The woman can opt out of her duty, so yes, I propose the man can as well. That is equitable.The man can not opt out of his duty to his child, you are proposing that he be able to.
As much as I "can" order onion rings, but I am "stopped" by my internal dislike of onions. "Can" in your weird sense is the same as "willing".Can mean nothing is stopping them. I am not aware that thing needs to be external.
Then please provide your actual interpretation, instead of just making excuses and dodging the issue.What is silly is for you to use this debate when you claim the word is not what I meant and it is your interpretation of the word.
How should I know the reason for her choice? Maybe she feared the unknown. Maybe she felt the pain of death wasn't worth the peace it would bring her.As with the example for my friend. She wanted to kill herself. This was very obvious. Why did she not?
Whatever her reasons, she had her choice and she made it.
Then please supply the word you mean with the definition.It does not clearly mean willing. That is your interpretation and I have not used that term in another of posts.
Very well.Please define 'can' with my friends story in mind.
to be able to; have the ability, power, or skill to: She can solve the problem easily, I'm sure.
to know how to: He can play chess, although he's not particularly good at it.
to have the power or means to: A dictator can impose his will on the people.
to have the right or qualifications to: He can change whatever he wishes in the script.
may; have permission to: Can I speak to you for a moment?
Your friend had the ability, power, or skill to kill herself. Your friend knew how to kill herself. You friend had the power or means to kill herself. Your friend had the right or qualifications to kill herself (this one is debatable, but I feel someone should always have the right to suicide). Your friend had permission to kill herself (also debatable, but I feel legally all should have this right).
There you have it. The word can.
Then explain your interpretation.It is the interpretation not the word.
Then you "can" do it. Unless perhaps you don't know how?I already said not physical.
We agree that she did not choose that. If she had chosen to kill herself she would be dead. It's obvious that's not what she chose.She did not choose that. I know her, you do not. There is obviously something you are missing.
...because it is obvious your position is completely untenable, and you are just hiding behind a statement that you want to keep nebulous and ambiguous... as the clear meaning doesn't even support your own argument. I don't want to give you the ambiguity to hide behind.Then why are you asking me over and over to define the word?
Since you refuse to provide definitions or explanations for your position, I have little recourse to read as much as I can into your nebulous, poor English statements.Again with the games. Can't you simply debate honestly?
She is not dead. That is some pretty strong evidence that she chose not to kill herself.Well I think the issue is not so much with the word as your denial to see what I mean. As in my example of my friend you simply deny the evidence and say she choose to not kill herself when her words and actions clearly showed that was not the case.
A person thought about killing herself, then decided not to kill herself. I don't see how that helps you at all.I have explained what I mean. The example of my friend is the best way of explaining it.
Then give a DIFFERENT definition of what you actually mean and YOUR interpretation.And no I did not show with my own definition. It was simply the definition from t he dictionary and your interpretation.
Why are you dodging this? What is there to hide from? Is it really so impossible to just say what you mean?