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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.






if this bill passes, every time the word "person" is used in a law, it will include fertilized eggs. that means that all of the following will be outlawed:
- abortion
- the morning after pill
- IUDs
- MISCARRIAGES, SPONTANEOUS ABORTION AND RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES
- stem cell research and any related medicines
- drug testing on cloned human tissues and cell lines (including established cell lines)
- cloning of human organs for transplant and research into such
- IVF and storage of frozen blastocysts

we cannot allow this to happen. please, please, please do whatever you can to stop this bill.
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I am so incredibly ready to move the fuck out. I like my mom and my sister well enough but I cannot stand living with either of them.

also CAS is due March 16th and I am like -10 hours in Service, which is better than I thought, but still a bit worrisome.



this article about contraceptives is interesting and reflects pretty much my exact reaction to Yaz.
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from Facebook:
Jessica S is currently overwhelmed with and slightly disgusted by the reinforcement and restrictions of gender norms, gender expectations, lack of androgyny, and heterosexism that exists so prominently (and unnecessarily) in our lackluster hyper-capitalistic culture.
Ted G I get what you are saying, bet prepare for my global comment, meant lovingly, of course; It sounds like you should live in Alabama or somewhere where you can make real change. It's all perspective. As a heterosexual white male, I'm sick of all the sexism and destruction aimed at my group, so I know how you feel. I'm sure if my white male ancestors were to see the poor treatment they would retrospectively receive, they would have sat back and let this place stay Third World so that there would not be the standard of living we have that allows the luxury of gender studies classes for folks who would otherwise be stuck outside working in the fields of the Tualitin Valley on this overcast Tuesday morning. But they kept going at it until they built for us all of the luxuries of roads and utilities and computers we all take for granted and allow men and women an easy life. When you see an old man that doesn't 'get you', stop and thank him for his contribution. [emphasis mine]

I can't tell whether or not he's kidding.



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I love Glee so much oh my god. Finn's voice makes me so happy.

besides that, I'm just about dead. this entry is pointless. and um. probably just going to melt into a puddle after next week.




meeting with Ari was good though.








also Sarah Haskins is my new favorite person omg ♥
misters: (슈주☀wait just a dadgum minute)
I made a whole entry about my upcoming week and how I am so incredibly fucked for everything and etc. but LJ ate it :[ so to sum up: mom gone Mon-Thurs, TOK presentation Weds, dad here Fri-Sun, SRHS Spectacular (@Hillsboro) Saturday, EE due next Mon. WOOHOO.

also I'm completely blocked on my love songs mix (I have all the songs, and I know the ending and the beginning, but I can't figure out what goes in between D: ) and addicted to polyvore (thanks [livejournal.com profile] sunshineyes :| ) and this article pinpointed exactly what bothers me so much about Taylor Swift as well as echoing pretty much everything I've ever said about Miley Cyrus.

PS why am I so cold all the time :[ does poor circulation account for everything, or just how my hands and feet are constantly freezing? (idk what else it could be though, it isn't like I have a shortage of fat :| )

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