Friday :: May 16, 2008

Open Thread

by Mary

So it's time for another long, bitter discussion about family values. Personally, I think the family values endorsed by the California State Supreme Court this week are much healthier for human beings than the family values of the FLDS clan that pratices polygamy. In one case, the family reinforces the value of the other people in the family. In the other, the "master dad" owns everyone and can figure out which girls must submit to the "patriarch" or other ally because God decided the old guy was pretty darn special and he gets to do what he wants with his property. Her rights? Not much. She doesn't own her own body or her life, much less her children. Even the boys in those communities get the short end of the stick because they are used as disposable labor and if they cause trouble, simply excluded from the clan because they might compete with the lion kings. Lots of family values in that system. So which version of family values will cause the most outrage in the upcoming elections? What do you think?

This is an open thread.

Mary :: 12:00 AM :: Comments (13) :: Digg It!