Tuesday, February 28, 2006

For their lovely victory. . .

Since South Dakota is patting itself on the ass for it's lovely display of patriarchy upholding and baybee-loving, some women and I figured, why not send them some trophies for all of their hard work winning the battle against teh baybee genocide?

Office of the Governor
500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

If you value your uterus and you're as pissed off as I am, join us in sending Mr. Governor what he wants. Send him any old knitting needles or wire coat hangers, please. Also, add in letters and pictures and anything to let him know how much you appreciate being put back in the kitchen where you belong.

Also, if you prefer e-mail, here's his website. You can e-mail him from it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Celebrate Good Times, Come on! :P

Happy Birthday Bitch Magazine!!!

Many Happy Returns!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

To make sure there are no more Hillary Clintons in this world. . .

Florida has now decided that political awareness groups will now be boys only.

That's right folks, it's a Boys State.

I know, I know, they say they have a Girls State, but really, that's just an afterthought.

It goes a little something like this:

"Now, you know you want to get your wonderful beautiful baby boy into this program about government where they can get involved in local government proceedings and stuff, but if you happen to have a girl, well, you can get her involved in the other program we have that might accomodate her."

See? Even "By God and Country", us womenz aren't supposed to get a say.

They start young. They start young. . .

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


I'm never moving to South Dakota.

I know this is a plan. Get Alito and Roberts in there, create law to challenge Roe, overturn it.


Thursday, February 09, 2006

Oh My GOD. (The horrible horrible post)

A 17-year-old girl went to police at the urging of her friends after she was allegedly gang-raped by three men, including her boyfriend. The men testified that the act was consensual. After reviewing all the information and statements, prosecutors decided they didn’t think they could prove a rape allegation, and so declined to prosecute the case.
This is terrible. This is just absolutely horrific.

This is pretty bad, too, but that up there definitely takes the cake.

In addition, this picture is only so awful because it's true.

I might have some more awful-ness to add later, but for now, this is all I've got.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Comments from the Womb on Legs gallery.

Lilyunderwater wrote:


I really envy you. You will NEVER understand that kind of desperation. You don't even know how scared I've been when my period came late. You don't understand what it is like to wonder just how much it would hurt to hit yourself in the gut to cause a miscarriage, to wonder if you could manage to get to a clinic and pay for the procedure and still have NO ONE find out.

You will never stare down at your stomach and be afraid that there is something present inside that you never wanted and had no intention of creating. You will never welcome cramps or bleeding or passing out on the floor when you finally get your period, so thankful you got it you don't care how sick it makes you feel.

All this, and I have never even been pregnant. I've never even walked down that road, and I feel all of that.

You can NEVER understand. Don't fucking give us glibe little remarks about making murder safe and thinking you're witty. These are OUR lives you are passing judgment on. These are OUR sisters and OUR mothers and OUR daughters and OUR SEX that is being pulled in so many different directions by people who think they know what's best for us. "
I do believe the title says it all. These are comments from the womb om legs gallery, folks. This is what it's REALLY like when you have a working uterus and no freedom to decide what happens to it, and ultimately, to you. Therefore, this is what it's like to be a woman, especially a woman who is seriously considering or has already decided to have no children or never to go through a pregnancy.

Even myself, a sixteen year old girl who isn't even sexually active, I still feel this anxiety (probably not as much, but I still feel it). I still wonder how I'm going to manage EVER feeling comfortable about my sexuality when at any moment I may be relegated to a WOL (Womb on Legs, for those of you who are not pro-life and wouldn't know). It's ridiculous that people seriously think that I should "remain abstinent" for my entire life (or, well, until menopause, and even then if it's a false alarm I should have to give birth at 55) if I at all feel like I wouldn't want to forfeit my body for the use of a fetus.

In addition, take this comment:

ScarletLetter wrote:

"I think it's terrible that people who don't even know what a period feels like can just sum up 40 weeks of health/life threatening medical condition called pregnancy in one sentence and just make it sounds as though it's nothing major with no consequences.

