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Updated policy

Nov 3rd, 2020 11:42 am | By

Maybe this is where Amnesty International’s women-erasing new approach began:

Amnesty International releases updated policy on abortion

The updated policy recognizes abortion, provided in a manner that respects human rights, autonomy, and dignity, as the right of anyone who can become pregnant.

Well duh. Surely it did all along, even if it didn’t put it in that silly way.

“Around 47,000 women die each year as a result of seeking unsafe abortions. This global tragedy will not end until abortion is fully decriminalized and made accessible and affordable to everyone. Abortion must be treated like any other health service, and anyone seeking an abortion must be treated with compassion and dignity and with respect for their human rights,” said Rajat

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The eyeless women have it

Nov 3rd, 2020 10:54 am | By

And even more creepily, the cartoon women have no eyes.

Wtf is that about? Laydee because hair n lipstick but front of head above nostrils is BLANK SPACE.

But don’t worry – it’s actually a brilliant tactic to make real people think abortion matters because it’s not just for those boring blank women.

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But sir

Nov 3rd, 2020 10:22 am | By

If you want a laugh (or a puke-laugh) while waiting for the nightmare to end here’s Trump whining at Fox News for not promoting him enough.

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Women and girls’ rights

Nov 3rd, 2020 8:09 am | By

It’s a funny thing; Amnesty International used to get it. It used to know that abortion rights are a women’s issue.

Help women and girls in Poland fight dangerous new restrictions on abortion

Women and girls’ rights are under attack right now in Poland. 

Poland already has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe.  Abortion is only allowed if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, if the woman’s life is in danger or in cases of severe or fatal foetal impairment.

Act now to support the rights of women and girls in Poland. Sign the petition to call on the President and Polish Parliament to reject further restrictions to the abortion law. 

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Say the word

Nov 3rd, 2020 7:39 am | By

Again.

Women. The word is “women.” It’s not generic “people,” people in general, all people – it’s specifically women. It’s exclusively women. It’s not men who are being forced to gestate a human in their abdomens when they don’t want to, it’s women. Women only. The law in question is depriving women of very basic rights. Saying “I stand with people in Poland” is meaningless in a protest against laws banning abortion. It’s women we have to … Read the rest



WE ARE NOT “PEOPLE WITH”

Nov 2nd, 2020 3:28 pm | By

It’s like a bad rash.

The word you’re looking for is

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In short, he does not

Nov 2nd, 2020 2:54 pm | By

On the other hand! The Post says it’s not that easy.

The not-so-subtle threat has prompted questions and concerns over the plausibility of Trump firing the country’s popular health expert, and whether the president has the legal authority to do so.

In short, he does not.

Technically, the president of the United States cannot directly fire Fauci, let’s say by a tweet, mainly because he is not a political appointee. As a career federal employee and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, Fauci is protected by federal civil-service regulations that shield him from being fired or demoted for political reasons.

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Make America infected again

Nov 2nd, 2020 2:32 pm | By

I’m wrong that Trump can’t fire Fauci. Jonathan Chait says he can.

Here the preening smirking goat is saying he will.

It has been obvious for weeks that President Trump plans to fire Dr. Fauci. Trump has stripped Fauci and other public-health officials of all influence in decisions on how to handle the pandemic — or to be precise, not to handle it — and handed it over to unqualified right-wing crank Scott Atlas. Trump and his minions have repeatedly mocked Fauci for saying true things about COVID-19

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As crowds chanted

Nov 2nd, 2020 2:15 pm | By

Haw haw yeah let’s get rid of our top experts in contagious diseases as a pandemic rages out of control thanks to a reckless moron driving the bus.

Trump threatened to fire Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, during a midnight rally in Florida 24 hours before the presidential election.

As crowds at the Miami Opa-Locka airport chanted “Fire Fauci”, Trump allowed the chants to continue for several seconds before responding: “Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election. I appreciate the advice. I appreciate it.”

He continued: “Nah, he’s been wrong on a lot. He’s a nice man though. He’s been wrong on a lot.”

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Looking at it from a different perspective

Nov 2nd, 2020 11:11 am | By

Trump and co are mad at Fauci again.

The White House has accused leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci of playing politics days before the election in an interview about the coronavirus pandemic.

Oh lord. DARVO much? It’s not Fauci who “plays politics” ffs – it’s Trump and his worthless cohort. Fauci does epidemiology, Trump & Goons play politics. Fauci does his job, Trump lies and steals. Fauci tries to get the truth out, Trump tries to hide it under a billion tons of verbal garbage.

The US has recorded more [Covid] deaths and cases than any other country.

That’s not Fauci’s fault. It is Trump’s fault.

