~Following My Own Flow~
With the rest, for you to say that a man can't have an opinion leads us to think that you feel that a non-soldier can't have an opinion about war. That is stupid. Taking you seriously is the real problem darlin'.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
Kali means well, she just gets excited sometimes. As we all do, when expressing our views.Originally Posted by Flea
I agree that it isn't just me, as a man, that has the "right" to an opinion. Everyone affected or involved in a thing has a right to a position on it.
For instance, war affects the soldiers themselves most of all, and secondly their families, but it also affects the nation as a whole.
I'm not the only man, by far, who has a similar story to tell: of loving an unexpected child, making a committment to that child, and fulfilling that committment regardless of the cost or difficulty.
Despite the "Deadbeat Dad" stereotypes propagated by the media (and I'll grant there are men like that, but not as many as is made out to be), there are LOTS of men, a majority, who love their children dearly and put their efforts where their love is.
Once we leave the scenario of the teenage or 20-ish ho-dawg types who screw anything that moves and find responsibility abhorrent; once we start talking about actual men and not oversexed boys, there are many men who would be devastated if their wife or lady told them she was going to abort their child.
The reason we have a right to an opinion is not about male dominance of female reproduction or anything like that. The reason we have a right to be heard on this topic can be summed up in one word: Love.
We love our children.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
The real issue is physicial assisted suicide. The reason that those states had to "get around" the issue is that the states really have to get around the issue of murder, in the eyes of the state, not assisted suicide.