well... to be truthful, my libido is intact... it's just my assessment of each potential partner which is much harsher :)
Quickly, quickly, fix that irregardless!
They see the threat of pregnancy as a way of preventing people from having sex. Literally, I am not making this up. I had one Catholic woman actually say to me: "You've got to pay to play." She said this in reference to the possibility of pregnancy--she wasn't saying that she expected her husband to buy her dinner first.
Can you believe such insanity?
My opinion is that most often, women get pregnant, by accident or because of rape, but either way, they get pregnant, they are not ready to be parents, and the child (that didnt ask to be there) is the one who suffers. Because of lack of money for food or because of bad parents, creating inferiority complexes and so forth.
I would say, abortion is an option for unplanned pregnancy. It is very very sad for me to contemplate killing a fetus. But it would be much sadder if that fetus was born into a unprepared environment, had to endure bad parenthood, and not be wanted.
If I had to choose i would choose the lesser of two evils.
Actually, often times when Western companies use cheap labor, it almost invariably results in a a better quality of life for the workers. Many times it reaches a point where their quality of life and there wage demands are such that companies move to the next dump where workers are willing to work for a pittance.
Not that I disagree with the general sentiment you express. It's just that it is not really slavery when people choose to work in crappy conditions because the alternative is worse.
Skepticism cannot only be applied to quack medicine and the bible, if you aren't applying at large to the world we live in (politics, sociology, economics), you're only going half way. There are many people who apply scepticism very selectively.
We wouldn't have discussion groups for people who just happen to dislike the colour red... Gods have consequences, to fight gods without fighting consequences is duplicitous. All endeavours and ideas are on the table.