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I am a conservative college student on a path to becoming a political opinion blogger.

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Abortion is a Man’s Issue, too.

For the last forty years, since Roe v. Wade was upheld by the Supreme Court, abortion has been called a woman’s issue and only a woman’s issue. Men have been told that they have no claim in it and that they should not be allowed to decide what happens to a fetus within a woman’s body.

This is a false narrative perpetuated by third wave feminists that believe that men are inherently unequal to women. Although it is not directly cited as so, the narrative that a process, which men should have no say in, regardless of the fact they contributed to the production and gift of life, is how it should be.

When it comes to pregnancy and the decision to abort a child, men are given unequal roles and are often subject and forced to contribute to the decision of the woman. If the female wants to abort the child, the male has no say just as he would have no say if the female wanted to keep the child and he would be subject to paying child support.

Feminists claim that this is fair, as it is the female body that goes through the pregnancy. The topic that is ignored is that without the male, the female wouldn’t have to make the choice.

By this, I mean, that if the woman did not agree to have sex with the man, she wouldn’t be pregnant (excluding rape and incest). The moment that consent is made, the male should have a 50 percent stake in the outcome, regardless of the fact the female is carrying the child.

If a woman decides that she wants to keep the child, the man (if he is not in agreement) is forced to pay child support. This is not fair as it is the woman who is given the opportunity to make the sole choice that dictates the outcome of the pregnancy.

I have been told stories that revolve around a woman aborting a child when the man wanted to keep it. He is not given a say in the outcome of the consensual act and would have to leave the final outcome to the will of the woman.

This is just one example of how modern-day feminists do not want equality and they do not want men to be equal to women. If men and women were 100 percent equal, then the man would be given an automatic stake in the outcome of the sexual encounter.

Many feminists believe that this would open a gate to rapists forcing women to carry a child to term because they are given a 50 percent stake in the outcome of the sexual encounter. This, however, is a false statement that is often a way for feminists to neglect the facts of consensual sex and ignore the responsibility of their actions.

Growing up in a public high school, we were taught about abstinence. This has fueled my belief that only way to ensure you do not become pregnant is to abstain from sexual activity.

If you can not afford a child then do not engage is sex. My mother used to say “if you play like an adult, you pay like an adult.”



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Roe v. Wade: Revisited

It has been a little over three decades since the most controversial Supreme Court case was decided. Since then, many other decisions have arisen that offer women an easier path to obtaining abortions.

According to lawyers and professors, an unborn child is called a “fetus,” not a “baby.” According to the dictionary, a fetus is “an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular, an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.”

So, an unborn child is a fetus and a fetus is an unborn child. Ergo, aborting a fetus is still murdering a child.

While discussing this in my Constitutional and Civil Rights course, it was stated that the choice is left up to the mother on whether or not to have an abortion and they do not need the consent of the father. This is, once again, ironic.

I call it irony because the father in either situation is being told that although he contributed to creating life, he can not have any input on what happens to it. Thus, if the mother chooses to keep the child and he doesn’t want it, he is still stuck paying child support.

How is it that when there is consensual sex, the father, an equal contributor to the creation of the child is not allowed to have input on the outcome? What if the father wants to keep the child and the mother wants an abortion?

In these cases, the mother is allowed to have an abortion simply because she wants to. There is no need for a reason or explanation, the father is left in the dark and is left to wallow in his despair, while the mother chooses the easy way out of her own decisions.

Abortion is, with exceptions to sexual assault or health risks, the cowards way out of a decision one was not prepared to handle the outcome of. When a child is conceived, the moment the egg and the sperm are intertwined, life is created.

This, of course, would imply that abortion is murder and I’d say that implication is correct. The best way to approach this is to assume one doesn’t know how abortions are done, in which case, below is a diagram depicting one.

As one can see, the child is torn apart and pulled from the womb. Many have said that the child can feel this happening and often try to move away from the instruments trying to tear it apart.

I believe that abortion is wrong, but I know that it is up to the individual to decide what is right for them. That is why I will educate others in the hopes that one day, abortion practices are ended.

Within the coming weeks, I will be writing a post on the history of Planned Parenthood and why we should be creating an alternative healthcare provider for women.

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Re: My Thoughts on Fat Acceptance by Liz Houtz

A fellow blogger wrote a post today on the “fat acceptance movement” and her thoughts on it. It was meant to draw attention to the narrative of false labeling and the fear of expressing concern because of the possibility of being called things like “bigot” or “fat-shamer.”

