What makes a feminist?

What makes a feminist?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Full Frontal Feminism: Who Decides What Makes A Feminist?

Never mind the title, it's safe for work and pretty much sums up how I feel about feminism also.

Yes, I believe women are people too. I despise the attitude that being pro-life is somehow "anti-feminist" (and Feminists for Life would have a thing or two to say about that as well...). Is it really so horrible that a woman would think it's wrong? I'm tired of being treated like some kind of "traitor to the cause".

I want a better world for women to have their babies in. Let's start by removing things like poverty, racism, violence and homophobia and replace them with things like education, health care...ya know, things that feminists supposedly like. The difference being that I also abhor racism and violence against the unborn.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Utah reveals its savage side

The state of Utah executed a man last night by firing squad, a method so savage that even in the 19th century the constitutionality of the method was being challenged. In a 21st century twist, the Attorney General of Utah announced the execution on Twitter.

For those wondering why Utah allows this method while no other state does, there is a bit of Mormon theology involved. "Blood atonement", in LDS theology, means that unless blood is shed a condemned person cannot properly atone for their crimes and be redeemed in the next life.

This YouTube video shows a quiet, yet chilling view of the execution chamber following the event (the victim's body is not shown).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Belgian euthanasia nurses admit to killing without patient consent.

Could anything be more scary than the possibility of going into the hospital and being killed by the people who are supposed to be caring for you?

I'm certainly glad I'm not Belgian...

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Overwhelmed. Keeping my head together.

I recently lost my last grandparent. Grandma was a dear, wonderful woman--and now she's gone.