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Birth Control Controversy Hits NYC Schools

30 Sep

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/video/birth-control-controversy-hits-nyc-schools-17309946

I am a bit on the offense that the schools would suggest such a movement. I understand trying to curb the outbreak of teen pregnancy, but this approach seems a bit accepting of an action that young teens should be cautious of. I don’t think schools have exhausted all of their possibilities when it comes to this epidemic. It’s wrong to administer a drug that for one we have no idea how it will affect the bodies of these young teens and two even with the permission of the parents just doesn’t seem ethical. Young people misinterpret a lot these days, and I agree with one of the parents in the video when he said what example and message are we sending to the teenage population, that sex is ok and that you will not be held accountable for your actions?

A mother’s power?

30 Sep

I read an opinion article in The Star Press recently that said women have gained power everywhere in life, but they have lost power in the home over their children. In some cases I can see what the author means. He said women have become weak when it comes to raising their kids. They ask questions like, “How about helping Mommy clean up your toys?” Instead of just telling their kids to pick up their toys. Not all mothers are like this, but I can see his point. I see mothers in the grocery store who don’t tell their kids no. When I was younger, my mother would tell me no and there would be no discussion. Parenting has become a lot more sensitive in general, making sure that there is compromise between the parent and the child. Maybe things would be better if parents had the ultimate authority, and mothers stopped worrying about hurting their children’s feelings.

What do you think? 

Video

Sister Suffragette

30 Sep

One of my favorite movies as a kid! Enjoy 😀