I know, I know, this is old news, but let me ramble.
I recently tangled with an idiot over whether or not Sandra Fluke wanted her college (or the American people) to pay for her sex life (and the sex life of every other woman on the campus). Their argument, as is typical, is that Fluke wasn’t making an argument about needing birth control for sexual reasons, she wanted the school to provide it for medical reasons. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarioan Syndrome) being the most popular of these medical reason for liberals (and Fluke herself) to bring up. She claimed that students who had PCOS, or other medical needs the necessitated using birth control, could not get the birth control they needed because of Georgetown’s insurance policies.
This was, of course, a load of horse manure and 1o seconds on a google could prove it. So it always struck me as odd that so many people spent time debating Fluke’s demands based on the morality of them or the 1st amendment issues. Yes, the 1st amendment is hugely important, but common sense is important too, which is why smacking Fluke in the face with the actual Georgetown student insurance policy (specifically the FAQ section of it) several times would have been more useful.
I really dislike feminists.
And by that I mean that I dislike 98% of modern feminists.
Women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony have my respect. Women like Marie Curie, who was a successful scientist in a time where men owned the field of science 9 times out of 10, and women like Abigail Adams who did what they could to influence their husbands when they had very little voice of their own. These are people I respect.
Modern feminists are, 98% of the time, vulgar and utterly terrible at doing any sort of effective activism.
Take FEMEN for instance, they don’t change anyone’s mind or work to change laws or cultures, they just run around half naked, being a nuisance, and trying to recapture the days of protesting flower children. You find me one person whose mind they have actually changed through their antics or one law they have successful overturned or changed.
Oh this title better bag me some hate mail, if it doesn’t then I don’t know what will.
Now I’m sure not all feminists or even all “proud sluts” (which is actually how they refer to themselves) are out there having unprotected sex, but they are having sex and usually lots of it it…with different men (or women). Say what you will about the morality of that, but you can’t argue the dangers of it.
STDs are a fact of life ladies, whether you get Chlamydia or Herpes or a case of Super Gonorrhea (my own name for it) sleeping around only increases your chances of this.
I don’t know if you know this, but condoms are not actually all that effective against STDs other than HIV. I mean, they are better than nothing, but you are still playing a pretty risky game with your life and your reproductive organs.
Now most STDs are not life threatening, at least not in this day and age (Syphilis, 100 years ago, was a different story) , but now we are getting superbugs.
This Super Gonorrhea was first spotted in Japan in 2011 and now, like a slow, but dangerous zombie infection, it’s spread to cases in Hawaii an California (and, for some inexplicable reason, Norway). I guess my decision to not pick up a one night stand in Cali when I was there on vacation was a smart one.
This particular strain is less like a typical STD and more like the Bubonic Plague to be honest.
“That’s what’s kind of scary about this. We are at lows in terms of infections, but this strain is a very tricky bug and we don’t have anything medically to fight it right now.”
The new strain of gonorrhoea resists existing drugs and the NCSD has asked the US government for an extra $53m (£34m) in funding to prepare.
It claims it is a case of “if, not when” a drug-resistant form of the disease arrives in the US, and that if action is not taken now it could potentially cost around $780m (£501m) to treat.
“This might be a lot worse than Aids in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly,” Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, told CNBC.
“Getting gonorrhoea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days,” he claimed.
- Sky News
Feminists, like Moe from Jezebel.com, who think that condomless sex is so freaking awesome that they are fine with risking infection in order to make like bunnies without a rubber, may be in for a nasty surprise with this beginning it’s spread through North America.
Interesting fact, did you know that the number of new STDs in American grows by about 20 million a year? If only our job market grew that quickly.
Here’s a piece of advice for those with the proclivity for promiscuous sexual activity.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You may think that abstinence is an “unrealistic proposition” for you, but you aren’t an animal in heat and you have self control. With this sort of plague beginning to spread, you might want to invest in a little more “me” time and a little less “picking someone up at the bar” time.
Sometimes I wonder what drugs most liberals are on, because they get some really good stuff apparently.
There were two symbolic stick figures on the quilt in which one represented no knowledge while the other represented enlightenment after the learning assignment. Can you imagine a nervous young student who was proud to discuss the quilt work, and the horror when Martinsville, Virginia Councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge suddenly accused the student of racism over a black stick figure in the quilt?
