I can't remember the page I found this on or the book it came out of. Oops.
Articles You Should Read:
1. "Michelle Malkin can't explain away O'Reilly's "Dr. Killer" rhetoric." Loved it.
2. Man chops off his penis in protest at his parents' choice of bride. Ouch.
This is one of those songs I don't hear very often but am always happy when I do.
1. To the Church of Sweden for appointing Eva Brunne, a lesbian, as the Lutheran bishop of Stockholm. Brunne is believed to be the first lesbian Bishop in the world and I, for one, am happy as a peach.
2. To New Hampshire. For becoming the sixth state where gay couples can marry. WooHoo!!
People Who Get the Middle Finger:
1. Chapin High. For not only enforcing a dress code that requires women to wear dresses or skirts at graduation, but for also threatening to not allow student Chelsea Sarvis (that years Heart of Chapin Spirit Award winner no less) to graduate if she does indeed wear pants.
Forced gender stereotypes anyone?
2. U.S. District Judge John Woodcock for ignoring federal sentencing guides and sentencing a pregnant, HIV positive, women to 238 days in prison out of fear she wouldn't seek proper medical treatment for her unborn child.
Though I would hope Quinta Layin Tuleh would seek prenatal care, I still think the judge stepped way out of line here. Last I checked being pregnant and HIV positive wasn't a crime and "protecting the innocent" is not reason enough to violate Tuleh's most basic liberty.
3. President Obama's appointment of Alexia Kelley, a well known anti-choicer, to serve as the Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services.
4. I wouldn't want to leave out the crazy folks over at The Pill Kills for their tireless effort to make people realize that women taking birth control are murderers.
The world just wouldn't be the same without their special flavor of crazy.
Special STFU of the week:
Congratulations to University of the Pacific and its spokesman Richard Rojo for continuing the age old tradition of victim blaming and de-legitimizing any sexual assault that’s not perpetrated violently by a stranger.
From Recordnet via Jezebel:
"We would call it date rape," he [Rojo] said.
Rojo said the university considers "outright rape" and date rape to be different, in that date rape does not involve "a rapist jumping out of bushes and attacking people randomly."
He said, "These are people who knew each other. ... It's a social situation and unfortunately an all-too common problem at universities.
While it’s true there are different types of rape, the problem with Rojo – and far too many other people – is that they seem to think this some how lessons the trauma to the victim. Rape is rape. It doesn’t matter if it’s “date rape,” “college campus rape,” or “gang rape,” which would all apply in this particular situation, its still rape.
People tend to picture a crazed and deranged man stalking women at night when they think of rapists, but less then 25% of all rapes are perpetrated by strangers. Holding on to these tired old myths is only hurting women more and it’s time we let them go.
So please STFU University of the Pacific.
Quote/Thought that makes me happy:
“And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson's, or Al Sharpton's? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let's read our bibles. Folks haven't been reading their bibles.” — Barack Obama
Something you probably don’t know about me:
My favorite color is white.