I hadn’t seen the official video of this song yet, I dig the immigration/surveillance angle, because like – yeah.
Daly just died, many say they had no idea she promoted bigotry and hate. They say she’s done much good for “women” – they say at least she was not a “publicity hound”. She called herself a radical feminist and if you ask anyone in-the-know who are some other Radical Feminists they will tell you two names: MacKinnon and Dworkin.
MacKinnon is a lawyer and has a political science Ph.D . She has no degree in “feminism” of any kind. MacKinnon is “not a liberal” and she is quite derisive of liberalism, and the “left” in general. She has argued for years against the right to privacy, asserting that it is a male-centric rape and abuse enabling “right” that hurts women.
THE OBSTACLE COURSE
I think everyone can relate to having a broken heart. We’ve all been there. I think most women can understand being horny, and as such can understand being a horny woman, and can understand that horny happens on it’s own, sometimes fairly often, sometimes it doesn’t show up but once a decade.
Here is where we DON’T derail by saying too often can be bad, and once a decade is sad. Here is where we Don’t Do That.
I would like any discussion of prostitution to be about women who have the broken heart + the horny and how prostitution is a wonderful, empowering thing for those women.
Here is where we don’t debate whether it is empowering for every woman, what about the women who are forced. Here is where we Don’t Do That.
What religion are you? It’s such an impolite question, and we’re not really supposed to ask it. If you do, or if you remark upon someone’s religion, the basic answer is that you shouldn’t ask, as it shouldn’t matter. I don’t know many people who’d really say that it doesn’t matter, but plenty say that it shouldn’t. We all know it does. The people with the most religion know it does, and unironically they are quite loud telling those without religion that it shouldn’t matter, when out of the other side of their mouths they clearly say that it does. They have no shame in saying so, and regardless of what our constitution says, they make it a constant focus of who they put into office, and the ways in which they make those politicians bend to their wishes.
It’s becoming quite obvious these days, with the Catholics getting so frisky of late. They seem to be a little more conspicuous than the protestants. I think it might be all the robes and incense and big hats, because that shit is pretty hard to hide. I asked my reformed catholic buddy – who spent 12+ years in catholic school – what was going on with the catholics – because as I remembered from my youth, they were a fairly quiet bunch. They were that family down the block with a lot of kids who went to church every sunday without fail, and usually in the middle of the week too, and when the kids hit puberty they started going to Our Lady of something terrible sounding instead of the public school. They certainly weren’t the ones seen canoodling with or having spats with politicians over moral issues. “They say that the new pope is all sorts of conservative” is what I asked my pal, and he launched into some long explanation starting with the “well, the cardinals…” and I fazed out until he was done and then said, “so basically, it’s that the pope is conservative?”, and he said yep.
From “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity Of Consensual Crime In A Free Society” by Peter McWilliams, True Hero, Dead Guy:
When it comes to civil rights, however, saying, “It’s my religion; therefore I’m protected by the First Amendment,” is not a sufficient argument. It’s an accurate argument, and even a workable argument, but it potentially adds a layer of pretense and hypocrisy to an individual’s life, freedom, and religion. One should be able to participate in consensual activities without having to explain: “I do this because it’s part of my religion.” One should only have to say, “I’m entitled to do this because it does not physically harm the person or property of another. I never gave the regulation of my personal life over to the government.”
There should be no need for prostitutes (the Rahabites) to harken back to Rahab, the prostitute whom God personally saved when Jericho fell; for gays (the Beloveds) to interpret Scripture to show that Jesus and his disciples were all lovers; for drug users (the Learyans) to say they’re using chemicals for mystical and religious experiences—the wine at the last supper and the changing of water to wine at the wedding feast at Cana being just two scriptural examples; for gamblers (the Holy Rollers or Vegasites) to point out that the apostles cast lots to choose a replacement for Judas; for pornographers (the Lovelacians) to claim that God created Adam and Eve without clothing, and that we each came into this world without clothing, so lack of clothing is what God wants; and on and on.
What we have today is a contemporary Inquisition in which 4,000,000 people are arrested each year and 750,000 people are currently in prison for “crimes” that offend the sensibility of highly vocal “religious” people. This situation directly violates the separation of church and state and the religious freedoms guaranteed by United States Constitution.
The people who want to maintain laws based on their religious beliefs are taking their constitutionally guaranteed right of religious freedom too far—they are physically harming the persons and property of others and using the peace officers of this country to enforce their excessive exercise of a sacred constitutional right.
Well, that’s what you get, I guess. Really, this “Stupak” uproar – you uproarers – that’s what you get. Yeah, I woke up feeling a tad bitter – so apologies right off the bat for expressing myself thusly, but; fuckin’ a, that’s what you get when you don’t fight for the rights of all women.
How can any feminist expect to be ‘given’ rights over her uterus if she doesn’t also demand rights over her vagina? We’ve given these people, these anti-choicers, so much when it comes to women’s sexual rights that it will be impossible to get reproductive rights.