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Exactly where did this fool idea come from:

that supporting a right to choose requires approving all choices?

that condemning a choice means calling for it to be outlawed?

Is there a particular day or event to which we can trace this?

Maybe just a general decline in education and/or decency?
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Thu Jan 21, 2021, 10:27 AM (0 replies)

Oh, it's always fun to read another thread about freedumb of choice.

Funny how it's always women's freedom to do self-destructive things that people get so militant about.

This isn't actually a relic. In the 60s, for instance, we didn't do this shit. Not even in the 50s, actually. This hooker heels business is a much more recent development and it is, you know, just so sex-positive.

And, like the whole surname-abandoning thing, women have such weird and wonderful excuses for their choices. One of my faves from the mid-90s or so, which is what I date this trend to, came from a woman I knew who was a big old feminist in local politics and business: it's good to be tall in those worlds, doncha know; gives a woman a stronger presence and makes people pay attention to her.

Gosh, if only we'd all realized how easy it was to get heard. Just strap on some stilettos.

My own suggestion is that we -- that means you, men -- stop selecting tiny little women for breeding. There is no evolutionary advantage for women to being small enough to be picked up and carried off, really. In fact, it's pretty obvious that selecting small women to mate with, and thus increasing the odds of small female offspring, achieves quite the opposite: it creates a class of human beings who are vulnerable to violence because of their size. And, in the case of hooker heels (like bound feet), unable even to get away.

And women, we need to reflect on why we feel a need to minimize the space we occupy in the world.

Meanwhile, I don't care that Harris wears sneakers off-camera. What she does on-camera is what the world and all the little girls and boys in it see.

Anybody who wants to pretend to believe that I said something I did not say, or meant something I did not mean, or think something I do not think, is entirely welcome to do so. Anyone who does so makes it clear that they are dishonest and that dishonesty is their only weapon (I decline to believe that anyone doing this is so stupid that they believe their own claim). Best of luck to them in their future endeavours.
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 04:42 PM (3 replies)

Long ago and far away when I was an undergraduate

we were calling our c1969 campus strike. I was among the organizers. At the big rally, I turned around to see one of my fellow women's res inmates raising her arm voting yea to the motion. Jeanette, I said, gazing at her green eyeshadow and tidy hair. What are you doing??

I've had enough of this shit, she said.

I was never sure quite which shit she'd had enough of, as I think that's probably the case for a lot of unlikely suspects voting Democrat today. But she'd had enough and that was good enough for me.

Good for Jill's mother!
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Tue Nov 3, 2020, 06:37 PM (0 replies)

As everyone holds their breath and bites their nails

perhaps the advice of one of Canada's most brilliant political cartoonists (on the occasion of the Parti Québécois victory in 1976) would be of help

... while waiting, for however long it takes, and no matter what the outcome!

(MsJFW, choosing Biden since 1991)

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Tue Nov 3, 2020, 06:31 PM (2 replies)

No, thank you!

A big dollop of demagoguery never goes amiss, does it?

edit: btw, I think you meant "welcome back". And you're welcome to check out my journal.

(Dating from 2015, that is.)

For ease of reference, here's something now:

Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:34 AM (0 replies)

But we forget.

Being a gay man trumps being a woman or a person of color.

No matter how unqualified the gay man and how qualified the woman and person of color.

Just ask Hollywood.

(I realize my comments may seem incongruous in light of my primary choice. That choice is based on the extreme need to defeat Trump and the best choice for doing that. Pete Buttigieg has zero chance of doing it. My vote was kind of Harris's to lose, at the outset, and she lost it, but I agree that she would be an excellent candidate for a senior cabinet position. I do think we have to remember that policy and law come almost entirely from Congress, and step back somewhat from the ideological differences between Democratic candidates and focus on how to end Trump. All my life I've wished I had the luxury of "vote your conscience", of vote for rather than against, but the opportunity just seldom comes along.)
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:29 PM (2 replies)

"I think she dishonored herself and I think she dishonored her family"

Why is the President using the language of honor killing?

Would he have said the same thing about a white woman?

Would he have said the same thing about any man?


An honor killing or shame killing is the murder of a member of a family, due to the perpetrators' belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonour upon the family, ...

Human Rights Watch defines "honor killings" as follows:
... The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonors" her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life.

I see that Twitter and Reddit and even 4chan have taken note of this, but the MSM seems to have missed it.

(Just as an aside, I find the expletive "motherfucker" to be pointless, weird, hugely vulgar and tinged with misogyny, and, while I have quite a colorful vocabulary I don't generally hesitate to use and come from the 60s when that one was rather popular, I have never used it in all my life.)
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:19 AM (3 replies)

"What I Saw in Charlottesville Could Be Just the Beginning"

Brennan Gilmore shot the video of the lethal attack in Charlottesville that first appeared in the media, of the car accelerating past him and into the crowd on the street. He posted it on his Twitter account, linked to the posting on YouTube, and giving blanket permission for it to be reproduced. YouTube has removed it "for violating YouTube's policy on violent or graphic content". He now links to an MSNBC report where the video is shown and he is interviewed:


This is the article he wrote at Politico with the title quoted in the subject line above:


... What we witnessed Saturday was the terrifying but logical outcome of our escalating, toxic politics of hate. I’ve seen it happen before. Serving in the Central African Republic in 2012, I saw political leaders use hatred and “othering” as instruments to gain political power. As a result, within months, Christians and Muslims, peaceful neighbors for decades, turned against each other. I saw the same thing happen when I served in Burundi, where Hutus and Tutsis made giant strides toward reconciliation after a horrifying history of mass atrocities, only to be manipulated, divided and turned against one another yet again.

America is not Africa. But watching this past election cycle in the U.S., my stomach churned as I saw some of these themes repeating themselves. Looking back now, I can see it was leading toward a cycle of conflict that, once started, is hard to break.

Many Americans like to think that this kind of thing can’t happen here—that American exceptionalism immunizes us from the virulent racism and tribalism that tear apart other countries far, far away. But we’re more susceptible than we’d like to think.

... Communities of color know this well. They have lived with the intrinsic, gut-wrenching understanding of racial violence since, well, our country’s founding. The Virginia I grew up loving and the America I spent my career defending abroad have always been capable of both tremendous good and terrible evil. ...

Brennan Gilmore, a native of Lexington, Virginia, formerly served as chief of staff to Tom Perriello, candidate for Virginia governor. Before that, he served for 15 years in the U.S. Foreign Service at postings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Tunisia and Sierra Leone. Brennan lives in Charlottesville, where he works in rural workforce development to bring IT jobs to underserved communities in rural Virginia.

... Working to improve the lives of Trump's base ...
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Mon Aug 14, 2017, 12:34 PM (0 replies)

agree that that is interesting

And yes, those of us who have seen the problems up close tend not to think of it as victimless.

Of course, the prostituted women are the victims, so yes it is the victimizers - johns, pimps, dealers - whose activities should be criminalized.

I once read a description of prostitution as the easiest way to get money out of stupid men's pockets and into the hands of drug traffickers and organized crime in general.

Pretty accurate, and true whether the activities are legal or not, given the large role that drug addiction plays in the lives of the women and that human trafficking plays in prostitution generally.
Posted by MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:26 PM (0 replies)
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