He accompanies her to the birthday parties of her friends. He demonstrates being a good citizen. He shows how to give of herself. He shows her how to respect our elders. He shows her how to respect our leaders. He and I set boundaries for our daughter. We enforce them together. He sets a good example of what a father, and husband, should be. Is he perfect? Not hardly. Is he a great dad? Without a doubt! The bond between the two of them is every bit as strong and important as the bond between my daughter and me.

Now, let me tell you what my step-daughter’s dad does. He talks to Bethany three times a week; because that is the mimimum court-ordered telephone visitation. Typically, he is competing with the television, a snack, neighbors, or other distraction for her attention, or she’s super-tired. He sees her for court ordered visitation during school breaks. Typically, she is promised enticing activities upon her return, or reminded of the exciting things she is missing while with us. He also has court-allowed visitation several weekends a year, during which time we take our younger daughter out of school and travel 700 miles for a forty-eight hour visit. Typically, she is missing some activity that she would have been able to do if she didn’t have to spend the weekend with her father. Immediately prior to two of our last four visits, she received a new pet. He receives copies of her report card three times a year and that is the extent of his allowed involvement in her education. If he takes her to the doctor during her visits, he is interfering with her healthcare. If he doesn’t take her to the doctor during her visits, he is denying her medical care. He waits for the next accusation of physical, emotional, sexual, or mental abuse. He has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars to defend himself against repeated, false allegations. He willingly pays child support, and has never been late with a payment. He is a banker. He is a father. He is not allowed to be a parent, let alone a dad.

Hardly sounds like the same man.

Thanks for letting me share.

What Dads Do, continued

From a gentleman in the Midwest, via Glenn Sacks

After my wife left and gained custody of our son, he began getting into some trouble. When he was in fourth grade, I got wind that he and another boy convinced a third boy that, if he gave them some money, they could purchase some pornography. The third boy gave them five dollars, and needless to say, never heard from them again. Just prior to my next "visitation" with my son, I made some phone calls and discovered that the third boy and his mother were swimming at a public pool. When I picked up my son, I immediately informed him that we were going to the pool, and that he was going to apologize to the boy and his mother. He fussed, cried and tried to talk me out of it, but I informed him that when males make a mistake, they don't run and hide from it. They face it and try to make reparations. He cried all the way to the pool.

When we arrived at the pool, I called the third boy's mom on her cell phone (she and I had set this up beforehand), she and her son met us outside the pool and my son hung his head but got the words out so they could hear. We then repaid the five dollars. The other boy was quiet but the mom smiled and thanked both of us.

As soon as we got back into my car, I told my son that we are now going to get some ice cream. His spirits immediately soared and he became the usual active, bright-eyed son that I knew. I never brought up the subject again with him.

I don't really know how much effect this had on my son. He's now 21 and we've never talked about ithe episode, but I'd like to think that it kept him from getting into more trouble as he grew older.

What Dads Do: from London, via Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler's blog wonders "What boys Become without Male Authority."
What happens when boys grow up without the influence of male authority? Stewart Dakers, writing in the London Guardian, warns that the absence of engaged males in authority -- fathers in particular -- leads to brutal, crude, dangerous, and narcissistic teenage boys and young men....

Dakers explains that far too many boys are now raised by women, virtually alone. Even when husbands and fathers are still part of the family picture, they do not give attention to their progeny or invest in their children. They have no emotional attachment to their sons and they do not discipline their boys. All the emotion, care, guidance, and discipline -- what discipline there is -- comes from females. Boys raised in a female environment learn quickly to become masters of manipulation, Dakers advises. They first learn to manipulate their mothers, then move on to other females...
Dakers explains that boys and young men learn two basic ways to manipulate their mothers and the other female authorities in their lives -- "sweep her off her feet or pull the wool over her eyes." They make their way through a progression of bad behaviors, manipulating their way around and through female authority.

And female authority is virtually all many boys see. As Dakers reports:

It is not necessarily the absence of fathers. Split's was around, during those intervals between being a guest of Her Majesty. Pole's is around all the time, but might as well not be. He lounges around expecting food, drink, TV, clothes, sex - OK, so he handles the remote. He offers words of wisdom, shouts instructions, but anything unpleasant - tantrums, homework - is women's work. And on the occasions when anything requires discipline, handling, he'll find some pressing errand in the shed, under the car, down the pub, to excuse himself.

