“Those feminists who demand the right to abortion concede the notion that a pregnant woman is inferior to a non-pregnant one. They suggest that pregnancy and motherhood are incompatible with the concept of a fully functioning adult, and that an unencumbered, unattached male is the model for success. By settling for abortion instead of working for the social changes that would make it possible to combine children and career, pro-abortion feminists have agreed to participate in a man’s world under male terms. Pro-abortion feminists have corrupted feminism by embracing standards which hold that it is permissible to treat “unequals” unequally and for the powerful to oppress the weak. Women deserve better.”
The Maya did not predict the “end of the world” on December 21, 2012. That date simply happens to be 126.96.36.199.0 on the Long Count calendar, marking the end of the 13th “baktun” (a calendar unit that is 144,000 days long) and starts the beginning of the next baktun. The ending of such a cycle would warrant a really big New Year celebration, which is exactly what the ancient Maya did.
Tying the date with a cataclysm was a New Age concoction from the 1970s, fueled by poor understandings of basic astronomy (like a comical notion of “galactic alignment”) and a desire to elevate a near-extinct group of brown people to magic wizard status. In reality, the Maya were like anyone else. They just had a really accurate calendar and were not in fact magic at all, despite all the uneducated pandering racism people inflict on them.
No cataclysms, no wars, no Y2K, you don’t even need to set your clocks back. You just have to pick up a new stone calendar from Kmart.