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skdadl

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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2007, 04:59:53 PM »
I am at the moment ploughing through the (as usual) turgid NYT report.

Believe it or not, I had been planning to write a post today attacking the NYT for their faux-innocence on another front. Man: it's a war out there.

Anyway: I'm still trying to think of how to write about this tomorrow.

All suggestions welcome. Apart from swearing, which sometimes seems justified to me, I feel overwhelmed sometimes by the sentimentality of the opposition.

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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2007, 05:05:46 PM »
Well, the compulsory pregnancy gang finally figured out that the gross photos weren't working for them. And the pix of fetuses looking like shrimp weren't working for them. At least, though, that tactic didn't involve anyone else.

USING these women is unconscionable. And the incredible -- I don't know what it's called -- absurdity? of using and hurting and manipulating and guilting  these women under the rubric that 'abortion hurts women'.

The mind reels.

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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2007, 06:07:43 PM »
I am disgusted at how the 'counseller', Rhonda Arias, in the article exploits incarcerated women (talk about your captive audience) with dolls, baby clothes and other means of psychological manipulation to evoke responses of remorse and despair.  To me this seems to be a type of psychological warfare akin to colonial missions.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2007, 06:14:45 PM »
Absolutely, Makwa. Women's minds have been colonized forever. Men practised on us before they tried it on other peoples. (Nice to see you, BTW.)

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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2007, 06:44:03 PM »
You both nailed it Makwa and fern hill. I was shocked that an area of interest in public health is "post-abortion care". What is that? The first sighting of that term was as the Population Institute site (an organization started by the Rockfellars in their eugenics phase but that has since grown to advance reproductive health throughout the globe).
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2007, 06:55:01 PM »
You guys, I have to go pretty soon.

But can we organize a morning reconnoitre? Like, everyone who sees a good Blog for Choice anywhere from now on links to it here? So that bleary-eyed early-morning persons can start reading and thinking about how to add to the critical mass?

ie: Help?

That NYT article has my guts churning. It's a good thing I'm not writing about it right away. What a gawdawful newspaper that has become, in spite of all the info they do dig up. Man, I wish I could edit that thing down to some common sense.

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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2007, 06:59:17 PM »
There are more comments re: the NYT article on this thread[/quote].

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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2007, 07:33:21 PM »
Quote from: skdadl
You guys, I have to go pretty soon.

But can we organize a morning reconnoitre? Like, everyone who sees a good Blog for Choice anywhere from now on links to it here? So that bleary-eyed early-morning persons can start reading and thinking about how to add to the critical mass?

ie: Help?

That NYT article has my guts churning. It's a good thing I'm not writing about it right away. What a gawdawful newspaper that has become, in spite of all the info they do dig up. Man, I wish I could edit that thing down to some common sense.

I've been thinking about this all afternoon, too. I don't know where to start, in terms of blogging tomorrow. I don't have anything new to say on the subject but I realize that's not the point. It would be nice to write something "good" but I think, as you pointed out, it's the "critical mass" aspect that's important.
Still. I'm very stuck and don't want to resort to a big list of my favourite links.
I'm also stuck writing a proposal for fellowship money. Due on the 31st. Ayyyyyyiiiii!

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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2007, 07:39:50 PM »
Anyone who doesn't have a blog can post on the Front Page or at Rose's Place.
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2007, 07:45:24 PM »
Good luck on that fellowship, GDKitty!!

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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2007, 07:56:26 PM »
GDKitty, go for the fellowship application. What a genius you are -- they must all be able to see it. I sure do. References available on request.  :wink:

Argh: I remember writing those things. They are trying to make us be boring, aren't they? It's enforced!

Och, women are beautiful. If no one corrects me before tomorrow morning, I think that will be my theme.

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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2007, 08:15:27 PM »
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Och, women are beautiful. If no one corrects me before tomorrow morning, I think that will be my theme.


Right you are skdad!!!!

GDKitty, I hope you get the proposal done on time and to your satisfaction. I have spent many, many, many hours writing proposals and I know how stressful they are. (My track record is such that I might get some success with those I write for others and limited success for those that directly benefit me :-( )
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2007, 08:28:19 PM »
Thanks all!  Wow, I feel less discouraged already  :wink:
I will definitely post something on the Choice theme, but I think I shall keep-it-simple.
Thanks!!  :grouphug

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2007, 01:17:24 AM »
Ok, it's not great but it's simple and says what I wanted to say.
I thought I'd better get a jump on it before I go to bed--not sure I would have time during the day, tomorry! Looking forward to reading the other Blogsforchoice contributions :)

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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2007, 07:31:34 AM »
Well done, GDKitty. I'm still thinking. So much swirling around in my brain, but I'd much prefer to be able to do what you did and just home in on the central convictions.

 

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