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I’m glad we are having this discussion, but geez, here we are with no ERA, and not equal and we are asked to decide. Is it an act of domestic terrorism or a hate crime?

IT’S BOTH!!!!#@!

http://www.vox.com/2015/12/2/9835690/poll-abortion-domestic-terrorism

HE ATTACKED A FEDERALLY FUNDED ORGANIZATION, THAT PORTION OF WHICH PROVIDES HEATH CARE TO WOMEN AND FAMILIES, BUT NOT ABORTION.

HE ATTACKED WOMEN AND THEIR SUPPORTERS, WHO DO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE AND NEEDED ABORTIONS.

THIS IS HOW WE LOSE THE WAR ON WOMEN. WE DEFLECT IT TO SOMETHING ELSE; GUNS, INSANITY, ABORTION, YADAYADAYADA.

HE IS A MISOGYNIST WHACK-A-DOODLE THUG WHO ATTACKS WOMEN, ANIMALS AND LOCKS. HIS PEOPLE KNEW HE WAS A WHACK-A-DOODLE. THE POLICE KNEW HE WAS A WHACK-A-DOODLE.

THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT RANDOM SHOOTERS, WHOSE PREDICTIVE ACTIONS ARE STOCHASTIC OR UNKNOWABLE. THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PROPERLY TRACKED.

WOMEN DESERVE THE SAME SECURITY AS THE REST OF SOCIETY, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

What it is NOT is a simple act of murder by a deranged lone gunman.

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On November 25th, the United Nation’s “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign began. It will culminate on December 10th with Human Rights Day.

As has happened again this year, I just couldn’t quite get it together to set down and concentrate on a thoughtful blog, or series. Maybe it’s the depression I am avoiding. It’s not the Holidays that cause this depression. It’s the work that it takes to dig up and newly elucidate old hard, unacknowledged truths again, because for me it’s one of the most important times there is, and I always feel unequal to the task.

Women are still not equal partners in the world and its affairs. The Equal Rights Amendment has not yet passed. Women are not included as a whole in civil rights laws.

Earlier this year in September, and just this week a Planned Parenthood facility was attacked, the first by fire and the most recent, by another gun wielding misogynist. The media has zinged back and over whether the most recent attack is an act of terror or a deranged soul.

I don’t think these acts fully represent either position. They are hate crimes. (more…)

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I am struck by the irony of October being National Domestic Violence Month, and that I failed to commemorate it in this blog. I have been drawn into a neighbor’s struggle to begin her life anew due to domestic violence. Her lift to flight is occurring now and she will soar by the end of the month to a new county, and hopefully, a better life. Perhaps this is October’s best tribute. If there is anything I have learned from this experience, it is that from the outside, a person’s struggle to break free can appear to be something very different. At various times many of us in the neighborhood, including me, have thought her to be a liar, thief, drug user, public resource manipulator, and certainly, an indifferent mother. (more…)

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Amid the reports that tampons were being confiscated from the Chamber gallery viewers, (Guns are not.) the abortion bill, now numbered HB2, is under debate this evening.

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Update: Amazing, but it looks like SB5 DID NOT PASS!! they are agreeing that the vote was completed art 12:02 AM. What a great job the Texas Democrats and the Gallery did tonight! (more…)

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(Frankly, Facebook has bothered me for a while for other reasons than that discussed in the reblog above. However, this is an important issue. Facebook needs to better understand, clarify and act on what constitutes harassment, violence, bullying and pornography as items of banal abuse of women.)

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Obama speaks at Planned Parenthood

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