“If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.” – Lawrence Lockman, Republican and elected official in the United States of America.
Filed under: Feminism, Housekeeping Tagged: Anti-Choice Zealotry, Feminism, Republican Fail, US Poltics
Reblogged from the superstitious naked ape:
Let there be no doubt whatsoever, to the Yahwehist – the practicing Jew, the Christian and the Muslim – whose entire religious faith rides E X C L U S I V E L Y on the historical validity of the Pentateuch this quote is murderously troublesome in two torturously uncomfortable ways. Firstly, it was issued in 2011 by the self-described “moderate conservative,” Professor Amihai Mazar of the extraordinarily conservative Institute of Archaeology at the decidedly conservative Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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Simply too good not to reblog. JZ brings (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: How Those Who’re Paid to Know, Know The Pentateurch is Historical Fiction
The West Wing, ever so often, managed to perfectly capture the crazy paradoxical nature of the human condition. Watch and experience the juxtaposition so masterfully done in this short clip.
How can any day be a day of joy when some 20,000 children will die of preventable causes. Oh sure, we pull it off – we ignore, we distance, we glaze over the baleful reality that would ‘ruin’ our festive spirits. It is a supposedly happy time year, yet the rate of suicide always spikes during the holiday. We entertain ourselves, ostensibly to be happy, but (Read more…)
That friends, is my garage featuring an intrepid thermometer that is presently losing the legibility battle.
Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Edmonton Winter, Hanging Snow, My Garage, Snow
Ah, the first winter storm of the season. This is the view from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Building at the University of Alberta.
Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Brrrr, Edmonton, Snow, Winter Weather
Reblogged from Archive of the Biting Beaver:
It’s a search I get all the time, and each and every time it pops up on sitemeter
I want to scream at the top of my lungs.
A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk sipping gingerly on my hot cup of coffee. I popped into sitemeter to log the searches and there it was again, “FreeXXXpics” my hand trembled and my smile turned into a frown of wrath and fury.
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Home run…’nuff said.
It is thoroughly amusing to watch discern4 commentate on a pair of thoroughly delusional Chick Tracts. The tracks focus on the topics of rock and roll music and a topic that apparently has me hellbound for sure, and that would role playing games aka Dungeons and Dragons. It is amazing what deluded people think is toxic and horribly wrong. What is even more scary is seeing it codified and distilled into a pure form of fear based propaganda.
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When I learned Lilith was dying, I felt like my heart was going to implode. The only thing that seemed to keep enough outward pressure was knowing that there would be another cat to love after she was gone, so I became the cause of probably 25% of the web traffic for the local Humane Society, looking for just the right cat to be next in my heart. There were two candidates originally, both selected because their profiles mentioned them getting along well with other cats. One got adopted in less than a week, long before Lilith vacated her position; (Read more…)
Anti-Citizen X lays waste to the idea that morality is divinely inspired. Shorter video – God is unnecessary for moral behaviour.
Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Anti-Citizen X, Morality, Religion, The Immorality of Christianity
Reblogged from reproductiverightscanada:
The link I am adding below is a comic about EC or Emergency Contraception. I like the comic as a whole; it is a good way to learn the basics of EC. It explains the difference between EC and the abortion pill and some of the side affects.
The part I disagree with is the way it shows the side effects of EC as being very terrible, when the side effects are actually rare.
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Reblogged from herlander-walking:
I remember reading sci-fi novels about people pulling all the wires out of their homes to escape constant governmental over-look. That likely wouldn’t quite be enough these days.
I don’t use Google, I don’t Facebook. I don’t go to malls…well, ok, VERY rarely. But I’m sure my tiny online presence and hermit habits don’t render me invisible at all.
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Welcome to the 21st Century….
Reblogged from fempowerment:
The men’s rights movement as it exists today began in the 1970s (similar movements have existed as early as the 1920s, but were mostly very short-lived), as an off-shoot from the men’s liberation movement, which had essentially acted as a male auxiliary to feminism. There were two factions – one that was primarily pro-feminism, and another which was explicitly anti-feminist. More modern men’s rights spaces are more or less entirely populated by the latter school of thought, and frequently showcase blatant and virulent misogyny, sometimes to the extent of believing that ‘female privilege’ exists.
