[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 19:24:43 GMT 2015


On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 12:10 PM, Walter S Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:

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> > On Nov 9, 2015, at 11:13, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
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> > I'm with RAH on this: "A harmless but uninteresting perversion”.
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> They don’t (have to) fetishize female virginity, because they have
> effective birth control. Many men don’t want to raise someone else’s
> bastard.
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Many women don't want to raise someone else's child - hence the wicked
step-mother trope.
Sadly, 'the boyfriend beat up/killed the kid' is a truism, but did not
become a literary trope. How did that happen?

Sylvia


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