Ladywriter

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  1. Ladywriter
    Sent this to the anchor woman ...


    I'm writing to address the comments you made on air while discussing the 15 and 16 year old boys who videotaped their female classmates changing their clothes. You said something along the lines of they're curious and wanted a peek. Please research about what age sexual curiosity begins because it is not 15. Please research at what age boys begin looking at pornography because again, it is not 15. It is important for you to know as a citizen, as a reporter and as a mother. We need to deal in truths so we can deal with the problem in the most effective ways. Maybe you should do a story about teens and porn? It is on parents to let their children know that porn is every bit fantasy as The Hobbit. It is everywhere and children are exposed to it younger and younger. It can have negative consequences on a developing mind to dehumanize and devalue an entire gender. It's how we end up with videos like Stubenville.
    You also speculated that maybe they didn't know they were committing a crime. Maybe they didn't, but I highly doubt it. With all the press about assaults being filmed lately if they didn't know they at least suspected. It's always a bad move to excuse the the perp for one reason or another even more so when it comes it comes to cases like this. When we excuse we are perpetuating rape culture and that is not okay. It is not good for our children.
    You are in such a great position to be a voice for survivors and families. Parents need to look at the complexities of the social world our children are growing up in. They need to know how to handle it. They need information and who better to give that to them then you? Drugged, raped and left in the front yard needs to stop. We need to come together to make that happen.
    Thank you for your time

  2. Ladywriter
    Think of religions like cake.
    On the outside it looks so appealing that you just have to have a piece. The frosting and piping and elaborate decorations are the things that particular religion shows off to the world. Beautiful architecture, holidays, ceremonies and messages of love and peace.
    Some people window shop before they pick a cake, but most eat their parent's cake during childhood and get used to eating that particular cake and are satisfied with it.
    You didn't bake the cake so you aren't going to know what ingredients went into the cake unless you look at the recipe. Some people need to know what they're eating because some things are toxic to them, some people want to know what they're eating so they can choose what goes in their body, some people don't care what the cake is made of.
    The recipe for your religion cake is the religions holy text and history. Some people look at the recipe and reject the cake, some people decide to only lick the frosting, and some people shovel the cake in their face anyway.
    The health nut who looks at the recipes and concludes All cake is full of seriously bad shit! is the anti-theist. The frosting lickers are your moderates. They want the pretty and the sweet, they deliberately fill up on frosting before they get to the cake so they eat less of it. They don't like all the ingredients so they're selective about the bites they take. The one shoveling it in like Goku at a buffet is your fundamentalist. They know their cake has some hard core shit in it, but its the best and everyone should eat it!
    The problem with cake is it has the potential to make you sick. Someone with a peanut/genocide allergy isn't going to dive into that cake. Over eating or excessive amounts of cake over time can have negative health consequences. It could lead to diabetes/ a defective set of morals.
  3. Ladywriter
    I boobies
    Save the tatas
    Save second base
    Are you fucking kidding me? No, unfortunately the above garbage is making its shitty rounds.
    Cancer is, at worst, a fucking death sentence; at best a long, sickening, painful, expensive, time consuming fight to live. People fighting breast cancer may have to have their breasts removed. There goes boobies, tatas and second base so I guess you no longer give a shit because we couldn't save them titties.
    The ignorant trinity sends the message that a woman's breasts, a part of her body, is there for the happiness of someone else. It says screw the patient those breasts just made for groping are attached to. Breasts full of cancer are so sexy.
    How utterly fucking disgusting.
    Take a minute to imagine an external part of your body turning traitor trying to kill you and you end up having to have it surgically removed. That's what breast cancer is.
  4. Ladywriter
    I am sick of seeing this ignorance passed around like its a good thing. It is not.

