Here we go again.
These people are not only not well, they are brainwashed. There is no other way to account for such dangerously brazen stupidity, and hatred.
And I will rise again to my soapbox to say that when sensible people (Democrats or otherwise), stay home during midterms, nutcases like Brian Kurcaba get elected across the country, as happened in 1994, 2010, and 2014.
The Republican Party may be irrelevant as a national party, in terms of their ability to win the White House, but as long as they continue to dominate state and local elections, as they did this last time, they are no less troubling.
The West Virginia House of Delegates began moving a bill Thursday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill is very similar to one that was passed last year, only to be vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
The bill is one of 11 introduced so far this legislative session that seek to restrict women’s access to abortion.
A similar bill passed both houses of the Legislature last year with overwhelming bipartisan support but was vetoed by Tomblin, who said he had been advised that it was unconstitutional.
The House Health Committee held a public hearing on the bill before discussing it and ultimately passing it 20-5.
The public hearing had 25 speakers against the bill and 8 speaking in favor, although neither side seemed likely to change the other’s mind.
This year’s bill (HB2568) would ban abortions that occur more than 22 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period. While that is a change in language from last year’s bill, it does not seem to be a change in practice, as the bill defines that time as “generally consistent with the time that is twenty weeks after fertilization.”
The bill contains some exceptions for medical emergencies or non-viable fetuses.
In medical emergencies the bill says, somewhat quizzically, that “an abortion …shall terminate the pregnancy in the manner which, in reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the fetus to survive.”
An amendment from three Democratic delegates that would have added an exception for cases of rape or incest failed, largely along party lines.
“Obviously rape is awful …” said Delegate Brian Kurcaba, R-Monongalia. “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
In all seriousness, who the fuck SAYS THIS KIND OF SHIT???
Hat tip: Think Progress
More: The Charleston Gazette
This is important, and worth the 5:31.
There are a lot of perspectives here, but listen for how many times the women say they felt uncomfortable, intimidated, or unsafe because of guys approaching them on the street.
I would really like to have a conversation on this. I think he makes some valid points, although I have an even lower view of the “Men’s Right Movement,” than he does.
People like David Futrelle have done an excellent job thoroughly exposing the extreme misogyny that permeates that movement.
I also think Anita Sarkeesian makes some excellent points when it comes to women in video games, although I don’t entirely agree with her either.
Here’s a link to the opinion piece by Laura Bogart kyle is criticizing.
I would like to hear your thoughts on this. Please make sure you watch both videos before you post any comments.
My Friend Curious Lurker asked that I page this for her since she’s unable to at the moment.
Personally I’m glad she told me about this. Seems there are a lot of issues with human rights and democracy in Jordan. I hadn’t even heard about this before. Nabih Bulos reports.
Jordan’s Parliament is no stranger to tumult, having hosted scenes of enraged members chucking ashtrays at each other and even pulling out guns during heated arguments.
lRelated Kerry, in Jordan, tries to ease tension over Jerusalem holy site
But this week’s performance was a stunner even by the legislature’s raucous standards.
On Tuesday, a three-way shouting match in Amman culminated in a walkout of all female representatives after an exasperated male colleague told them to “go put on makeup for [their] husbands,” according to a video of the session released by local broadcaster Roya News.
The sexist tirade emerged from a heated discussion about the Muslim Brotherhood, the pan-Arab political movement. One lawmaker, Abdul Majid Aqtash, who is pro-Brotherhood, criticized the government’s recent arrest of a prominent member of the group, the third arrested in recent months.
Once again Saudi Arabia shows the world how misogynistic their society is, in addition to being intolerant of non Muslims, or even Muslims with views that they deem unacceptable. This is fundamentalism folks. Sara C Nelson has more.
An image of a conference in Saudi Arabia on the topic of “women in society” - with not a single female present - has gone viral.
The picture features row upon row of men in traditional headscarves and white thobes. A single Westerner in a flannel shirt is the only person breaking up an otherwise uniform sea of what appear to be Arab men.
I wonder what these internet tough guys would do if faced with Kurdish female fighters?
Being a woman on the Internet can be scary. But being a woman in the video game industry on the Internet could actually be dangerous. That’s what game developer Brianna Wu found out after speaking out about sexism in the gaming world and her and her husband being forced to leave their home after receiving personal death threats and threats to their business this weekend.
Allegations of sexism in the gaming world are nothing new, but they’ve been especially horrifying lately; game developer Zoe Quinn and critic Anita Sarkeesian have also been targeted with death threats, among others.
Who says women don’t make good Soldiers? Gjohnsit reports,
On Monday the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the isolated Kurdish enclave of Kobani was “about to fall” to a massive, sustained assault from ISIS.
Also on Monday, Rooz Bahjat, a Kurdish intelligence officer stationed in Kobani said the city would fall within “the next 24 hours.” By now ISIS was expecting to be slaughtering civilians by the score.
Instead, something totally unexpected happened - ISIS has been forced to pull back.
A local Kobani official, Idris Nahsen, told AFP that fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had managed to push ISIS fighters outside several key areas after “helpful” airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition
“The situation has changed since yesterday. YPG forces have pushed back ISIS forces,” he said.
An excellent commentary by Olivia on religion, Anti Muslim bigotry, racism, sexism, and the hypocritical New atheists. This is very well written, and I recommend you read it.
Atheism does not have a stellar history when it comes to Islamophobia, particularly in the realm of holding Muslims or Muslim countries to the same standards that we hold everyone else. Instead, Islam has for many atheists become the emblem of Bad Religion (no, not the band). When convenient, it’s the pawn with which some deflect accusations of sexism (cough Dear Muslima cough), and when it’s not, Islam tends to get thrown under the bus.
Enter the latest in a series of organized atheism’s missteps with Islam.
*By the way, for those who don’t get the “Dear Muslima” reference.