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#NOAFW A Gift to Aspiring Mothers

Posted on | May 11, 2014 | 69 Comments

Excuse the relative paucity of blog output, but I’ve been wrestling for two days with my massive Mother’s Day essay. Today marks the conclusion of sixth annual National Offend a Feminist Week, and I want to do something special. However, the special essay keeps growing longer and longer — it’s very hard to write with penetrating insight — and with the additional problem of a computer glitch or two, it will necessarily be delayed until later this evening.

However, to provide amusement and enlightenment for you while I toil over that 3,000-word monster essay, I’ll share something special for women who are not yet mothers.

How many “safe sex” lectures have young women been forced to endure in the past 20 years? How many TV and magazine ads for condoms and contraceptives have they seen? And how can women who desire motherhood overcome, so to speak, the anti-maternity propaganda that now pervades our culture? After all, young men have also been targeted by the “safe sex” evangelists, and her man may therefore feel an aversion to his necessary masculine role in procreation.

If the journey to reproduction is to arrive (so to speak) at its desired destination, it may be necessary for a young would-be mother to empower herself, exercising her feminine prerogative to speak to him the Nine Sexiest Words a Woman Can Ever Say to a Man:


Amateur cryptographers are hereby strongly cautioned: Do not — repeat, do NOT — write the uncoded message in the comments, nor on Twitter or on your own blogs. At least not in English. Translations in French, Spanish, Latin, etc., might be amusing.

Hey, did I ever mention that my wife and I have six children?



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  • Dana

    Yeah, well I undenounce you!

  • Finrod Felagund

    Indeed. I cut my teeth on alt.flame back in the day, where you learned how to take the heat or get out of the newsgroup.

  • Dana

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    Today marks the conclusion of sixth annual National Offend a Feminist Week, and I want to do something special.

    A week seems so short, though; would four weeks, one complete menstrual cycle — or, in honor of Sandra Fluke, one complete pack of birth control pills — be too much?

  • Dana

    I’m impressed that WordPress actually right-justifies the Hebrew.

  • Wombat_socho

    This reminds me of the legendary Russian Obscenities Tape played at DLI by the military advisors for the benefit of the students.

  • Quartermaster

    We need to arrange some remedial denunciation training for Zohydro.

  • Quartermaster

    On a “Civil War” group I called William Davis and whatshisname up at Princeton fools about some of their War of Northern Aggression “history.” The fussing and spluttering that caused was funny to watch.

  • K-Bob

    As long as it doesn’t translate into “drop the soap, sailor” I think we’re safe.

  • Dana

    Not that Michael Sam’s rookie jersey being the current #2 seller is the topic, or anything.

  • Dianna Deeley

    I am in total agreement.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????? (??????????) ???

  • K-Bob

    It’s the “green” alternative to heat-generating server farms owned by Google and Amazon.

    Every man should have his own, low-watt server in the cave in which we let him live, once we really get serious about Global Warming or whatever it’s called.

    You get one, twisted-pair copper line out to the box, and that’s it. 1200baud, baby.

  • K-Bob

    You forgot to include an HTFTJ public service announcement.

  • K-Bob

    Locker room humor will disappear forever.

    And I’m still not going to watch pro sports anymore. Buncha babies.

  • Dana

    At least one current NFL player has been fined and suspended for tweeting “horrible” concerning Mr Sam’s kiss with his twink boyfriend.

  • jrj119

    Kommen in mir. Ich möchte Ihre Kleinkinder haben.
    Ah, German just has that musical, romantic sound to it, nicht wahr?

  • K-Bob

    I think Bob Hope was right. They will make it mandatory someday.

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