Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Abortion of Title X

By
Sean Ewart

The Nixon administration may be infamous for many things, but we owe a debt of gratitude to the deceased Republican for signing Title X into law. Nearly echoing Marx – who championed woman's rights as the surest sign of social liberalization – Nixon believed that “no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition." Given today's economic climate we would imagine Title X funding to be secure, especially in light of the services it provides: information and access to contraception and related health care needs for low-income men and women. But instead this vital funding is on the brink of annihilation by House Republicans who stand opposed to it because of a flight of fancy. Directly from the GOP's website, they affirm their stance against “using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and [they] will not fund organizations which advocate it.” And thus Title X, which does NOT provide funding for abortions, is up against the wall because groups which receive these monies are also frequently pro-choice. It is ironic that the same piece of legislation which was conceived by Republicans is about to be aborted by them – for the most ridiculous of rationals.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sexual Selection and the Battle for Masculinity

A Satire - with a lot of truth

By
Sean Ewart

 

It's time to face facts. Feminism has been a thoroughly successful affair, in the West, and continues to mold social discourse today. As it should. There is no questioning the rights of women, that they are truly equals to men. The time is fast approaching, however, that men must take a stand. Enough, I believe, is enough. There are simple truths about biology and psychology which must be taken into account as we consider the future of the equality of men and women, truths which are innate to our human nature. This article is directed at men. It is time we make a stand – perhaps our last stand – in the face of the greatest assault on the value of masculinity of all time.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Drugs and Treason: the American war against America

By
Sean Ewart




There is a war going on in North America. Over 40,000 people have been killed in the Mexican drug war in the last five years – over 200 of them American citizens. The issues in Mexico are far deeper than mere drug trafficking, and as the conflict has escalated, it is not an unheard of proclamation that Mexico teeters on the verge of collapse. The cartels, which have infiltrated literally every aspect of Mexican government, are virtual tribes which vie for power and control of drug supply routes. These are well organized and well armed, with the major supply of weapons and ammunition coming from the United States. Within the American population, I see a distinct problem with the understanding of this crisis. There is something futile about the whole affair, and while the American and Mexican governments boost the masses of military and police forces along the shared border, I feel a sense of remorse at the losses we are positioned to take – both economically and in terms of lives. My remorse is due to the fact that this is entirely preventable war. The bloodshed is pointless. But worse still is the undeniable truth behind this statement: the American who participates in the purchase of illegal drugs from Mexico – no matter how harmless or fun – is directly responsible for the loss of life in the Mexican war on drugs. The truth is that America and Mexico are at war with themselves; we are at war with our own addictions and our various pursuits of happiness.