In an astonishing new study, it has been suggested that women who wore cycle helmets when girls are more likely to have abortions than those who did not.
Apparently, the theory is that those who wear cycle helmets are more likely to have been raised in a prevailing ethos of fear.
That has long term consequences. Fear of losing a boyfriend may make girls scared to say no to a boy’s demands for intimacy. Also, the notion that with the right protective gear you are safer may lead such girls to think that condoms provide a secure protection against pregnancy (when all the data proves they don’t - particularly for young users).
Further, the girl whose world view is one of fearing the future is exactly the one whom the abortionists can most readily seduce into their mills.
Girls whose fathers are sufficiently counter-cultural to laugh at cycle helmets, and who view life as an adventure to be engaged on courageously and prudently, seem to grow into more secure and robust teenagers and adults, able to tell boys where to get off, or even cope with an unplanned pregnancy in a positive and life affirming way.
The research was conducted in a novel fashion: by arguing from first principles. It is not peer reviewed and has no scientific validity. In fact it is pretty fraudulent (aka a joke). But I hope it made you think!
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