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In oral arguments for the Texas abortion case, the three female justices upend the Supreme Court’s balance of power.
"I counted two instances in which Roberts tried to get advocates to wrap up as Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor simply blew past him with more questions. There was something wonderful and symbolic about Roberts losing almost complete control over the court’s indignant women, who are just not inclined to play nice anymore."

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march 2016 by cluebucket
Rick Perry says Wendy Davis should be pro-life because her mother didn’t abort her. We disagree. - Slate Magazine
"To me, the pro-lifer position is 'I love my mother, and I’m so grateful she had me.' The pro-choice position is 'I love my mother, and I’m so grateful she had the right to choose what was best for her and her family.' Both positions are honorable in their way. But only one of them imagines my mother as more than my mother—as a person autonomous of me, and certainly autonomous of the blastocyst that turned into me.

"Before I started writing this piece, I called my mother to ask for her permission. As we were getting off the phone, she said, 'I’m just glad you’re here.' I’m glad I’m here, too. But she was here first."
jessica_winter  2010s  2013  pro-choice  abortion  argument  philosophy  fetus  what-if  double_x  rick_perry  texas  bill  wendy_davis  frances_kissling  derek_parfit  elizabeth_harman  eric_t._olson  slate  life 
july 2013 by cluebucket
Against flip-flops: Put a shoe on, you slob. - Slate Magazine
"I’ve witnessed flip-flop wearers on the New York City subway slip their “shoes” off altogether and cross their feet on the train-car floor with a contented sigh, as though they were already home and kicking back in front of a DVR’d Cheers marathon. We would all look askance at a person who removed his socks and sneakers on the train before ostentatiously propping his naked dogs in plain sight. Why do people get a break just because they happen to be wearing footgear that takes them 90 percent of the way there?"
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july 2013 by cluebucket

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