30th June 2011

“Families can take many forms, but the vision of family promoted by religious fundamentalists as being 'God-given' and 'natural' is strictly patriarchal, male-dominated and heterosexual.”

Cassandra Balchin

3 Responses to “30th June 2011”

  1. John Says:

    I know of hundreds of variations of family units. &*&^%%$@ Could that be Darwinian? Oh know Batman…

  2. Jeff Says:

    Frankly, since SCOTUS has granted human rights to corporations, I think the next development will be that polygamy will be legalized, and then, we can go to a family form that performs all family functions best – the linear marriage. It is a group form in which the family takes in younger spouses at a regular rate, allowing the older ones to manage family finances and businesses, and replacing them with spouses as time goes on. It preserves capital, it protects children, and it provides for whatever sexual orientation and proclivities each spouse may have. For any who haven’t, read Robert A Heinlein’s “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” for an example of how such a family might work.

  3. solomon Says:

    “polygamy will be legalized”.
    I second to that….