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Jan 31, 2012
Ten minutes before I read this I was watching a tennis match, wishing I had Serena Williams' body. Not curvy Marilyn Monroe or skinny Jennifer Aniston - Serena, with every ounce of that fabulous muscle.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2011 on Anybody and everybody at The LadyKillers
The problem with this line of thinking (kids more important than animals) is - where does it stop? Do we criticize people who want to care for the elderly because kids are "more important"? Is if frivolous to care for children who lack good educations because others lack food? As a person who's worked on behalf of both animals and children, I believe there is PLENTY enough money and effort to help both. The problems in child welfare would not be solved by reallocating what's currently being expended on animals. Corruption, incompetence, ignorance, egos, etc., siphon off resources in all areas of charity.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2010 on Some Bahamians and Animals at
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I beg to differ with #1. I think what "hatred of fundraising and donors" is covered by the "nons" Seth brought up. What I've observed is that some organizations are stuck on a myth (similar to the starving artist myth.) In it, they are saints struggling to "do good" in a hostile and greedy world of corporate raiders and apathetic nobodies, blah, blah, blah. "Rich" potential donors, then, are expected to seek redemption by handing over the moula, no questions asked. People who don't have money are "losers" to be condescended to. (Staff are often treated as such.)
Hmmm...I have a bit of a problem with the whole "bad mommy - bad wifey" line of discourse. Even in the 21st century, there is an entirely different connotation to calling someone a "bad husband" or "bad father" and an implication that women - as contrasted with men - are not merely jerks or a**holes but somehow violate some obligation to live up to a place on the pedestal.
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The cost is absolutely justified. If not, where do we draw the line. One could argue that 1 million bucks spent to save one human being could feed or help many people people as well.
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Companies that don't test on animals currently use ingredients tested on animals in the very recent past, as I understand it.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2009 on Lipstick of my dreams at Dogged Blog
I'm so to hear this, Christie. Take care.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on Goodnight, mama at Dogged Blog