Re: PSYCH/ECON: "A Cure for Poverty"

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 10:55:56 MDT

At 07:54 AM 5/5/01 -0700, Mark Plus posted:
>A Cure for Poverty

>Wendy was born just below the poverty line, where she spent the next 30
>years of her life. These were grim times for her. When she was 6, a disabled
>friend of her alcoholic grandmother began abusing her sexually....

>Her first boyfriend, from her neighborhood in the slums around Washington,
>physically and verbally brutal. After the birth of her first child, when she
>was 17, she managed to "escape from him, I don't know how." Not long after,
>Wendy, a petite African-American woman with grave eyes and a wide mouth, was
>raped by a family friend. Soon after that, under pressure from her family,
>she married a man who was also abusive. She had three more children by him
>in the next two years...

>At 28, she was responsible for 11 children...

You have to admire her biological fitness.

Whatever she's doing, however she's feeling, it's working. Evolution
in action.

Lee Corbin

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