A thread of our own- misogyny

That’s exactly what McConnell says he might do, so will. So much for the claim that the Republicans are like a dog that caught a car, with their own success denying them a useful wedge issue. So long as there is at least one other person in the world, fascists will always find more oppression to fight for.

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Of course they will. People who keep thinking that this right wing shit won’t be imposed on the entire country if the GOP get their way are living in a fantasy. The fact that they attempted to overthrow the 2020 election shows what their goals were from the start. They want nothing less then control of the whole country and every single one of us who live here.

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Falsified research to make a legal point? Say it ain’t so!

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Part of me is worried about her physical safety — she recently hired an elite security team due to threats. But I genuinely believe she will be able to somewhat move past this. Restart her activist career, star in a few independent films. Raise her daughter in a kinder world than she grew up in. I have hope.

Search her name on social media and you will find endless quantities of misogynistic abuse and victim-blaming. Other victims are seeing this, and thinking no one will believe them either. Bear in mind how you speak about this trial, and Amber in general — every time you choose to call her a liar, or a gold-digger, or an abuser — a victim you know will quietly decide they cannot trust you.

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In August 2018, Kristie Small was newly serving as the acting chief of staff for Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, an anti-abortion Democrat, when she told him she was pregnant. Small requested maternity leave via email, and Cuellar responded that they would need to talk about the leave—and the 90-day probationary period for all new hires. It was the first time Small, who already had a young daughter, had ever heard about the policy, which wasn’t in the employee handbook. Cuellar never approved her parental leave and, on October 16, he fired her over the phone, citing poor job performance, while she was in her third trimester. About two weeks later, Small delivered her baby at 30 weeks pregnant. It was a stillbirth.

Small filed a lawsuit against Cuellar’s office in May 2019, alleging both sex and pregnancy discrimination under federal law and noting that she’d worked for another congressman, Robert Brady of Pennsylvania, for 13 years without any performance issues. Cuellar’s office tried to dismiss the lawsuit on summary judgment and submitted letters from Small’s colleagues about her job performance but, according to court documents reviewed by Jezebel, Cuellar himself requested staffers write these letters after he fired Small, and at least five were dated after Small filed her lawsuit.

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This is so sad. This woman was living a pregnancy nightmare and because of our fucked up laws, she had to endure even worse

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Brittany Spears is 40?!?!

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Hit Me Baby, One More Time came out in 1998…

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Journalist who lost an eye due to police shooting her with a rubber bullet while she was covering the George Floyd protests.

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Due to the international uproar caused by the US Supreme Court seeking to end women’s rights to healthcare in the US a long bubbling issue broke into a full blown political crisis in Ireland. We are building a new national maternity hospital, it was recommended that it share a location with another hospital. The catholic church owns that land. You can see where this is going. The Sisters of Shame and Embedded Patriarchy created a new legal entity to own the land and the proposal is to lease the land to the state for 300 years at a nominal rent. But there are clauses and the agreement says the hospital will perform any procedure that is legal and “clinically appropriate” which is not a legal term in Ireland. It’s therefore something that can have differences in opinion. The kind of difference of opinion on what was clinically appropriate that killed Savita Halappanavar in 2012.

I’ve also encountered worrying use of the term in a case before the European Court of Human Rights

(d) The International Study Group of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

“A pregnant woman did indeed have the right to decide and control what happened to her body during pregnancy and delivery. However, a more clinically appropriate view was that the physician or midwife had an independent obligation, as a matter of professional integrity, to protect pregnant, foetal and neonatal patients. Their role was to identify and present medically reasonable alternatives for the management of pregnancy, in other words clinical management for which there was an evidence base of net clinical benefit.”

In other words a medical professional can override a woman or pregnant person’s healthcare choices by declaring that the foetus is their patient. This may not be intended in this instance as a sinister curtailment of rights, but in the hands of the Sisters of Slaughter you can bet your fucking life it will be.

The fight’s not over. If you are Irish and you have a government TD in your constituency can you please ring them or call into the constituency office? I mean send all those rote emails you want, but talk to them face to face, look them in the eye and make it clear just how vital this is. And see you outside the Dáil on Saturday at 2pm.

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I’m pretty hopeful at this point.

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This seems to be the go-to threat for some men. The denial that this is a pervasive problem makes it more difficult to address, which is by design. It goes along with the professed disbelief that they know any perpetrators or victims:

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