    Religious moderates cherry pick their scriptures.
    Religious moderates provide the platform for so called extremists (those that take scripture literally) to stand up on,*Ours is a religion of peace*
    They are the shield the nutters hide behind *We're not all like that*.
    Moderates accept no responsibility for the actions of their kind abusing, raping and killing in the name of or under the protection of their religion.
    The religious patron continues to give money/time/credibility to organizations that continuously abuse and kill women, children, homosexuals and the enemies of their deity.
    It is gross disassociation to say "Well that guy was of my religion and did bad shit because of my religion but we're not all like that our religion is great."
    I know not every Jesus believer is WBC I know not all Muslims want to blow shit up.
    The problem is that the normal people and the crazy people are getting their beliefs and morals from the SAME fucking source, they are worshiping the SAME bloodthirsty god, they will all be together in their afterlife scenario.
    Those fucking nuts are your people literally representing your religion and your holy texts. You are them -no matter how liberally you take religion yourself- you are them, they exist because you support the religion and allow it to continue even indoctrinating your own children!
    fuck you
    grow up and look at this shit like an adult
  5. Ladywriter
    I dislike people pushing their religion into secular causes, especially when religion is a main cause of the problem.
    One of the gay rights activist pages I support posted an image with a cross in front of the equal sign. All the self proclaimed Christians responded with praise. I wanted to puke. It is religion, their holy scriptures that are the primary force for inequality for the gay community. People who claim to be Christian and do not follow their scriptures aren't, they're cherry pickers monopolizing on horrific mythology. I said nothing, I want to respect people with whom I fight the good fight, but the posting admin and commenters are forever diminished in my eyes. They flashed their ignorance like a dick in public and were ever so thrilled to do so. Puketastick. Thankfully one of the A pages was able to counter the image later
    yes much better
    The uh um duh didn't end there. An animal rights group posted an image with some gods creatures bullshit, a pic of the very same animals the Jews slaughtered for paint. Yeah god loves animals especially with their throats slit. Hello Stupidtown, reality calling.
    And just to be a freak some asshole calls The Talking Dead and starts reading Bible passages. For fucks sake really? Is there NOTHING that can be free of religious assholes??? A motherfucking zombie show and the Christholes gotta jump in on that shit.
    All you ignorant fucks go read a science or history book, better yet both. Fuck you have a shitty day.
  6. Ladywriter
    I consider myself Progressive in my politics, sometimes my views are liberal views, sometimes they're more conservative. When it comes to guns I lean to the right, seemingly out of character for me as most of my friends and fam would consider me a liberal. Sorry, but neither side has me brainwashed, I think for myself. Gun ownership is a right. Gun collectors, just like action figure collectors, can choose what they want to have in their collection. Background checks are necessary to keep guns from violent felons. A safety course should be part of the purchasing process for all guns including range time. I think 10 round clips is a satisfactory compromise. I can't get down with either side because I'm in the middle where shit actually makes sense.....
    Anyway
    Today I saw this
    A woman raises a knife and shouts slogans against Egyptian Islamist
    President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a
    march against sexual harassment and violence against women in Cairo
    February 6, 2013.
    The rally come...

