Friday, June 21, 2013

7QT Time in Alexandria

More 7QT over at Jen's Conversion Diary

1. For the past week, I've been posting over at Alexandria as a contributor. Here are my three posts under my profile there, mostly on the issue of fatherless and marriage decline.

2. All the children are out of school, we've taken a hike at Benson's Park and with to Chelmsford's Parlee Farm, which is not associated with Tyngsboro's. Why, because I just want to pick strawberries. I didn't want to deal with buying their donuts or feeding goats, yes they've grown but it's too much.

3. Let's Talk About Sex: Why More Babies Means More Economic Growth

Even if you increase output per person, but decrease the number of persons, you are likely to have stagnant or even shrinking output. Don’t believe me, ask Japan. The world can, and does, have fertility recessions.

4. Happy Fatherless Day As marriage declines, fewer fathers will have real relationships with their children.

By contrast, fathers who are married to the mother of their children are much more likely to enjoy the day-in-day-out relationships with their children that enable them to give their kids the attention, discipline, and affection they need to thrive


College imitates Seinfeld — Psych prof orders students to wear the ribbon

A Tennessee community college professor ordered her students to wear ribbons supporting gay rights and said those who believed in the traditional definition of marriage are just “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” according to a legal firm representing several of the students in the class.

Students in a general psychology class at Columbia State Community College were directed by their professor to wear “Rainbow Coalition” ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community, said Travis Barham, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

It turns out the professor was also head of the psych program, so it wasn't like the students had anyone to above her to complain about the incident.

6. In response I would have written a psyche paper on the effects of fatherless on women for the professor, I bet she would of given me a grade of a "C".Intimate relationships of adult women who were abandoned by their fathers: A phenomenological investigation

“Sanders and Mayeda (2008) acknowledged the impact of fatherlessness on women is often most damaging when the absence is due to abandonment or divorce. Although death is one manner in which a father can be absent from the home, death as a form of absence has less of a negative impact on a women‟ internalizations of self abuse and self esteem (Barras, 2000). When a father dies, women are often able to deal with this form of absence without blaming themselves. Sanders and Mayeda indicated when fathers are absent from the home due to divorce or abandonment, women are more likely to see the loss as something that is wrong with them. ”

7. Underwater of ancient Alexandria


  1. That last picture is pretty cool!

    #3, it just makes sense that if people have fewer children the economy will there will be less need for goods and services.

  2. In reading the conversations across the blogosphere aboutgay marriage, it strikes me that the argument is all personal on the proponents' side. "Prove to me how Ken and Roger getting married will cause a decline in hetero marriage." The logic seems correct, but for some reason it's never, ever worked. If you look back on previous libertine movements - abortion, family equivalence, subjective morality, they've all had that same argument and all ended the same way - with total disaster for the traditional family. That suggests an underlying flaw in the mental model of the libertines.

  3. KT CAT

    From our point of view, marriage is a public relationship. We want the community to recognize the relationship for a public policy purpose. Marriage, in past anthropological terms, allowed individuals to identify kinship on both maternal and paternal lines.

    Third parties benefited, such as children from the relationship and others who could identify extended family members. They could safely know if they were marrying a cousin, for instance. In some culture cousin marriages are encourages and in other cultures they are not.

    Here from the HuffPost

    ""I think that we should accept gay marriage and gay divorce," Hollenbach, who is planning to tie the knot with his longtime partner Chip, said. "I'm not getting married to my partner for the community; I'm getting married to my partner because I love him and I want to marry him, and I don't think [my marriage] should be held up to a certain standard just for political reasons.""

    I think in our current culture many heterosexual couples see it the same way, they don't see how the community may benefit from their marriage. Marriage is simply as way to say I love you, with no other purpose or function. Then again, when people see neighborhoods with more then half of the children living without fathers and refuse to walk/drive through them in fear of crime, we should recognize that government programs are not enough for the community. The community needs increased marriage rates, for the sake of the children and the well-being of all the residents.