Even the things you said about the period hit so close home. I, too, remember passing out on the floor. I remember being sent back home from school because I was so in pain, I kept vomiting and passing out, wanting to tear my ovaries and uterus out so it would stop hurting.

I remember lying all scared in the hospital, feeling a sort of fear I never felt before in my life, the fear for my life and life of my kid. I remember being so swollen, so in pain, so ill, and so scared that I am not going to make it and die at the age of 18. I remember the doctor cutting my lower belly and reaching inside my uterus to deliver my child and save both of our lives.

I remember every single damn second of it. And I don't think I'm likely to forget that, ever. I also remember a woman dying in childbirth while I was in the hospital for more than 3 weeks because my child was so small and tiny that they couldn't let us go home. I remember a nurse whose foot accidentally slipped while carrying a baby, the baby fell down on the floor and died.

This is the side of pregnancy, childbirth and being a woman that other people rarely want to hear. But it is there. It still happens. "
It's stories like this that make me irrate. People who call themselves "Pro-life" have no business forcing these types of risks onto women. They have no right to decide for women what kind of experience they should have when they fall pregnant. They are not the ultimate decider of right and wrong, and I have always been appalled when they try to act the part. They have no right to orphan a child by making a woman, the child's mother, take on health risks which ultimately result in her death.

The potential of a fetus is NEVER a reason to justify the death of a woman, by illegal abortion, forced gestation, etc.

It seems like no one values the opinion of the women who go through it, but then again, I couldn't imagine that people who use the legal system to butt into the bedrooms and private parts of women everywhere would really care about the blabbering of the whole class of people they're ordering around.

In any case, I thought these were very good specimens of real experience, of truth, and of the feelings of the people anti- laws affect. Take from them what you will, but the least you could do is LISTEN for once.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

South Dakota Legislature to Consider Abortion Ban

In the next six weeks, South Dakota lawmakers will decide whether to make abortion a crime.

A bill that would ban abortion in the state will be introduced within the next two days.

The bill will be called the Woman's Health and Life Protection Act. It will ban abortion, but won't prosecute a doctor who performs one to save a woman's life.

And the lawmaker who's introducing the bill says he thinks now is the right time to try and over-turn Roe vs Wade.

Rep. Roger Hunt says, "Abortion should be banned."

Those four words will likely lead to many others in the South Dakota House and Senate as lawmakers will decide whether to criminalize abortion in the state. The bill's supporters are using findings from a controversial abortion task force report recently given to the legislature.

Hunt says, "DNA testing now can establish the unborn child has a separate and distinct personality from the mother. We know a lot more about post-abortion harm to the mother."

The legislature debated a similar bill two years ago, but Governor Mike Rounds vetoed it because of concerns over some technicalities.

Hunt says, "We have made those corrections to the bill."

Sunday, Hunt and other anti-abortion advocates held an event promoting their legislation. They say now is the time to pass it, because other states are considering similar bills and because with new Chief Justice John Roberts, and possibly Samuel Alito, the US Supreme Court is changing.

Hunt says, "Two very solid, we feel, pro-life candidates. Again you never know but based on their testimony to the senate we feel they're good candidates."

Hunt says he thinks enough other lawmakers support the bill for it to pass, but he still thinks the decision will be a close one.

He says, "I learned a long time ago the only time you really count the votes is when you're taking the votes."

Hunt will also introduce two other bills this week. One is meant to ensure doctors explain the risks of an abortion to a woman is writing. The other deals with sex education and says school districts need to include principles in their curriculums dealing with abstinence and personal responsibilities.

