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Gender Equality Hit List Next

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 22, 2016. 0 Replies

TV : Dumb Down, with a side of sexual assault

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22, 2016. 1 Reply

Misogynist A**holes in Ascendancy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 26, 2016. 1 Reply

A Gentlemen's Guide to Rape Culture

Started by Merelen. Last reply by sehkmet Aug 31, 2016. 25 Replies

Think twice about marrying a police officer

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sehkmet Aug 27, 2016. 7 Replies

Men together make extreme choices

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sehkmet Aug 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Trolling against women and African-Americans = right wing "skills"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27, 2016. 2 Replies

Get evicted for calling 911

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 24, 2016. 9 Replies

Male Movie Critics Pan Female-Centric Plots

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 20, 2016. 12 Replies

Abuser Tactics in National Politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 29, 2016. 2 Replies

Career vs Babies from The Onion

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 13, 2016. 0 Replies

Oklahoma to outlaw abortion, hoping to overturn Roe v. Wade

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 21, 2016. 4 Replies

"Hi!" as assertion of dominance

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 20, 2016. 3 Replies

I Used a Hanger (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 6, 2016. 18 Replies

Climate Change Hits Women Hardest

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 22, 2016. 0 Replies

Routine kidnapping, forced conversion and forced marriage in Pakistan

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Sexism requires dehumanising women

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 6, 2016. 6 Replies

Fear and contempt against us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Feb 2, 2016. 11 Replies

Gender Ratio Danger

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jan 29, 2016. 5 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 16, 2016 at 7:33am

Joseph - I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a twelve-year-old in the back of my head. (H/T to The Who - But he only comes out when I drinks my gin.)

Comment by Joseph P on December 14, 2016 at 4:12pm

Yeah, I've heard several Christian voices say something to that effect about gay embryos ... or at least ask each other the question.  I'm pretty sure that most if not all of them were being what they consider to be funny, though.

After all, the narrative of fundamentalists tends to be that no one is born gay but that it's the result of sin or perhaps demon possession.  I've seen Pentecostals play at casting out gay demons, and the person pretend to be straight after that.  I suspect that the demon can more easily find its way back in, though, since it knows the window in the back that doesn't latch properly.

... err, which I didn't mean as an anal sex joke when I typed that, but I'll just leave it.  (yes, I'm aware that lots of gay guys aren't into anal sex, but the 12 year-old in the back of my head latched onto it anyway)

They have support for their view from the Bible, after all:

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Romans 1:26-27

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 14, 2016 at 9:35am

Supposedly there are polls showing conservative Christian "pro-lifers" people who oppose abortion, but who'd be in favor of aborting an embryo if it were certain to become a person who was gay.

(But being gay "is a choice"!! Yet another layer of doublethink.)

(Anyone have a reference or a rebuttal? My google-fu isn't up to the task, getting swamped in articles about attitudes about abortion and gay marriage.)

Comment by Joseph P on December 14, 2016 at 7:30am

I'm almost surprised that they don't allow abortion for half of pregnancies, after the point at which you can determine the sex of the fetus.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 13, 2016 at 11:57pm

[early embryo] Howdy folks! I have flippers, a tail and gill slits, but I'm a PERSON! [a woman] You, however, have a vagina, so you're NOT! Glad to clear that up for ya! hisvorpalsword.comfrom the comments at "OKLAHOMA: Legislature Approves Bill Ordering Many Businesses To Place Anti-Abortion Signs In Restrooms" (Joe.My.God.)

The new Oklahoma law requires businesses regulated by the Department of Health to post, at their own expense, signs in their restrooms stating, "There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant."

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 9, 2016 at 10:03pm

Schrodinger's douchebag! Good one, Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 17, 2016 at 12:13am

From comments at Joe.My.God.:

Schrodinger's douchebag: A guy who says offensive things & decides whether he was joking based upon the reaction of people around himOriginally in reference to tRump's second recent "joke" about assassinating Hillary Clinton, but applicable to a lot of situations!

Many misogynists claim that their outrageous putdowns of women are "just joking"... but jokes in fact serve a social function. People in the in-group, who share the joke-teller's worldview, will find a joke funny (and thinkable at some level); if you find it offensive, you're not in the intended in-group.

More, including Jason Steed's Twitter lecture, at the Vox article http://www.vox.com/2016/8/9/12417100/donald-trump-assassinate-hilla... .

Comment by Joseph P on June 28, 2016 at 9:06am

Oh yeah, that fucking district.  I don't know how it slipped my mind, but of course that district is the one that includes Texas.  Duh.

Yeah, that's the federal district court that forced a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, since every other district court ruled in favor of gay marriage.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 28, 2016 at 5:03am

Joseph, if I understand correctly, the lower court ruling UPHELD the law, so a 4-4 decision would have been disastrous.  Justice Kennedy was the key factor here, and I can't help but notice that Larry, Curly and Moe wrote some rather "sour-grapes" dissents!

Still, this is a VERY BIG DEAL and I for one and glad of it!

Comment by Joseph P on June 28, 2016 at 2:48am

I'm going to start volunteering for this sort of thing soon, actually.

 

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