    and the first thing that popped into my head was give that woman a gun.
    Terrible? Women are more often on the receiving end of gun violence, I know. Our culture ties guns to masculinity. Our culture ties guns to killing animals and people. It's unfortunate because it turns women off to gun ownership. Not every gun owner hunts, they shoot at targets only. Not every gun owner hunts for sport, what they kill feeds their family. Nor is every gun owner a man.
    It gets me to wondering what if it were just as likely that the woman next to you in line had a gun as the guy next to her? What if there was a 50% chance the old lady in the park had a gun under her coat? What if it was equally likely she/he was packing heat? Not only that, but what if it were equally likely the woman with the gun would use it to defend herself? What if we lived in a reality where she was just as potentially deadly as he?
    I'm not saying the gun is the almighty equalizer, not at all. Any weapon you have can be taken and used against you if the fight goes south on you. I am saying female gun owners should stop being portrayed as sexy oddities or heartless bitches and start being normalized. We need to stop scaring women away from guns with caveman chest thumping and grunting.
  7. Ladywriter
    So, I unfriended you on facebook and now your ass hurts. Oh well, too bad so sad. You'll delude yourself(you're very good at it) into believing that you got the kick to the curb because of a conversation about religion, that is just not the case. You got the steel toe because I see what kind of person you are and I am not friends with people like you. You are an ignorant asshole so deep into your cult that you live in a created bubble of delusion and refuse to step outside of it.
    Any "friend" of mine has seen that I use fb as a platform for my causes and to raise awareness about the things I care about. Aside from anti theistic memes I post a lot about women, LGBT, children, animals,the environment,politics, advances in science and medicine. A great deal of what I post points out wtf is wrong and what we can do to change it. You choose to ignore EVERYTHING else for months and months and then comment on something that points out that the Bible never mentions abortion.
    You showed me that you don't give a shit about anything real, but someone not agreeing with your personal interpretation of the Bible is grounds for speaking up. Fuck rape, child abuse, the Keystone Pipeline, animals being skinned alive for their fur. You care about you and your feeling offended and your desire to feel superior over a fucking internet meme (which was correct).
    You presented the same tired ass anti choice argument I've heard a trillion times without even realizing it because of that bubble you live in. You were even surprised atheists use religious texts to point out how stupid the shit is because of that bubble you live in. You ignore where I point out pregnant women are ripped open by command in the OT and that penalties for killing a person and an unborn are different in the OT. You tried to say I said things I did not, another tactic I shot down. You resorted to circular logic to "prove" your point; what you "proved" to me is how ignorant you are about how the real world and that brain in your fucking head works. Bubble you live in maybe? I don't know, I no longer care.
    At the end of it all (and probably the reason you engaged to begin with) you interpret the Bible to say that abortion is murder therefore abortion is murder. Puketastick finale, bravo. Not only do you not give a fuck about my causes, you think women I know and love are murderesses. That's a pretty sick opinion you have about women and one I obviously do not agree with. It makes me suspicious that you suddenly decide to comment when your patriarchal biblical interpretation of wtf goes on in a woman's uterus decides if she is a murderer comes into question. News flash! a murder is an act of violence, an abortion is a medical procedure. They are two very fucking different things.
    You showed me what kind of person you are.
    You were un-friended because I am not friends with people like you.
  8. Ladywriter
    http://youtu.be/sillEgUHGC4
    There, now you've seen it too. I tried three times to watch it and couldn't get to the end, finally this morning I read the transcript to get through it. Again I was struck by how religion poisons everything.
    The body of the piece is homage to the hard work and rugged lives of those that put our food on our tables and its lovely. I worked dairy farms the latter half of my teens and I know the work that goes into the milk you pour over your cereal. Farmers should be saluted for the role they play in our society. The thing is; not all farmers believe in the Christian god, some of them accept evolution is how we got here. To suggest to them that they were created to live a hard life shows the cruelty of your god. To suggest they didn't choose to be farmers, that it was part of a plan, diminishes the individual that made the choice to work to feed others. What could have been inspiring was insulting to about one in five Americans. Those 18 yrs old or over identifying as nones has reached 17.8% of our population and continues to rise. Beating folks over the head with gawd may not be the most intelligent advertising move, unless of course you don't want the business of the sect you're isolating; in that case preach away, but you will be lost in the channel surf and never see their money line your pockets. Promoting creationism isn't helpful in a country struggling to keep up in the academic, scientific, technological, medical etc world. We need scientifically literate people to inherit this country to deal with the mismanagement of our resources and the health and safety of our people.
    Let's try this another way, putting the power where it really belongs.
    We the People looked upon our beautiful country and said, We need a caretaker." So some Americans embraced the challenge and became farmers.
    We the people said said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows,
    work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town
    and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So caring Americans became
    farmers.
    We the People said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn
    colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,'Maybe next year,' I
    need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse
    with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks
    and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will
    finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor
    back, put in another 72 hours." So resilient Americans became farmers.
    We the People said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales,
    yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb
    pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a
    meadowlark."
    It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners.
    Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and
    plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who'd bale a
    family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh,
    and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that
    he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. "So some American families become farmers."
    Much nicer when you give back the power to the people who choose a career in agriculture because they want to feed you. See, no deity required.
  9. Ladywriter
    Surrounded by a puzzling and often frightening world, people from almost every culture have come to trust in the improvable and supernatural. Here Richard Dawkins remembers when he broke with this pattern and became an atheist.
    http://youtu.be/Sm220Q5wks4
    sadly I must put my faith in humanity and hope that there is enough good in our species to keep us going
  10. Ladywriter
    Published on Jan 24, 2013
    "A New Mexico lawmaker has drawn fire for proposing legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as "tampering with evidence."
    Critics pounced on House Bill 206, introduced Wednesday by Republican state Rep. Cathrynn N. Brown, of Carlsbad, saying victims of sexual assault could be charged with a felony if they sought an abortion after rape or incest. But Brown said Thursday that the legislation was aimed at attackers, not victims."*
    Republican state Rep. Cathrynn N. Brown of New Mexico introduced a bill that would criminalize abortions following instances of rape on the grounds that it would be tampering with evidence. How does she say this protects women? John Iadarola (TYT University), Desi Doyen (Green News Report), and Lissette Padilla (The Lip TV) discuss
    http://youtu.be/cyO33vu5vXE
    I hear shit like this and it makes me throw up in my mouth a little