Marriage & Family

November 23, 2022

Keeping Peace at a Holiday Dinner: Some Conversational Gambits to Placate Your Doomed Woke Kin, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream - If you're inviting self-righteous, moralistic vegans this year, be sure to provide them with suitable plant-based alternatives... On countless social occasions, from the Gothic dining halls at Yale to the battered tables of cafes in New York’s Greenwich Village and the sweaty faculty lounge of my English Ph.D. program, I’ve found it needful to emulate the Deepwater Horizon, and spread my oil upon the waters. What began as a tropical heated exchange of deeply held (if poorly reasoned) views, complete with hissing, shouting, and even pounding on tables, I have deftly transformed to Antarctic silence, ...
November 23, 2022

There’s Something About Women, and Emily Blunt Knows It, by Elle Purnell

By Elle Purnell, The Federalist - Discussing her role in “The English” — as a pink-and-tulle-clad Englishwoman who arrives in the 19th-century American West seeking vengeance for her son’s death... “I love a character with a secret,” she said. “And I loved Cornelia’s buoyancy, her hopefulness, her guilelessness.”.. “[‘Strong female lead’] roles are written as incredibly stoic, you spend the whole time acting tough and saying tough things. Cornelia is more surprising than that”...
November 19, 2022

Therapist: Yes, Post-Abortive Women Suffer From ‘Trauma’ and ‘Complicated Grief’, by Sophia Corso

By Sophia Corso, The Federalist - While abortion proponents do their best to suppress any narrative that questions the morality, ethics, and safety of snuffing out human life in the womb, an account from North Carolina clinical therapist Adam Fadel further solidifies the reality of what many women actually experience after choosing abortion: grief and trauma... In both anecdotes and data analysis, it’s clear abortion doesn’t liberate women — it traumatizes them.
November 18, 2022

The Normalization of Sterility, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine - In a culture averse to long-term commitment, permanent infertility often seemed a bridge too far... That’s changing. Why? I’d suggest four reasons... First: the cumulative effect of contraceptive propaganda. Over three generations have grown up with “the Pill.” The collective message has been that fertility is at best neutral, in general something bad. The natural state and function of the human body is treated as needing “repair.”

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