Since when has having illegitamate children been a good thing?
This was posted earlier in the "just for fun" section as I was looking for opinions. I got a lot of easily offended/defensive responses. I'm not sure if this is the right section for it either.
This is for a paper in my psychology class. I am trying to establish a timeline and a reason (or 10) for the change. This is just to give me some idea on how the general population thinks about this subject and has no bearing as to what I think on it, my morals or the morals of anyone on this forum. I have also used another term that is in the definition of the word illegitimate: Bastard. I uses this term BECAUSE I have heard many people refer to their offspring as such and thus it seems (to me at least) this then dulls the impact of the word and it becomes acceptable. The term bitch is in the process of this. As it is now both a negative and a positive word depending on the situation.
So here is my question.
Since when has having illegitimate children been a good/socially accepted thing?
This isn't a morals question just an anthropological/socialogical one. It used to be a thing of shame, a stigma, even if you were together with the father for years before & after. It just seems that these days nearly every child can be a little bastard without acting like one.
To explain that last sentence in another way : It just seems that these days nearly every child can be illegitimate without acting in a disagreeable manner.
(I was attempting on the other fourm to make a play on the definition of the word bastard and it's double meanings.)
So serious answers anyone?
Answer by idaspida at 5:15 PM on Feb. 7, 2011
Answer by tiddliwinks at 5:17 PM on Feb. 7, 2011
Illegitimate children have been socially accepted throughout different societies throughout the history of man. The acceptance, or even "normalcy" of illegitimate children is nothing new by any means. How many illegitimate children became Kings and Queens, heirs to industrial empires..etc.. The acceptance of "bastard" children in a society is nothing new if one really delves into history.
Answer by pixie_trix at 5:20 PM on Feb. 7, 2011
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