Here were my top five favorite cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post! We start with two projected Academy Award winners tonight…[Read the rest of this entry...]
A remarkable David vs. Goliath story was anticipated at this year’s Oscars when a small independent film received a nomination for Best Song. Alone Yet Not Alone , a religiously-themed story set at the time of the French and Indian War, had only a limited release last year.[Read the rest of this entry...]
Oh, my gosh, I hope not. If it is, I’m really in trouble.
~ Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, responding to a question by Fusion Channel’s Jorge Ramos, “Is the character based on you?” regarding evil Claire Underwood, played by actress Robin Wright, of the Netflix television series, House of Cards. See that February 27 interview clip here.
[Photo via tweet by Cecile Richards]
Stanek weekend question: Your response to Planned Parenthood CEO’s contention that life begins at delivery?
Barack Obama said that answering the question of when life begins was above his pay grade.
Not so for Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, although it took a persistent interviewer three attempts to drag it out of her.
Richards appeared on Fusion Channel’s America with Jorge Ramos on February 27 and first tried to say such a question was not “really relevant” to the abortion debate, although the American public would disagree.[Read the rest of this entry...]
by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.
- ProWomanProLife says a new study has found that the US and Canada are on the list of the top countries with the fewest protections for preborn life. The other countries on the list are China, the Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore and Vietnam.
Warning: Adult content.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has produced and posted a video featuring Laci Green, teen sex educator, promoting BDSM 101 (bondage and sadomasochism) and the “rules of respect” that should accompany such practices.
PPNNE’s President Meagan Gallagher is proud that the video, A Naked Notion, has been viewed more than a million times.
Email email@example.com with your video suggestions.
In 2006 there was huge negative fallout at Duke University for what turned out to be false rape charges made by a black stripper against three white LaCrosse team members.
In a “tragic rush to accuse,” the men’s names were dragged through the mud, their team’s season canceled, and their coach forced to resign. The signs above, “GIVE THEM EQUAL MEASURE,” and “CASTRATE,” were from one of multiple protests held at the Duke campus.
Still, liberal feminists maintained the offensive. Ms. Magazine wrote in 2011:
Do women lie about rape? According to Joanne Archambault, a former sex crimes unit supervisor, the answer is fairly simple: “[False reports] are not a problem. They happen, but they’re not a problem.” Research has shown that only roughly 2 to 8 percent of rape reports are untrue… a pretty small number to justify the climate of fear around false rape reports.
That same year liberal feminists conducted a “Rape is Rape” campaign: If a woman said she was raped, in whatever form that took, she was not to be doubted. Vice President Joe Biden, in typical form, took the mantra a step further, proclaiming, “Look folks, rape is rape is rape.”
In 2012, feminists succeeded in getting the FBI’s antiquated definition of rape changed, with which I don’t have a quibble.
But 2012 turned into a banner year for feminist exploitation of rape, when they were able to successfully seize upon inept rape comments by Republican candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.
It was also the year feminists began overplaying their hand, by equating transvaginal ultrasounds as “rape” if mandated by the government but averting their eyes if they were mandated by Planned Parenthood.
Recently, feminist conversation and conjecture on rapes has begun breaking down, resulting infighting and confusion.
Inexplicably, abortion apologist Amanda Marcotte set the “rape is rape is rape” movement back a few paces several days ago by excusing a television character for lying that she got an abortion because she was raped. The character went further to publicly name her supposed attacker, about whom she had never filed a complaint decades earlier during their college years - Duke with a twist, now apparently ok with at least one notable feminist.
On the flip side, feminist Emily Matchar has gotten herself in trouble after writing a piece in the New Republic on February 26 about the Men’s Rights Movement, the group behind the poster, right, which is taking on the issue of false reporting.
In her story Matchar reported on a survey in which college students themselves believe half of all rape complaints are made up. She added:
But to totally ignore the issues that they raise does not further a productive conversation. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to talk about these issues in progressive or feminist circles, where discussions of sexual assault prevention can quickly degenerate into angry hyperbole and name-calling.
… a self-fulfilling prophecy…
Disappointed that some fellow feminists see my @tnr piece as a defense of men's rights hatefulness (?!)
— Emily Matchar (@EmilyMatchar) February 27, 2014
Flash from the serious to the sophomoric, in which RH Reality Check editor-in-chief Jodi Jacobson had to apologize for retweeting this offensive rape ditty:
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) February 14, 2013
A responder to that tweet poignantly noted a reality that is apparently beyond the comprehension of liberal feminists who put politics above people. Pulling together a series of her tweets:
The poem is catchy, BUT… Some ♀ choose to carry their pregnancies to term, and some so conceived… are reading.
Just an appeal to consider how the language looks to those actually affected.
I am 100% pro-choice. And affected by the issue in question. The wording is hurtful.
Please consider how you’d feel if you or your child were called the term in that tweet.
What I’m saying is there are other pro-choice people with this conception history, who chafe at that terminology.
Feminists now find themselves in a circular firing-squad for taking the rape issue too far, too lightly, too realistically, and too unrealistically.
And I note this is but one of several fights – another current biggie is with African-American feminists – beleaguering the liberal feminist movement.
I don’t observe this infighting with any joy; the topics are tragic.
But perhaps in all this a way can be cleared for authentic egalitarians to effect positive change.
The title of my February 19 post, “High school censors pro-life club while promoting gay club,” pretty much sums up the backdrop to this follow-up.
At issue was the censorship by Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, of posters sponsored by Wilson Students for Life, while it allowed the same for the Wilson Gay Straight Alliance.
On February 24, Bryce Asberg (pictured right), founder of WSFL, and his parents met with principal Dan Besett.
Win for pro-lifers; loss for freedom of expression
Besett gave the Asbergs both good and bad news, according to a press release by Thomas More Society, the pro-life legal group representing WSFL:[Read the rest of this entry...]
Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth.
“The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA.”
The scenes censored include:
~ A mini-game where a doctor is performing an abortion on the player.
~ A mini-game where the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy.
~ Five “anal probing” scenes in which characters are “actively” being probed.
Even so, our time with the game so far has shown The Stick of Truth to have some serious potential.
But what do you think? Does it sound like necessary censorship, or is someone taking a joke too seriously?
~ Games journalist Ian Dransfield, questioning the censorship of abortion mini-games in South Park’s new Stick of Truth video game, BT.com, February 25
by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- Pro-lifers are suing over the abortion clinic buffer zone law in Madison, Wisconsin:
The City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday. It creates a protective zone within 160 feet of health care facilities to allow patients and others to enter and exit without obstruction.Under the ordinance, people on public way or sidewalks within that 160-foot radius may not approach, without consent, another person within 8 feet for the purpose of oral protest, education, counseling, passing leaflets or handbills, or displaying signs. Violations of the ordinance are punishable by fines ranging from $300 to $750.