This is just lame. Talk about counting chickens, asshole.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Teh Stoopid Strikes Again

2006-JAN-11: Abortion access in Jamaica: According to LifeSiteNews.com, after the Government of Jamaica learned that the fatality rate for teenage mothers who receive abortions was 16%, they proposed a change in legislation that would give women access to abortion. (The death rate in the U.S. is about 0.001% which is much lower than the maternal mortality rate resulting from giving birth). The Medical Association of Jamaica supports the government's move, believing that it would decrease the death rate. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Lawrence Burke, has criticized allowing women to choose abortion. He has stated that maternal health is best served by locking up criminals who perform illegal abortions. 1

This is a news bit from ReligiousTolerance.org, and man is it full of teh stoopid.

First of all, yay for Jamaica.

Secondly, though, WTF is with that last statement? The best way to protect women from illegal abortions is to lock up abortion doctors? Huh? I guess they don't have bleach or other caustic products that women will use to try to abort? They don't have any kind of wire in Jamaica? Nothing? I guess that kind of stuff is only reserved for teh evil borshun millz.

Dumb. Just dumb.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Urgh was my word of the day.

Urgh when I saw Alito on the television this morning, urgh when I couldn't answer my Trig homework, urgh during my T.A period, and urgh when I was tired and didn't want to go to class.

This entry is going to be about the T.A. period.

If you don't know what a T.A. period, it's the class that I have where I am the bitch of one of the teachers. In this case, I am Ms. McMullen's bitch, along with two other girls. So, because I am Ms. McMullen's bitch, my friend and I were making copies for her. When we get back, her intern (who is not exactly 21 in the last years of college age, he's pretty old) is sitting watching TV.

Now, I thought he was a pretty cool guy until now, but today he just got creepy.

I thought he was watching the Discovery Channel, because on the TV is a 3-D fetus. Then as my friend and I walk further into the classroom, he proceeds to announce that the fetus (or, baybee as he called it) was his.

I replied with the general "Oh neato", and thought it would be the end of it.

OF course not. Never the end.

He goes on about the video and what they baybee's gonna do next.

*Interjection- Today I was wearing my very political in your face STFU asshole shirt reading "This is what a radically liberal pro-choice Pastafarian feminist looks like", just to let you know.*

So, once he gets done watching and narrating the movie of his fetus once, he rewinds it and plays it again! During this viewing, he proceeds to make comments about "abortion activists". My eyes bugged out of my head as he talked about how "OMG abortion activists let people 'bort these!"

The words pro-choice are plastered on my SHIRT, asshole. Buy a clue.

In any case, he goes on and on about what they can do, and whenever he forgets a little detail, I fill it in for him as a way of giving him a hint that I'm not some doofy girl who doesn't know shit about her body or fetal development and I'm not going to be duped by his assertion that of course fetuses are human people.

I got close to biting my tongue off when he said "Now tell me that isn't a human person. . ."

So, he was watching his fetus during his lunch break when he knew we would be in the room, he pushed his politics on his students. . .But don't think he's done! No no. He's just getting started in the ways he will proceed to break the borders of appropriate teacher-student relationships and ways to piss me off.

Not only is his twelve week fetus a baybee that borshun activists are trying to hunt down and poke with sporks until it keels over (as if the sporks are needed. Fetus - woman = death for fetus), but said fetus is worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Mr. Intern-man leaped into the furthest areas of hypocrisy, and it was all I could do to not strike up a debate and pwn his self-righteous, inappropriate-behaving, hypocritical ass into the ground.

His baybee was a petri dish conception. What a selfish mutherfucker.

So, because he couldn't get his wife (who's probably five years old, blonde, and perky considering he told us he has "older sons") knocked up, he had to buy her a way to continue their DNA. So, even though he thinks unwanted children should be forced upon women, he can't bear to take any of them out of foster care because it wouldn't be his spawn.

What a prick. What a hypocrite.

I hope that when I tell Ms. McMullen about how out of line he was that he gets fired.

Bad thoughts, I know, but God-damn. He wishes equal if not worse shit on me and doesn't even realize it in all his bullshit.