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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Blaming the victims

At one of the blogs I visit, a lot of people voiced the opinion that women here and in developing countries who are poor and who have few opportunities decide to have as many children as possible because that's the only way they can feel important. They also believe these women have no interest in trying to make better lives for themselves, so there's no point in trying to help them ... they're right where they want and deserve to be.

I know, really, that the actual facts have little chance of changing these people's minds but for those who are still on the fence, here's a past TED talk by (Catholic) Melinda Gates about how contraception can help poor women and their financial state ...


Blogger Deacon Denny said...

Ah, Melinda. She's one of my heroes -- Bill was always a genius, but Melinda has been a wonderful force in making him the man he is today. Have never met her, but my wife Joan has. Very Catholic, too, IMHO

6:13 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Denny,

That's right - you live there :) She does seem like a very grounded and intelligent person.

9:53 PM  

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