In his interview with the Post published on Saturday night, Dr Fauci

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Polish people with

Nov 2nd, 2020 10:00 am | By

One little word…

Perhaps Polish doesn’t have a word for “woman.” Perhaps they have to use clumsy phrases like “people with vaginas.” Perhaps pigs have wings.… Read the rest



Just here to make the noise

Nov 2nd, 2020 8:59 am | By

Trump voters again demonstrating that Trump is a magnet for assholes.

A group of Trump supporters has gathered at Burke Lakefront airport in Cleveland, hoping to disrupt a Joe Biden event scheduled to begin here shortly.

In Cleveland there was a crowd of about 30 Trump adherents at 11am, and they were hoping to disrupt the Biden event. Their chanting had drawn the attention of police.

Report what? 20 or so people yelling? Not really all that newsworthy is it. Anyway the Graun … Read the rest



They did nothing wrong

Nov 2nd, 2020 8:47 am | By

Trump continues to bully us all.

Donald Trump has once again defended his supporters who participated in a caravan that swarmed a Biden campaign bus driving down a Texas highway on Friday.

One doesn’t consult Donald Trump on what is right and what is wrong.

The FBI confirmed yesterday that it was investigating the highway incident, after videos of the caravan sparked widespread safety concerns.

The president previously appeared to discourage the FBI from investigating the matter, saying

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Substantially true

Nov 2nd, 2020 8:41 am | By

I didn’t even know Johnny Depp was suing The Sun for libel. I barely know who he is, to tell the truth – I don’t think I’ve seen any of his work. Anyway, he was was suing The Sun for libel because The Sun called him a wife-beater, and he lost the suit because hey guess what it turned out to be true.

In the 129-page ruling, the judge, Mr Justice Nicol, said: “The claimant [Depp] has not succeeded in his action for libel … The defendants [the Sun and News Group Newspapers] have shown that what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true.

The judge added: “I have found that

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Inspiration

Nov 1st, 2020 4:44 pm | By

Way to inspire everyone to vote for Trump – start the bullying EARLY.

In a show of support of questionable political value, pro-Trump demonstrators clogged freeways Sunday across the country, from blue states like New JerseyNew York, and Washington state, to red-leaning Texas and purple Arizona. “WHOOO! We shut it down baby! We shut it down!” says one pro-Trump videographer as he pans the camera nearly 360 degrees, showing viewers the group of cars that had brought traffic to a complete standstill along the northbound Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

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Not justice for women

Nov 1st, 2020 2:38 pm | By

Listen up Warsaw:

About one hundred thousand protesters took to the streets of the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Friday, in the largest demonstration of popular anger directed against Poland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) since it assumed office in 2015.

Protests have been held across the country since Poland’s constitutional tribunal declared earlier this month that abortions in instances where a foetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect were unconstitutional. Such procedures constitute about 96% of legal abortions in Poland, which already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe.

On Wednesday, pro-choice activists called a “women’s strike” that attracted over 400,000 people to protests in over 400 towns and cities

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Harris County

Nov 1st, 2020 2:12 pm | By

Good, but not over yet: Texas court says no.

The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday rejected, without comment, a bid by three Republican candidates and a GOP activist to toss out almost 127,000 votes cast from drive-thru lanes in the emerging Democratic stronghold of Harris County.

But.

A federal judge will hold an emergency hearing Monday morning — less than 21 hours before polls open on Election Day — to hear arguments on a similar challenge filed by the same group of Republicans, who say that state law prohibits drive-thru voting, so every vote cast from cars during the early voting period should be tossed out as illegal.

At the same hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen will weigh

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Controlling

Nov 1st, 2020 11:28 am | By

Women are a kind of accident that happens to men. Sometimes they can really spoil men’s whole lives!

Her name was Reeva Steenkamp. She was a 29-year-old model who was the face of an anti-bullying campaign and was about to return to her old school to talk to girls about gender-based violence. She was adored by her family. But on Valentine’s Day 2013 she was murdered by her violent, controlling boyfriend. He shot her four times through the locked door of a bathroom in his home, where she was cowering, petrified.

Poor guy. He must have been so upset!

Her future was stolen by a dangerous predator with a history of controlling and abusing women; a former girlfriend

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The people’s shirt is deepest brown

Nov 1st, 2020 10:57 am | By

What I’m saying. Brownshirts.

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Voters pepper-sprayed

Nov 1st, 2020 10:22 am | By

North Carolina news:

Alamance County sheriff’s deputies and Graham police pepper-sprayed people — including a 5-year-old girl and other children — who were participating in the “I Am Change” march to the polls on Saturday afternoon.

A march, that is – not a riot, not an invasion, not a terrorist attack, a march.

A racially diverse group of about 200 people walked with a police escort from Wayman’s Chapel AME Church to Court Square, where they held a rally encouraging people to vote. The event was organized by Rev. Greg Drumwright, a Burlington native who leads the the Citadel Church in Greensboro, according to his website.

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