Which reflects the reality of the wider world. At the sharp end, the rock face, there is hardly a man in sight. In their early years, up to puberty, authority is exercised on young men exclusively by women - shop assistants, teachers, health visitors, social workers and, of course, sisters and mothers.
Boys are increasingly raised without fathers and without the force of male authority. They are coddled, entertained, and reinforced in self-assertion by a constellation of female influences. So many mothers and other women give themselves selflessly to the raising of these boys, but boys need the controlling force of male authority -- the male voice they cannot ignore. They need a man -- a father or father figure -- who knows what boys are up to when they try to manipulate, and who will put down an insurrection the moment it starts.

They need the influence and discipline of a man who will say no and make it stick, who will hold the boy accountable, and who will provide the necessary instruction in becoming a man. They need the male voice, but so many boys hear only the voices of women....
Split and Pole spend their time strutting their exaggerated masculinity as they intimidate citizens on a London sidewalk. Rest assured that the boys and young men who do the same in American neighborhoods and shopping malls are doing so for the same reason -- the absence of male authority.

We no longer have to wonder what a society of boys raised without fathers would look like. That society is taking shape before our eyes.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Comment on Immigration

Here is one of my favorite responses to my immigration article:

Thank you for your essay. You have it right. I helped adjudicate applicants for the 1986 amnesty, lived and worked in Latin America many years, have been many times across the border, and speak fluent Spanish. I don't want another amnesty. I just want Washington to enforce our laws. PLEASE!

Free Prize for "What Dads Do" posts

I will send a free pdf of my booklet, "101 Tips for a Happier Marriage" to everyone who sends in an e-mail or posts a comment with a story about What Dads Do, for Father's Day. Send in your story before June 12 for this free gift!

Winning on Immigration

My latest Townhall article is here. The premise of the article is that the Rule of Law is the winning platform. So, I wrote it, as if I were the winning candidate for president:
My Fellow Americans,

By the time I am sworn in as President, the current Congress will have passed “comprehensive immigration reform, ” because the elites of America have decided that’s what we need. But the ordinary citizens of the United States want and deserve the rule of law. The advocates of reform insist on rushing a debate on a bill so detailed that it requires one thousand pages. At this time, it is not humanly possible to know what immigration law will look like when I take the oath of office as the head of the Executive Branch of these United States. I want you, the citizens of the United States, to know what I intend to do once in office.

Iintend to enforce the immigration law, whatever it turns out to be. Count on it. There will be no more turning a blind eye to infractions by employers, workers, document forgers or criminals. We wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today, if previous Presidents and their executive branches had made serious attempts to enforce the law. The problems would have been exposed and possibly corrected, much sooner. If Congress presents the country with another impossible to enforce immigration code, we shall find it out sooner, rather than later. For I intend to attempt to enforce every bit of it to the maximum extent legally permissible.

I'm getting messages saying, "If you run for President, I'll vote for you."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What Dads Do: A Father's Day Gift

Fathers do not get the credit they deserve in the raising of children. The courts downplay them, the feminists dismiss them, and they media diss them. Even the social scientists who know from their data that dads matter, often can't quite put their finger on why. The kinds of things social science can measure, such as time spent doing different activities and parenting styles, don't necessarily capture what dads do.
Between now and Father's Day, I plan to publish stories that illustrate the many, sometimes intangible, contributions of fathers to child development. Here is one to get the ball rolling.
I met this charming lady at my debate at the University of Virginia. She sent this along this story of how she learned how much her husband contributed to the raising of their children:
In case you haven't heard of the bull elephant tale - this is it in a few words: There were some adolescent orphaned elephants in a forest absolutely creating havoc - killing creatures elephants would not normally kill and the like. They were rounded up and put in with a normal tribe of elephants -w ith extra bulls. - and guess what - they straightened right up and no longer were the bullies of the forest.
My identical twin boys were 15 when their father died. They were always boys full of energy and action. I always said having twin boys was like having a tornado swirling through the house – wherever they were, there was a storm! My twin girls would sit quietly in the corner, playing dolls, until the boys came swirling through and the quiet tea party was over! Anyway, a week after their father died, they announced that they weren't going to live in a house run by a woman. I then realized that my husband had more authority over them when he was sick on the couch, than I did as a fully functioning healthy woman. The subsequent years were chaos, eventually they dropped out of school and joined the National Guard Challenge program – (a teenage boot camp of sorts which I highly recommend for male or female highschool dropouts) – That is where they met their "bull elephants", or should we say – retired Marines!! They both met their matches and completed the program with flying colors, came out with their GEDs, which enabled them to join the US Marine Corps. I now have 20 year old twin Marines – a Corporal and a Lance Corporal, of whom I am very proud. They are fit and disciplined and have seen the mistakes of their past and have goals for a better future. It's been a painful journey, but I'm sure it would have been much more painful if they had not met some bull elephants to rein them in.

