Jan. 19th, 2012

aidenfire: Angel has his thinking cap on (buffyverse Angel has his thinking cap on)
Nothing grinds my gears like inequality, and we've been seeing a lot of it these days: racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty-phobia (yes, that's definitely the technical term). Here are some links for your perusal.

An infographic spelling out the war on women in 2011. Ugh.

Turns out easier access to contraceptives -- and abortions -- actually lowers abortion rates. Who'd thunk it? This goes along with what I've been saying since I was 16 -- no one, not even pro-choice heathens, WANT women to get abortions. However, women are going to get them anyway, so we need to make it safe and accessible for them to make the best possible decisions about their own health. Contraceptives lower the need for abortions! I don't understand how you can be against both!

Martin Luther King vs. Mitt Rommney. Guess which one sounds like a dick?

Ron Paul is a bigot, y'all. Quotes from him or his newsletters include, "I think we can assume that 95 percent of the black men in that city [Washington] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."; "Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities."; "Is it any coincidence that the AIDS epidemic developed after they came "out of the closet," & started hyper-promiscuous sodomy?". He was also the only member of Congress to vote against giving Rosa Parks a Congressional Medal of Honor, and he opposes the Civil Rights Act. He also claims that he can't be a racist, because he's a Libertarian, and they don't see people in groups. Clearly guys, not a racist at all.

An op-ed about kids and gender from the NY Times. Always an interesting read!


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