Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Obama’s legacy…

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    According to Dems it’s fine for a 13 year old girl to be a slut.
    Maybe that’s why over 1/3rd of American kids are being raised by single mothers and over 53% of black kids. This results in a 5x greater chance of poverty.
    Somehow we think these kids will be responsible enough to take a pill the next day, yet under Obama(non)Care we will all pay for the STD’s they spread.

    Good job Donkeys.

  3. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER said, over 3 years ago

    12 year old ‘women?’

  4. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER said, over 3 years ago

    He seems to care more about them than the Democrats.

  5. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Reflex-76
    If that looks like a woman to you then you have some serious issues….

  6. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    Obama was against unrestricted access – the court ordered it.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The best cure for teen pregnancy is stay at home parents. At one time, for young people to be intimate, they had to borrow the family car and drive out to secluded areas or to friends’ homes who would allow such intimacy. Now, if a household is fortunate enough to have two adults raising the children together, those adults are usually both working. Too often in the last 10 years, both of those parents have more than one job. Young people get home from school to an empty house and too much opportunity to make bad choices.
    I dislike the scenario Ms. Benson presents. The child shown may look too young for the topic to apply, but when the logic parts of the brain are being overridden by hormones, they might as well be the same age displayed in the cartoon. The choices made are just as mature.
    We need to be a community that takes care of its young people, that gives them other places to go and be where they are less likely to turn to sex for entertainment. It would also be wise to dissuade advertisers from encouraging these very young people to be ‘sexy’, not to mention sexual, at the age of 11 or 12.
    We need to be role models not only in behavior, but in showing a sense of civility and compassion that gives young people a feeling of hope that is strongly lacking in our nation.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, over 3 years ago

    she’s just the right age for Uncle Perv to go for…. until our society can break the chain of accepting incest and rape then women /girls will always be at risk

  9. bgarner

    bgarner said, over 3 years ago

    Wit, humor, satire. I don’t see any of it in this cartoon. It is just pandering to lowest common denominator right wing Christian Republican prejudices.

  10. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There’s hatred on both sides of the fence. Jetison yours before you accuse them of theirs.

  11. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Weitherkin? lol. I hope that’s a typo. Thanks, though.

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    No, you weren’t putting that as sarcastic with my post…you’re not fooling anyone.

  13. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s my challenge to your results. The age bracket is too large; it includes adults. 15-19 has 2 years’-worth of adults. What’s the same study for 15-17 year olds? I can’t find one. You’re also focusing on 1991-1995 and 1985-1991. What about studies like in 1950 vs. 2000? And again, 15-17 year olds.

    I have no real emotional investment in this. I was 21 when I got my now-wife pregnant (she and I had just started dating). I did something that could best be considered from the 1950’s. And my two boys know they are to make sure the little head doesn’t drive the bus.

    But my point is look at the societal norms now. It’s now okay for young, pre-adult girls to have children. It’s considered the norm to have illegitimate children (something like 52% of blacks are raised this way). Why?

    My point is that over the years, women have become more wantonly sexual and due to the machinations of government and liberal/lazy parenting, young girls think it’s all okay.

    I want to make one final point on the matter: Your study shows the 1990’s. What about the 2k’s and 201x’s? The statistics showing lower abortion rates are because girls are keeping their babies, instead of hiding from them. There are so many government programs out there to give out free crap that it’s more lucrative to have that child than to abort it. And that’s also a study showing reported abortions. I’m curious how many Gosnell’s are out there.

    All in all, I know of only one way to guarantee no teen pregnancy, and that’s to not have teen sex. And it’s free. But it’s not nearly as fun. And in our impulsive society, where we want to have fun instead of being responsible, we’re not going to be prudent. How can we, the generations X and Y, now tell our kids to not do something that we did ourselves? It’s hypocritical, and our kids will see it.

  14. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    That is the question, isn’t it? How do we un-open Pandora’s Box? The problem is there is no quick solution. The best solution is one that will take an entire generation to enforce.

    If we return to using the word, “No,” and not be afraid of it, as an entire generation of parents when the kids are young, then we will have the ability to have those battles with the teens on a more firm setting.

    But that’s hard. Parents today don’t want to parent, and have many laws inhibiting their ability to parent. So we need to strip away the “rights” children have. Want to sue your parents? Can’t. Suck it. Want to sue the father’s parents for child support? Can’t. Suck it. Want access to the morning after pill without parents knowing? Can’t. Suck it. Don’t like spankings when you are a child? Too bad. Suck it.

    But these aren’t popular ideas because they are conflict-attracting. You take the power from the children and give it back to the parents and to the schools, and you will find we will return to the social morays that affirm that pre-adult sex is unacceptable.

    But to make this happen, we would have to have a whole new congress of like-minded people to revoke those “rights” they have bestowed on children, and make children realize that their actions have consequences. To make this happen, we would have to have an entire generation of parents starting their children off right with firm discipline and teaching them that Parents, not the courts, are the ultimate law of their world. Make them realize that they own nothing until they earn it themselves.

    You can’t do this with teens that have already been raised being babysat by the idiot box (TV, PS3, XBox, etc). And that’s why my thoughts can never happen, because those idiot teens today are going to be idiot parents tomorrow, and the concept of self-reliance and personal accountability are as foreign to them as transparency is to the NSA.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    I started having sex when I was seventeen, with another seventeen-year old. We were smart enough to use birth control. Our parents didn’t know and we sure did what we could to keep them from knowing. In our part of the country we were probably a little older than average. Girls started leaving school because they were pregnant around fourteen, with a peak around sixteen or seventeen. We lived in the Bible belt, by the way. There was one religious group that had a particularly high teen pregnancy rate, and they were so evangelical that they forbade dancing. Vertical dancing, anyway. My point is that as a species we are ready for sex by sometime in the mid-teens; and many societies allow marriage at that age. Our society has decided that people shouldn’t get married until years after they have become sexually mature. Thus the conflict between biology and social norms. Teen-agers are going to have sex. That’s just the truth. We have two choices — let them get married as soon as they are ready to have sex, or help them not get pregnant until they are ready to get married. I vote for the second.

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