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    • Updated in the link, thank you.

      If Brown really is trying to deter sex offenders, of course I agree with that. But I don’t see how this law would have much of an effect. Prosecuting and convicting more sex offenders might work as a deterrent but that would take money and effort.

    • Careful, please. Some things NEED divisiveness, and this is one of them. Cathryn Brown is only saying that was her intent in response to considerable and very appropriate criticism for a bill which says absolutely nothing about criminalizing coercion, but as written is a forced birth bill designed to punish women further for the “crime” of being raped. Brown needs to be shouted down from all directions. She’s a horrible person who’s written a despicable bill. Pretending it’s about coercion just makes her a liar too.

      More fucking divisiveness is necessary when it comes to shit like this. Less fucking tone-trolling from the likes of you is necessary too.

        • So I tracked down the actual legislation, and this is what is proposed to be added to the ‘evidence tampering’ law:
          “B. Tampering with evidence shall include a person
          committing criminal sexual penetration or incest procuring or
          facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to
          obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of the
          person’s act of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the
          intent to destroy evidence of the crime. In no circumstance
          shall the mother of the fetus be charged under this subsection.”

          Yep, that law that says women can’t be punished is clearly for the purpose of punishing women.

          Fact-check, people.

          • Good. It was modified. Which only shows it is so important to shout from the rafters. This woman is a forced birther from way back. Shaming her into making shit legislation slightly less shitty is the least we should do.

          • Yeah, because it’s completely impossible that this is what she intended the bill to say in the first place. And the bill in its current form is still shitty.

  1. It’s good, IMO anyway, to see more positions open to women in the military. And I have heard for some time of the previous manners in which they were in combat.

    And I’ve already heard opposition. A coworker of mine say the military is going to shit because of the opening of positions in the military.
    I just ignored his comment.
    I’ve seen women work just fine in the military during my time in the service.
    Just waiting to see what my conservative relatives have to say on the topic.

    Along similar lines, I’ve read of the possiblity of making changes to the draft, whether or not it will apply only to men or if both will be included.
    It reminded me of a discussion some years ago on a forum in which a mother worried over the possibility of her daughters probably being subject to a draft.
    I did tell her that they weren’t effected, but it made me wonder about the double standard that seems to pop up regarding this.
    And with these changes from the Pentagon, I imagine such discussion will be seen quite often.
    I’m curious to see the assesment from the Skepchick community.

  2. I liked that “what about the menz?” comment in the huffpo article. The guy was upset because this article was complaining on behalf of women when really the women’s clothing section in any store is way larger than the men’s section.
    Sigh.
    Yes. Your daughter is free to choose from a HUGE number of unhealthy, passive role models. Yay for Disney Princesses!

    • Yes, although the comment section is better, there are some bad formatting decisions in this design.
      1) All images should be sized the same in this particular chosen layout, otherwise things look really mismatched
      2) The complete left justification of everything is not great, there should be some whitespace at the edge.
      3) The text & images in the blog canvas are allowed to span too far when the browser is maximized, this creates readability issues
      4) Maybe the titles & article metadata should be on top of the issues, because right now you have to scroll to see what the image is about.
      5) Dynamic scaling has some issues

      Just constructive criticism. If you ever want volunteers to implement or validate any HTML/CSS/Javascript changes, I can help.

  3. The town where I grew up has a statue of our official town hero in front of the library. Deborah Sampson enlisted in the Continental Army in 1782 and served for a year and a half before being hospitalized for a fever and was discovered and honorably discharged. She had been wounded in a battle near Tarrytown, NY, but operated on herself to avoid discovery! After the war she married a farmer from Sharon, where she lived the rest of her life.

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