Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Sex Swap Children

Posted by Dale Kuehne on March 23, 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6205085/Sex-swap-children-gender-dysphoria-at-a-young-age.html

dear mr. and/or mrs. sender-
we’re pleased to inform you that your applications been accepted
starting from the time you get this letter
your life will be one never-ending
“hope you’re feeling better”
you get your choice of anesthetic
we’ll need to chop your clock off (tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock)
it might not be what you expected
there is no money back once you’ve been ripped off, ripped off, ripped off

today’s a very special day
the boys’ll murder for it but what will the neighbors say
it leaves you feeling pretty hollow
it might be nice to look at
don’t forget you’re stuck with it tomorrow (and tomorrow, and tomorrow….)

you’re big enough to stop pretending
you’ll start to really show within a week or so
so don’t go saying it’s just come to your attention
you’ll get more than you’re asking for without the right protection

today’s a very special day
and how you’d love to have a little thing with which to play
but love wont get you very far
today be still your beating heart
you’ll have to keep on feeding it tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

boys will be boys will be boys will be boys will be boys will be boys will be girls with no warning
girls will be girls will be guys will be boys that don’t cry over toys that they use to beat girls they despise by the morning
they always said that sex would change you…

no second thoughts the knife is nearing
you’ll never hear the little pitter patter pitter patter
of this little feat of engineering
of course i love you and of course it’s what’s inside that matters
but i think the whole charade is ending
it seems to me to be the only way to keep from getting
caught up in a long life of regretting
the doctors said that once you get a taste for it you’ll keep on cutting

but while you happen to be here
why don’t you whisper all those sweet forevers in my ear
stiff upper lip for all this sorrow
hurry up and stick it in
you never know when it will end
tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow…

They always said that sex would change you, change you, change you, change you…

Sex Changes by the Dresden Dolls from Yes Virginia … (2006)

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