Dublin{0}

I’m in Dublin and I’ve taken some pictures.

Bachelor Inn

 

Shaw

Truth.

In terms of economists though, I like Keynes, and I like this quote in particular:

Keynes Capitalism

 

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James Joyce statue. Neat.

James Joyce statue. Neat.

Street art, bachelors walk.

Street art, bachelors walk.

Ireland is bizarre in some respects. My mother and I saw several young girls handing out fliers for this event. It seemed to be a reaction to the public meeting described in the flier/poster/event pictured below:

Indeed.

Indeed.

And here’s my opinion on abortion (heh! I seem to always have one, don’t I?): I do not believe the myth  that women “use abortion as a contraceptive”.  I firmly believe that i in most cases, it is a  last resort solution (seriously though, the “morning-after pill” is not an abortion). I do nevertheless believe that those who make the (frequently incredibly difficult) choice, should be able to do so without others interfering (I think this is a given in most of Norway. Norway is wonderfully progressive in terms of women’s rights, but since I’m at it…)

It is particularly jarring to see young girls with hardly any life-experience getting into it. I am not discounting their opinion(s) simply because they are young, but experience does hold some importance (and as for men..Shut up guys. This is not about you, unless you want to take on the full responsibility of raising said child). It appears to me that much of the abortion debate is founded on  judgement and (attempts at)  control, particularly so when men get into it (this whole thing is absolutely nuts in the U.S).

The financial and emotional implications of raising a child are enormous in scope, so I find it to be super-arrogant and unempathetic to judge/attempt to shame those who choose to end a pregnancy.  What if (when) the child was conceived in a non-consensual or casual/weird manner? Even worse.

If these young women really wanted to make a difference, how about volunteering? I’m sure there are many underprivileged mothers out there who would appreciate some extra help, both financially and emotionally.