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(Huffington Post)   Why do "Red States" have higher divorce rates than "Blue States"? Turns out a shotgun wedding to a teenage babymomma doesn't really set a solid foundation for a lifelong partnership   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 156
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2014-01-23 01:08:01 PM
See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.
 
2014-01-23 01:13:03 PM
Massachusetts, the first to legalize gay marriage, has the lowest divorce rate.
 
2014-01-23 01:17:29 PM
We believe so strongly in the sanctity of traditional marriage that we want to have several of them.
 
2014-01-23 01:24:19 PM
Are they factoring in "cute religious chicks who demand a ring first"?

/premarital sex - bad. Divorce - good
 
2014-01-23 01:29:12 PM
To say nothing of the awkwardness of still having to see them at all the family reunions.
 
2014-01-23 01:43:03 PM
Maybe that unrelenting "everything sucks and our country is dying" negativity has something to do with it?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-23 01:49:42 PM
You know how siblings fight.
 
2014-01-23 01:53:57 PM
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2014-01-23 01:57:57 PM
You know, the last shotgun wedding I was at was very disappointing. The bride was not visibly pregnant and she and the groom weren't even kin. What is this world coming to?
 
2014-01-23 01:58:46 PM
Because them there turtles that those damn yankees get hitched to nowadays can't sign a divorce paper!
 
2014-01-23 01:59:46 PM

whither_apophis: Are they factoring in "cute, stupid, brain-washed, religious chicks who demand a ring first"?

/premarital sex - bad. Divorce - good


It is funny watching them get divorced.
"My family is SO UPSET."
"You will never find anyone better."
"We'll pray for you!!"

lol
 
2014-01-23 02:00:37 PM
www.huffingtonpost.com
YOU DON'T SAY!!!
 
2014-01-23 02:02:27 PM
Educated people divorce at markedly lower rates.  Red states have gutted education over the years.  I see a correlation, if not causation.
 
2014-01-23 02:05:40 PM

factoryconnection: Educated people divorce at markedly lower rates.  Red states have gutted education over the years.  I see a correlation, if not causation.


let's just be honest about this, red state family values are TERRIBLE

it is so cute when they say they are so much better than us and then prove that by better they mean worse.
fark em
 
2014-01-23 02:06:32 PM
Why should a gay man stay in a sham marriage when he hates vaginas?
 
2014-01-23 02:06:43 PM

what_now: Massachusetts, the first to legalize gay marriage, has the lowest divorce rate.


All the people who got married there went back their home state and can't get divorced there.
 
2014-01-23 02:06:54 PM
Keep on defending that Sanctity of Marriage, red states!
 
2014-01-23 02:07:13 PM
*looks for source*

Ahhh, Berkeley-on-the-Colorado

/ not surprised
 
2014-01-23 02:07:30 PM
Staunch family values conservatives in my State put their money where their mouth was and created covenant marriages, which make it much hard to get divorced.  Being such a bastion of conservatism and religiosityiness, couples are jumping to prove to everyone how serious they are about real American family values.  In the ten years from 2000 to 2010, a full 1.00% of all couples getting married have signed up for this.

If I were a cynical person, I would say that moaning of the destruction family values and disposable marriages is a cover for some other concern.
 
2014-01-23 02:07:33 PM
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/21/3185251/kansas-school-sex- p oster/

oh look!
let's not educate our children about sex!
that will protect them from sex and getting pregnant
 
2014-01-23 02:08:07 PM
Lower pressure to get married means people who don't really want to get married don't feel obligated to do so. Hence lower divorce rates. If I'm not mistaken they also have higher marriage rates as well.

Political snark aside, I'd say this accounts for most of the discrepancy.
 
2014-01-23 02:08:09 PM
Oh yeah, well when you're burning in the hellfire of eternal damnation you'll wish you hadn't postponed marriage to get an education, settle into a career, become more responsible, and wait to raise children in a stable home.

You'll rue the day you left Arkansas for Jew York!   Oh you were too good for us.  Well, we didn't want you here anyway!
 
