Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This Week on Cocoa Mode - Financial Abortion

We hear it all the time, Men complaining about the pressure of having to pay child support to women who they accuse of living off the money for children who many didn't want in the first place. Singer Lyfe Jennings, a serial baby daddy wrote in a blog for Vibe Magazine "I hope they change these laws to stop letting women and men—’cause some men be filing for child support, too—but stop letting them make a living off child support and start requiring them to get a job". This statement along with the recent news of singer Kelis' hefty monthly child support payments from her ex-husband, rapper Nas has re-ignited a fiery debate among baby mamas and baby daddies around the country.

Enter Dr. Fraces Goldscheider.

This Brown University Sociology Professor is the author of "MEN, CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM" in which she introduces the controversial Financial Abortion plan that, if it were law, would absolve a man - who has specifically said to his partner before intercourse that he doesn't want to be a father, of all monetary responsibility for any pregnancy. Supporters believe that this plan could protect men from the predatory practices of women who choose to have children for financial gain, while opponents say this is just another way to free men of the repercussions of their own irresponsibility?

If you're a unmarried parent, you don't want to miss this show.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Freedom of Religion or Bad Idea

New York City Mayor Micheal Bloomberg announced his support of the decision by the New York City Landmark Commission to clear the way for a Mosque to be built just blocks away from Ground Zero. Some are calling it a step in the right direction toward healing and freedom, while others are calling it the worst decision ever. Where do you stand? Do you think the proposed Mosque and Community Center are a welcome addition to the New York City landscape or a insult to those who lost their lives on 9/11?

SOURCE - Wall Street Journal: NYC Mayor Defends Plans for Ground Zero