Where does the liberal insanity end? Sharon Brooks-Hodge thinks that a stick figure using the color black is racist and wants to see “you white people” as stick figures on the quilt. Isn’t that racist? Oh wait… it’s not racist when it’s a Liberal doing it.
Reportedly the councilwoman made one of the students cry through her strident insistence that the children from the Piedmont Governor’s School were racist because they chose the color black (which is the absence of color and light) to describe how they felt before they were enlightened by the knowledge they gained a school trip.
I think Sharon would get along spectacularly with John Wiley-Price of Dallas, who thought the term “black hole” was horribly offensive and racist at a County Commission meeting in 2008. Someone get these two on the phone with each other, they will be BFFs that will provide us with nonstop entertainment as they travel the country declaring which uses of the word “black” are racist in their view.
It will be the best comedy film of the year.
Thought the Oscars would probably put in the drama category for being a “heart-wrenching discussion of the inherent racism of the English language.”
My advice to Sharon Brooks-Hodge, grow a thicker skin or keep your mouth shut. Not every phrase uttered that uses the word “black” in it is meant to refer to your race.
You made a child cry because you called them racist for a kindly meant gesture and a handmade quilt.
You are a terrible person and that has nothing to do with your race.
I recently talked about the story of the of the Niklayev family of Sacramento, California in an article for Damn Straight Politics. The story was absolutely horrifying to me, that the police and a government organization like CPS could simply walk into your home without a warrant or any proof or documentation and take away a women’s child for unsubstantiated reports of neglect.
Are we living in the USSR now?
It’s like the government wants us to believe that we don’t have the right to raise our children as we see fit.
Oh wait, they aren’t actually OUR kids at all, they belong to the community at large, right Melissa Harris-Perry?
The government is invented a world in which parents don’t matter. Their own twisted version of Neverland where the peace pipe contains actual weed, Peter Pan is taught to recognize whether Tiger Lily and Wendy are sluts based on their clothing choices, the lost boys aren’t really sure they are boys at all, and Wendy can buy the morning after pill without talking to a doctor, a pharmacist, or her parents first.
Parents? Who needs ‘em?
A world where no one ever grows up, but they all do adult things and expect someone else to clean up the mess for them.
California is pushing for legislation that would allow boys and girls to use whatever bathroom they want, regardless of gender, as long as they feel they have a different “gender identity” than they were born with.
Yeah, that can’t possibly go wrong.
California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano [is] pushing a bill that would allow public school students to pick the bathroom of their choosing based on their “gender identity.”
Assembly Bill 1266 would force boys athletic teams to accept girls if those girls identified as boys, or vice versa. It would force schools to allow boys to use girls bathrooms if they identify as girls, or vice versa.
But what about the parents? Where is their say in this little scheme to promote “equality”. Now I have no problem with people who say that they feel like they should have been born the opposite gender, but the issue is that 99% of the time they still have the same plumbing they were born with if they are under the age of 18 and so do all the other people of that gender.
So a boy who feels like a girl wants to be in the same bathroom and, quite possibly, the same locker room as well (unless they plan to relegate the one transgendered kid on the team to a separate locker room before and after practice and games. Try that and you really would hear the howls of “DISCRIMINATION!” from the left) as your daughter.
So does the rest of the male population that identifies as male. What’s to stop them from claiming they are transgendered and walking right in any way?
Do you really want the problems that come with that? I certainly wouldn’t feel comfortable putting my son or daughter in a room where they are exposing their genitalia to use the restroom or shower or change for games and having people of the opposite gender sanctioned to come into that room and expose themselves right along with them.
But somehow I’m just a closed minded bigot for wanting to have a say over which gender is allowed around my child when they are removing clothing.
Then there’s the fact that the FDA has decided that not only do girls as young as 15 need to be able to buy the morning after pill, but they really need to be able to do so without their parents permission and they really need to be able to do it without talking to a pharmacist about the side effects of a drug that, essentially, performs a chemical abortion.
The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter for those 15 or older.
Today, Plan B One-Step is sold behind pharmacy counters, and buyers must prove they’re 17 or older to buy it without a prescription. Tuesday’s decision by the Food and Drug Administration lowers the age limit and will allow the pill to sit on drugstore shelves next to spermicides or other women’s health products and condoms — but anyone who wants to buy it must prove their age at the cash register.
