QUOTE (Homer @ Jun 22 2011, 08:45 AM)
QUOTE (Sophia @ Jun 22 2011, 01:53 PM)
I would just like to see some persuasive argument why it is an absolutely superior stance that a woman should risk her health and even her life for a man's attention.
How did this enter the conversation?
We are talking about "abandoning self-interest."
How is contraception risking anyone's life?
Aside from hormonal contraceptives that are known to have dangerous side-effects -
Using contraceptives means that one does not want to have children.
If the contraceptives fail, and the woman conceives, she will either have to have a child she does not want, have an abortion, hope for a miscarriage, or hope that she will magically change her mind once she is pregnant. The first three are serious consequences for the woman's health and life, and the fourth one is stressful.
In sex, the woman is risking her health and her life whether she wants children or not.
But there is a difference in risking health and life when in the pursuit of fun, as opposed to in the pursuit of work or bearing desired children.
I find it acceptable to, to some extent, risk health and life in the pursuit of work or bearing desired children.
I do not find it acceptable to, to any extent, risk health and life in the pursuit of fun of any kind.
Fun ought to be fun, pleasure should be pleasure: why should they come at costs?
Why would we have to knowingly pursue fun and pleasure in ways that can cause harm to our health and life?
Why do you ignore the fact that love is not solely between a man and a woman?
I'm not ignoring that. I just don't have anything to say to it at this point.