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Citizenship for Zygotes – so what?

Citizenship for Zygotes – so what? | Herstory | Scoop.it

by JKL, Pointed Postcards

 

The robo-partisans want to extend 14TH Amendment constitutional rights to zygotes: citizenship for the fertilized egg. Big deal.

 

I can own a gun – lots of guns. I can shoot and kill a citizen who breaks in to my house or scares me on the street.  I have the gun: the perception of threat is mine. The NRA and ALEC tell me so.

 

I guess if we recognized rape pregnancies as intruders, or any untimely pregnancy as scary – citizen or not – I should have the right to defend myself. The perception of threat should be mine.

 

The catch? I think the robo-partisans would have to accept my rights if only doctors used a tiny tiny tiny little gun to end the pregnancy, preferably one purchased at an NRA - ALEC member outlet.


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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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The Women Behind Erotic Fiction

The Women Behind Erotic Fiction | Herstory | Scoop.it
Warning: The captions of this post are excerpts from the featured writers' erotic literature and contain sexually explicit language.  Who are the people behind erotic fiction, those accounts of racy affairs and clandestine romances so often stashed away in secret, read in the privacy of one’s home?
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Quote: “Easy to imagine they would be foxy, leather-clad mistresses, whip in one hand, the other on the keyboard. I knew the reality would be very different. I wanted to see behind their pseudonyms and secret lives,” Woolfall said in a statement.


Why even begin with the nasty stereotype? Do men get that wrap?

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7 Rad Queer Women Characters of Black and White Cinema

7 Rad Queer Women Characters of Black and White Cinema | Herstory | Scoop.it
There aren't a ton of queer women in classic cinema, but the ones we do have are pretty amazing.

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Always the Bridal Secretary, never the bride...

Always the Bridal Secretary, never the bride... | Herstory | Scoop.it
Always the Bridal Secretary, never the bride *sigh*
“Grey Villet - Jennie Magill at work, 1956.
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Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center | Herstory | Scoop.it
In reality, however, they’re often the opposite: disseminating misinformation and, in the process, robbing women of their autonomy. And the best worst part of the situation is the fact that plenty of crisis pregnancy centers, in spite of their duplicity, are actually licensed community clinics, which gives them an added air of respectability.

So, in the interest of trying to understand what actually goes on in these inexplicably legal establishments, I decided to go undercover as a preggers patsy.

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Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison

Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison | Herstory | Scoop.it
“Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats. 2/?.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers' Video of Domestic Violence Wasn't a 'Mistake'

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Video of Domestic Violence Wasn't a 'Mistake' | Herstory | Scoop.it
This video, which spread like wildfire across social media last week, was just the latest example of the way organizations continuously downplay the impact of domestic violence and rape culture. In turn, this betrays how little we as a society care for, or even think of, victims of interpersonal violence.
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“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder

“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder | Herstory | Scoop.it
Scientific research ties talc powder to ovarian cancer. Now Johnson & Johnson is facing a slew of lawsuits
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5 Black Trans Women Who Paved the Way

5 Black Trans Women Who Paved the Way | Herstory | Scoop.it
by Aaron, MTPC intern Like so many parts of American history, popular culture depicts transgender history as one in which white leaders paved the way for everyone. But, as our community has to keep...
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What Does It Mean to Be a Spinster?

What Does It Mean to Be a Spinster? | Herstory | Scoop.it
In 2011, Kate Bolick wrote a cover story for the Atlantic it called “All the Single Ladies.” The piece caused a bit of a sensation, hitting as it did the common funny bone of a certain kind of white-collar professional woman today, for whom the question of a life “of...
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Artists Who Explore The Beauty Of The Aging Body

Artists Who Explore The Beauty Of The Aging Body | Herstory | Scoop.it
Wrinkles, lines, scars, spots. There are many ways time leaves its mark on the human body. Mainstream culture typically dreads the aging process and all its defining characteristics -- gray hair, sagging skin, translucent complexion. Of cou...
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Former slave gets funeral at Appomattox 150 years later