2014-01-23 02:08:48 PM
Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...
 
2014-01-23 02:08:49 PM
Hypocrisy,does it work?
 
2014-01-23 02:11:18 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: *looks for source*

Ahhh, Berkeley-on-the-Colorado

/ not surprised


Just so you know... that divorce rates are higher in the South is not in dispute. This study merely attempts to figure out why that is. You can dismiss the study all you want, but the fact about divorce rates will remain.
 
2014-01-23 02:11:33 PM

doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...


Oh, it began a while ago.
 
2014-01-23 02:11:39 PM

namatad: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/21/3185251/kansas-school-sex- p oster/

oh look!
let's not educate our children about sex!
that will protect them from sex and getting pregnant


That IS complete bullsh*t!!!

"Talking" is listed twice.

This is an outrage!!!
 
2014-01-23 02:12:24 PM
What is the impact of blue counties on red states.
 
2014-01-23 02:13:30 PM
Because anyone who votes Republican in this day and age is either an asshole or an idiot or both and intolerable to be around for any length of time... even to other Republicans.

/here to help
//let sea of tears begin
 
2014-01-23 02:14:15 PM

factoryconnection: Educated people divorce at markedly lower rates.  Red states have gutted education over the years.  I see a correlation, if not causation.


To be fair, educated people also tend to marry when they're older, and get married at lower rates overall.  Then again, maybe it's good that people take their time to make a (purportedly) lifelong commitment.
 
2014-01-23 02:14:57 PM

doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...


I practice both socially acceptable and socially unacceptable bigotry...

So I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2014-01-23 02:15:04 PM

namatad: factoryconnection: Educated people divorce at markedly lower rates.  Red states have gutted education over the years.  I see a correlation, if not causation.

let's just be honest about this, red state family values are TERRIBLE

it is so cute when they say they are so much better than us and then prove that by better they mean worse.
fark em


Oh totally, like the story I saw about the HS football coach that was married...and had a mistress.  She was totally alright with farking with a married man but aborting their love child? IT'S A SIN AGAINST GAWD~!

Hypocrites, thy party is the GOP.
 
2014-01-23 02:15:25 PM

Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.


Yeah, I think we've pretty much established that voting Democrat eliminates poverty.
 
2014-01-23 02:15:52 PM
The red state folks read the good book but the blue state folks tend to pay attention.
 
2014-01-23 02:16:30 PM

EyeballKid: [www.huffingtonpost.com image 457x512]
YOU DON'T SAY!!!


like mother, like daughter
 
2014-01-23 02:17:02 PM

Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.


Because a Democrat never voted for a tax and spend increase. Ever.

How about you take your head out of your ass and then we can point out real problems like overall general money woes, or the increased rate of divorce from social media. Or more and more people realizing they don't *need* marriage, or the tax benefits just aren't good enough. Not enough family structure among minorities. Etc.

It's all kinds of things. But do go on and tell me where the meanie republican forced you to sign on the dotted line.
 
2014-01-23 02:17:20 PM
This just in: Evangelical conservatives are dimwitted mouthbreathers with no self-awareness.
 
2014-01-23 02:18:23 PM

Rwa2play: namatad: factoryconnection: Educated people divorce at markedly lower rates.  Red states have gutted education over the years.  I see a correlation, if not causation.

let's just be honest about this, red state family values are TERRIBLE

it is so cute when they say they are so much better than us and then prove that by better they mean worse.
fark em

Oh totally, like the story I saw about the HS football coach that was married...and had a mistress.  She was totally alright with farking with a married man but aborting their love child? IT'S A SIN AGAINST GAWD~!

Hypocrites, thy party is the GOP.


Cant she just pray the baby/pregnancy away?
NO WAIT! I bet she was trying to get pregnant so he would get divorced and marry her !!!
 
2014-01-23 02:19:34 PM

Fade2black: Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.

Because a Democrat never voted for a tax and spend increase. Ever.


It may not be great, but It sure beats the borrow and spend method that the last few Republican administrations seemed to prefer.
 
