Tag Archives: agency

The Mechanics of Consent

When I was younger, my mother made sure I had a good grounding in sex education. She told me the hows, the whys, the what could happens, all of it. But she skipped out on the most important thing: consent. … Continue reading

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Taking No as an Answer

There’s a really good post on Patheos that deals with #MeToo; in it, the author admits that he’s part of the problem. He also addresses what can be done to help stem the tide. Now, as you can expect, this might bother some … Continue reading

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Here Is a Good Thing

Finally, Chile Lifts Its Abortion Ban. Apparently, this was started during the reign of Augusto Pinochet and has been in place ever since. Now, it’s not a total reversal but it is a start. It’s a small step in the right direction … Continue reading

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A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Fetus.

Found a this festering Dumpster fire not horribly long ago and figured, why not take this down? All the usual warnings apply: there will be language and such. So if you don’t like that, don’t read below the fold. If you’re … Continue reading

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I Quit the World. Film At Whenever.

The Grand Nagus did it: he defunded Planned Parenthood. Screw this. I say that everyone should make a nice contribution to PP, using the Grand Nagus’ name and address*. Because why the hell not. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going … Continue reading

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#JudgingYou

I found this via Libby Anne’s blog sometime last week; as I mentioned before, it needs some unpacking and I’m going to do just that. So here we go!

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All of My Contempt. ALL OF IT.

I found this diamond of a turd via Dispatches From the Culture Wars. It’s a helluva doozy and that is putting it mildly: Iowa just gave parents reproductive control over their unmarried daughters. Seriously. 7. A cause of action for injunctive relief to … Continue reading

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