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Old 01-04-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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I have always thought that to stigmatize children for the behaviors of their adult parents with such a term is simply bizarre. A father is a parent regardless of not having been married to the child's mother. -That has always been true whether or not society played stupid human tricks with reality due to their stupid bog-headed religious and social beliefs. Women also used to be the property of their husbands and thus took the surnames of their "owner" husbands. Women continue with this tradition regardless of the fact that it makes no sense and is rooted in a backward belief system.

What is remarkable is that I still hear people using the "illegitimate child" terminology. I feel that even if someone is speaking of a historical account, from a time when people held such absurd beliefs, that they should not use that terminology to describe a child born to such circumstances.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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Well, because technically that's what they are.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:37 PM
 
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Well, because technically that's what they are.
Wrong. All children are legitimate.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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What is remarkable is that I still hear people using the "illegitimate child" terminology. I feel that even if someone is speaking of a historical account, from a time when people held such absurd beliefs, that they should not use that terminology to describe a child born to such circumstances.
Perhaps we should go back to calling them Bastards.
Why do we want to remove any and all inference that something is not desirable.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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Why do we want to remove any and all inference that something is not desirable.
Because it helps single moms feel better about the fact their baby daddies didn't value them enough to marry them.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:49 PM
 
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Because it helps single moms feel better about the fact their baby daddies didn't value them enough to marry them.
Bingo!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:50 PM
 
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Because the term "love child" sounds silly? As a bastard child myself, I have no problem being labeled "illegitimate". Can't get caught up in the labels.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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Because it helps single moms feel better about the fact their baby daddies didn't value them enough to marry them.

you mean the baby daddy didn't value himself enough to stand up to his responsibilities?

it is an outdated term and not a good one either.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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Don't worry, soon the legitimate ones will be the minority then you'll feel better!!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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Wrong. All children are legitimate.
You know what the term means. Quit the word games.

Perhaps we should simply use the more correct term, "bastard." Would that suit you better?
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