Comment 89308

By z jones (registered) | Posted June 04, 2013 at 14:10:19 in reply to Comment 89306

I don't have a tattoo but my employer, a successful small business owner, didn't hide his tattoos when he interviewed me. I don't have kids but I wouldn't judge a babysitter for having a tattoo. So...

If someone gets a tattoo but doesn't hurt anyone, fail to do their job or fail to support their family, why is it wrong?

If someone gets a piercing but doesn't hurt anyone, fail to do their job or fail to support their family, why is it wrong?

If someone smokes marijuana but doesn't hurt anyone, fail to do their job or fail to support their family, why is it wrong?

If someone decides not to get married but doesn't hurt anyone, fail to do their job or fail to support their family, why is it wrong?

Sure, fewer people are getting married (but look how conservatives freak out when gay/lesbian couples try to celebrate the institution of marriage) and more people are having kids without getting married. But that's mostly economic. It's mostly working class couples not getting married because there's no point. Why would a woman bother marrying a man when there aren't any good jobs he can get to support his family? If you want more people to bother getting married, our economy needs to be more fair to people who don't have graduate degrees.

For the people who do get married, divorce rates have been falling for along time. That tells me alot of people who used to get married shouldn't because the marriage didn't work. In the olden days you miss so much, people didn't get divorced because they weren't allowed to. Most women who were in unhappy, unfair, abusive marriages had to stay because they had no way to escape.

You think that's more moral or healthy than things today? No thanks, you can keep your nostalgia for misogyny. I'd rather have a family of people who love each other and want to be together than a family afraid to flee.

Bottom line, if society is breaking down and people are losing their values, why does every kind of violence keep going down? The worst you can come up with is people with lots of tattoos smoke pot and don't get married, big deal. Seriously. Who cares. We're a kinder society than any time in the past.

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