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Making Light: Taking it back
"The Trump campaign was, and the post-election Trump news is, a Gish gallop. And now on lefty Twitter, I'm seeing a similar phenomenon on the emotional level: a firehose of things we must all pay attention to..."

on resistance, self-care, and zones of doom
abi_sutherland  making_light  blog  2016  2010s  resist  health  self-help  mental_health  politics  fatigue  how_to  love  fear  power  donald_trump  soul  gish_gallop  argument  ptsd  9-11  abortion  campaign  war  control 
february 2017 by cluebucket
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Is this policy consistent with the belief that women should face consequences for having sex?
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november 2016 by cluebucket
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."

slate  dahlia_lithwick  scotus  court  politics  abortion  choice  feminism  law  elena_kagan  sonia_sotomayor  ruth_bader_ginsburg  texas  2016  2013  2010s  HB2  clinic  health  women  argument  logic  takedown 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Live free or die. | MetaFilter #6389216
user poffin boffin describes domestic American politics of the mid-2010s, I note for relaying to future generations: "Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations.
my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other choices literally involve armbands for muslims and gay latino death camps and wire hanger abortions nationwide and a sentient ham in a wig cheering a crowd of people beating up a black man live on tv"
comment  metafilter  america  politics  candidate  campaign  2016  2010s  dictator  donald_trump  hillary_clinton  bernie_sanders  barack_obama  healthcare  abortion  death  hate  election  promise  poffin_boffin 
february 2016 by cluebucket
"So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion."
joyce_arthur  2000  2000s  canada  pro-choice  abortion  anecdote  protest  hypocrisy  choice  secret  america  australia  europe  1990s  health  women  logic  fallacy  pregnancy 
february 2016 by cluebucket
How abortion opponents secretly bought a Va. abortion clinic to deceive women - The Washington Post
"Did they consider reporting a sexually active 11-year-old to authorities?
"'Oh no, we don't do that. We're not doctors, so we don't have to,' Lohman said."
petula_dvorak  washingtonpost  virginia  clinic  abortion  rights  anti-choice  deception  amethyst  A-A-A  crisis  pregnancy  manassas  health  women  pat_lohman  real_estate  bvm_foundation  indiana  2015  2016  2010s  alena_yarmosky  lie  truth  news 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence | The Belle Jar
"Even when a man makes a choice to threaten a small child it is still, somehow, a woman’s fault." ...  2015  2010s  childhood  violence  canada  memoir  writing  sexism  homicide  harassment  abuse  teenage  threat  internet  feminism  shooting  abortion  anne_thériault 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies? | Big Think
"Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans... But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb. But if you’re going to hold that as a standard, that is to say if you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it’s therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison?"

"To squander resources on this argument based on bad science, on this lack of understanding... it's frustrating."  bill_nye  uterus  egg  scientist  science  abortion  rights  body  2015  2010s  logic  understanding  women  men  law  ignorance  video  frustration  education  patriarchy 
december 2015 by cluebucket
The New, Ugly Surge in Violence and Threats Against Abortion Providers | MetaFilter #6300938
long good comment (partial excerpt here)