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Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: DWR PSA, Half Naked Girls!
The following pictures are truck decals;pictures you would paste on to the back of your truck bed. I assume this is so you can ‘pimp’ your truck in order to share with the world your creepily-violent-asshole side.
These are actual things in the world. Unfuckingbelievable .
Filed under: Feminism, Housekeeping Tagged: Feminism, Misogyny, Things I do not neccesarily want to understand, Truck Decals
Reblogged from ThinkBannedThoughts Blog:
I’m far from the first person to comment on the links between homophobia and misogyny.
But after reflecting on my Pandora issues, I realized just how true and tight that connection is.
Let’s talk about the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis station I tried to have.
I have to start by saying that I am overly Caucasian. All those “white people can’t dance” jokes – yeah, they’re talking about me.
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I think I’ve posted this before, but for stuff like this I don’t have a problem with the repetition.
Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Faith In Humanity, Happy Clappy
What a restful/hectic week I’ve had over in Kaslo British Columbia as I touristed around Kaslo and participated in the annual choral workshop held in town. This trip was photographically sparse for me, but I managed to take a few pictures of the lake where we had the traditional Monday night wiener roast.
Yes, it really is that beautiful there.
I’m back home in Alberta now, and slowly finding my way back to my usual routine. Thanks all for your patience with a week of light but interesting posts.
Reblogged from Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:
One of our escorts developed this brilliant Bingo to be played while we are at the clinic. You can print out the pictures and play along wherever your clinic is, but with practice you can visualize the Bingo board in your mind and place your mental tokens while practicing your 1,000-yard stare. Have fun and don’t forget to yell “Bingo”! It will totally confuse the antis.
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What long suffering people do when faced with the towering stupidity of the force-birth crowd. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Sidewalk Bingo ~ by Anonymous
This excerpt is from an article on Counterpunch titled “Treason”. It is on the rhetorical side and my eyes did roll when I saw that the author’s upcoming book to be released was called ‘Zen Economics’. But I liked this paragraph enough in his essay to share it with you my faithful readership because it succinctly illustrates the sad state that most of journalism is in.
“Likewise, there appears eternal mystery on the part of the compassionate right—liberals and progressives, why the corporate media are tools of corporate leaders and their servants in government. It is no (Read more…)
Reblogged from sisterhoodispowerful:
Guest post by: Elaine Charkowski
Mary Daly in her book Quintessence wrote, “Naming the agent is required for an adequate analysis of atrocities.” As linguist Julia Penelope has shown in her book Speaking Freely: Unlearning the Lies of the Fathers’ Tongues, “Agent deletion is a dangerous and common mind-muddying flaw.”
The purpose of “Malespeak” is to avoid naming MALE violence against women and it’s perpetrators (MEN) specifically.
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Reblogged from Anti-Porn Feminists:
Rape culture is a culture in which people who have survived a violent crime are asked to laugh about it because other people think it’s funny.
TRIGGER WARNING for the images below the fold, these are examples of the sexism and misogyny men display with impunity, often under their real name and with their picture attached, on social media.
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Reblogged from Anti-Porn Feminists:
The buzz word in popular feminism today is empowerment. When I became a feminist many years ago, the word we used was liberation. Unlike empowerment, liberation is a collective concept which means that even if my life is all rosy and “empowered,” it doesn’t mean shit for those women who are doing low paid jobs while trying to raise families. In fact, there is a very good chance that elite women’s empowerment is built on the backs of other women whose exploited labor provides the goods and services that enable a good career and a comfortable (Read more…)
Okay, religion might not poison everything.
Christians attend a gay pride event apologizing for the crummy behaviour of many of their churches.
And the response…
Thanks Buzzfeed for a little pick me up today.
Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Christians getting it right, Humanity, It ain’t all bad
Apologies folks, as today is a bit different. There happened to be a paper on the table today, so rather than plunging into blogging, my usual practice, I read newspaper from cover to cover. It was such a nice departure from my usual more directed, news gathering routine. It was a pleasant diversion from the usual scanning of sources online, sorting and selecting interesting topics for the blog, fuming over the stupid things people do. I’m happy with the contrasting experience, however, it does put me behind schedule when it comes to my bloggy responsibilities.