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June 17th, 2005


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01:36 pm
Voteonmarriage.org, the anti-gay-marriage organization that Governor Romney of Massachusetts is endorsing, links to an article which argues that opposite-sex couples raise better-adjusted children than same-sex couples. One of the more crapulous arguments – and one that's highlighted in the article, so I'm not taking it out of context or anything – is the claim that "Children need mom's softness as well as dad’s roughhousing."

*snork*

I wonder if Romney will set up a special task force to take children away from insufficiently rough dads or insufficiently soft moms...
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From:z_gryphon
Date:June 17th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Sheesh. So only male parents can roughhouse and only female ones can be soft? Isn't Mitt even aware of the existence of bulldykes and queens?

... what?
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From:buddhagrrl
Date:June 17th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
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What about children of single parents? I know I'm a pacifist softy but I also kick and bite people and, like, I know how to build a camp fire and change my tire and stuff, so is he saying I turned out too soft?

I mean, gods, you've -met- my mother...

She's knocked a guy unconcious with one punch and on another occasion drank a pimp under the table and then dragged him to the street by his ankles. She is also still huggable, generous, and cries at the drop of a hat.

I didn't need a soft parent and a rough parent, I just needed a *second* parent so my mother wouldn't be so stressed out all the time... if a second parent had come in the form of a man OR a woman, it wouldn't matter, it would have made her life easier either way to have had any help at all.


Mitt can bite my ass.
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From:motomuffin
Date:June 17th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, arrgh. I've just made the mistake of going to that voteonmarriage site and reading some of their "arguments" -- makes me want to stick a fork in my eye.

Gay people are out to destroy families! Gay people don't want monogamy! Gay people are going to change the legal system!! FEAR! HATE! FEAR! HATE!

Jesus.
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From:ardaniel
Date:June 17th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Focus on the Family isn't exactly known for their *non*-crapulous arguments on any given social or political topic. ;)

The assumption that the two-parent heterosexual household is automatically a perfect utopia of enlightened child-rearing always amuses me, darkly.

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