The “Pro-Life” Movement: Dangerous, Selfish, Lazy

So…362 anti-abortion bills were proposed in 2011, and over 350 have been proposed so far for 2012.

Anybody else getting nervous?

You’ve probably noticed that Planned Parenthood, a sexual health services provider for millions of people living in the USA, has come under an extreme political attack. Major threats to defund the organization, straw-man sting operations, and multiple bombings of clinics are just a few recent events in this chaotic spiral.

Planned Parenthood provides a much needed service in the United States: birth control, family planning, pregnancy testing, cancer screenings, STI prevention, HIV/AIDS services, and various other vital reproductive health services that a healthy country desperately needs access to. So why all the violence?

Because 3% of Planned Parenthood’s funds go toward abortion for accidental pregnancies.

Extremist Christian groups, under the dishonest banner of “Pro-Life”, have thus made it their top priority to shut down the entire organization that is Planned Parenthood in order to stop the abortion care. The debate about this Planned Parenthood/abortion/pro life stuff typically revolves around how we should feel about abortion.

But I think invested time and resources in that debate is futile.

Humans will never have universal feelings about abortion. We just won’t – it’s a personal issue that examines how humans feel about their own existence. Tough stuff. The sooner we become okay with having different feelings about it, the sooner we can take a look at the practical side of things….that is, the scary amounts of terrorism surrounding access to abortion. I know the word “terrorism” sounds extreme and dramatic in itself, but if we’re going by dictionary definitions, this one fits the bill. There has been:

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Even Easter is about sex.

Ever wonder why brightly colored eggs and bunnies come with the Christian celebration of Jesus’ gruesome death and resurrection? It’s because Christianity co-opted Easter from the Pagans. These holiday traditions are remnants of Eostre.

In present times, every Easter morning, millions head out to church to celebrate Easter in commemoration of the resurrection of Christ. The traditional celebration consists of the priests turning their congregation to the EAST to watch the sun rise, a co-opted symbol of Jesus (god’s SON-SUN) rising from the dead.
(*Fun fact, December 25th–what Christians now call Christmas–was originally a celebration of the sun’s stopped movement at the lowest point in the sky, near the constellation of the southern crux, for 3 days. On December 25th, the sun moves up again–rises–from its lowest point on the crux. Translated: the sun died on the cross for three days and was resurrected. The more you know…)

The Christian Easter is laced with the original Pagan celebration of fertility. Gods associated with the celebration were the goddess Eostre, who represented new life, the goddess Cybele, who represented fertility, as well as the god Attis, the god of ever-reviving vegetation. Eostre, or “festival of the spring”, started as an earth-oriented celebration of the vernal equinox, when the sun grants equal light and darkness. Eostre celebrated the sun that had risen and would now give new life. Festivities centered around all that blossoms and prospers with the return of the sun–a show of gratitude and respect to fertility and life.

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50 More Ways To Be Sex Positive!

In this week’s sex+ called “The Slut Shamer“, I used a variety of mini-skits to give some basic principles of sex positivity. Here are 50 more things that I do to complement my sex positive lifestyle. Help grow this list by sharing your ways in the comments! Can you think of more ways to be sex positive? :)

Sexuality
explore & find out what feels good!

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Dr. Seuss’ Secret Messages

In light of Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday, I figured this would be a good time to share these! I’ve had these pics from Buzzfeed in my share folder for awhile. I love them!

I find Dr. Seuss’ whimsical way of making philosophical & political commentary inspiring. Looking at his work, it’s obvious he was a skeptic, a rationalist, and a humanist with a critical eye and an active mind. His creative stroke & expansive imagination are the front door that welcomes you into his world of ideas.

I recently found out that amidst World War II, Dr. Seuss was a political cartoonist before he began writing children’s books (you can see some of his cartoons here). Shifting his audience from adults to children? Brilliant.


“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”
Dr. Seuss

Why do you love the devil?

I see a sign similar to this waving around every time I go to Union Square in San Francisco. I don’t think many people like the dude.

How many apply to you? My score is 13. Do you love the devil more than I do? :P

PS:

I think “high fullutent” is supposed to mean “highfalutin”, which means pretentious.
Bahi= Baha’i.
Not so sure about “pk”. Doesn’t seem likely that it’s “preacher’s kid”. Maybe…”poor kids”? “Pussy keepers”? Would keep with the theme :P

must ign0ar all teh apostrophes….