Let’s take funding off the table. Why pass legislation designed to limit access to legal abortions and birth control by adding obstacles that other medical specialists don’t have to follow? Doesn’t sound like democracy to me.
Wow. I really love it when men tell me what I’m thinking. It’s magical how men can understand my brain better than I can!
And @enso is correct when he states that I was making a witty remark as opposed to seriously suggesting that a dictatorship only means that control of my body is lost because of my gender. But in that case, democracy or not, I am literally not free. @Mawile_303 might not give a shit if I’m free or not, but I and many other women actually do. And arbitrary controls of freedom for some, means that ALL can be vulnerable.
Its to pander to the Christian (Evangelical) vote, the reason why much of the Deep South votes Rep is because there’s a region called the Bible Belt that stretches across that section of the U.S. & the Reps claim to support Christian values.
It’s purely political the fact that legislation like that is brought up. If American politicians were to go back to the idealodgy the Founding Fathers were following, which was classical liberalism, and take into account that Roe v. Wade is still around then women’s access to healthcare wouldn’t be an issue. It would have already been resolved.
Literally no one is free, we have all been given different opportunities in life and we must make the best that we can with what we have. I’m sorry if i am coming off as being anti women’s health (or anti freedom which is completely wrong) but I’m not doing that intentionally.
My gripe was that the author is obviously in support of easier access to women’s health services but is going about it in a fallacies way. She’s pointing out illogical points in a fake story that is only meant to entertain. Not provide insight or parody into today’s political climate.
No, I think you just don’t think it’s an important issue and ignoring why it matters to some of us, and how literally not being in control of one’s body make one even further away from freedom.
I disagree. Fiction today serves the same function that stories/mythologies have always done, which is to point out some sort of truths of our existence. Humans are meaning-making machines, and stories are a key way that we make meaning. We can actually tease out greater lessons for our lives through fiction. And I’d say that Lucas was always somewhat political in his works. It’s pretty clear that the 60s counterculture in part helped to set themes in Star Wars back in the 1970s.
I get that you’re new here but please do go back and read the hundreds and hundreds of posts in political discussions here over, say, the last year. We don’t need PoliSci or Civics 101. We know these things. In fact, some of us have degrees, even graduate ones, in these things.
I’m working on my own B.A in Political Science, so far I’ve only done the basics. I understand that my view on democracy is lacking and that’s simply out of missing information & knowledge.
As enso pointed out, yeah i am new, and i decided to stick around for some of the other articles which is why i didn’t just drop this account after just a quick comment. I honestly wasn’t expecting anyone to reply, or for this to drag out as long as it has.
I didn’t realize before joining that there would be so many degree holders as i have already come across a few others. Had i known before hand that this website had a higher level of professionalism i wouldn’t have dragged this out for so long.
I can’t remember what i was looking up before hand when i saw this article pop up in Google search, i read it and toke it at face value, as Brainspore clarified the author was just poking fun at the franchise. I simply read too much into what the author was trying to do
Thanks, that means a lot coming from one of the main ones hounding me lol but yeah i mean, i thought it’d be another youtube but with articles instead of videos, but i mean, educated people are my type of people.
How did you find this forum? It would be interesting to know how someone who cares about history and research but is still at the start of their adulthood came here for the first time. Especially considering your statement that you thought it would be like YouTube.
I honeslty can’t remember, clearly it was something Star Wars related, the “Defunding Planned Parenthood” + “Star Wars” both in the same sentence caught my attention right away, I live in Illinois, the governor wants to defund the clinics here so yeah, it peaked my interested
It was the first recommendation in the little articles sliding section, since it was the first i figured it was the common people’s entertainment that pushed it up so far and there would be more common people in the platform but clearly that isn’t the case
Edit: Leia & Does Vader know Leia is his daughter show up in my search history, but this article doesn’t appear again
I think it says a lot about public attitudes toward reproductive health care that more people didn’t immediately notice that glaring plot hole.
If Anakin turned to the Dark Side because he had a premonition that Padme was going to die of an inflamed appendix then every theatergoer would immediately react with “What?? Are we seriously supposed to believe that’s a major risk in a society with advanced medical science?” But “dying in childbirth” seems like a totally legit fear and “total ignorance of a condition that should have been known from the very first prenatal checkup” doesn’t even get an explanation.