I hold that the "life starts at conception" model of life, that presents life as a set of instructions rather than a specific, embodied, material entity, is in fact of itself anti-woman, anti-worker, and anti-human. I say this because it neglects the role of work in the making of a human, specifically the grueling, health-wrecking, dangerous work done by women's bodies in realizing a baby through following the fertilized zygote's instructions for babymaking. Because the (fundamentally Platonist) "life from conception" model presents instructions as perfect and complete in and of themselves — as already alive — the only contributions the mother makes are understood as negative. By doing the wrong thing, or eating the wrong thing, or aborting the process of baby-making, a woman might screw up her baby, but all of her positive work done in turning a set of instructions into a real baby is ignored. This is because the baby is already real, in this model, even when it's just a set of instructions and not much else. No woman required, at least not once she's provided the half-set of instructions found in her egg.
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november 2015 by cluebucket
Women's Abortion Rights Trump Fetuses' Rights | New Republic
"...abortions are not about fetuses or embryos. Nor are they about babies, except insofar as they enable women to make sound decisions about if or when to have them. They’re about women: their choices, health, and their own moral value. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that the public debate about reproduction could ever sound this sensible."  rebecca_traister  2014  abortion  rights  2010s  pregnancy  katha_pollitt  women  health  surgery  birth_control  morality  politics 
november 2015 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
"You Don't Give a Shit About Women Living in Virginia!" | Mother Jones
"Often called 'targeted regulation of abortion providers,' or 'TRAP' laws, these rules focus specifically on abortion providers with the intent, reproductive rights advocates say, of making it extremely difficult for clinics to operate."
motherjones  virginia  america  conservative  republican  abortion  clinic  healthcare  women  2010s  ken_cucinelli  2012  kate_sheppard  bullying  politics  politician 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Tiger Beatdown › Lives worth living: Disability, abortion, and slipshod ethics
"Inevitably, the fact that it’s possible to test for many common disabilities means that abortion for disability is going to come up as a topic. This is a fraught ethical subject, and it’s fraught in no small part because of the social devaluation of disability. On the right, people with disabilities are fetishised as tools and instruments to a larger end; conservatives make sweeping statements about ‘respecting life’ when it comes to fetuses who might be born with disabilities, though of course they do nothing to support those fetuses once they’re born. This rhetoric does not allow room for the fundamental humanity of people with disabilities. Meanwhile, the left treats us like we don’t exist and aren’t a part of society, and don’t belong in society, frequently advancing arguments like Sierra’s: that abortion for disability is, quote, ‘a positive moral choice.‘
"What I am pushing for is disability as a value-neutral status that individual disabled people, not the people around them, get to make of what they will. Maybe that means celebrating your amazing body. Maybe that means corrective surgery. Maybe that means something else entirely."
tigerbeatdown  s.e._smith  disability  choice  abortion  politics  response  essay  criticism  ethics  conservative  liberal  humanity  rhrealitycheck  rhetoric  argument  writing  speculation  rights  value  ableism  2012  2010s  society  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape: myriad: The real goal of the...
"The real goal of the "forcible" rape clause: conservatives are looking at the end game. They envision a time when abortion is illegal in all states, except in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother. If a rape has to be "forcible" to count, women will have to provide proof that they were forced: bruising, trauma, injury. Since a woman won't know she's pregnant until weeks after the rape, she'll have to have gathered that proof (like a rape kit with photos) at time of conception. This will effectively block all but the most proactive victims of violent rape from receiving abortions.

"The "legitimate" rape idea is even worse: if you're pregnant, it wasn't actually rape, therefore, no abortion!"
myriad  jezebel  rape  comment  forcible  pregnancy  abortion  politics  endgame  prrof  problem  legitimacy  todd_akin  women  rights  2012  2010s  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape
"If you're unfamiliar with the exciting concept that your uterus can pick and choose between various kinds of rape, don't fret. We have just the guide for you:
Non-Pregnancy Rape
Bad Weather Rape
Politico Rape
Forcible Rape and/or Assault Rape
Marriage Rape, aka "JK LOL Doesn't Happen!" Rape
"Rape" Rape
Gray Rape
Date Rape
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august 2012 by cluebucket
Paul Ryan Is Your Annoying Libertarian Ex-Boyfriend - The Cut
But like your Randian dinner date, Ryan's worldview is inconsistent: He voted for deficit-ballooning legislation like the Bush-era tax cuts, expansive military spending, and the banking- and auto-industry bailouts. And he’s all about individual rights until we start talking about your uterus — he's staunchly anti-choice. Extolling the importance of personal freedom while radically restricting a woman’s right to control her own body, Ryan's politics are your libertarian boyfriend problem, on a national scale.
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august 2012 by cluebucket

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