Dr J says: what do dads do? They provide authority.
I plan to run as many stories about fathers' contributions to the rearing of children as I can between now and Father's Day. Please send in your stories! If I publish yours, you can show it to your father or husband as a Father's Day present!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Oklahoma passes tax relief for stay at home families

My friends at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs are delighted that their Democratic governor signed a tax bill giving a tax credit to families with a stay at home parent.
According to a news analysis published by the AP in March,

House Speaker Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, wants to give stay-at-home parents a credit on their state income taxes of almost $100 per child.
“It certainly is not taking away from those who utilize day care,” Cargill said. “It just treats stay-at-home parents on an equal footing when it comes to tax policy.”
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, many states give tax credits for child care expenses of families with two working parents, but extending that to stay-at-home parents is a novel approach.
“At this point, we’re not aware of other states with laws like this one,” said Bert Wausanen at the NCSL’s Denver headquarters....."
The idea first surfaced a couple of years ago in a joint letter to the editor by Brandon Dutcher of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think-tank, and David Dunn, research and projects director for the Oklahoma Family Policy Council, a nonprofit group associated with the national Focus on the Family organization of James Dobson."

Here is an excerpt from that letter, written back in 2005:

Right now, the playing field is not level. It is strongly tilted to encourage parents to choose government or other institutional child care options. Consider: Oklahoma has more than 30 programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Oklahoma is also one of the handful of states that funds universal preschool for all 4-year-olds. And Oklahomans who put their children in institutionalized day care benefit from both federal and state tax credits.

This policy emphasis on nonparental care exists despite the fact that parents – in nearly all the research data we’ve seen – overwhelmingly say they would choose to take care of their children themselves at home if that were a viable option....

Oklahoma policy-makers should create a state per-child tax credit worth some portion (say five percent) of the federal credit. Though it wouldn’t level the playing field entirely, it would be a start. And the revenue impact to the state treasury would be minimal, around $20 million.

The policy ultimately implemented by the legislature is not exactly this, of course. But state policy think tanks can take heart from the fact that sometimes, something constructive can be done. Feminists like to prattle on about "choice," never mentioning that the State has its big fat thumb on the scales when people are making their choices. This legislation goes some of the way toward leveling the playing field.
PS This month's edition of Perspectives, the magazine of Okalahoma Council of Public Affairs, just happens to have a cover article by yours truly.

Monday, May 14, 2007

More on the Parenting Question

I got a few more details in my exchange with "Jimmy." It turns out that his brother does seasonal work that keeps him away from home for weeks at a time. So, while the father disapproves of the 14 year old girl having a sleepover with boys, the mother is allowing this in his absence. Jimmy says,
Its just frustrating to me that I can't even reason with her. Aren't there some sort of studies that I could quote or some authoritative statement about the danger of this practice? I fear my neice will be pregnant before she sees 15. I expressed that to my sister in law and she said, "No she won't. She wouldn't dare have sex because I told her I'd kill her if she does." I can't even imagine how to respond to a statement that stupid....The thing is, the boys' (there were two of them the other night) parents know they are spending the night with a girl. All three of these kids are 14. I'm just sickened by how incredibly bad American parents are becoming.

Dear Jimmy,
You may use me as an authority in your conversations with this family.
Studies now show that teenagers' brains are wired differently than yours and mine. Teens are in fact more impulsive and emotional. This is not just a stereotype. The fact that you or I think something is reasonable doesn't mean that the teens will see the reasoning.
Young people's bodies are transitioning into biological adulthood, which means that their bodies are designed to reproduce. The body of a young healthy adolescent is crying out to reproduce and to connect with a person of the opposite sex. Our society is not set up for young people to take on adult parenting responsibilities, at the time that their bodies are physically ready for parenthood. For teens to sleep in the same room with friends of the opposite sex is a sure-fire way to have them become sexual with each other, and destroy their friendship in the process.
The kids have enough trouble handling their feelings without being placed in a situation of almost overwhelming temptation.
Also, please know that beginning sex at such a young age is correlated with depression, having multiple partners, and getting pregnant and STD's. Most important, early initiation of sex is correlated with a lower probability of being happily married at the age of 30.
In other words, this mom is betting that they won't have sex. But if they do have sex, it sets her daughter up for a lifetime of risks.
Another approach to use with this mother: you are openly defying your husband's clearly expressed position on this topic. By what right do you do that? Do have any idea what harm you may be doing to the trust between the two of you? I always advise couples to "give way on trivial issues," in my "101 Tips for a Happier Marriage." This is not a trivial issue, but a deeply serious one, and your husband is in the right and you are mistaken. Children need, above all, for their parents to be cooperating with each other, and to be "on the same page," with discipline. By allowing your daughter to have these sleepovers, you are damaging your relationship with your husband, with absolutely no gain to yourself or your daughter. What could possibly be the point of that?
Another overall strategy, Jimmy: you might want to talk to the boys involved or their parents. Ask them if they are ready for a lifetime of child support payments. In some states, the parents of underaged fathers are being held accountable for child support. Ask them if they are absolutely sure a) the girl won't get pregnant and b) she and her parents won't come after him for child support.
Good luck and God bless you!
Dr J

