Wednesday Reads: Women’s Rights

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25 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Women’s Rights”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Hi! I finally got my power at 11 pm last night! I’m sitting in front of a fan just enjoying it right now! Everything in my refrigerator is tossed and I need to bleach it really well along with my bathroom! It’s amazing how quickly mold can grow in hot humid places! I should be posting tomorrow if all works well! My internet is out but one of my neighbors has theirs on and I am using it.

    Take care!

  2. dakinikat says:

    I lost two friends this week. One had cancer and was unable to get his treatments because the hospitals were on generators for several days and they’re full up with covidiots from out-of-parish. Another was refused evacuation funds by her renter’s insurance because it wasn’t classified as a mandatory evacuation. She has struggled with a lung-related disease for quite some time. Something hereditary. He lives behind a young daughter. She was just an overall gift to humanity. He always brought joy and fun wherever he went. Needless death. If we actually did things right in this country instead of always letting businesses put profits over people.

    Love one Another!

    • Enheduanna says:

      Condolences to you Dak! I’m so sorry to hear this and appalled that cancer patients are being shunted aside to make room for (I assume) mostly preventable covid cases. And don’t get me started on insurance companies – hope they’re all enjoying hurricane season.

      • dakinikat says:

        Ever since Katrina, Allstate stuck me with a $10000 named storm deductible. I have not been able to get anything from them. They’re useless but I have to have home owner’s insurance because of my mortgage!

    • NW Luna says:

      I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your two friends.

  3. dakinikat says:

    This is an interesting thread from a Hoosier professor

  4. dakinikat says:

    Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai

    Seven armed United States civilians attempting to make their way to Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates were arrested on August 31, a State Department cable reviewed by Newsweek said.

    The group of U.S. nationals was detained last Tuesday and later released on bail by local police at Dubai International Airport after having “arrived on a private plane carrying firearms,” the cable said.

    “The passengers reportedly planned to assist Afghanistan evacuation efforts but had no approved onward travels plans,” the cable read, adding that the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai was “engaging with authorities on the issue.”

  5. Minkoff Minx says:

    I’m sure Ignatius J Reilly would be all for safe legal abortions…

  6. NW Luna says:

    I have no problem with trans-identified people having plastic surgery and taking exogenous hormones. That’s a personal choice and it’s fine for adults. However, it doesn’t change the reality of their biological sex.

    What I object to is that they expect the rest of us to ignore reality and consider them as the opposite sex. Also, most (85-95%) of trans-identified men keep their male genitalia but want to be accepted as having a “female penis” [sic]. They want to be in girls’ and women’s changing rooms, showers, spas, and shelters. For example, trans ideology activists got the Vancouver (BC, Canada) Women’s Rape Relief shelter defunded because the shelter was women-only. Women need and have a right to same-sex spaces where they can be safe and free from the male gaze.

  7. NW Luna says:

  8. djmm says:

    The Texas Governor’s statement is a sick, sick joke. In raw numbers from 2019, Texas “leads” the way in reported rapes, though per capita rankings are different. Most rape and most incest are, of course, unreported.

    As of February, there were 6,108 untested rape kits in Texas. That info is from Senator Cornyn’s office. Although a Republican, to his credit, he has worked for laws to end the backlog of untested rape kits.

    Of course, Gov. Abbott has done nothing about this.

  9. MsMass says:

    Lawrence Tribe old case may impact Texas abortion law per Maddox segment.

  10. NW Luna says:

    • quixote says:

      Doesn’t ever seem to get through to them that this lazy thinking depends entirely on how you define “human life.” Which, the way they use it, really means “legal person,” i.e. someone with rights that must be respected.

      Because if it’s enough to have one cell with human chromosomes, that’s all a zygote is, then what’s the procedure for all the cells lost during surgery? That’s a lot of funerals. Or we could start a new weird class of extortion: steal a few cells from someone, start a cell culture, then sue them for child support. Fun twist: you could do that to men, too. :hollow laughter: