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It's purpose was aimed mostly at Russia when it was the ever-expanding Communist Soviet Union. Well, the Soviets are gone but their top KGB Agent is now the President (supposedly elected by the people) and he has returned to expanding Russia back into its "glory days" when they took over such nations as Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, etc. They have already made incursions into Georgia and Ukraine. Dictator Putin wants it all back and then some.
Andrew, Apparently, we agree that each of us would need convincing that "impartiality" ought to be the GOAL of parents in how they treat their children. We are not discussing how your God does or does not show favoritism.
I'm not sure how impartiality can be achieved in ANY human relationship. But with children, the rules and the love need to be applied as evenly as possible. Home is where we learn about discipline and unconditional love. No matter what our children do, they should be told and know from within that their parents love them.
Women should have equal rights! Why is this a difficult concept to understand after decades of struggle. Women who have gone through the training have a far more knowledge. They say this woman who wrote it for the WSJ has no military experience and she ought to shut up about her opinions.
It is just science - of course it should be taught. The whole world needs to know, especially those who will be living with the mess earlier generations have made. The positives of how to defeat climate change would be a part of this too.
I think the wrong things are implied by "traditional masculinity" The traditional masculinity I know in my family and that of my relatives and community is not harmful, but there IS a type of male behavior that has been toxic to our culture historically and still is to this day. The guy who thinks he is made more masculine by beating his wife (legal in many minds) and the masculinity that chooses to go to war rather than seek peace is another example. Patriarchy has been a problem; just ask the women who fought to gain their right to vote, their right to have their own money, to become lawyers, doctors, etc. Just ask women who were thrown in jail or beaten or killed for their basic rights as human beings. Yeah, that kind of masculinity is toxic and dangerous, but it is NOT all men or even a majority. Today, masculinity can go wrong due to too much testosterone which produces rage syndromes. No denying that some aggression is a byproduct of male hormones.