Consumer Health Care

The Wall Street Journal has an article by this title. Walmart and CVS Pharmacy now offer walk-in medical service for simple problems. The WSJ author emphasizes the convenience and low cost that consumer-based, non-governmental medical care can offer.
I am interested in these walk-in clinics for a different reason. Many states award contracts for medical care to Planned Parenthood clinics. I'm told by my friends in Pennsylvania that Planned Parenthood has the state contract to do cervical cancer screening, and STD testing. This is legitimate medical care. But why does Planned Parenthood have to do it? The state could just as well give the contract for simple routine testing to WalMart.
This is becoming an important question in Texas, which recently began state funding for an alternatives to abortion program. The funds for the abortion alternatives program are taken from the family planning budget, which includes funding for various reproductive health activities. Naturally, the Planned Parenthood types are incensed that their funding is being cut, in favor of alteratives to abortion programs. The abortion proponents are casting the conflict in terms of medical care (which is what Planned Parenthood provides) versus talking (which is what the abortion alternatives program provides.)
This conflict could be resolved by taking all the medical contracts away from an ideological organization like Planned Parenthood, and giving the contracts instead to these walk-in clinics based in Big Box retail stores.
"No state funding for abortion," is an extremely shallow claim, if in fact, the states are funding abortion providers for other services. Money is fungible. If they are making money doing cancer screenings, that is revenue that is available to fund their other activities, including abortion.
Let WalMart and CVS provide these services.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Parenting Question

A reader asks me this:
Dear Dr. J,
I have a 14 year old neice and her mother, my sister in law, allows boys to spend the night with her, in the same room! She gets vvery offended if you object and her rationale is that "I trust my daughter." I know this is insane but what can I say to counter that? What do you tell someone who is so deluded that they can't see that NO 14 year old can be trustesd with their sexuality. I'm just asking for me but the the sad truth is, there are probably hundreds of thousands of parents out there that are actually that ignorant.

Dear Jimmy
You are of course correct that no 14 year old can be trusted with a temptation of that magnitude. You have probably done all you can do with this mother however. My question is this: where is this child’s father? Is that your brother? He needs to put his foot down, but good.
Can you encourage and support the father? That might be the best strategy.
Good luck.
Dr J

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Re: "Does anything work in sex education?"

Find the article here.

A Government program that doesn't work???? Please tell me you're kidding. I don't really understand why people would expect sex education taught in government schools to have any effect, after all our children also rate at the bottom of industrial nations in all of the academic disciplines, don't they? Teaching math certainly seems to have no effect on our kids. I believe, and have read supporting statements, that abstinence (sp?, I went to government school) programs do work when presented as you outlined in your article.
We need more people like you.

When a couple has embraced the typical contraceptive lifestyle, even for the "best" of reasons, they are blinded to true chastity. They have accepted the phrase, "man is a sexual being" and therefore are trapped in the definition and all its consequences.

I say this because when we were developing our curriculum, low these many years ago, this was one of the phrases that we tried to purge from our work. Man is not a sexual being. He is a rational being made in the image and likeness of God. Even the first half of that phrase, "a rational being" re-orients your thinking. If a person "is" something, they are only complete when they fulfill their "is-ness". (Am I getting too confusing here?) So, if man "is a sexual being", then he is only complete when he is being sexual or committing a sexual act. Further, all acts then tend to be defined in relationship to sex. (Sounds rather Freudian!!). The sex ed people really think man is sexual and only fulfilled in their sexual acts.

If he is a rational being, then he is fulfilling his nature when he is engaging his intellect. The more his intellect rules his life, the better person he is. Of course, it must be understood that man can only reach perfection when he has enterd into the life of grace fully.

I believe we must shout from the rooftops that "man is a rational being made in the image and likeness of God" again and again and again. The incorrect definition has been repeated so many times that most of us are not aware of how it has crept in and influenced our thinking about ourselves and how we should live life.

