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How Universal Credit Rules Force Women Into Abortions

May 8, 2018

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  1. mili68 permalink
    May 8, 2018 7:27 am

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  2. Grayling permalink
    May 8, 2018 12:32 pm

    ‘ Behavourial Change ‘ to ‘ save money ‘ to quote IDS – it is regressive , like something out of a Victorian era film / TV costume drama

    I’m not naive , I do know of feckless , irresponsible people that hand Iain Duncan Smith & the Tory papers ammunition on a plate .

    However ! the Tory attitude is we’ll have every last one of you in the office and we’ll punish every last one of you . The deliberate hostile environement bordering on Victorianesque fantasties , small minded , petty and very vindictive .

    Of course if it was Boris being responsible for illegitimate children and ‘ posh women ‘ having abortions – it just ‘ goes with the territory ‘ and he’s apparently ! ‘ a bit of a lad ‘ , he’s hardly likely to be shouted at by Jeremy Kyle for 10 minutes – ‘ solving ‘ complex and involved relationship issues now ? for not ‘ putting something on the end of it ‘

    ‘ Saint Jezza ‘ was in the News of the World once – a 35 year old man and a 16 year old girl would be deemed as ‘ a bit odd ‘ , finding the fact that she was a virgin could be deemed as a bit weird too ? – he also appeared on a platform with George Osborne , getting ‘ Britain back to work ‘ and repairing ‘ Broken Britain ‘

    I agree about PAS – Post Abortion Syndrome – people have had nervous breakdowns and serious anxiety issues due to serious guilt and trauma – putting a lot of pressure on the beleagured NHS Mental Health Services – again typical Tories – penny wise to the point of paranoia and pound foolish in the rush for social ‘ solutions ‘

    I remember seeing that Kate Winslet ‘ Jude ‘ film and I certainly remember that scene – that has harrowing

    ” The next day Sue and Jude return to their lodging to find that Juey has killed his half-siblings and committed suicide, hanging himself. His suicide note says the reason: “Becos we were to menny.”

    However the Tories would see this as ‘ mere collaterial ‘ – ‘ people being inconveinced ‘ – the hostile environments working as planned , ‘ deserving and undeserving ‘ spurious false narratives

    ” Plot

    In the Victorian period, Jude Fawley (Eccleston) is a bright young lower-class man who dreams of a university education.

    Circumstances conspire against him, and he is forced into a job as a stonemason and an unhappy marriage to a country girl, Arabella (Griffiths). He remains true to his dream and, months later, after his wife’s sudden departure, he heads for the city. He thinks education is available for any man who is willing to work hard.

    There he encounters his cousin, Sue Bridehead (Winslet), who is beautiful and intelligent, and shares his disdain for convention.

    Whilst Jude is enraptured by Sue, she decides to marry Jude’s former school teacher, Phillotson (Cunningham), after Jude tells her he is married to Arabella. Meanwhile, Jude is rejected for the university based primarily on his lower-class status.

    The marriage of Sue and Phillotson is not a success, as she refuses to give herself sexually or romantically to her husband. She leaves Phillotson to join Jude in what turns out to be a rough life, moving from place to place as Jude picks up occasional work as a stonemason.

    The two are in love and, over the course of years, Sue gives birth to two children. Agnostic and independent, she refuses to legalize their arrangement by marriage. Jude learns that Arabella bore a son, which she named Jude (“Juey”) soon after she left Jude.

    The boy comes to live with his father Jude, Sue and his half-siblings.

    Sue and Jude are forbidden a permanent rental lodging because their living arrangement without marriage is considered scandalous. Sue tells Juey that the family cannot stay long at their present lodging because there are too many of them.

    The next day Sue and Jude return to their lodging to find that Juey has killed his half-siblings and committed suicide, hanging himself. His suicide note says the reason: “Becos we were to menny.”

    Each of the couple falls into a deep depression after the deaths of their children. Turning to the religion she previously rejected, Sue comes to believe that God has judged and punished the couple for not having married.

    She decides to return to Phillotson, although she finds him sexually repugnant, as he is her true husband in the eyes of God.

    A year after the death of their children, Jude and Sue happen to meet when separately visiting the tombstones of their children. They both look worse for wear. Jude demands that Sue tell him whether she still loves him, to which she replies, “You’ve always known”. After a passionate kiss, she walks away from Jude to return to Phillotson.

    As Sue walks away, Jude shouts to her, “We are man and wife, if ever two people were on this earth!”


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