Growing up as a big guy, I have had my fair share of debates about the fat acceptance movement. These mostly stem from my inability to accept that someone is healthy if they are 600 lbs and unable to walk without an oxygen tank.

I am not a bully and I believe you should do what makes you happy, but at the same time, it is expected that others can find you unattractive or express concern over your habits. In today’s world, we have doctors who are simply afraid to tell someone their health is in danger and they need to lose weight.

Houtz said, “I find it alarming that some people choose to ignore the health risks that obesity causes, and when friends or family tell them they should consider diet and exercise so they can be healthier call it fat shaming.” This concern is one that many doctors, physicians, and therapists have been struggling with and it is one that many fear will cause it to become harder to talk openly with patients.

Houtz also said, “Those are people who care about them telling them that they’re worried about their health. They’re giving them suggestions to make life changes so they can have a healthier, better quality of life. In the end, people have their lives and it’s their choice if they want to be healthy or not. It’s up to them. That’s all I have to say.” This is something that I actually disagree with.

When someone is overweight, they can cause other people’s lives to become harder. How can this be?

For example, you are on a plane and you paid for your ticket, imagine having someone who ought to have bought two seats sitting next to you and they only bought one.

This is a problem that a lot of airlines are facing and they can not address it. They are afraid that bringing this topic to light would cause a panic and an uproar from social justice warriors and those who are apart of the “fat acceptance movement.”

This movement should not be about making others accept who you are,  it should be about taking personal responsibility for your health, body, and environment. If a doctor says to lose weight, you probably should (he is the one with a Ph.D).

When someone says they are concerned about your health, take a serious look at it and think about if this is what you want with your life. This “movement” is not really a movement, it is a plague.

I believe that if you want to change, you can. If I wanted to go on a diet and lose weight, I could, I am taking personal responsibility for my actions, my body, and my environment. Those involved in the movement should be doing the same.






Universities and Diversity

Since coming to university, I have noticed that most of the events, programs or speakers that come here are here to promote the “diversity” agenda. Don’t get me wrong, diversity is great!

I, however, do not appreciate constant “cultural diversity” requirements or qualifications for classes or clubs. Cultural diversity, in my opinion, is just as, if not less, important as diversity of thought.

If, for example, someone is on the left and believes X and Y, while someone is on the right and believes Z, then would the “diversity” requirement suit someone who already believes in X and Y? Or would that just be pushing an agenda and covering it with the “diversity” cloak?

If someone on the left truly wants to promote diversity, then they should be going to speakers or events that are based around rightist ideas and beliefs. For example, why don’t they attend an event about why the Second Amendment should be protected instead of something they already agree with?

This is an interesting topic, as I have started working to uncover the origins and roots of it. The roots, in my belief, start with stacking a university administration with far left ideologies and then brainwashing young people to think they are contributing to diversity, when in reality they are merely playing into the left’s plan to convert everyone into liberal fascists.

That was a big jump, right? Well, it is not really far off.

If we look at Margaret Sanger, the mastermind for planned parenthood, we would see that she hired black priests, or community members, and got them to convince others that abortion and birth control are what is best for their community. This was of course wrong as she really just wanted to control the population of black Americans and maintain a “pure” society.

Universities across the country are starting to adopt this method of brainwashing and coercion. They are enlisting student organizations and insisting that X and Y are the right policies to follow.

The student organizations are the blindly following instead of thinking about Z. Those of us who do think about Z see that this method of making sheep is working.

Diversity of thought is one of the ways that we can ensure that everyone is not only accurately represented, but that they are also heard. Cultural diversity ensures that those in the culture are heard, or rather the general population of the culture, where diversity of thought ensures that everyone, including the non-general population, is heard.

It is important to note that the support of a few leaders of a group should not suggest that everyone in that group agrees with the ideas presented. That is where cultural diversity is failing.

The women’s march, for example, was a small portion of women who happened to agree on a few issues. This failed to represent the ideas of women who voted for Trump, who are pro-life, who carry guns, want an immigration halt and generally disagree with the social justice ideology.

I think it is high time that we start promoting the individual belief over the generalized ideas of the specific group. Diversity of thought is the only way this can happen and this is the only method that can actually yield results.

People on the left always want us to stop generalizing, so I suggest we tell them to stop generalizing and assuming everyone thinks the same way because guess what? No one does.