Yeah, 15 year olds are totally old enough and responsible enough to understand the risks of taking dangerous medication.
Here’s a quandary, why are Plan B pills stocked next to the Trojans, but you still need a doctor’s visit to be prescribed a low dose birth control pill? Why aren’t they next to the flavored, glow in the dark rubbers?
Not only that, but in New York City school nurses can hand out the Plan B pill (and have, to thousands of students) without permission from the parent. I couldn’t even get an aspirin when I was in school, without a signed release form. How much longer till this spreads to your local school?
Parent’s opinion on whether their daughter (who probably has no idea if the medication is something she is allergic too or will interact with other medication she’s on) should be taking this stuff? Why would we need that?
Here’s another interesting “WTF?!” moment that happened recently.
Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes.
According to Starnes’ report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation.
The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”
Some of the young female students said they were told it was common for 14-year-old girls to have sex and their parents couldn’t stop them.
Now I know exactly which girl I would have asked for a kiss (and I probably would have got it) in school if this had happened to me, but that’s beside the point. (She was bad news, 2 grades above me, and so hot it hurt to look at her sometimes.)
Seriously though, what the ever loving hell?
The lesbian kiss request is weird enough, but teaching boys how to spot “sluts”? I thought that was a “no-no” in liberal ideology.
Mandy Coon, one of the parents, got it right when she said this:
“I am furious. I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s OK for her to have sex?”
For some reason my little sister wouldn’t be able to buy a soda bigger than 16 oz. in New York City, but she could get Plan B over the counter and her parents would never be wiser. That infuriates me.
Every day they are taking away our right to make basic decisions for ourselves and our families, turning that right over to alphabet agencies. IRS, FDA, CPS, and so many others.
In the [paraphrased] words of Ronald Weasley, “Liberals need to sort out their priorities.”
Liberals really are living in a fantasy land.
Everyone is talking up a storm about Jason Collins, a pro-basketball player who just announced that he’s gay to the entire world.
Or at least everyone who reads Sports Illustrated.
I don’t, so I had to wait for the rest of the world to catch up and start frantically covering it in the news and on twitter to hear about it. I just shrugged and said “Okay? So?”
I’ve never understood the need to make a huge spectacle of your personal life.
Well that’s a lie, I used to bring up my sexuality in conversations when I was in 9th grade and I was an obnoxious little liberal troll, but that’s about it.
I didn’t make a big production of coming out, in fact I usually came out by accident, because I would talk about “my girlfriend said…” as normally as I would have said “my boyfriend said…” in a conversation. So I would say that and people would interrupt the flow of the conversation to say “Whoah, whoa there!….you’re gay?” I would confirm and then we would carry on with the conversation.
What I didn’t do was take out a page in the school newspaper to announce that, yes, the obnoxiously smart kid in the freshmen class was, in fact, a lesbian.
What is it about being gay that leads famous people to announce it to the world? They don’t feel the need to announce their straightness to the world and they still make plenty of headlines. Why not just live your life and answer the question honestly if you are asked and you want to let people know that you live with a person of the same sex and not the opposite.
Maybe I’m more annoyed by this because I wish that the Gosnell trial or Benghazi or Fast and Furious had gotten even half the amount of media coverage this is getting. Why in the world is the sexuality of an NBA player more important than the murder of small children or the death of American citizens? Why is it that our culture has more interest in the sexuality of a Basketball player than they do in terrorism or foreign policy.
I know, I know, the latter seems awful boring and the former is titillating and interesting.
To some anyway.
I probably wouldn’t even be writing an article about this if it weren’t for the fact that Obama still hasn’t said a word about Gosnell, but he apparently too the time to call up Jason Collins and let him know how proud of him he is.
It’s that I don’t think he should be gay or that I don’t think he’s brave for announcing it, it’s just that I don’t care.
And more to the point, the fact that anyone DOES care when someone announces their sexuality is a black mark against what the gay community is supposedly trying to accomplish. My straight friends don’t preface the announcement that they are dating someone with “Oh right, I’m straight, so don’t be shocked when I announce that my significant other is the opposite sex”. Neither do I and that has, to date, never been a problem for me. I thought the gay community wanted to be accepted the same way? Which doesn’t involve making a big production out of announcing which gender you sleep with.