2014-01-23 02:20:20 PM
As Glass told The Los Angeles Times, "If you live in a marriage market where everybody marries young, you postpone marriage at your own risk. The best catches ... are going to go first."

This is an interesting point, although I dispute the notion that the "best catches" are the ones who dive headlong into marriage before they turn 20.
 
2014-01-23 02:20:32 PM

doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...


What does "bigotry" mean to you?
 
2014-01-23 02:20:57 PM

Fade2black: Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.

Because a Democrat never voted for a tax and spend increase. Ever.

How about you take your head out of your ass and then we can point out real problems like overall general money woes, or the increased rate of divorce from social media. Or more and more people realizing they don't *need* marriage, or the tax benefits just aren't good enough. Not enough family structure among minorities. Etc.

It's all kinds of things. But do go on and tell me where the meanie republican forced you to sign on the dotted line.


Yeah, Calmamity. Quit thinking about public policy and all that ivory tower shiat. We got real problems like facebook and minorities!
 
2014-01-23 02:21:24 PM

namatad: Rwa2play: namatad: factoryconnection: Educated people divorce at markedly lower rates.  Red states have gutted education over the years.  I see a correlation, if not causation.

let's just be honest about this, red state family values are TERRIBLE

it is so cute when they say they are so much better than us and then prove that by better they mean worse.
fark em

Oh totally, like the story I saw about the HS football coach that was married...and had a mistress.  She was totally alright with farking with a married man but aborting their love child? IT'S A SIN AGAINST GAWD~!

Hypocrites, thy party is the GOP.

Cant she just pray the baby/pregnancy away?
NO WAIT! I bet she was trying to get pregnant so he would get divorced and marry her !!!


That was the funny part: the pregnancy was not planned. XD
So you can imagine when people found out about a) her pregnancy and b) who she was boinking...shiat went downhill quickly.
 
2014-01-23 02:21:54 PM

Fade2black: Calmamity: See also; poverty brought on by voting for Republicans.

Because a Democrat never voted for a tax and spend increase. Ever.

How about you take your head out of your ass and then we can point out real problems like overall general money woes, or the increased rate of divorce from social media. Or more and more people realizing they don't *need* marriage, or the tax benefits just aren't good enough. Not enough family structure among minorities. Etc.

It's all kinds of things. But do go on and tell me where the meanie republican forced you to sign on the dotted line.


You know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2014-01-23 02:23:26 PM
Why would you need a solid foundation under a trailer?
 
2014-01-23 02:23:55 PM

Arkanaut: To be fair, educated people also tend to marry when they're older, and get married at lower rates overall. Then again, maybe it's good that people take their time to make a (purportedly) lifelong commitment.


I agree.  Figuring out the world of today takes more time than the smaller, simpler world of yesteryear.  Throwing a wedding ring and some kids at a 20-year-old nowadays is a vastly greater challenge than in the 1950s.

doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...


Oh, yeah?  Well...

menschenfresser: This just in: Evangelical conservatives are dimwitted mouthbreathers with no self-awareness.


Oh.
 
2014-01-23 02:24:31 PM
 
2014-01-23 02:24:44 PM

yakmans_dad: doubled99: Let the socially acceptable bigotry begin...

What does "bigotry" mean to you?


I believe this interpretation of "bigotry" is akin to the interpretation of the word "unfair," as often voiced by the central figure in every episode of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16," i.e., "UH! I WANTED THIS YEAR'S PORSCHE 911 BUT I GOT LAST YEAR'S?!!! MOM, DAD, THAT IS SO UNFAIR!!!!!"
 
2014-01-23 02:25:04 PM

Fubini: The red state folks read the good book but the blue state folks tend to pay attention.


A good nine-tenths of the time, they don't even read the farker. They pay megabucks to be told by charlatans what they want to think is in the book and quick tips for denial and overcoming cognitive dissonance.
 
2014-01-23 02:26:02 PM
It's not just money problems it's the inability to deal with reality.

Who could have guessed that trying to replace reality with fantasy could lead to trouble?
 
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