7th June 2011
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“An American man’s decision to lash out with a billboard ad saying his ex-girlfriend had an abortion against his wishes has touched off a legal debate over free speech and privacy rights.
The sign on Alamogordo, New Mexico’s main thoroughfare shows 35-year-old Greg Fultz holding the outline of an infant. The text reads, “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!”“
6th June 2011
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“Put rapists on trial, not women.”
(Via Rachelle Janice on facebook)
6th June 2011
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“Personhood” is on trial today, as the JFP is reporting:
Jackson Attorneys Robert McDuff and J. Cliff Johnson will stand before the full Mississippi Supreme Court today at 1:30 p.m. and explain why a ballot initiative giving rights to microscopic human eggs amounts to an illegal modification of the state constitution.
The plaintiff attorneys, who are working on behalf of two Lafayette County residents, oppose a 2-year-old effort by Personhood Mississippi to collect more than 130,000 signatures affirming a personhood-rights ballot issue. The organization successfully submitted the signatures to the secretary of state’s office in February 2010, and the issue is scheduled for the November ballot…
Follow the link to read the whole story in the Jackson Free Press.
2nd June 2011
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This is an interesting read:
…scientists in India claim to have invented a male contraceptive that’s 100% effective for up to 10 years that can be reversed at any time. The caveat is that you’ve got to get it injected once into each nut. Yowch. The injection is called RISUG, which stands for “reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance.” Let’s just get the uncomfortable bit out of the way first: you can’t just be injected anywhere, the doctor has to stick a needle into your scrotum. Twice. Yeah, bad times, but you’ll deal, and here’s why: after two tiny injections taking all of 15 minutes, study after study has shown that the injection is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. You won’t suffer any side effects at all, it lasts a minimum of 10 years, and it’s completely reversible with another few injections.
the I Heart Chaos blog goes on to say: “study after study shows that most women wouldn’t trust a one-night-stand or boyfriend if they said they had a shot or pill or whatever.”
I’m not familiar with any of the studies and IHC doesn’t reference them, but I’m curious - what are ya’lls thoughts on that? Do you think that women wouldn’t trust a boyfriend if they said they had a shot? Would you?
We all know, of course, that even within a committed relationship condoms are the only effective way to prevent STIs and certainly in a one night stand situation you would want to use condoms. What are ya’lls thoughts on this?
30th May 2011
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i’m not a big fan of applebees in general, but this response is awesome. joking about rape is indeed inappropriate and in bad taste, and i’m glad that they actually said that!
via: soyxicana: dayyyyyyum. go applebee’s!
6th May 2011
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Prepare to be infuriated! From the Ms. Blog:
9. Percentage of rapes that result in incarceration: 0.35 percent
14. Two of the top five cities in the U.S. with the most “unfounded” (i.e., false or baseless reports, according to police) rapes: New Orleans and Baltimore
15. Percentage of rape reports deemed “unfounded” by New Orleans police in 2008: 60 percent
25. Number of people who have signed a letter urging the FBI to change its definition of rape: 2,019
Visit Ms. Blog for the full list. What’s going on NOLA? 60% of reported rapes are unfounded?! I’m gonna have to rethink your status as my fav city in the US :(
20th February 2011
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this is absolutely horrifying. Ms magazine blog reports:
Birth control sabotage has been revealed to be a common form of partner abuse… The callers said their partners hid birth control pills or flushed them down the toilet. Some refused to wear condoms or poked holes in them.
1st February 2011
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this is so incredibly disgusting.
During the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami Beach, child outreach professionals said they saw a surge in young women working the streets in the week leading up to the big game. Many of the young girls they spoke with told outreach experts that they’d been brought to the area by pimps hoping to profit from the game.
“We saw at least four times as many, if not more, young women on the streets,” said Sandy Skelaney, who headed the Super Bowl outreach project at Kristi House, a child advocacy organization in Miami.
1st February 2011
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You can send a pre-written message to your representative asking them to oppose HR3 through the National Network of Abortion Funds website. The message reads:
As your constituent, I am writing to ask that you say “NO” to H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” The bill, introduced by Representative Chris Smith on January 20th, would endanger women’s health and safety. It would make it more difficult than ever for a woman to obtain an abortion and force many women to use money they need for rent and food. It will push women to seek the cheapest possible abortion care, jeopardizing their lives. Our society should remove laws that stand in the way of critical reproductive health care, not increase obstacles. I urge you to oppose this and any other effort to make the Hyde Amendment permanent – and I urge you to oppose all restrictions on abortion care.
Thank you for supporting health and safety for every woman and family,
you are able to edit it and add things. it takes just a few seconds to send a message! do it now.
1st February 2011
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tiger beatdown has some great talking points and info on HR3.
- HR3 makes permanent the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for a legal medical procedure. As it stands, Hyde must be renewed each year.
- HR3 will make it harder for rape victims to seek justice, by creating a hierarchy of rape that is based on the worst elements of rape culture. HR3 is based on the idea that “good” people are only raped by strangers and “good” people are the only ones deserving of medical care.
read the full article at tiger beatdown.