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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10419076.stm

I’m very supportive of this kind of technology.  I really hope that this procedure will become much cheaper and will reach the masses, similar to the use of contraceptives these days.  This is definitely life-changing.  Why?  Girls don’t have to rush getting married  and choose any bozo when they reach a certain age.  Girls can focus on self-development first and become better humans and not just girly girls.   Girls can eventually attain freedom– freedom to explore their career, freedom to form and embody their own personal philosophies and convictions, freedom to live a fuller life and not just half-a-life.

My idealism combined with a sheltered background lead me to think that “friends” should never become your business associates or customers or creditors or anything to do with economic advancement.  I thought friends should just enjoy each other’s company, watch movies together, shop together, or go out of town together.  It was only much later or maybe recently that I realized I can’t live in my fairyworld anymore.

People really use people for their own cause/gain, and the term “friend” becomes just a euphemism.    My ex-crush just told me his friend is not a true friend because he didn’t want to lend him money!  For me, my ex-crush is less of a friend than the one who refused to lend him.   Then, my uncle kept calling his supplier his “friend”, when he can’t even crack a joke on his face and all they talk about is price-haggling.    I myself have been tainted by this system of pseudo-friendships already, much as I don’t want to.   It’s like taxes and BIR.  Even if you want to pay the correct taxes for your business, the tax collector still pushes you to give under the table, so you might as well learn how to dance their beat, hopefully, without creating so much damage and corrupting your whole self.

Is it important to genuinely like a friend?  Is it important to share common interests with a friend?  Is it important to have similar values with a friend?  (at least the values they both deem important)  Is it important to have activities with a friend?

Chinese girls are starting to open up with their sexuality. They already have expectations and some demands that were unheard of a generation ago. This is actually progressive. But, I just want to point out that sexual freedom comes with extra responsibilities. Aside from the need to practice the usual disease preventive methods and pregnancy prevention methods, sexually liberated women should eventually become economically independent women. One of the reasons men pay a premium on girls is because of the girls’ “innocence”, helplessness, vulnerability, incompetence. We girls cannot have our cake and eat it too. That is just abuse of men.

Sexual freedom is power. Economic independence is power. We cannot walk a path of conflicting values and hypocrisy. Do we want to change the diaper or wash the underwear of a sexually-active 15 year-old child? Chivalry should eventually fade as we progress. The delicate issue here is the transition phase and the teaching/passing the torch phase. Both sides are prone to abusing the other side. Men can just pass all responsibilities to women and become useless self-absorbed loitering men. Women can also either feign “innocence” to get away with freebies or just be lazy, or become powerhungry manipulative bitches.

The main reason why UN encourages us to teach sex education to young children is to control overpopulation. It’s almost impossible to control overpopulation without the introduction and use of different contraceptives. And this is where CBCP and the conservatives become such a hassle and hindrance to any progress in this area. These religious institutions are just so unrealistic and blind to what’s really going on in the real world. Most of my classmates lost their virginity at 13-16 years of age. Ergo, sex education and contraception knowledge and skills should start before 13 years old.

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=585654&publicationSubCategoryId=63
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,543203,00.html?test=latestnews

UN backs sex education in RP. UN advocates teaching masturbation to 5 year olds.
Calculate: Which is weightier and stronger in the mind of a child, his religious conviction or his sexual desire? Her cultural adherence(Maria Clara/the virgin chinese bride) or her need to express her “love/lust” to her bf? I personally know a number of born-agains(Christians) and hard-core Christians who cannot stop themselves from being sexual, what more the average children with lesser religious conviction?

In my opinion, no amount of ideal-pushing and enlightenment can bring long-term peace into this world unless these issues are resolved— economics/economy and  balance of power.  A person whose survival is threatened cannot think of peace, while struggling for survival.  In the hierarchy of needs, survival is more immediate. Tell a beggar he will go to hell when he steals, and he’ll just laugh at you because he is literally in hell right now.  I don’t fully agree with balance of power in the sense that some people deserve more power because of their sense of responsibility, unselfishness, caliber, and abilities.  But for the sake of being realistic of the tendencies of humans in general, I’d have to choose balance of power.  The international community is still surviving because the oil-rich Arabs, the Americans, the emerging Chinese, and the not so rich war-like Communists still have a balance of power.  But once the power goes to one direction heavily, then we cannot expect the mediocre peace we are now enjoying to continue.  Of course, it’s better that the more enlightened get more power, but knowing humans as humans, power still gets to our airy heads.  (This balance of power and economics can be applied to the smallest organization, including a simple couple.  Try being a useless powerless partner, and see if there will be peace.)

Oppressed underpaid laborers, women liberation groups, slaves, cannot and should not opt for “peace” first.  It just doesn’t make sense.  There are more important and immediate advocacies than peace.  Peace shouldn’t be approached in a simplistic way.  Peace is  just a result of good economy, good governance, and proper distribution of power.  Simply pushing peace without viewing the big picture is just naive.

What about what the god/gods/goddess/goddesses say about peace?  That is what I call Advil/Ponstan/Biogesic/Midol, a temporary pain-reliever.

Who is more practical,(A.)  the one who saves his money and has plenty of leftover after his life, or (B.) the one who spends all his money and leaves nothing when he dies? I think (A) is more moral, more conservative, and maybe less selfish, but I’m not sure who is more practical.

Should we spend more on something we use everyday, or on something we only use occasionally?  I used to spend more on party clothes, shoes and bling-blings, and scrimp on my everyday walking shoes.  But on second thought, I think there’s more value for money to splurge more on a good pair of walking shoes, and scrimp instead on my party shoes.

Should I use my favorite shirt more often to get its full enjoyment and benefit more, or keep the shirt for its preservation?  The first impulse is to preserve the shirt, but I think it’s more practical to just keep using the shirt.

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Above is a photo of what is done to the vagina to ensure that a girl is a virgin until marriage.  Let me explain the procedure in a brief way.  The clitoris is cut and removed, the labia minora(inner opening) is also cut and removed, the labia majora (outside opening) is sewn together until there’s just enough hole for the pee and menstruation to come out.  Isn’t it exciting? The thread that binds the labia majora is only removed upon marriage, but the husband has the option of having the vagina sewn back tightly after some time.

http://wolvesdreams.tripod.com/FGM.html

The question is who is more civilized?  A girl who makes sure (like above) to keep herself a virgin until marriage or a girl who makes sure she gets her orgasms either from men or from herself?   Some men consider a girl’s virginity as a sign of civility and appropriateness and views promiscuity with contempt.  On the other hand, the more empowered educated women are not trying their darndest to keep their virginity.  So which is which?