Art Vandelay wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:BritSox wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:BritSox wrote:Considering 40% of British children are born outside marriage though... it's a catch-all insult, like 'wanker.' The truth or otherwise of the allegatiion is rather beside the point.
Whether it's not the '19th Century' or not, some people, a lot of people, still consider having children, shoot, having sex, out of wed-lock, wrong. You may not consider it wrong and you are entitled to your opinion, as are they.
What I meant by 'not the 19th century' is that the proportion of modern Britons who do hold that opinion is absolutely minuscule, especially amongst the generation currently raising children. So the kid's not going to get any hassle over it, as it's as common to be born without as within.
fortunately...you're probably right here in the states as well.
Just because something is 'acceptable', does not make it right, beneficial, healthy, or moral. I'll stick with 'unfortunately' since I was referencing the 'it's as common to be born without as within.' statement, not the children being harassed because of it. It's unfortunate what kids have to go through because of the stupidity and irresponsibility of their parents.