- Current Mood:nerdy
Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.
Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.
Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.
What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.
The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.
So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.
If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.
What to do?
- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.
- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.
- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.
- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.
cmattg - Not my article, but reposted and endorsed.
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mou sugu honou
Angel runs down the street, clutching his head.
ANGEL: *Why* is this happening to me!
Kate is following in a police uniform,
with a giant spatula strapped to her back.
KATE: I threw away my femininity for my
father's sake! Won't you help me find it again!?
Jheira is following both of them on a bicycle, wearing
her tight native costume.
JHEIRA: Jheira turn nasty girls into little piles of ash!
Then Angel take Jheira on date, yes?
Drusilla is also following, wearing a leotard and trailing
DRUSILLA: Oh, my Angel! Can't these harridans see we're
meant to be together!? Ooooooooohohohohohohoho!
Buffy is bringing up the rear, carrying her schoolbag and
BUFFY: I don't care. I'm not jealous. At all. And if that
idiot forgets who he *really* belongs with, I'll mallet him
into *next* Tuesday!
- Current Mood: amused
My visceral reaction to this is probably not what the store wants, given that I've just finished Portal.
You are in your twenties
You can still hear reasonably well and you can play this without my old fart colleagues hearing it which makes you feel kinda good.
The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 15.8kHz
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It's off by enough that I think I must have mutant ears....