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Doug Jones (random@qnet.com)
Tue, 07 Dec 1999 07:50:18 -0800

Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> mmm...guys, not sure what this is about, but may I suggest another,
> more logical explanation for her reaction? Abortion is a very
> heavy subject for the female half of the population, and it has a
> shock value. It could be that she had some sort of bad experience
> in her life relating to the topic, and just bringing it up out of
> the blue may have triggered a reaction. Similar to suddenly
> bringing up, say, rape or robbery, or the death of a family member.
> Or, perhaps some overexposure to religious zealots, who delight
> in verbally attacking women for no real reason.

Shock value, hmmm? Two of my sisters have been raped, my brother died of AIDS, I've paid for an abortion, one sister is a Jehovah's witness and I still love her. None of these topics do (or should) torque me to the point of irrationality... I've seen people born, I've seen people die, and I don't go ballistic when others make provocative comments.

Understanding, sure. Walking on eggshells- hah! Omlette time.

> So, I hope that you will try to be a bit understanding of her
> reaction, and try to have conversations with her on other topics.
> Take care,
> Kathryn
> At 12:12 AM 12/7/99 EST, you wrote:
> >In a message dated 12/6/99 8:44:57 PM Central Standard Time,
> >zharadon@inconnect.com writes:
> >
> >> I asked
> >> how she felt about abortion, and she froze, then blew up at me.
> >
> >Aint it the truth...my term for what you have described is "cognitive
> >dissonance'...i think it causes mental instability.. Or at the very least a
> >problem with thinking straight..
> >
> >Evmick
> >

Doug Jones
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