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How many battered children were "accidental conceptions," ie: unwanted?
I once knew a guy whose mother told him often that he was an "accident" and had ruined her showbiz career. He grew up to be a wife beater. His wife was also his adagio partner, and if he got mad at her he'd drop her out of an overhead lift, and then say he tripped on something on the ice.
Years ago I was giving a lecture at the U of WA in Seattle about family violence to the doctoral students. I reported on the situation of emergency room events with small babies having unexplainable broken bones and bruising. The term "battered child syndrome had just been coined.
I went to a lecture after mine and a doctor revealed the appearance of newborns with similar characteristics and it seemed to be correlated with abnormalities in newborns and their mother's history of alcohol abuse. At that time, they had no term for fetal alcohol syndrome.
Now, we know about battered wife and child syndrome and fetal alcohol syndromes. It is strange how syndromes don't become recognized until after there is a label for the patterns seen commonly in emergency rooms and birthing rooms.
She looks so stupid that she would not/could not recognize "gay" if it was in bed with her.
I have used this quote before, but I believe it's true: "Anger/rage is fear in disguise." WHAT did these two dimwits have to be afraid of?
For that matter what do DOMA supporters and TP members have to be afraid of? I'll never understand certain types of people.
Jessica Dutro sentenced for the murder of her 4 year old son who she thought acted gay.
dailymail.com although also on lots of sites.
It looks like this young woman is mentally ill or on drugs. She assaulted all 3 of her children, but seems to have given the worst to Zacchary.
Neither the mom nor her boyfriend look like they are playing with a full deck. I was trying to decide if they have the appearance of people born with fetal alcohol syndrome, especially the boyfriend. Maybe my imagination.
Regardless, I don't think she should ever be allowed to have, or be near, children again.
David Pakman interviews one of the most evil influences on society today. I don't know why I torture myself with this stuff....
Thinking more about what tangible thing can be done to help African LGBT people.
I think most congresspeople will either ignore a letter (conservatives) or might be inspired to shine light on the topic (Liberals). So maybe writing letters, or inspiring others to do so, to liberal politicians. Such as those in my state, WA.
Here is y search on the White House petition website. I don't see anything on Africa related to LGBT people. Also, there is only one topic on LGBT people, which relates to ENDA. There is no mention of this in immigration topics.
So I think there is no White House petition regarding the plight of LGBT people in either SubSaharan Africa or Muslim countries.
I think it would be good to start a White House petition. Some of the petitions are by crack pots, and some are serious. I will ponder this a bit. Any thoughts or comments?
Abuse from the Egyptian government as well.
Egypt Court Sentences Four Gays to Prison
A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said.
Prosecutors had accused the men of holding "deviant parties" and dressing in women's clothes. Three were sentenced to eight years and the fourth to three years in prison.
Prosecutors have used a law banning "debauchery" to try homosexuals in the past.
Those accused of homosexuality are often forced to undergo medical tests to establish they are "habitual" gays, a practice rights groups have decried as abusive.
Homosexuality is not tolerated across the Middle East and much of Africa.
Interesting take on the right of anyone to marry:
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