Kelley Sharee Payne
Kelley Sharee Payne

This doesn't say anything about whether or not you're protecting the rights of those who actually like being called a lady and like having her door opened for her, by a gentleman... such as a gentleman would do. Are we protecting rights or are we saying its no longer valid for me to want to be treated like a lady unless I'm a man? I'm curious...

Chris Carr
Chris Carr

Am I the only one who noticed that video had NOTHING to do with sexual or even physical violence. God damn Internet. I hate you

Nancy Janzen
Nancy Janzen
  • Chris Carr

Best teacher for me not to be submissive was the deadbeat father who walked out on my mother. And the mother who needed no one to take care of her or me. Teach it at home school is too late.

Lori Patnode
Lori Patnode

I do not condone sexual violence because I too have been a victim

Chris Carr
Chris Carr

word

Randy Franklin
Randy Franklin

This should all begin in the home, teaching children of either sex that they each have unique God given gifts and with hard work and perserverence they can acheive most anything in life they desire. In this politically correct world we live in boys are no longer allowed to be boys and there should be no loosers, everyone wins. But life isnt like that and we learn by our failures as much as successes.
There are many men who NEED to be told to "man up", and many women who SHOULD act more...

This should all begin in the home, teaching children of either sex that they each have unique God given gifts and with hard work and perserverence they can acheive most anything in life they desire. In this politically correct world we live in boys are no longer allowed to be boys and there should be no loosers, everyone wins. But life isnt like that and we learn by our failures as much as successes.
There are many men who NEED to be told to "man up", and many women who SHOULD act more "ladylike"!
If both heeded the advice, they might attract others who show them the respect they deserve.

Nancy Janzen
Nancy Janzen
  • Randy Franklin

A woman will act more like a woman when the boys around aren't acting like children at 35.

Bonnie Deleon-Hernandez

This is a great message especially for Latinas. I spent much of my young adulthood trying to break away from gender stereotypes set forth by my culture. I have proven that you can be the loving nurturing mother while also taking the world by the balls and showing my strength.

Nancy Janzen
Nancy Janzen
  • Bonnie Deleon-Hernandez

The problem is both sides and all sexual identities try to tell us who we are and what we should do. I have learned to deal with girls who think they are the only version of girls. Men who think I somehow 'NEED " them to ride a motorcycle. And gays who think since I dress in jeans and a Tshirt I just must be interested in their butts.

Twenty-Three Cats
Twenty-Three Cats
  • Bonnie Deleon-Hernandez

Cherry Warr, these women were probably strong in that they kept their family together, fought for them. But then they had to act submisive to their husband. He decided what they'd think about nuclear war/civil rights, he decided that he wanted to buy himself and expensive boat and she had to budget for it somehow, he decided that the countryside/the other side of the country was 'better' and so they'd go there. And she had to meekly go along with it, and say how strong and manly he was for...

Cherry Warr, these women were probably strong in that they kept their family together, fought for them. But then they had to act submisive to their husband. He decided what they'd think about nuclear war/civil rights, he decided that he wanted to buy himself and expensive boat and she had to budget for it somehow, he decided that the countryside/the other side of the country was 'better' and so they'd go there. And she had to meekly go along with it, and say how strong and manly he was for messing up the family's life. That 'feminiity' is not strong.

Alyssa Hansen
Alyssa Hansen

I'm definitely taking this pledge, I already try to do this when I see it happening.

@ Mark: "I recommend being prepared for the now as well as the future."

If that's true, then I'd see that as a reason you SHOULD be taking the pledge, because your main reason for not pledging was that preparing for the future doesn't do anything to help the now. How exactly do you expect anything to ever be different if you only focus on the present? And you're acting like this pledge is asking you to not...

I'm definitely taking this pledge, I already try to do this when I see it happening.

@ Mark: "I recommend being prepared for the now as well as the future."

If that's true, then I'd see that as a reason you SHOULD be taking the pledge, because your main reason for not pledging was that preparing for the future doesn't do anything to help the now. How exactly do you expect anything to ever be different if you only focus on the present? And you're acting like this pledge is asking you to not focus on now, which it isn't at all. There's no reason you can't do both.

@ Craig: "Men and women often have distinct gifts and roles associated with their gender, and this pledge makes even the challenge for a woman to nurture her children or a man to to provide for his family as immoral attitudes that should be sanctioned by society."

It does no such thing. The pledge is saying that there should be NO sanctioning by society for anything stereotypically seen as gender-specific, whether the person's gender matches the stereotype or not. It's not saying that you shouldn't allow a woman to raise her children or a man to provide for his family, it's saying that you should be okay with them choosing NOT to do that. The whole point is removing boundaries, not setting them.

Twenty-Three Cats
Twenty-Three Cats
  • Alyssa Hansen

Jon C. Reed, that's rubbish. You are trying to say that the few biological differences - eg men don't get pregnant - means that 'men's boundaries means they don't cook/don't design clothes/are unnatural if they show feelings'.

Tammy Rivera
Tammy Rivera

Take a stand.

Mark Wolf
Mark Wolf

Cannot sign as I agree a bit with Craig below, but mostly because while not forcing Barbie dolls on my daughter or GIJoe on my son, this does nothing to stop the rapist that could victimize my wife or daughter TODAY! I prefer them to have at least a 9mm on their person at all times to prevent sexual assault. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. I recommend being prepared for the now as well as the future.

Nancy Janzen
Nancy Janzen
  • Mark Wolf

Ed you are still part of the problem you are not man enough to take anything from me. The last man that attacked this woman spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair problem solved.

Craig S. Engelhardt
Craig S. Engelhardt

I cannot sign this pledge because it is far to vague. It strongly supports a life of autonomy (I can do and be whatever I want) rather than a life of ideals (I want to do and be what I was created to do and be). The first recognizes no authority outside of the individual, the latter recognizes some sense of an overarching Truth or God. Though our culture often adopts "stereotypes" that go beyond the liberties God intends for us to live under, this "pledge" also throws out the ideals we have...

I cannot sign this pledge because it is far to vague. It strongly supports a life of autonomy (I can do and be whatever I want) rather than a life of ideals (I want to do and be what I was created to do and be). The first recognizes no authority outside of the individual, the latter recognizes some sense of an overarching Truth or God. Though our culture often adopts "stereotypes" that go beyond the liberties God intends for us to live under, this "pledge" also throws out the ideals we have recognized as a culture that promote healthy individual and social life. Men and women often have distinct gifts and roles associated with their gender, and this pledge makes even the challenge for a woman to nurture her children or a man to to provide for his family as immoral attitudes that should be sanctioned by society. The TAASA video and pledge may touch hearts as compassionate, but their ideological message presumes that we live in a meaningless world where we are left to create our own sense of meaning, purpose and value.

Colin Wright
Colin Wright
  • Craig S. Engelhardt

"but their ideological message presumes that we live in a meaningless world where we are left to create our own sense of meaning, purpose and value."

And of course, we all know that that is the worst thing we could ever do.

Nancy Janzen
Nancy Janzen
  • Craig S. Engelhardt

It still won't work because the whole bully thing has been hijacked by people who are worse bullies than the people they rail against. It is not neutral in effect it is stop that guy by bullying that guy.

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