Archive | October 23, 2014

Colorado’s Amendment 67: cynical and cruel, not compassionate

Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

Colorado’s latest zygote personhood amendment is a cynical ploy to use a tragic accident and a now closed legal loophole to ban all abortions in the state.

Via Jen Caltrider at HuffPo Via Jen Caltrider at HuffPo They’re at it again. Amendment 67 in Colorado seeks to redefine both “person” and “child” in a way that include zygotes and fetuses, or what the text of the personhood folk would prefer we called “unborn human beings.” You’d think that Colorado’s zygote personhood crowd would have got the message in 2010 when Amendment 62 was voted down 71% to 29%, or back in 2008 when Amendment 48 was voted down 73% to 27%. But apparently not.

This time the zygote personhood supporters are being a little bit sneakier.

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THE 21st CENTURY BACKLASH AGAINST FEMINISTS IN PUBLIC SPACES

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In landmark UK cases, successful criminal prosecutions have taken place against those who menacingly threatened feminists on the internet for daring to have an opinion and expressing it in the public domain. Today, a man was jailed for 18 weeks for making violent threats: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29411031

Social media has become male supremacy’s modern way of finding witches; the women who won’t conform, the women who speak out and try and help other women. The feminists of today. It’s absolutely no coincidence that today’s convicted abuser referred to  ‘witches’ and used the violent imagery of drowning.

Both women involved powerfully describe how they feel on the day the sentence is known:

http://weekwoman.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/a-brief-comment-on-peter-nunn/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11127782/Stella-Creasy-Twitter-

Their success in getting as far as prosecutions, let alone convictions, is incredible in a world where attacks on women are trivialised, dismissed and deliberately ignored. The success means that ALL feminists are a step closer to being able…

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