One More Time - Sex i

Will Steeves goid at io.org
Mon Sep 6 19:54:48 EST 1993

Newsgroups: alt.abortion.inequity,soc.men,soc.women,alt.feminism,misc.legal
Subject: Re: One More Time - Sex is NOT a Crime. Sex is NOT a Crime. Sex is NOT

thf2 at kimbark.uchicago.edu (Ted Frank) writes...
>In article <14AUG199323223491 at zeus.tamu.edu> heretic at zeus.tamu.edu (Evolve or P
>rish) writes:
>>In article <1993Aug15.035814.19294 at midway.uchicago.edu>, thf2 at midway.uchicago.
>du writes...
>>>What right does the father have to exercise such awesome powers over his
>>>child's financial destiny?
>>What right does the mother have to exercise such awesome powers over her
>>child's destiny PERIOD?

>I fail to see the relevance of this question.  Clearly, the mother has the
>same or greater duties as any other parent.

>>Many people, myself included, believe the mother has this right. The issue
>>here is: does a man have a right to decide whether he wants to raise a
>>child, or is he bound by the woman's decision?

>I fail to see the relevance of this question.  The duty is to the child,
>not to the other parent.

This is yet more legal trickery.  The duty may be 'to the child,' but it will
only accrue, if the other parent *seeks it*.  In other words, he IS bound, by
her decision to go after him.

>>People are bristling at the following scenario: a woman says, "I want to
>>have this baby, and YOU'RE going to pay for it."

>I don't find that scenario problematic.  (Or, for that matter, realistic
>or relevant.)  It's a father's duty to his child.  Not to the mother.

Oh?  So mothers shouldn't have any duties towards their children?  Or should
only men PAY for children, Ted?  I've never seen such moralising from you

>>At present, I have not thought about this enough to have an opinion on it,
>>but THIS is the issue you are asked to judge.

>I'm correcting the false premise that Darcy's argument centers around.

We're all waiting for you to tell us what it is.  Please, pray do tell.

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