Wednesday Reads: Women’s RightsPosted: September 8, 2021 | Author: JJ Lopez aka Minkoff Minx | Filed under: just because |25 Comments
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September 7, 2021
1. The Texas legislators behind the state's draconian abortion ban are backed by some of the nation's most prominent corporations.— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 7, 2021
These same corporations hold themselves out as champions of women's empowerment and equality. https://t.co/E5C5WrFwXx
"“Today is a watershed in the history of the rights of women and pregnant people, above all the most vulnerable,” Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar said."https://t.co/8rgNkQO9Fz— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 8, 2021
Anti-mask protesters co-opting the language of rape survivors and the Civil Rights movement is especially heinous. Disgusting people. pic.twitter.com/35aAco4CFw— Brett Meiselas (@BMeiselas) September 8, 2021
This is shameful. First, 6 weeks is 6 weeks from the 1st day of the woman's last period, closer to 4 weeks & putting the onus on victims to focus on this to the exclusion of all else, in an environment of fear & shame isn't even a pretend effort at protecting their rights. https://t.co/QzDKV2httT— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 7, 2021
"It’s not clear how quickly the investigation is proceeding, but we’re told to expect significant developments within months."https://t.co/OcwITgZ6hL— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 8, 2021
RIP Michael K Williams Awesome Actor. #michaelkwilliams #RIP #thewire #BoardwalkEmpire pic.twitter.com/oG8QkwSqqI— Hansom Ransom (@HansomRansom4) September 6, 2021
Michael K. Williams, who memorably portrayed Omar Little in “The Wire” and Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire,” has died at age 54. https://t.co/7oumB40qEB pic.twitter.com/eTbwD3EfZv— Variety (@Variety) September 6, 2021
WTC NYC 1973-2001 pic.twitter.com/q6QtaeyaOw— Joseph Moore (@JosephMooreJAM) September 7, 2021
This is an open thread.
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.
Yay; glad you’ve got power!
(Mona! Hello! So good to see you)
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!
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.
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!
I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your two friends.
This is an interesting thread from a Hoosier professor
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I’m sure Ignatius J Reilly would be all for safe legal abortions…
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.
I am in awe of those women.
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.
Lawrence Tribe old case may impact Texas abortion law per Maddox segment.
Let me try the link again.
Any way to get a link to a transcript, or some sort of summary providing the gist of it?
Looks *very* interesting.
Like maybe this?
Or this?? I am trying to be helpful.
Thanks, MsMass! I saw a brief quote From L Tribe on the First Draft link too. Basically, outsourcing the state’s enforcement functions is not compatible with rule of law.
Although if there’s actual, Laurence Tribe-argued settled law based on a successful case, you’d think at least one of the conservajudges would have had a staffer smart enough to point that out.
Anyway, I guess they’ll force this BS to grind itself all the way through the courts again.
No way to run a country.
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: