Also related to this basic root are the Turkish and Greek words for Albanians and the Albanian language. The latter explanation may, however, simply be a folk etymology or constitute the reason why Albanians identify themselves with the eagle. Albanians can be divided into two cultural groups:
Share via Email Jill Filipovic: Corbis Americans love to tout the value of waiting until marriage to have sex. We teach abstinence-only education in schools across the country, and even comprehensive sex-ed programs often point out that "abstinence is best.
Our state and federal tax dollars have long been spent promoting "chastity". So here it goes: How do I know? People with active sex lives live longer. Sex releases stress, boosts immunities, helps you sleep and is heart-healthy.
We know that, on the other hand, there are lots of benefits to marrying later and to gender-egalitarian marriages. Couples who both work outside the home and also share housework duties have more sex.
Financially independent, college-educated women who marry later in life have extremely low divorce rates. It turns out that feminist values — not "traditional" ones — lead to the most stable marriages. And feminist views plus later marriage typically equals premarital sex.
Most adult human beings naturally desire sex. And despite the rightwing emphasis on concepts like "purity", having sex does not actually make you a dirty or "impure" person. On the contrary, sex is like most other pleasurable things in life — you can have sex in ways that are fulfilling, fun, good and generous, or you can have sex in ways that are harmful, bad and dangerous.
Marriage is not, and has never been, a way to protect against the harmful, bad and dangerous potential of sex just read the Bible if you want a few examples.
Instead of fooling ourselves into thinking that waiting until marriage makes sex "good", we should focus on how ethical, responsible sexual practices — taking precautions to protect the physical and mental health of yourself and your partner; having sex that is fully consensual and focused on mutual pleasure — are part of being an ethical, responsible human being.
The United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates in the world. We have one of the highest abortion rates.
We have one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections.
And when government money is going toward telling people to just wait until marriage, we are literally funding an idea that has never worked in all of human history, instead of supporting tried-and-true policies that could mitigate the harm of a sex-obsessed, but pleasure-starved, culture.
From a more practical standpoint, not everyone is going to get married, or even legally can get married. The instruction to wait forever to experience a fundamental human pleasure is pointless and cruel.
But our cultural view of premarital sex as morally tainted makes it harder for couples to engage in real talks about their sexual needs and desires before marrying, the same way they would talk about their religious values, how many kids they want or whether the wedding cake will be chocolate or vanilla.
Sexually frustrated marriages are both miserable and common — the inboxes of advice columnists from Dan Savage to Dear Prudie are filled with letters from couples with mismatched sex drives and bad sex lives.
The insistence that premarital sex is dirty or perverse makes it a whole lot harder to have necessary conversations. Purity peddlers construct a false universe where there are pure virgins who wait until marriage, and then there are slutty whores who are going home with different men every night of the week.
The truth is that most adults will have a great many important relationships in their lives — some of those relationships will be romantic, and some of those will be sexual. But a variety of fulfilling relationships, sexual and not, will make you a more well-rounded, compassionate and self-assured person.
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Skopje, Kumanovo, and Bitola have sizable (15 to 50 percent) communities of Albanian speakers, whereas the western Macedonian centers of Tetova (Tetovo), Gostivar, and Dibra (Debar), along with the Struga area, all have an Albanian majority.
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