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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Studies on Weight Gain, IQ

The results of two new studies (loosely) pertaining to families have been announced:

1.  A new study suggests that women who live with a mate put on a few more pounds than otherwise.  According to the New York Times, “After adjusting for other variables, the 10-year weight gain for an average 140-pound woman was 20 pounds if she had a baby and a partner, 15 if she had a partner but no baby, and only 11 pounds if she was childless with no partner.”  Read about it here.

2.  The link between crime and abortion has been suggested by John Donohue and Steven Levitt, and now there’s mounting evidence of a link between abstinence and IQ—students with IQs above 100 and below 70 were significantly more likely to have abstained than those in between 70 and 100.  In other words, those abstaining are either below or above average smart (as measured by IQ)--maybe parents don't have to do the birds and the bees talk for this group?  Not according to this article, which argues "the talk" needs to be reiterated to reduce the recent rise of teen pregnancy rates.  Read about more about the IQ study here.


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Sex education is a feminist lawyer propaganda operation. It is the cause of the increase in single parenthood. The latter is the biggest cause of poverty and of criminality.

Say, I start a kindergarten course. Avoid Making a Bomb. I teach that bomb making is wrong and should never be done by kindergarten students. I then proceed to provide step by step instruction on the making of a bomb. Will there be more or less bomb making by kindergarten students?

Why does the feminist lawyer want to destroy the American family, having at it from multiple directions? The family is a source of authority that competes with central government. The latter is a wholly owned subsidiary of the criminal cult enterprise that is the lawyer profession. Feminism is a Trojan Horse. Central government is the beneficiary when feminist lawyers destroy the family.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 27, 2010 8:58:46 PM

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