Former slave gets funeral at Appomattox 150 years later | Herstory | Scoop.it
Hannah Reynolds was believed to have died while still a slave, but records now indicate she survived until after Lee surrendered to Grant

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Amelia Earhart - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Amelia Earhart - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com | Herstory | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Amelia Earhart, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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More Time With Mom Has Little to No Effect on Children’s Well-Being » Sociological Images

More Time With Mom Has Little to No Effect on Children’s Well-Being » Sociological Images | Herstory | Scoop.it

The driving force behind all this focused time is the idea that it’s good for kids. That’s why parents often feel guilty if they can’t find the time or even go so far as to quit their full-time jobs to make more time.

This assumption, however, isn’t bearing out in the science, at least not for mothers’ time.

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Madame C.J. Walker History

Madame C.J. Walker History | Herstory | Scoop.it
Madame C.J. Walker was America’s first self-made female millionaire. She amassed her fortune through hard work, innovative ideas, and a fierce dedication to her craft and her people. Contrary to most historical accounts, Madame C.J. Walker did not invent the pressing comb. Per her own words, Madame Walker started the “hair-growing” business, borne out her desire to remedy her own hair loss.

In 1910 Madame C.J. Walker moved her ever expanding “Special Correspondence Course” business, founded on her System of Beauty Culture, to
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This Exotic Dancer Just Nailed Everything Wrong with Modern Beauty

This Exotic Dancer Just Nailed Everything Wrong with Modern Beauty | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Being beautiful is a decision you make."
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Brilliant

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Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums

Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums | Herstory | Scoop.it
Some people think that the only premiums that came in boxes were in cereal boxes for kids. Sure, there were those coupon books and other early loyalty programs designed to bring people back to cert...
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Remember the old ads with Dolly Parton? Do you remember which brand it was?

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Unused Vivid Vintage 1940's Exemptions Draft WWll Witty Post Card

Unused Vivid Vintage 1940's Exemptions Draft WWll Witty Post Card | Herstory | Scoop.it
A vivid vintage world war 2 unused propaganda post card from 1941. The witty card reads Never mind the subtile implications, what ARE your boy
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Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It

Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It | Herstory | Scoop.it
When HBO's Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith's bisexuality.
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"Trophy of the world's greatest hunt"

"Trophy of the world's greatest hunt" | Herstory | Scoop.it
Cavalier_Dec1968_Vol19_No02_015 (by it’s better than bad)
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Who Farts? And Who Cares?

Who Farts? And Who Cares? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Sociologists Martin Weinberg and Colin Williams wanted to know. They and their team interviewed 172 college students about their habits and concerns about farting and pooping. They published their results in an article called Fecal Matters. They discovered that everybody farts and everybody cares, but not everyone cares all the time or equally.


They separated their results by gender and sexual orientation. When they asked people if they were worried that the hearer would “feel disgust,” heterosexual women were most likely to agree and heterosexual men the least, with non-heterosexual men and women in the middle, but flipped such that men were more worried than women.

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Annie Edson Taylor, the 1st person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel & live to tell the tale

Annie Edson Taylor, the 1st person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel & live to tell the tale | Herstory | Scoop.it

Annie Edson Taylor, on her 63rd birthday in 1901, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell the tale. Struggling financially after her husband was killed in the Civil War, she performed the stunt in the hopes of gaining fame and the riches that would come with it. While her plunge did attract media attention, it didn’t yield the wealth she had hoped for and legend goes that her manager ran off with her barrel.

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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Herstory | Scoop.it
Some great teachers change the life of a student, maybe several. Anna Julia Cooper changed America. Cooper was one of the first black women in the country

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Vanity Fair's Bifurcated Girls, 1903

Vanity Fair's Bifurcated Girls, 1903 | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“Vanity Fair special issue from 1903 dedicated to “bifurcated girls”, i.e. women in trousers. Note this isn’t the same Vanity Fair of current fame, but an earlier magazine with the...
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Fascinating, and lots of images.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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