You'll want to be careful about assumptions such as this, Elizabeth. If not commenting ("skipping") a post is "sufficient rebuttal" then I have no idea how this game is played. Nor does non-comment imply full agreement. Please note as well that my "direct rebuttal" to xerox regarding nurturing/providing was not "direct rebuttal" to the entire original post, but further questions on this one point.I thought that Pye's response to skip was a sufficient rebuttal, reinforced by her direct rebuttal to xerox - but I suppose there are a few points that I can add.
Children grow up with all sorts of "majestic dreams" for their adult lives that do not end up matching reality. I imagine any 'psychological damage" to come in the form of his or her inability to adjust to the reality of things. What difference does it make whether a woman has had a "traumatic relationship history" before making decisions such as these? These are the same things that become deep reasons for men to bag certain aspects of life in practice, too.No young woman grows up with the majestic dream of driving to a fertility clinic to buy the seed of her future baby . . . And the only way she could fail [relational matters] is if she's psychologically damaged . . . etc.