I don’t announce that I’m gay when I meet a new group of people, I just act like a normal human being. My sexuality is not who I am, though I admit to employing it to make liberals heads explode, but that’s also part of who I am. If you talked to most of the people who met me at CPAC or Right Online in last year or so, they would tell you that they were not aware I was gay until they heard me talk about my girlfriend or they got home and checked my twitter bio.
That, ideally, should be how people operate. Why would Jason Collins want to be known as “the gay NBA player” for the rest of time? Like being gay is who he is?
Then again, maybe being gay is who he is. Perhaps he’s like all those liberal gay activists that feel the need to wear rainbow bracelets and a shirt announcing that they’re here and they’re queer.
If that’s your identity, fine. Don’t expect the rest of us to get all excited by it.
I really really hate glitter bombers, there haven’t been any for a while, but I had to mention them for that title to work.
Plus I’m quoting one of my old rants about glitter bombing.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
If you would appreciate a handful of glitter in your face, a slashed cornea, and a painkiller/eye-patch fashion combo, then, by all means, keep throwing glitter at people.
If you would appreciate Bible’s being thrown at you because you are gay, and the street preachers thought that physical violence would change that, then, by all means, keep assaulting others to get them to change their opinions.
If, however, you realize how much you would not appreciate either one of those things.
Then please, give it a rest, put down the craft box, screw the lid back on the glitter container, and go write a blog or something.
Glitter bombing is completely useless for changing anyone’s opinion.
I guarantee you that if you threw glitter on me because I don’t support gay marriage I would do two things, I would report you to the police and then I would press charges. What I wouldn’t do? Start supporting gay marriage. I don’t respond well to threats and bullying.
The people who resort to this sort of “persuasion” clearly never paid attention in their “How To Win Friends and Influence People” class, because I guarantee that assault, chanting, nasty graffiti and letters and tweets, partial nudity, and theft were not on the approved list of suggestions.
But somewhere along the line they decided that temper tantrums were the way to get their point across.
What’s even worse is that, what would have been a bratty temper tantrum when a 4 year old does it, is basically assault (among other things) when a grown adult, who should know better, does it.
This is what happens when we don’t spank our children.
In Belgium a group of half naked protesters from the organization FEMEN accosted a Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard while he was praying. They doused him with water from bottles shaped like the Virgin Mary and shouted at him. He remained silent and praying throughout the attack.
What prompted the attack?
Leonard had told a Belgian newspaper in March that homosexuality is “a given that people find in themselves and whose origins remain somewhat mysterious,” and said he urges Christian homosexuals to adopt a life of celibacy.
Okay, so I disagree with the Archbishop on a personal level. I also disagree with his interpretation of the Bible, but he is not trying to control anyone or force anyone to do anything. He’s not going out and assaulting gay people and shouting at them to change their wicked ways. He’s not dumping holy water on them.
Why do these protesters from FEMEN feel that this mode of protest is going to change anyone’s opinion? If my church was telling me that homosexuals are wicked and sinful and vulgar (which this Archbishop wasn’t, but for the sake of argument please play along) and the sermon was interrupted by a bunch of topless, screaming women, throwing water on us and telling us not the be homophobes…you know what my reaction would be?
Yeah, that’s right, I would believe everything my pastor was saying, because those women could not possibly have proven his point more effectively.
You aren’t being helpful FEMEN, at all.
I give them credit for being one of the few feminist organizations to actually actively call out Islam on it’s treatment of women, but their tactics are all shock and very little awe. They aren’t going to change hearts or minds.
Oh and piracy isn’t very effective at changing people either Greenpeace.
Using inflatable boats from Greenpeace’s ship the Rainbow Warrior, six activists boarded the Korean-owned coal ship MV Meister at dawn on Wednesday and presented a letter to the ship’s captain explaining why they were there. The activists set up camp on the ship’s bow.
I don’t care how wonderful your intentions are (even if your intentions are dumb as hell, I’ll admit that you think they are good) taking over private property and doing…what exactly? What are they doing on the bow of this ship?
I think it’s the equivalent of chaining themselves to a tree for publicity.
Anyway, it’s not effective and if I was the captain I would throw them all overboard and douse their “camp” in gasoline, but that’s just me.
You know what’s even worse though?
Those FEMEN protesters and Greenpeace pirates are probably the sort of people that actually feel that Lena Dunham deserves an “Award for Media Excellence”.