This does not preclude dealing with our "sexuality", another phrase that has taken a life of its own and is usually not used properly. It is a means of seeing ourselves as a whole in the proper light, especially in relationship to God.

Unless abstinece education includes all of these truths, they will be total failures.

Friday, May 04, 2007


In response to my article, "Some People Just Need to get Spanked."

In response to your article, I must say first that I am proud of Sally
Lieber's bill and second that I am proud to be from a state that cares about the welfare of it's youngest members. Many countries around the world have totally banned the spanking of children. You don't hear about too many problems with their children either. Why? Because their children are being raised in generally peaceful societies where they do not fear being smacked by the people who are supposed to love them and protect them.

We are one of the last Western countries to not have a ban on hitting children. Have we ever been a peaceful society? Hardly. Before you mock our state and our legislaters in another article, perhaps you should do some soul searching and ask yourself why you would advocate hitting children no matter how "mild" that hitting would be. We are talking about children - where even a small slap can be traumatic.

We have laws in every state where if you hit an animal or another adult you could find yourself before a judge. How then do we allow adults to hit the smallest members of our society without having to be accountable for their actions? Hopefully soon it will not be just CA that bans hitting children but all states - that way we can join the intelligent countries in the rest of the world that have recognized the evils of hitting children.

The New Underground Women's Movement

In response to my article, "The New Underground Women's Movement."

Thanks for the article. I emailed it immediately to our Pro-Life committee at St. Monica's Catholic Church on Mercer Island, WA. Even in this very liberal state the pro-life movement is very alive and well, thank God!

Great post! I have a lefty friend on Myspace that thinks she is so righteous in her radical views. I would like to post your post on Myspace to also hit my conservative friends out there in the ethers. Full props to you and of course. Again Great post and go get 'em.

I write to pass along an observation that I believe to be highly relevant to the women's choice, right-to-life debate. A couple of years ago, I read a
biography of a man who has supported the abortion movement from back in the 1950s/1960s in California, and was central to litigating the California Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right to abortion. That case was then cited in Roe v. Wade.

What struck me in that biography was the author's inquiry to the subject why he was such a devoted advocate of abortion when he himself had eight children between himself and his second wife, and was a devoted family man. His response was that he had wrestled with that apparent paradox, but had concluded that the threat of global overpopulation was the over-riding concern that he must give precedence.

So, you see? His motivation is to persuade women to destroy their children so his can have more space in the world.

The book is "Damn Right!," a biography of Charley Munger, the billionaire business colleague of Warren Buffet.

Jennifer, what an awesome article!! Bravo! It's wonderful to hear how we REAL women are for life. Any women's magazine tells therwise, and assumes that all women are pro-abortion and liberal. God Bless you and your family!

Excellent observation. I prefer the company of pro-life people, much the same way I prefer the company of veterans versus draft-dodgers.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Women's "studies" college programs

In response to my article, "Are we getting it right? The state of women's studies departments." Find it on my website.

It would seem to me that any academic pursuit ending with the word "studies" automatically makes the "B.S." meter go off. They are never serious areas of study. My son attends a Christian college in Lincoln, Nebraska. strangely enough, they don't offer any of these courses of study. Strangely enough, most years they have a 100% acceptance rate to medical school and 100% passing rate on the CPA exam. The proof is in the pudding. They are preparing kids to succeed in life, both spiritually and vocationally.

VA Tech and Mental Illness

The following are two accounts of a mom and a wife dealing with schizophrenia, that I found in the days after the Virginia shooting. They are at:

I thought your article was right on the money, and I hope it gets widely disseminated and discussed.

Some Intelligent Women Stay Home!

Monday's column on TownHall is generating reactions. I took on Linda Hirshman (again) for her insistence that intelligent women should get to work, instead of wasting their lives staying home with kids.

My wife, Bonnie, stay at home to raise their three children and had a stay at home job working for a major pharmaceutical company. When you lose one was going off to the junior high, she went back to work as a registered nurse taking a refresher course first and now has been working in a pediatrics unit for many years. I don't see any waste of my wife's life staying at home and I see that she has poured herself into art three children and I'm grateful that she has done that. She now fights breast cancer and still does photo albums, these a lot of books, helps with homework, and does a lot of other work around the house and is preparing to go back to work after disability in June. Thank you Jennifer Roback Morse for your article confronting Linda Hirschman and her bad penny appearing up again. I feel bad for Linda Hirschman because I think she's going to go into retirement with lots of regret that she did not spend more time with her children if she has any. Thank you Jennifer for confronting stereotypes that are pushed by the liberal leaning newspapers.