Bunnies – A Lack of Ears

Don’t worry, no one ran over the furry variety with a lawn mower. What I’m talking about is an admittance or understanding by a rising group of people that pornography hurts women. Pornography adds to the demand for prostitution and that in turn, builds momentum for sex trafficking.

Playboy recently announced that they are removing full nudity from their magazine. Their reason was because they felt it would improve their brand. I applaud the decision even if their reasoning is wonky.

Several hotel chains have recently moved to remove pay-per-view porn channels from their offerings. Hilton, Omni, Marriott and most recently Hyatt Regency have all made the move to cease offering these channels. Thank You!

Porn kills real love. Porn turns women into objects or tools in the minds of men. We become Things to be Used instead of being recognized as real people, unique in all the world. We need to teach our daughters that they are worthy of real love and not to settle for anything less. We need to teach our sons that they too are worthy of real love and not to settle for anything, like pornography, that would make them and the person they claim to love so much less.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Brown
    Nov 23, 2015 @ 21:34:06

    Do you have the pattern for the ripple tree skirt. It is a pattern that my mother had when she was alive but I cant find it anywhere. If you can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You and God Bless!

  2. thefrenchchick
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 20:18:05

    Hi Judy,

    Unfortunately it is a published pattern from the magazine Crochet Todayand under copyright. The magazine was discontinued by Red Heart yarn, but you might be able to find a back issue on the internet. The pattern is called Retro Ripples Skirt and was published in the November/December 2009 issue of the magazine. If you can’t find a back issue, I would try contacting Red Heart yarn directly to see if they would consider republishing it as a free pattern.

    I did make some modifications to the original pattern but not enough to call it my own pattern. I added an extra repeat of the stitch pattern for a total of 15 pattern repeats instead of 14 (because my tree stand is quite wide). I also changed the original color sequence of 6 rows, 2 rows, 4 rows, 2 rows, 6 rows, 2 rows, 4 rows, 5 rows to 6-2-4-2-6-2-4-2-6-2. So instead of 31 rows, my tree skirt has 36 rows and then the row of single crochet edging in red. Also, the original pattern had 4 colors of Red Heart Holiday yarn: Red/Red, Aran/Gold, Green/Green, and Hunter/Gold. I didn’t care for the aran (cream) or the hunter (too dark), so I used: Red/Red, White/Silver, and Green/Green in that order.

    I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help to you. I do hope you are able to find a back issue of the magazine.

  3. Judy Brown
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 03:33:30

    I have looked everywhere for the pattern with no luck. It is the first 5-6 rows that I really need help on, after that I can kinda remember the ripple stitch. I’m just not for sure how to get started. I will try to contact Red Heart. Thank You for your help and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

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