Out-of-wedlock pregnancies: It takes two, baby

Posted By on August 13, 2011

Jill Stanek has an excellent post up from earlier this year about how women are penalized/criticized more for unwed pregnancy than men — and how that’s (ironically) a clear result of the sexual “freedom” pushed on women since the 1960s by the feminist movement:

[Rabbi Shmuley Boteach] said that, today, there is a broken code of male honour whereby men have no qualms about treating women casually and hedging their bets.

“And why not?” he asked. “If you can have a woman commit to you without having to reciprocate, the whole marriage thing seems a bit gratuitous.” …

In some cases, he might be right. In fact I hear it all the time; women in relationships distraught over the fact their men won’t propose, but that they still receive all the benefits of a marriage anyway.

Read the piece at THIS LINK.

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2 Responses to “Out-of-wedlock pregnancies: It takes two, baby”

  1. adam says:

    The bible specifically warns women and their parents not to make their daughter a harlot.

    Leviticus (19:29) Do not profane your daughter to make her a harlot, lest the land become lewd and the land becomes filled with depravity.

    It doesn’t seem to warn men. Of course for women to do this they of course need an immoral man to go along with them. However, their behavior does attract low level men (at the expense of decent men who don’t do this) so the women deserve a little more contempt for looking for bad men at the expense of good men. THE ONLY REAL VICTIMS HERE are decent men.

    Rabbi Boteach furthermore is someone who blames other men for everything and actually is the poster child for religion being all about feminism and male leaders putting down other men. He has claimed abortion is because 99.9% of the time men force women to have abortion which is utter nonsense. He has been rewarded and his wife is very happy they he always puts other men down with a large family by his wife. I don’t respect him.

    He has even criticized men for wanting to work and that there is something wrong with this which is ironic because he seems to project when he himself is which is to take politically correct causes so he can make money for himself and his family. Not making money by doing the right thing and working hard.

    So I really feel that if you want to blame someone, blame the five books of Moses given to the Jewish people. This book specifically warns women about being harlots in Leviticus 19:29) without saying a word about men.

  2. All very interesting viewpoints, but it doesn’t sound like you’ve read the books of Moses recently. There are penalties for men as well as women. See Exodus 22:16-17; Lev. 20:10; Deut. 22:13-19, 25-28, for starters. There is no double standard in Scripture. Men are held responsible for their sins just as women are.