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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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Woodside granted the right to disturb sacred Aboriginal sites near Broome

Woodside granted the right to disturb sacred Aboriginal sites near Broome | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
THE West Australian government has sparked immediate protests after granting resources giant Woodside the right to disturb Aboriginal sacred sites as part of the proposed $40 billion James Price Point gas hub near Broome.
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Who's To Blame? | newmatilda.com

Who's To Blame? | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Primary image: Whos To Blame [nid:12508]Text Description: Cartoon by Fiona KatauskasCartoon by Fiona KatauskasContributors: fkatauskasNewsletter weight: -10...
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The GOP: Shutting that whole thing down: Todd Akin, rape, pregnancy and abortion

The GOP: Shutting that whole thing down: Todd Akin, rape, pregnancy and abortion | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

'An entire political party in one of the most advanced and educated countries on earth has become a caricature of the most basal evolved insecurities about masculinity. They seem terrified of losing control over the means of reproduction and petrified of cuckoldry.'

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Miss Representation Extended Trailer: An overlook at the Hegemonic society that utilizes the media as a tool to dictate gender expression

An overlook at the Hegemonic society that utilizes the media as a tool to dictate gender expression. This sets into motion the subordination of womyn in our society and that value that they hold as individuals politically and socially.

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The Legitimate Children of Rape

The Legitimate Children of Rape | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Felicia H. Stewart and Dr. James Trussell have estimated that there are twenty-five thousand rape-related pregnancies each year in the United States

 

'..................the relationship between rape and pregnancy has been a topic of highly politicized debate since long before Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape,” Paul Ryan’s bill with its category of “forcible rape,” and Sharron Angle’s suggestion, two years ago, that women pregnant through rape make “a lemon situation into lemonade.”

 

There is a veritable war of statistics about rape and pregnancy, and the confusion is exacerbated by the competing agendas of the pro-choice and anti-abortion movements.

 

Historically, rape has been seen less as a violation of a woman than as a theft from a man to whom that woman belonged, either her husband or her father, who suffered an economic loss (a woman’s marriageability spoiled) and an insult to his honor. There was also the problem of bastard children, who were considered a social burden

 

One [also] sees the problem abroad, where the Helms Amendment is taken to mean that no agency receiving U.S. funding can mention abortion even to women who have been systematically raped as part of a genocidal campaign.

 

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Asylum Seekers A Wicked Problem | newmatilda.com

Asylum Seekers A Wicked Problem | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
No political party has a foolproof solution to the issue of asylum seekers, because such a solution doesn’t exist.

 

'Asylum seeker policy an example of what the strategists and bureaucrats call a "wicked problem".

 

Wicked problems, it says, are complex and difficult to define. They often have multiple causes but no single solution or quick fix. They are unstable, shifting and morphing in ways that frustrate a coherent response, and are social by nature, involving many different individuals and agencies, across organisational boundaries, national borders and social divides.

 

.........It’s that complex interaction between the politics of fear and loathing and the desperation of persecuted people that has made the issue of asylum seekers so insoluble in the long term for the Rudd and Gillard government. It’s a politics of fear that the Opposition was only too willing to embrace after losing office, reasoning that it could only rebound to the Coalition’s advantage'

 

 

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