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  Is it Time to Decriminalize Sex Work
Posted by: beechnut79 - 06-12-2019, 08:13 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

In New York state and Washington DC there are active movements underway to decriminalize sex work, the more politically correct term for prostitution. A similar movement in San Francisco proved unsuccessful. As these issues are the realm of the individual states and localities and not the federal government, it is amazing that currently the act is illegal in 49 states and legal in only parts of the 50th(Nevada).

Perhaps ironically discussions of this increased after the FOSTA/SESTA acts were passed last year. Sadly many honest service providers ended up being lumped together with the sick human traffickers, and a result has been a bona fide witch hunt.  And because of its illegality providers tend to be scared to report abuse and mistreatment. This could be rectified through decriminalization efforts. Ironically some of the biggest opponents of decrim are service providers themselves because then they would have to start paying taxes on it.

If it were legal in more of the nation, would sex work become more affordable to the masses? Currently the average rate for a provider is between $300 and $500 per hour in most places. Your thoughts here.

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  California’s proposed car ban is the perfect mix of hubris and silliness
Posted by: Tech2 - 06-10-2019, 12:05 AM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (7)

California’s proposed car ban is the perfect mix of hubris and silliness


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  Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE
Posted by: Tech2 - 06-09-2019, 08:25 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (1)

Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE


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  U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey offers death-penalty bill for cop killers
Posted by: Tech2 - 06-09-2019, 08:13 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - No Replies

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey offers death-penalty bill for cop killers


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  Snapshot of the Homeland generation today
Posted by: sbarrera - 06-09-2019, 03:13 PM - Forum: Homeland Generation/New Adaptive Generation - Replies (3)

My blog post on the Homeland generation, in case you are not on the FB group and missed it.  Wink

Original link: http://stevebarrera.com/growing-up-in-crisis-america/


 June 4, 2019  Steve Comments 4 Comments

When one reads in online media about the generations that are alive today, it is most typically a story contrasting the Baby Boomers with the up and coming Millennials. Sometimes my generation, Generation X, gets a mention. In other blog posts, I have referred to the Silent Generation. You may even have read about the post-Millennial Generation Z, usually said to have been born starting some time in the late 1990s.

Clearly some generation must follow the Millennials, but I have my doubts about the Gen-Z concept. In the generational theory which I study, the next generation, still in childhood, is called the Homeland generation. This name was coined early in the century, around the time that the Department of Homeland Security was instituted in response to 9/11. The name evokes the idea of a country entering protective mode, and of a generation that is sequestered within it.

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With the first birth year of the Homeland generation being 2005, the oldest of their members are just turning 14. What can we say about this child generation and their experience growing up in an America in crisis?

The Homeland generation has clearly been the beneficiary of the restoration of the American family that began when Millennials started being born in the 1980s. The era of rising protection of children has reached its apex; children are now completely ensconced within the family unit. You can see it online in social media with the endless stream of posts of happy families headed by Gen-X parents – and, increasingly, by Millennial parents.

Protective child nurturing has reached the point that there is are hints of concern that overprotection has gone too far. But despite memes extolling the free-wheeling child rearing of days past, there is little sign of the protection relenting. Instead, in a shift away from the way that Millennials were raised, Homelanders are being taught not so much that they are special and unique, as that they must learn to fit in and to get along with others. It’s a trend propelled by concern for the perceived negative consequences of being a social misfit in a time of rising suicide rates and mass shootings, or of standing out in an era of social media scrutiny.

Homelanders, in fact, are the first generation to have their entire lives documented on social media. It starts when they are still in the womb, with sonograms posted by excited expecting couples. Then comes a flurry of adorable toddler posts, capturing every precious moment. Once they hit school age, there is a mandatory start of the school year portrait for every grade from kindergarten on. My favorite indicator on social media of the centrality of family in American life, and the Homelander generation’s comfortable place within it, is the themed costume group photos that come out every Halloween.

It seems to me like Homelanders are always on exhibit. If not as the trophies of proud parents and grandparents, there are two prevalent ways in which Homelanders are put on display. One is the viral video featuring a toddler in some moment of discovery or precious and adorable behavior. Follow this link for a great example.

The other prevalent way that Homelanders are put on display is in the role of victims, as object lessons about the failures of our society. Movies like The Florida Project and Beasts of the Southern Wild portray young children in trying circumstances, on the economic fringes American life. Another example, What Maisie Knew, warns of the follies of the affluent and the damage that divorce and neglect do to a child.

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The Homelanders who are truly on the fringes of American life are the undocumented migrants – their status raises doubts that they even belong to the homeland at all. The political left has made ample use of images of their tribulations to protest immigration policy. One photo of a crying toddler being processed by immigration authorities has become an iconic representation of these suffering innocents, caught on the edges of a fragmented society that is, with difficulty, trying to group itself back together.

In conclusion, the Homelander experience is reflective of the needs and priorities of their Gen-X and Millennial parents – to restore family stability, and to provide a controlled and safe environment for child nurture within a society that feels out of control and unsafe. With these goals in mind, children are being taught that rather than stand out, they should fit in. Rather than express emotions, they should manage emotions.

This is the opposite of how Generation X was raised half a century ago, at a time when family stability was not a priority, and parents sought to provide a free environment within a society that felt overly controlled and limiting. The reversal is a response by Gen-X, conscious of the failings their generation has faced as a consequence of lax parenting. Today’s parents will surely make there own mistakes, as all parents do, taking on what is the most difficult of all human endeavors. They will take things too far, and so set up the course corrections that will lead to another shift in how children are raised, for a new generation yet to be born.

To end this post on a positive note, here is a wonderful example of an adorable young Homelander viral video. These kids are our future.

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  How do neurological disorders or psychiatric disorders affect generation archetype?
Posted by: AspieMillennial - 06-09-2019, 10:24 AM - Forum: Generations - Replies (2)

Because of my Aspergers I can't fully relate to any archetype. How does Autism affect generational theory?

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  Amash at town hall: 'My job is to protect the Constitution'
Posted by: Tech2 - 06-09-2019, 10:07 AM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (1)

Amash at town hall: 'My job is to protect the Constitution'


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  Trump seeks to pardon SEAL and others accused of war crimes
Posted by: gal39 - 06-07-2019, 09:45 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (4)

Trump seeks to pardon SEAL and others accused of war crimes


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  Ohio lawmakers vote to give themselves a pay raise
Posted by: Unicorn - 06-05-2019, 11:46 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (16)

Ohio lawmakers vote to give themselves a pay raise


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