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Arguments don't have genitals

By Jonathon Van Maren

“As soon as he grows his own uterus, he can have an opinion.”

That was a comment left on The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada’s Facebook page by a woman who presumably opposes men speaking out against misogyny, domestic abuse, rape culture, and female genital mutilation as well. Apparently, you see, male genitals disqualify people from speaking out on various human rights issues deemed by women who define themselves by their uteruses while protesting angrily against being defined by their uteruses as “women’s issues.”

Which abortion isn’t, by the way. It’s a human rights issue.

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The Bridgehead Radio: Jonathon Van Maren interviews Mark Bauerlein

Jonathon interviews Mark Weightman Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University and the author of 2008 book, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30),[1][2] which won the Nautilus Book Award.

The greatest love--and its opposite

By Stephanie Gray

In Abort73’s thought-provoking video “Opposites,” viewers are asked to consider, “What is the opposite of the greatest love?”  If the greatest love is to lay down your life for another, the opposite of that is to lay down another’s life for your own.

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In recent weeks, Canada’s prairie provinces have experienced two tragedies that embody these two principles.  Incidentally, both involved two men and two children.  We’ve all been bombarded with the horrifying news about 5-year-old Nathan O’Brien being murdered, and 54-year-old Douglas Garland being charged with that crime.  Lesser-known news is that four days before those charges were laid, on July 11, a 39-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy were also at a crossroad.

The Bridgehead Radio: Jonathon Van Maren interviews Hessy Taft

Jonathon interviews Hessy Taft. When Hessy Taft was six months old, she was a poster child for the Nazis. Her photograph was chosen as the image of the ideal Aryan baby, and distributed in party propaganda. But what the Nazis didn’t know was that their perfect baby was really Jewish.

Having fetus dreams

by Jonathon Van Maren

I first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase for one of my first university English courses, published in Harper’s Magazine in October 1990 by a nurse named Sallie Tisdale. It is called “We Do Abortions Here: A Nurse’s Story.” In it, she calls abortion a “sweet brutality,” and attempts to justify what she sees as a necessary evil:

But when I look in the basin, among the curdlike blood clots, I see an elfin thorax, attenuated, its pencilline ribs all in parallel rows with tiny knobs of spine rounding upwards. A translucent arm and hand swim beside. The girl asks to see it, sitting up. “It’s not allowed,” I told her sternly.

Leaving Neverland

by Justina Van Maren

The Bridgehead Radio: Jonathon Van Maren interviews Mark Steyn

Jonathon interviews Mark Steyn, a Canadian-born writer and conservative political commentator. He has written five books, including America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller. He is published in newspapers and magazines, and appears on shows such as those of Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt, and Sean Hannity. 

 

It's all about me

by Jonathon Van Maren

Remember back in the day when people used to talk about the Golden Rule? Treat others how you would like to be treated? Self-sacrifice was something celebrated by almost all faiths and cultures as something honorable. Today’s narcissistic dystopia of radical individualism has reached a different conclusion: It’s all about “your truth” and “what’s best for you.”

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The Bridgehead Radio: Jonathon Van Maren interviews Ezra Levant

Jonathon interviews Canadian journalist, activist, and best-selling author Ezra Levant about recent challenges to freedom of speech.
 
 

Language Matters: Egg Sellers Are Not Egg “Donors”

By Stephanie Gray

When you think of the word “donor,” what comes to mind?  As someone who fundraises for a non-profit, I think of the generous souls who sacrificially donate their money to help a cause like CCBR. Perhaps someone who works for Canadian Blood Services would think of the many individuals who take time out of their busy lives to have 450ml of blood taken from them, waiting 56 days before their red blood cells are replaced.  Perhaps those who jingle bells at Christmas for the Salvation Army think of the passersby who drop their coins and bills into donation bins.

 
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