Yuck, I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
I’m telling you, this is what happens when you don’t spank your kids.
Seriously though, this is not an effective way to get your point across. Glitter belongs in your craft box, water is meant to hydrate your body, and camping out on Korean coal vessels without permission is not an acceptable way to spend your spring break.
Go learn how to communicate in the real world and then come back with a civilized debate. You’re only hurting your own cause otherwise.
Can You Spot the Difference? AKA: A clump of dead cells is a clump of dead cells, why is it profane?
Warning: this article may contain foul language and possibly disturbing imagery.
A professor at the University of Buffalo was arrested earlier this month when she let loose a serious string of expletives toward a, reportedly, fairly graphic pro-life display. This attracted the attention of the police who she then continued to swear at, having not said her fill already about how “vulgar” and “profane” the pro-life display was. The police eventually escorted her away in cuffs.
Laura Curry, a professor of film at the University of Buffalo, found a display so offensive that she railed against it and was warned by uniformed police to desist. “Where does it say I can’t use the F@#$ word in public,” Curry demanded. “I can swear because that’s part of my vocabulary. That’s part of my First Amendment rights.” “That is swearing,” Curry says, pointing towards the signs. “That image is f@#$ing profane.”
Video contains strong language
But here’s a question, what was it about this display that she found so vulgar and profane?
Oh I know what I and other pro-life people find vulgar and profane about an image of an aborted child, but why would a pro-choice person see it that way? I could understand if she had said the image was “disturbing” to her or if it made her “uncomfortable”, but vulgar? Profane?
Maybe it’s just that we live in an age of public social networking, but it seems to me that we are watching the evidence of cultural rot on a massive scale.
What’s at fault? Too many things for me to catalog in a single article to tell the truth, but the symptoms are everywhere, even if we can’t find the source of the disease.
We see it in the media blackout of the Kermit Gosnell case and in the feminist blogs that rushed to defend abortion in the wake of his arrest and trial.
We see it in the tweets of people who think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is “too cute” to be a bomber and wish that he wouldn’t be found guilty.
The people who feel the need to get on TV and talk about how the Boston Bombers were “nice guys”.
The feeding frenzy of the Main Stream Media when they thought it might be “Right Wing Nuts” who bombed the Marathon, but their complete unwillingness to look at the religion of the bombers now, even when it’s being reported that the elder of the two brothers was a frequent visitor a mosque run by radical Islamists in Russia.
The people like Amanda Palmer who write terrible, trite “poetry” to encourage “empathy” for a man that killed 3 people in cold blood, one of them an 8 year old, and injured hundreds more.
The people who send hate tweets to a pastor who son committed suicide.
The people who tell me I should “just do everyone a favor and f*cking kill [myself]“ while peddling trite “anti-bullying” slogans on their own blogs.
We’re living in a society that’s being overwhelmed by cultural rot. A mentality of “if it didn’t hurt me, it’s not so bad” and “it’s not my fault, racism/homophobia/islamophobia made me do it!”
I know that we have many good people in our society, watching the actions of first responders in Boston and the bravery of the Boston police proves that, but sometimes it seems like we are fighting against a flood of moral relativism and rot that is rising twice as fast as we can place sandbags.
If Once is Happenstance, Twice is Coincidence, and Three Times is Enemy Action, Then What the Hell is Ten Times?
Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, the Women’s Medical Society, was shut down in 2010 for truly heinous violations of medical ethics. Almost immediately the coverage from left wing feminist blogs began, only they weren’t actually concentrating on condemning Gosnell’s activities, as William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection points out:
The links provided in the Carmon article prove only that a small number of “feminist” writers wrote about Gosnell, but primarily out of a concern to protect abortion rights in the face of pro-life criticism of Gosnell.
Their argument primarily consisted of reminding people that Gosnell’s clinic was an outlier, that other abortion clinics were perfectly safe and we shouldn’t jump to conclusions or judge them based on what we read or see in the Grand Jury report.
The problem here is that Gosnell’s clinic is not an isolated incident, which is being shown more and more since his clinic was shut down and suddenly the Department of Health in various states have begun to start looking at the abortion providers in their states.
A cursory search (meaning I spent less than 10 minutes on it initially) turned up 10 other abortion clinics that have been shut down for health code violations (among other things) since Gosnell’s clinic was shut down.