Cueca Sola: women < fetus -
murder charges for killing fetuses, but not for keeping women in chains?
Cranky Sarah Palin Did Not Want To Go To Your Nerd Prom, Anyway
Grifter quitter slob Sarah Palin made her own White House Correspondents Dinner joke, guys! We are going to be optimistic and speculate that she has evolved to a new level of self-awareness. Why else would she be joking about how hard “our asses” are working when everyone knows Sarah Palin doesn’t have a job?
Just kidding. As the most bitter scold in America, Sarah Palin will now remind you, on her Facebook page, that all fucking fun was cancelled the minute she was not elected to Vice President:
Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke.
(Side note: WOW PROJECTION.)
Read more at http://wonkette.com/514160/cranky-sarah-palin-did-not-want-to-go-to-your-nerd-prom-anyway#4md3YiJpJ13RRMRq.99
All panicky because no one is talking about this half-mad anger bear….
“Being a woman is not a means to humiliate and punish anyone”
After a policeman in the Iranian Kurdish town of Marivan paraded an accused criminal in traditional Kurdish women’s clothes in the streets in order to humiliate him, women marched in the city condemning the use of women’s attire as a kind of humiliation.
In support, an internet campaign of Kurdish and other Iranian men has sprung up showing men wearing Kurdish women’s clothes and messages and support. For example, this message says,”wearing Kurdish women’s clothes is not only not an insult, it is instead a great honor for us,” and goes on to describe how women stand side by side with men in every part of society and during wartime.
Support the campaign by liking the page!
زن بودن ابزار تحقیر و تنبیه هیچ کس نیست
(via Ajam Media Collective)
This is awesome
The People's Record: Reporter asks White House if US airstrikes that kill Afghan civilians qualify as 'terrorism' -
Amina Ismail, a journalist at McClatchy: I send my deepest condolence to the victims and families in Boston. But President Obama said that what happened in Boston was an act of terrorism. I would like to ask, Do you consider the U.S. bombing on civilians in Afghanistan earlier this month…
I have felt so ashamed of the ongoing drone strikes while our nation grieves our dead in Boston. We are hypocrites.
Pause for a moment.
Does it seem weird to anyone else that the shrinking habitat of polar bears due to global warming gets more attention than the disruption and danger posed to Inuit communities by same?
Boosting the fuck out of this because TRUTH.
That’s because polar bears are white.
boston police looking for a “dark-skinned or black male with a black backpack, wearing a black sweatshirt”
please watch out for your brothers, fathers, sons, and loved ones
keep them inside tonight
It’s going to be a disgruntled white man - pissed about paying taxes and worried about his guns…
TW: domestic violence
You can stop pretending that guns protect women now.
New York Times:
Early last year, after a series of frightening encounters with her former husband, Stephanie Holten went to court in Spokane, Wash., to obtain a temporary order for protection.
Her former husband, Corey Holten, threatened to put a gun in her mouth and pull the trigger, she wrote in her petition. He also said he would “put a cap” in her if her new boyfriend “gets near my kids.” In neat block letters she wrote, “ He owns guns, I am scared.”
The judge’s order prohibited Mr. Holten from going within two blocks of his former wife’s home and imposed a number of other restrictions. What it did not require him to do was surrender his guns.
About 12 hours after he was served with the order, Mr. Holten was lying in wait when his former wife returned home from a date with their two children in tow. Armed with a small semiautomatic rifle bought several months before, he stepped out of his car and thrust the muzzle into her chest. He directed her inside the house, yelling that he was going to kill her.
What saved Holten was not another gun, but a phone. She dial 911, then hid the phone. “The dispatcher heard Ms. Holten begging for her life and quickly directed officers to the scene,” the report tells us.
“For all its rage and terror, the episode might well have been prevented,” NYT goes on. “Had Mr. Holten lived in one of a handful of states, the protection order would have forced him to relinquish his firearms. But that is not the case in Washington and most of the country, in large part because of the influence of the National Rifle Association and its allies.”
I know that the NRA would argue that Stephanie Holten would’ve been better off had she been armed too. But exchanging gunfire with a lunatic does not guarantee success. And since her kids were present, tragedy would be all that more likely. Gun fanatics live in a fantasy world, informed by action movies, where the “good guy” always comes out on top. But in the real world, criminals aren’t automatically incompetent. Justice is a human construct, not a law of physics. In a gun v. gun confrontation, either party can lose. This is why people with guns are more likely to be shot — if I’m a criminal and someone pulls a gun on me, they’re my primary target. And of course, belief in the “good guys always win” theory promoted by the NRA causes people to take stupid risks.
The fact is that there are people who should not have guns. More guns is not the answer here, fewer guns obviously are. There are situations — and this is one — where meeting the NRA’s definition of “pro-gun” is in reality just pro-crime. Cory Holton is obviously scum. He can live without his guns.
And his ex-wife and kids would stand a better chance of living as well. A woman’s chance of being killed by an abuser increases by 700% if he has access to a firearm. That’s just a fact. And it’s a fact the NRA doesn’t want you to know, because they want to be able to sell guns and ammo to criminals like Stephanie Holton’s stalking, abusive ex-husband.
“A woman’s chances increase by 700% when her abuser has a gun” really? REALLY? So, in the human game of Rock Paper Scissors - fetus beats woman, gun beats woman; who wins in fetus vs gun?
Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names. — The art of “no.” « CaptainAwkward.com (via professorpinka)
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