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Old 06-03-2015, 12:45 PM
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of course they do. I'm not into purses, but this is normal where I'm from.
We're both right, and it depends on your perspective. In my opinion, spending $1500 on a purse is a luxury. It is not normal for all but the wealthiest people, which is the nature of conspicuous consumption.

I don't feel the emotion that others have when reading this story since I'm not of the opinion that anything in that world is 'normal', at least using my definition.
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Manhattan != real life

Get out of your bubble, imo
it's part of real life.
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I'm saying that the man has pretty much zero input on the decision to have a child once the woman is pregnant.
Sure, but recent "feminist" movements have increased choices other than the most expensive (for taxpayers) 'have the baby' option.

Not that I give a crap about some ephemeral 'taxpayer impact' of course, but I don't understand what you're trying to say here.

FWIW, I think men should have the ability to have a 'financial abortion' of sorts for babies they don't want to have. That's not really here nor there though.
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"Feminist" issues in the US have long moved past being concerned about equality and are now almost exclusively concerned with carving out special privileges for women.
Oh please. That is an inane and ignorant statement. There is still a massive amount of sexism in today's culture. If you weren't so sad and mopey about your poor dating record, you'd see it.
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My favourite part of these threads is how everyone on the wrong side hates women and doesn't get laid and is ugly and
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Free birth control covered by health plans
Mandatory coverage of child birth on all health policies
Prohibiting gender rating in medical coverage (but not other coverage where it benefits women to allow gender rating)
Requirement for companies to have lactation rooms
Requiring quotas for female representation on corporate boards (Europe)
College campus policies that favor women when accusing men of rape
Frivolous gender bias lawsuits and associated legislation (such as Ellen Pao)
Reduced physical qualification standards for jobs (ex. firefighters in NY)
Proliferation of female special interest groups (especially "women at work" organizations)
Support of affirmative action policies that group "women" as a target group
You don't think we should have different health care policies for women considering they have a different set of reproductive organs?
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FWIW, I think men should have the ability to have a 'financial abortion' of sorts for babies they don't want to have. That's not really here nor there though.
disagree! don't have sex if you don't want to deal with the baby consequences. it's far easier for a man to decide he doesn't want a baby than a woman where the baby is already inside of her growing. too bad if you **** up and get someone pregnant. you're on the hook, as it should be.
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DS, where does all your woman-hate come from?
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You don't think we should have different health care policies for women considering they have a different set of reproductive organs?
Do you think we should have different auto policies for men considering they have a different set of driving styles due to hormonal and other differences?
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I have a question. If a woman had a similar position in the company and her husband was a stay-at-home dad, would he get the 20% bonus as well?
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